Waikoloa Resort Area attractions

Beach in Waikoloa Resort Area

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 boasts 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-access that it merits a stop, although the Puako Petroglyph Preserve further north is more spectacular and doesn't abut a shopping mall. Many petroglyphs…
Archaeological Site in Waikoloa Resort Area

Ku’ualiʻi and Kahapapa Fishponds

An entire ancient aquaculture system once formed an important backbone of Native Hawaiian foodways, and physical evidence of this system is located smack dab behind Anaehoʻomalu Beach (side note: Anaehoʻomalu means …
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 trail …
Landmark in Waikoloa Resort Area

Waikoloa Anchialine Pond Preservation Area

Here's your daily dose of science in a travel guidebook: 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…