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Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay)

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Sandy beach and clear water

The water is beautifully clear. Great place to hang out and get in the water. The beach is... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
staples_travelers
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Martindale, Texas
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Absolutely Beautiful!

This is an out-of-the-way beach and definitely worth the trip. It was stunning. We did not swim... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Kim C
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Lancaster, New York
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Hwy. 19, Paved Road With Sign, Near Marker 88, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The water is beautifully clear. Great place to hang out and get in the water. The beach is completely sandy, no rocks in the water. There are bathrooms, outdoor showers, and a descent amount of parking.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is an out-of-the-way beach and definitely worth the trip. It was stunning. We did not swim although there were many people on the beach and in the water.

Thank Kim C
Reviewed 6 days ago

We loved this beach - amazing views, blue water and white sand. We body surfed - and snorkeled - had lunch, beautiful day

Thank pdub62258
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this beach, water so blue and powdery white sand. One of our favorite beaches on the island. Plan to spend some time here and bring a sun shelter. If the water isn't too rough, good place to snorkle.

Thank Go57504
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very popular with the locals, so very crowded on the weekends. Not so bad during the week, parking spots are limited most of the parking is along the road so be prepared to walk. Definitely popular with the local younger crowd, maybe not the best...More

Thank keith e
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This gorgeous beach just north of Kona is fantastic for swimming, as it has beautiful white sand extending out a good ways into the ocean with a modest drop-off. The waves, though powerful, are not overwhelming -- great for body surfing.

1  Thank abattenhouse
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our favorite Big Island beach! Gorgeous, clean sandy beach, has restroom facilities, decent parking. We took snorkel gear from our hotel and wound up seeing a few sea turtles and a bunch of fish by the rocks.

Thank DonnaRrn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This little bay is just wonderful! Clear, warm water, lots of white sand, dolphins swimming by, plenty of parking, decent restrooms, showers. There isn't any shade here, so bring an umbrella or pop up. I just lazed on my noodle and let the waves take...More

Thank BBDoll619
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice sandy beach. New facilities to open soon, but a single shower open now. Bring an umbrella, no shade anywhere.

Thank Christine M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A gorgeous little beach you could easily never know it was there from the highway. A lovely spot to spend an afternoon and enjoy the waves and the scenery.

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October 20, 2018|
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Response from Mark M | Reviewed this property |
It's only about 13 miles north of the cruise port but the traffic is usually heavy - especially going back south towards the ships. Seems like there is always construction. Depending on the time of day I'd allow 25 minutes... More
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Response from Naomi P | Reviewed this property |
Yes- absolutely-beware of sea urchin clusters on nearby rock outcroppings- I would wear surf shoes. Enjoy!!
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October 17, 2018|
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