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“Rocky but beautiful” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Anaehoomalu

Anaehoomalu
69-275 Waikoloa Beach Dr, Waikoloa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96738
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Ranked #3 of 5 Attractions in Waikoloa
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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fort worth
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Rocky but beautiful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

You can often see sea turtles resting in the sand or swimming along this bay. Ocean Sports is located here for easy, no drive tours. This is a good area for whale watching. Sand is a slt and pepper color with a grainy texture. There re lots of tide pools with urchins and fish to see . I advise water shoes to this beach. The kings mullet ponds were pretty neat.

Visited March 2013
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Winnipeg, Canada
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Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Not the best beach...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

We rented a condo at the Kolea complex in Waikoloa Beach resort. We had a five minute walk to A-Bay, but preferred to drive to Hapuna Beach or Mauna Kea. The shore is rockier than the other beaches, and the view is obscured by tour boats coming and going. We did enjoy the shave ice on the beach and if it had been less windy, we would have rented a stand up paddle board. We also enjoyed the walk to Lava Lava and watching the sunset.

Visited March 2013
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Creston, Canada
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“its ok”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

A bay as the locals call it is close to the marriot property the water was is murky and can be really rocky in spots. we much prefer hapuna or kaekea kai beach

Visited January 2013
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San Rafael, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“great close beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

A-Bay as most call it has received a lovely facelift w improved showers, restrooms, beach area cleaned up and the Lava Lava Club right next door! SO convenient!

Visited February 2013
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Seattle, Washington
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9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“A-BAY as the locals call it - MUST DO!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

Lovely beach! We walked a short trail (half mile tops?) from the Marriott to the Hilton right along the waters edge and through the lava. Partial shade - felt like a mini adventure and the whales were out!

Visited February 2013
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