Fronting the Grande Dame of resort hotels on the Kohala Coast of Hawaii, the Big Island, lays Kauna’oa Beach, better known as Mauna Kea Beach. “The perfect beach” is how Kauna’oa is described by the local people and visitors alike. Mauna Kea Beach has absolutely everything you need for a day at a Hawai’i Island beach. Your feet will disappear into plump piles of glistening, golden sand as you walk toward the liquid blue of the ocean. Coconut palms sway around you, offering their bits of shade. The surf, foamy and gently surging, invites all within sight to enter this liquid heaven.