Category Archive for: Big Island Beaches

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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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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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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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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Captain Cook Hawaii

Captain Cook Hawaii

Captain Cook Hawaii is home to the legendary Captain Cook’s Monument. The monument lies on the north side of Kealakekua Bay and marks the approximate spot where Captain James Cook died on February 14, 1779. The monument can be reached by boat or by a steep trail from the top of Napo’opo’o road. The adventurous will…

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