Though obviously artificial (a thin layer of sand laid over concrete is hard on the feet), Kikaua Beach has some things going for it....
Kaʻupulehu Cultural Center
Inside the Four Season's Hawaiian cultural center is a small, museum-quality exhibit organized around a collection of 11 original...
Maniniʻowali Beach (Kua Bay)
This crescent-shaped white-sand beach is fronted by sparkling turquoise waters that offer first-rate swimming and bodyboarding...
Do you know what’s better than enjoying pupu or one of the island’s best burgers on the breezy, beachside porch of the Beach Tree on a...
Kukio Beach information
From Kikaua Beach you can walk north to the scalloped, palm-fringed coves of Kukio Bay, officially part of the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai. There the sand is soft, the swimming is good (even for kids) and there's a paved trail leading north along the rocky coastline to another beach. Facilities include restrooms, outdoor showers and drinking water.
To drive here, turn onto Kaʻupulehu Rd (unsigned) between mile markers 86 and 87 on Hwy 19. Drive straight ahead to the Four Seasons security guardhouse and request a beach parking pass. The 50-car beach parking lot almost never fills up.