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Kua Bay

Kua Bay | Manini’owali Beach

Kua Bay is a wonderful, powdery soft white sandy beach. It is also known as Manini’owali Beach. The water in the bay is light blue and crystal clear.  There is a large parking lot which makes this white sandy beach top on the list for beaches. You can drive right to the beach (unlike Makalawena)…

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Akaka Falls

Akaka Falls

Akaka Falls is 101 miles from Kona Bayview Inn and makes for a great day trip. There is much to see in the area and the drive along the North-East coastline of the Big Island is simply beautiful.  The 442 feet high waterfall and is free-falling waterfall, meaning that it is one continual drop to…

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Waialea Beach | Beach 69

Located 49 miles north of Kona Bayview Inn just past Waikoloa, Waialea Beach (Beach 69) is a great location for spending the day. There is plenty of shade and the entry into the water is mostly sand. It is sometimes winding yet this area is protected and the waters usually stay calm. There is no…

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Two Step Beach Snorkeling

Two Step Beach

If you are looking for a great way to spend a day, look no further than Two Step Beach. Located just five miles from Kona Bayview Inn, Two Step Beach (Honaunau Bay) is a hot spot for snorkeling, swimming with dolphins or just relaxing in the sun. Take a right just before the entrance to…

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City of Refuge

City of Refuge | Pu’uhonua O Honaunau

Pu’uhonua o H┼Źnaunau National Historical Park is located in Honaunau near the famous snorkeling location known as Two Step Beach. Pu’uhonua means city of refuge and this park is a Big Island Historical sites attraction that is a must see. In old Hawai’i, if a sacred law (kapu) was broken the punishment was death. If one…

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Black Sands Beach Turtle

Punalu’u Black Sands Beach

Punalu’u is a beautiful black sands beach, in our opinion, the best on the Big Island. Even the turtles believe this to be true, and turtles are pretty smart! This is a known resting spot where the honu (sea turtles) slowly crawl out of the salty South Pacific water and onto the beach to enjoy an…

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Lava Flow Tour

For the most up to date information, visit Volcano National Park’s website.   With the lava flowing in the Volcano National Park, we couldn’t resist the urge to go see it up close. There are a few options on how to see it. 1) by boat, 2) by helicopter, 3) hiking in, or 4) biking…

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Manta Snorkel

Manta Snorkel

Interested in a manta snorkel tour while visiting on the Big Island? What a great way to spend the evening! We weren’t sure what to expect but were pleasantly surprised. The mantas were so beautiful and graceful as they swam through the water, eating plankton. We were quiet observers from the top, just watching in…

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Aerial View Kona Bayview Inn

Aerial View Kona Bayview Inn

Wondering what you will see when you stay at Kona Bayview Inn? This is an aerial view of the area from a drones perspective, so use your imagination! It is even more beautiful to see in person. Blue sky, wonderful sunsets, greenery and rain. Each day is more wonderful than the last. Aerial View Kona…

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Ke'ei Beach

Ke’ei Beach

One of our favorite places to watch the sunset (other than from our yard!) is Ke’ei Beach. Located just three miles from Kona Bayview Inn, the water is an incredible blue and is crystal clear. Some believe that this spot is frequented by mermaids. It can sometimes be difficult to get out of the water…

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