About 26 miles north of Kailua-Kona along Queen Kaahumanu Hwy, south of the Kohala resort area, is Anaehoomalu Bay Beach, or just A-Bay. Situated directly in front of the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort and Spa, is Anaehoomalu Beach itself. Anaehoomalu Beach is adorned with granular, golden and grayish sand and two beautiful fishponds. Coconut palms dot the paths between the ocean and the fish ponds. They are a treat to walk through and they offer some of the most beautiful sunsets in Hawaii.
The two lovely fish ponds border the beach to the north and south. The Kahapapa Fish Pond to the north has tide pools. The beach is protected by an outer reef making this spot very popular for ocean activities such as snorkeling, diving, kayaking, and windsurfing. There are often sightings of sea turtles resting in the sand along Anaehoomalu Beach.
There are concessions at the north end of Anaehoomalu Beach to supply the items needed for any beach activities you may have interest in. Facilities include restrooms, showers, picnic tables, and plenty of parking. If you are into exploring, nearby is the Mamalahoa Petroglyph Trail, a hike leading through the lava fields to some of the best Hawaiian petroglyphs. The trial is located near the parking lot.