Kua Bay | Manini’owali Beach

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) which is very convenient, and there is often a food truck parked for drinks and pupus.

In the winter months, the bay is a small area with nice waves for boogie boards. In contrast, the beach area is significantly larger in the summer months. The South side of the beach is calmer and is nice for swimming and snorkeling.

what to bring

what we like

  • Swim Suit
  • Coral Safe Sun Screen
  • Umbrella
  • Beach Chairs
  • Towels
  • Water Shoes
  • Money for the Food Truck
  • Sunglasses
  • Lip Balm
  • Water
  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Beautiful White Sand
  • Great Sunsets
  • Food Truck
  • Whale Watching (Dec – Feb)

things to note

Kua Bay is a gated road and is open from sunrise to sunset. If you plan on staying late, you may want to hike in so you don’t get locked in for the night.