Kailua Kona, HI 96740
The main beach areas are Maniniʻowali Bay (Kua Bay), Makalawena beach at Puʻu Aliʻi Bay, and Mahaiʻula Bay.
A 4.5-mile hike on the historic coastal Ala Kahakai Trail, leads to Kua Bay. Halfway through the Trail, a hike to the summit of Pu’u Ku’ili, a 342-foot high cinder cone, offers a breathtaking view of the coastline.
Don’t forget to bring your water, as it gets hot here and there are no water fountains.