Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay)
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The waters of this sheltered cove along the State Park are spectacular. The powder white sand is so relaxing. It is really hot and in direct sunlight all day too. The waters are so light blue and clear for snorkeling. The quality of the snorkeling was stellar for such easy access. Saw a turtle up close for a long time as he posed and floated along the rocks right in the middle of the water/reef area.

So much fun. Wife likes to enjoy the beach, which she thoroughly enjoyed as well. Not crowded, but busy for a weekday, but plenty of space for all.

Address: Hwy. 19, dirt road N. of mile marker 88
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI