Anaeho'omalu Bay Beach

Phone (808) 323-4322
5 stars from 6 reviews
Address 69-275 Waikoloa Beach , Waikoloa, HI 96738
Beautiful, popular beach. Usually calm waters make it good for swimming and snorkeling.

Features
• Facilities: Bathrooms • Facilities: Equipment Rentals
• Facilities: Picnic Tables • Facilities: Showers
• Type: Protected From Open Ocean • Type: Tide Pools
• Sand Type: Regular • Parking: Poor / Few
• Good For: Kayaking • Good For: Snorkeling
• Good For: Sunrises • Good For: SUP
• Good For: Swimming • Good For: Turtle Sightings
• Good For: Windsurfing

Full Description
Anaeho'omalu Bay Beach, or A Bay (or A Beach) as it's often called, is a great beach for those in the Waikoloa resort area on Hawaii's Big Island. It's directly behind the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa and south of the Hilton Waikoloa Village.


This gem of a beach is great for families and hugely popular with locals and visitors alike. The center of the beach is the best part to play in the sand or swim in the water. Snorkeling can be good here if you head off to the right side but the water usually isn't super clear here.


The waters here are usually very calm since the area is protected by an offshore reef. This is a great beach for many water sports such as kayaking and wind surfing. The beach also a workout area and volleyball net


There are also some fishponds here at Anaeho'omalu Bay Beach that you can check out. They were created by the ancient Hawaiians and are pretty interesting to see. Follow the paths around them for a fun stroll.


As for parking, there aren't tons of good options here but your best bet is like to be at the end of Kuualii Place which is at the south end of the beach and large fishpond.


Parking can be difficult at A Beach. On either side of the bay are access roads with a few street parking spots. You'll have a quarter-mile walk to the center of A Beach, but it's a nice walk along the lava path and beautiful homes.
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Matt A
Joined: Feb 2013
Reviews: 790
Likes Received: 106
A great beach overall and even better if you're staying at the resort here and can simply walk to the beach.
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Lisa F
Joined: Jan 2017
Reviews: 48
Likes Received: 13
Great beach and right in front of the Marriott. A total mix of tourists and locals and you can easily rent whatever you need to enjoy the day. Snorkeling is very good because the waters are calm and warm. We did not see many fish but the water was clear. A little crowded at times, but it is right in front of ancient fishing ponds that make it all the more special. Shops nearby in case you forget something and easy access on to the beach. A definite beach to visit if you are looking for a couple of hours of sand, relaxation, and fun!
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Gina D
Joined: Apr 2016
Reviews: 18
Likes Received: 2
Anaeho'omalu Bay (please don't call it A Bay, Hawaiians dislike this name) is a nice beach with fairly calm waters for children to enjoy. Snorkeling is mediocre so spend your time swimming or walking the shoreline. I walked south from Hali'i Kai every morning (before the crowds) and enjoyed the beauty and quiet of the bay. Since it is popular, there are limited lounge chairs after 10 am but there are plenty of spots to lay a towel (some are shaded areas).
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Tom T
Joined: Sep 2013
Reviews: 579
Likes Received: 33
It's a family friendly, safe beach with little surf or surge. Perfect spot for snorkeling and SUP paddle boarding. The beach is sandy and crescent shaped. On the right side of the bay looking toward the ocean is a walking path and beyond that the luxury residences, used primarily as vacation rentals.

Parking can be difficult at A Beach. On either side of the bay are access roads with a few street parking spots. You'll have a quarter-mile walk to the center of A Beach, but it's a nice walk along the lava path and beautiful homes.

To sum up, A Beach is a safe, fun beach for families staying in Waikoloa Resort area. It's upscale and used primarily by vacationers.
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Rick F
Joined: Mar 2015
Reviews: 1
Likes Received: 1
Love the A bay, we stayed at Marriott beach resort. lots to do, not to crowded, lava-lava beach club is right there.
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Consensus Guy
Joined: Jul 2013
Reviews: 11144
Likes Received: 25
Anaeho'omalu Bay received an overall rating of 4.5 stars from several dozen reviews.
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