Hawaii the Great Escape
A Get-a-way Vacation

Book your stay at Hale Maluhia La'a,
“Home of Sacred Peace”

Book Now! Winter is coming, but not in Hawaii…
Winter in Hawaii means wearing a windbreaker with your shorts and flip-flops.
Sounds good to me! How about you?

What’s it gonna be like where you live this freezing winter?
Cold? Wet? Rainy? Snow and ice? You got it, let’s head to Hawaii!

Yes, British Columbia and East Coast Canadians, the US, East Coasters, and Europeans…are already booking now…They too want to Get-a-Way from the cold winters, to bathe the stress away in the warm waters of Kealakekua Bay…. To Swim; Snorkel; Walk; Kayak; Read; Golf… it’s all here in Hawaii.

For me, being in Hawaii is all about my passions exploding, just breathing in the warm Kona air, plunging into the silky waters to see the magnificent, colorful, tropical fish and sea turtles, and swimming next to majestic dolphins in the bay. Hawaii is the ultimate healing, drifting in a dream of bliss as the colors of the sunset surge out across the bay, over the ocean, bursting colors creating a vibrate sunset sky. Head to Hawaii for some shopping…gifts…the weather’s perfect again… heads back, feet up…Ahhhhh…. it’s been another perfect Hawaiian day here on the bay.

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Area Info

Enjoy the peacefulness, beauty and spirit of old Hawaii.

Kealakekua Bay is located on the Kona coast of the island of Hawai'i about 12 miles south of Kailua-Kona. An historic location well known for the death of Captain James Cook, the European who made first contact with Native Hawaiians in 1778, Kealakekua Bay (which means Pathway to the Gods) is also one of Hawaii’s most spectacular coral reefs. Because it is a Marine Life Conservation District fish are plentiful and swarm over the well-developed reef that slopes steeply from the shore into the nearby deep water. Spinner dolphins and green sea turtles are also commonly seen resting in the Bay. The reefs make this area an underwater sanctuary, so come enjoy a swim or snorkel in some of the world’s most pristine water. Snorkeling anywhere off the shores of the bay is a wonderful experience. You will see the many of the local reef fish and beautiful coral formations.

Many adventurous visitors enjoy swimming out to where the Spinner and Bottle-nose dolphins can be seen in the warm waters of Kealakekua Bay. They come to rest and to play with their young!

Ke'ei Beach, a 10 minute walk south, is a long, white sandy beach that is a common surf spot for the more experienced surfers.

"Pu'uhonua o Honaunau" the "Place of Refuge" is only a 4 mile drive from our location. This is a sacred place that is of great religious and historical value to Hawaiian native culture. This area which is now a state park is also a wonderful place to explore and snorkel or SCUBA dive.

Manini BeachManini Beach
While boats unload tourists along the northern edge near the monument, I head to the southern point where, nestled among beach houses, is the small cove known as Manini Beach. Here, away from the crowds, I can swim and snorkel in solitude.

Our Favorite Secret Beach – Manini Beach

Just about anyone who lives in Hawaii has a favorite secret beach. You would think we would keep quiet, but that Aloha Spirit has a way of loosening our tongues. So here goes.

My favorite beach is Manini Beach here in South Kona on the Big Island. Manini is a small beach in fact that’s what the name means set in a small cove on Kealakekua Bay, where Captain Cook sailed in to restore the sails of his ship. It is also famous as a spot where many Hawaiian Chiefs are buried in the high cliffs of Ka’awaloa overlooking the bay. The bay itself is pristine, and filled with dolphins, turtles, and beautiful coral reefs with bright tropical fish.

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