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Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay), Kailua-Kona
(4.8/5 based on 900 reviews on the web)
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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  • Fresh sandwiches, smoothies and Shave Ice. Glad to see it. 9-5 Everyday but Tuesday. $8 sammies and $10 poke rice bowls! Waters juices etc. 
  • Great new addition to beach. Great food, and shave ice. See ya later subway. They have wraps,, quesadillas, and an amazing turkey ciabatta. Ten shave ice flavours and even coffee and bagels early on 
  • Great beach for sun and boogie boarding. Watch out for the big waves as they can destroy you if not experienced. During calmer water times snorkelling along the south end of the beach revealed sea tur...  more »