Makalawena/Pu'u Ali'i, Kailua-Kona

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Makalawena/Pu'u Ali'i is located in Kailua-Kona. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Kailua-Kona holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Makalawena/Pu'u Ali'i and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • This is our favorite Big Island beach. It’s a bit of a hike but oh so worth it. It’s a beautiful white sand beach with the most intensely blue water. Be sure to bring supplies and water but not to hea...  more »
  • Wear tennis shoes! The trail has small lava rocks and it is a bit of a walk, but worth the effort! The more secluded beaches are worth the walk, beautiful turquoise water. The day we were there the su...  more »
  • Trust me. Stop at the first beach you see. Otherwise you’re in for a long walk over pointy rocks and soft impossible sand. The Makalawena Beach is clear but there’s no shade and it’s definitely far fr...  more »

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If you wish to indulge yourself while on the Kona coastline of the "Big Island," book your stay at one of Kailua-Kona's fully furnished beachside villas, offering spa services, free Wi-Fi, and secure parking. You can also try one of the coastline's luxury resorts, featuring tennis courts, fitness centers, and on-site activities like hula lessons and diving classes. Smaller hotels a short drive from the city may not offer beach access, but they provide plenty of privacy at a fraction of the cost of the area's big resorts.
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