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69-275 Waikoloa Beach Dr, Waikoloa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96738-5711
+1 808-464-0840
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On the Kona side of Hawaii there are not as many beaches as on some other islands. The lava flows are majestic, but from the Kona airport to Wiakola that is about all you see. You have to look around for a nice sandy beach....More

3  Thank Brian G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A short run from the Marriott Waikoloa but absolutely serene when the sun is just coming up. Lovely place to sit quietly or mediate.

Thank theresaw
Reviewed 7 October 2018

Nice beach, family friendly. Awesome place to watch the sunset, especially with the palm trees you can get in pictures. They have some chairs scattered about which is great since you can't exactly pack beach chairs in your luggage. We went to this beach twice...More

2  Thank GrandTour683082
Reviewed 6 October 2018

A-bay is always a gem....friendly family to enjoy water sports, catching a tour boat or just relaxing on the sand under the palms.

Thank Robin W
Reviewed 6 October 2018

Lovely beach - good for swimming and watersports. The Marriot fronts on to this beach and has plenty of watersports equipment for hire to residents. Great way to spend a few hours.

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Reviewed 4 October 2018

We came to this beach a couple of times after eating at Lava Lava Beach Club. It is a very nice beach and we even saw a turtle up close!

2  Thank Getaway563222
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Just sand. Couldn't see my hand in front of my face. No coral reef to speak of. Pretty beach, but disappointment.

Thank Heather R
Reviewed 1 October 2018

We are partial to A-Bay as we were married there! However, it's a great beach with easy walk-in access into the ocean. It has a nice sandy entrance, too. If you walk south along the beach, you can access more private beaches and you might...More

2  Thank legolas120
Reviewed 26 September 2018

Love to eat at Lava Lava, so we thought we'd check out this beach where the Marriott is located. Water was calm, but the waves made a frothy mess of bubbles which is not clean. I doubt I will come back here again, even if...More

1  Thank Janie4359
Reviewed 24 September 2018

Really beautiful bay. We swam here every morning for exercise and it was quiet and calm. Saw some fish, but it's not the best place for snorkeling as it's mostly a sandy bottom and didn't have great visibility. It was wonderful for swimming though. The...More

1  Thank Ellen M
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Response from BeachLoverAloha | Reviewed this property |
No, I do not believe you can BBQ here.
3 June 2016|
Response from bruceds101 | Reviewed this property |
We saw them in the mid afternoon over to the right hand side of the Bay. I was snorkeling there when to my surprise I saw a turtle swimming along about one foot beneath me. I could have touched it. This continued for several... More