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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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Where to stay in Kailua-Kona

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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  • Ok, it's the best within the reasonable driving time. Cute, little, white sands, perfect calm waves. What you would expect a beach to be in Hawaii. So, just perfect  more »
  • wonderful area to catch rays and surf. Be on the lookout for the sign and take parking where ever you can  more »
  • Also the walk down to the sandy area is a little challenging if you have knee issues or are more life experienced. But overall it's a decent little spot, some rocks to snorkel around and see the usual...  more »