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Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay), Kailua-Kona

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Spend a day on the white sand and in the turquoise waters of Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay). Often called Kua Bay, the area is part of the Kekaha Kai State Park. Head here to get away from the crowds. The beach is small and stays relatively quiet because of its isolated location. The shallow water and soft sandbar make for pleasant swimming. Bring an umbrella, as natural shade is limited. Also remember to bring drinking water and sunscreen because the cove does not have facilities nearby. A visit to Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay) represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Kailua-Kona trip itinerary planner to plot your vacation.
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  • I hesitate to bring any more attention to this place. I wish we had discovered it sooner as I could have spent so much more time there! Beautiful.  more »
  • Our favorite local beach. This is the spot we take everyone visiting our island. Can get a bit crowded on the weekend. But still well worth the 20 mind drive out of town.  more »
  • This is a beautiful beach, but is often over crowded ... so I'd say there are better, but not for the stunning colors!  more »