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

4.8
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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. Our Kailua-Kona trip site makes visiting Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay) and other Kailua-Kona attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • This was our favorite beach for swimming and sunsets from our trip. We went here twice and so glad we did. The water was beautiful and fun to swim in with the waves. We also saw the sunset which was.....  more »
  • Definitely not on par with most Caribbean beaches but nice for the Big Island. Two to four foot waves made body surfing popular. Bathrooms, free parking, and showers available.  more »
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