Many visitors opt to visit Kauai, Maui, or Oahu thinking that the Big Island doesn’t have many spectacular sandy beaches. I have to say, when you descend over the lava landscape as you land at the Kona International Airport, you might be thinking you’ve landed on the moon.
Full Moon Over Mauna Kea at Sunset (Photo Provided by Ian Lindsey Photography)
The Beauty of Kua Bay
What makes the Big Island so remarkable is that the island lets you experience almost all of the world’s ecosystems in one trip! If you head 12 miles North from the Kona Airport, you will find one of the most epic beaches in the world, Maniniowali, otherwise known as Kua Bay.
Crystal Blue Waters of Kua Bay, Big Island – Hawaii | 8th Best Beach in the U.S.
Voted as the 8th best beach in the United States by Tripadvisor, one can’t contest the breathtaking beauty of Kua Bay. One of the Big Island’s ultimate aquatic playgrounds, this beach is my personal favorite. Whether you seek to stand-up paddle, snorkel, bodyboard, underwater rock run, or simply just relax in the sand, Kua Bay offers something for everyone to enjoy.
Stand-Up Paddle or Snorkel | Enjoy the Crystal Blue Water of Kua Bay, Kona Coast
Discover Other Hawaii Beaches
Kua Bay may have been voted as the one of the best beaches in the United States, but the Big Island has several beaches and pristine coastlines that make this island truly unique.
Enjoy Hapuna Beach (Photo Provided by Ian Lindsey Photography)
Some of the Big Island’s rocky coastline provides easy ocean access that allows you to swim or dive amongst the most spectacular coral reefs in the world.
Explore the Big Island’s Magnificent Coral Reefs, Kona Coast – Hawaii
Live the Hawaii Life
The Big Island has so many extraordinary adventures that allow you to discover beautiful beaches, magnificent coastlines, and unique ecosystems. I encourage you to embark on your own personal adventure, so that you may discover your Hawaii Life.