About Kahuwai Bay Beach at Kona Village on Kona & West Island, Hawaii
Kahuwai Beach, aka Kona Village Beach, is a narrow dark sand beach on Kahuwai Bay in front of the Kona Village Resort. It isn’t visited much these days due to unsightly fences and ongoing construction, but hopefully that will change in 2023.
The Kona Village Resort has been closed since it sustained damage from the 2011 Japanese tsunami. Rosewood Hotels is the resort owner and their website is saying that Kona Village will be back sometime in 2023.
With this grand reopening we hope there will be a new public parking area for beach visitors who are not staying at the resort. For now the closest public parking lot is at the Four Seasons which only has about 10 desirable spaces. Get to that lot early if you want access to Ka’upulehu Beach at the Four Seasons. It’s more fun to walk along the shoreline to Kona Village Beach than it is to go through the resort grounds on paved pathways and this will probably be true even after they reopen.
The walk to Kona Village Beach is about one-third mile from the Four Seasons Beach depending on where you start at that long beach. It gets progressively quieter as you walk north along the shore. You’ll pass by an old wooden tiki perched on a lava plateau along the shore. After that you have reached the Kona Village Beach. The north end is better for getting into the water, but there are no lifeguards and no facilities at this beach currently.
- 72-300 Maheawalu Dr
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
- Other Names
- Mahewalu Point
- Pet Details
- No dogs allowed in park
- Free parking at lot near Four Seasons Beach
- Beach Exploration, Whale Watching
- Showers, Tiki Totem
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