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Beach Within Walking Distance?

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Beach Within Walking Distance?

Is there a good beach and snorkeling area withing walking distance of the Aston Waikoloa Colony Villas? I have noticed on the map it looks to be quite a ways from the beach.

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1. Re: Beach Within Walking Distance?

The beach is at A-Bay and it is a ways. There is supposed to be a little snorkeling at the north end but I have not tried it. The water can be cloudy with stirred up sand.

If you get in the car, you can be a Kua and Hapuna beaches in a few minutes (15-20). There is some snorkeling at Waialea (15-20 min away in Puako).

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2. Re: Beach Within Walking Distance?

The beach is a bit of a walk. That said, I liked A-Bay, particularly if you walk south, past the marriott to the more isolated areas of the beach. We saw more turtles than people. If you are willing to drive, the best spot for snorkeling is supposed to be down near Kona. I did a post on my website that covers A-Bay and snorkeling:

http://www.99places.com/profiles/blog/list?q=big+island

Hope that helps and have a great trip!

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3. Re: Beach Within Walking Distance?

Kahalu'u Beach Park in Kailua-Kona offers an excellent shore snorkel with easy in and out.

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4. Re: Beach Within Walking Distance?

LoveTravelMom, that is a great page you made!!! Thanks.

Kahaluu is worth the drive--probably 45 minutes door to parking lot.

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5. Re: Beach Within Walking Distance?

Thanks so much, all of you! This helps so much!

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6. Re: Beach Within Walking Distance?

There is a public beach park at the south end of A- bay. You get to it by a road between the south edge of the Marriot and a parking lot. It has restrooms and showers. We have been to Tahiti, St Crois and the Great Barrier and we return to A-bay because, so far, it is the BEST for snorkeling consistently good conditions! Can't wait to return-

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