ʻAnaehoʻomalu Bay beach

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ʻAnaehoʻomalu Bay, at Waikoloa Resort, is often referred to as A Bay for reasons that aren’t hard to figure out. In normal times this is a very popular spot. The beach is a long curve of pale sand with palms at either end. It’s popular with sunbathers, swimmers and snorkelers. There’s also a restaurant and bar at one end of the beach, facilities nearby, and shops not far away. And Ocean Sports operates various cruises out of the bay on a catamaran or glass-bottomed boat.

There’s a hike I like to do, which goes south from A Bay, and on previous visits I’ve skirted the crowds which are usually found there. However, these are not normal times. On my last visit I headed north. There was one person in the water, two on the beach. The ocean lapped gently against the shore. An offshore breeze rustled the palm fronds. Usually when I hike places like this, I’m an aberration with shoes and a fanny pack, marching through swathes of bikinis and board shorts and roasting flesh. On this occasion, I was an aberration just by being there.

21 thoughts on “ʻAnaehoʻomalu Bay beach

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  3. naturebackin

    That first picture looks like a travel poster. Ticks all the boxes. Although it must be fantastic to have the beach more or less to yourself, it is bitter sweet when one thinks of all the losses to all those working in the tourism sector. Strange times indeed.

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    1. Graham Post author

      Yes, I really like the first photo. Makes me relax just looking at it. I don’t know what Hawaii is going to do about tourism. Currently, there’s more talk about closing inter-island travel again, rather than opening up to tourists. The next few months could be pretty bleak for people, depending on what the state and federal governments come up with.

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    1. Graham Post author

      I thought you might like that. Sometimes when I take photos I’m not entirely sure of what I have, but when I saw that top photo I just went ‘aaah.’

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