Beach in Waikoloa Resort Area

ʻAnaehoʻomalu Beach Park

ʻAnaehoʻomalu Beach Park

Don't worry about that tongue twister of an official name; everyone on the island calls this beach 'A Bay.' 'A-plus' is another way of putting it: this beach has easy access, salt-and-pepper sand and calm waters...

Historic Site in Waikoloa Resort Area

Waikoloa Petroglyph Preserve

This collection of petroglyphs carved in lava rock is so easy to access that it merits a stop, although the Puako Petroglyph Preserve further north is more spectacular and doesn't abut a shopping mall. Many...

National Park in Waikoloa Resort Area

Ala Kahakai

A portion of Ala Kahakai – the King's Trail – winds through Waikoloa, offering a somewhat incongruous dose of ancient Hawaiian history and heritage within Waikoloa's pruned landscape and resort amenities. The...

Pond in Waikoloa Resort Area

Waikoloa Anchialine Pond Preservation Area

Here's your daily dose of science: anchialine ponds are coastal ponds that have no surface connection to the ocean, but that nonetheless rise and fall with the tides. A series of such ponds can be found within...

Archaeological Site in Waikoloa Resort Area

Kuʻualiʻi and Kahapapa Fishponds

Physical evidence of the ancient aquaculture system that once formed a crucial component of Native Hawaiian foodways is located smack-dab behind ʻAnaehoʻomalu Beach (sidenote: ʻAnaehoʻomalu means 'restricted...