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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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  • Our 4 kids loves this beach! Initially we went the first time to see the spinner dolphins and what an amazing sight they are to see! You have to arrive between 8:30-9am to see the dolphins. Our eldest...  more »
  • Nice spot to spend the afternoon. This is very popular with tourists and locals alike. Be careful frolicking in the water as the waves and undertow can be quite strong. Very rocky beach, but well wort...  more »
  • A little crowded on school holidays. Very pretty site but..if you are not experienced swimmer or with waves stay out of the water. This bay during winter has reduced sand area, sometimes not much at a...  more »