Mauna Kea Beach
Mauna Kea Beach is considered by any to be one of the Big Island’s best beaches. With it being located just north of Hapuna Beach, it shares many of Hapuna Beach’s characteristics such as bright sunny days, sparkling waters, white sands, and being surrounded by lush green vegetation. With a gently sloping beach, this offers great swimming along with snorkeling on the two rocky flanks that are part of the beach. Parking is limited here so you can also park at the hotel there or just further up at Mauumae beach where there is a trail you can enjoy walking on over to Mauna Kea.