Beach day fun at Anaeho’omalu Bay or A Bay
ʻAnaehoʻomalu Bay, also known as A-Bay or Waikoloa Beach located in the Waikoloa beach resort areas is a very popular beach area to enjoy.
This beach area on the Kohala coastline is easy to enjoy a nice beach day, shallow water makes this family friendly with nice sandy bottom, life guards and full amenities on the beach to make this a fun beach to enjoy.
There’s plenty to do around the beach area from watersport fun, hanging out at the beach club for drinks or dining, beach combing, exploring the fish ponds or just spending a nice day on the sandy beach areas with mostly calm waters around this bay.
How to get to Anaeho’omalu Bay or A Bay
Fun things to do around A Bay
There’s plenty to do around A Bay then just sit or swim around the bay, you can be more active and do some water adventure fun, explore the tidepools or even take a nice cruise in the area. Check out all these fun activities and details below.
Tide pool exploration
There’s a lot of fun tide pools to explore around A Bay on the black lava rocks to check out. You’ll find some interesting sealife and other discoveries just walking around the tidepools.
Rent a kayak, Sup or water adventure toy on A Bay
You can rent some of the water toys on the bay for some beach fun or exercise. Check out Ocean Sport Outfitter right on the beach fronting the Marriott resort for all different equipment you can rent by the hour or half day.
Go snorkeling around A bay
If you are into snorkeling fun, check out the rocky beaches on the far left or right of the sandy areas to check out the tropical fish and other sea life round the bay where the water is clearer and there are more fish and other marine life hiding in the rocky areas of the beach.
Explore the fish Royal Fish ponds at A Bay
The royal fish ponds at A Bay are nicely maintained by the Marriott Waikoloa resort and you can easily explore the grounds and boardwalk area and learn some of the interesting history and culture of the life here on the coastline and the significance of these important fish ponds. These anchialine ponds, were fed by freshwater springs as well as the ocean which allowed smaller fish to swim through and stay in the ponds for safety and eventually becoming a food source for the pond caretakers. in the ponds you will find mullet, milkfish, and shrimp in these open ponds with some eels, manini and papio also finding places to hang out in.
Take a sunset cruise around A Bay and the Kohala Coast
You can do a sunset cruise experience starting at A Bay and exploring the Kohala coastal areas through The Spirit of Aloha outfitter located right on the beach area. You enjoy enjoy the water views of the area and experience sunset on a coastal cruise in the area along with drinks offered on the tour. Another outfitter on the Kawaihae area offers a sunset sailing experience here you can check out for comparison.
Have a Luau at Waikoloa area
If you are looking for a Luau experience to do in Waikoloa area, you can have a full experience at the Hilton Waikoloa called the Legends of Hawaii. Now reopened for visitors to enjoy a luau experience right at the Hilton grounds, check the link for availability and calendar.
Happy Hour time on A Bay
Happy hour is fun at A Bay if you are waiting for sunset on the beach, you can also hang out at the Lava Lava Beach club which has a fantastic happy hour starting from 3 to 5pm with special drinks and pupus at reduced prices and those great views and other cool hang out outdoor spots around the beach club. It does get busy at this time so plan ahead if you want to enjoy some time here during sunset.
Ultimate Helicopter Island experience from Waikoloa
You can do a variety of island tours to experience the best of seeing the Volcanoes, magnificent coastline and waterfalls through Blue Hawaii here. Check the details of the amazing once in a life time tours from their Waikoloa area.
Enjoying sunset at A Bay
Sunsets are easy and relaxed on A Bay with most of the crowds drifting off to the Lava Lava for happy hour so you can have a good part of the beach area to enjoy on your own. The water is nice and calm so there are still people swimming on the beach at this time or taking the local sunset cruise with the catamaran docked on the beach and ready to take you on a cruise if you want to enjoy some special sunset time on the water.
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