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“lava lava”(37 reviews)
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69-275 Waikoloa Beach Dr, Waikoloa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96738-5711
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gorgeous, sandy beach that always seemed very safe. Even when it was windy, there really were small waves and on calm days, the bay was as smooth as a lake. We found that snorkeling was crummy in the middle of the bay, but on the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ellenmac
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to the beach but it was a bit touristy for us, so we followed the beach along past the lava lava hut (left) and kept walking and found some lovely sandy private beaches. Dut to trade winds the water was very murky, but...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank nzp0ppy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to just walk or sit on the sand to listen to the surf. Saddened to see litter. Please respect the island by taking your trash out with you.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank CindyLu's N
Reviewed 20 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank Brian G
Reviewed 17 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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

Date of experience: October 2018
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.

Date of experience: October 2018
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.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Pole2Pole_Images
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!

Date of experience: September 2018
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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Heather R
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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