Anaehoomalu Bay, or 'A-Bay' as the locals call it, is a natural marine life preserve and one of the most beautiful beaches on the Big Island. The sand is a salt and pepper mix of coral and volcanic rock, and the entrance to the beach is through a lava desert. Your beach blast begins with a scenic drive via motorcoach displaying views across the unique lava fields of the Kohala coast. Whether you want to try kayaking, snorkeling or biking across the sheltered bay on floating hydro-bikes, the day is yours to enjoy. You can even discover the underwater world of Anaehoomalu Bay by boarding a glass-bottomed boat with a 20-minute narrated tour over protected coral gardens, viewing unique tropical fish and endangered green sea turtles.
Note: We recommend you wear a swimsuit and bring a towel. Food and refreshments are available for purchase.
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Rating Snapshot(3 reviews)
2 of 3(67%)customers would recommend this to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Kona Bay Beach Blast
Review 1 for Kona Bay Beach Blast
Date:October 2, 2011
My family and I had a nice day at the beach here. It was nice because it was a black and white sand beach, and it was close to a nice mall where we had lunch. I deducted a star because we were looking forward to the glass bottom boat ride but could not go because in order to board the boat, you physically had to go into the ocean to mid waist high water, which is ok for an able bodied adult, but not shallow enough for our children. I just wished the description clearly stated that the boat was stationed in the water and that getting into approximately 3-4 ft of water is necessary to board it. Otherwise we had a great day.
This trip to the beach was very expensive, especially considering there is a nice, clear beach right off the port for FREE. The drive was long to get there, our driver was good though, giving a lot of information. The beach was not busy at all. No umbrellas available. The glass bottom boat was great but that was about it for us....we saw a shark under the boat, and although we were told it wasn't one that would bother people, to me a shark is a shark and I was not going snorkeling now which was really disappointing. I was also super excited to try the water bikes out...but one was broke so my husband couldn't ride with me and there was no time limit so the kid in front of me went 45 minutes while I waited in the sun. My husband enjoyed the canoes. I found the beach to have a lot of rocks at the edge of the water which was uncomfortable. Not my idea of a day at the beach!
This was an ok excursion. The day before we went on the volcano biking tour, which was so good, that the beach day was a bit of a letdown, especially the bus ride to get there. On our van ride to the volcano, our tour guide talked non-stop (which was a good thing) telling us about the area/history. On the bus ride to the beach, the driver put a dvd into the player on the bus, stating that there wasn't much he could say about the volcanos in the area. I'm sure there was a lot he could have said. I spent the whole ride wishing we had our guide from the day before to tell me what I was seeing out the window. My daughter and husband went snorkeling, and even though she had put sunscreen on, she got severely sunburned, so I would suggest wearing a t-shirt in the water, and reapply your sunscreen often. My other daughter and I, who normally don't burn, even got burned a bit.