The Best Beach Bars to Relax with a Tropical Drink

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If you’re looking for a truly magical spot to enjoy a tropical drink, try these Big Island beach bars for a breezy Hawaiian afternoon with your toes in the sand and a drink in hand.
Lava Lava Beach Club
69-1081 Ku’uali’i Pl
Waikoloa Village, HI 96738
(808) 769-5282
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A sister establishment of Big Island nightlife fixtures Huggo’s and Huggo’s On the Rocks, Lava Lava Beach Club is situated in Waikoloa Village along a beautiful stretch of white sand. Live music is present every night, as is a daily happy hour that features the famous Huggo’s Mai Tai. The perfect location to dig your toes into the sand with a fruit-filled cocktail, an evening spent at Lava Lava never disappoints.

Huggo’s On the Rocks
75-5824 Kahakai Rd
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
(808) 329-1493
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An ideal resting spot after a long day exploring Kailua Village or adventuring throughout the expanse of the Big Island, Huggo’s On the Rocks makes perfect sense no matter the occasion. With cheap happy hour specials and live music every weekend, Huggo’s On the Rocks makes for a tasty retreat from the heat without sacrificing easy access to the waterfront. An open-air environment gives way to the sands of Kalaepa’Akai Bay in just a few steps, providing excellent views of the water no matter the time of day.

Beach Tree Lounge
72-100 Kaupulehu Dr
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
(808) 325-8000
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A spectacle unto itself, the focal point of the Four Seasons Resort’s culinary offerings is the easily accessible, opulent Beach Tree Lounge. While the high prices found on the dinner menu can turn more thrifty guests away, splurging on a cocktail in the al fresco beachside seating area will be an luxurious experience you and your party will never forget.

Rays on the Bay
78-128 Ehukai St
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
(808) 930-4949
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Cold, delicious cocktails, live music, and the easiest opportunity to see the manta rays feeding in the evenings off Keauhou Bay, Rays on the Bay is the best option for a happy hour drink or a sunset cocktail in South Kona.

Naupaka Beach Grill & Bar – The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort
10:30am – 6:30pm
62-100 Kauna’oa Drive
Kohala Coast, HI 96743
(808) 880-1111
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Nestled within the Hapuna Beach Resort, the Naupaka Beach Grill & Bar provides easy access to the water and the resort’s pool making it the perfect location for a family-friendly happy hour. Quick appetizers provide a snack for hungry adventurers and live music entertains evening guests.

Hau Tree at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel
Daily 11 AM – sunset
62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Drive
Kohala Coast, HI 96743
(808) 882-5707
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Front and center on the beautiful Mauna Kea Beach, this tropical oasis serves up delicious drinks with beautiful ocean views. The Hau Tree Restaurant & Bar is among the most classic beachside bars on the Big Island, with a laid back attitude and thatched roof vibe just feet from the beach, you can relax in island style.

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