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Manini Beach

Small but beautiful Manini beach stretches out toward Kealakekua Bay on the Kona side of the rugged Big Island.

Captured with a camera phone, it doesn’t take high resolution to see that this is a special place that anyone would be lucky to spend a little time.

This leads out to the deepest, most protected bay in the Hawaiian island chain. The water here is clear and filled with reef fish like the Yellow Tang, for which this area was given the moniker, “The Gold Coast.”

Kealakekua Bay from Manini Beach

Kealakekua Bay from Manini Beach

Kealakekua Bay was the seat of Hawaiian royalty for some time. Several ali’i (chiefs) ruled from this very spot, included King Kamehameha the Great, who unified the Hawaiian islands into a single kingdom. read more