Hawai'i Trip - [Waikoloa Beach Outrigger Resort]

We stayed on the west side of the island, in the Kohala division of the Big Island, at the Waikoloa Beach Outrigger resort. This resort is located on scenic 'Anaeho'omalu Bay, which is calm during the morning, but windy in the afternoon. This bay, also called A-Bay by the locals, is perfect for wind surfing and snorkling, but rotten for surfing because there are no waves.

Between the resort and the ocean is a large fish pond. This freshwater pond has a trench that allows sea water in, making the water brackish. The Hawaiian royalty used these ponds to trap fish, like Mullet, for their own use. Commoners could not partake in these ponds - it was taboo, or to use the Hawaiian term, Kapu.

The Outrigger is located about a ½ hour from the Kailau-Kona airport. This airport is small, and you deplane onto the tarmac with a roll-away staircase. We flew home direct to DIA from this airport - a 5½ to 6 hour flight.

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A picture from the pond, showing the resort. Lookin across the pond near sunset. Kimberly walks out to check out the surf.
A picture from the pond, showing the resort. Lookin across the pond near sunset. Kimberly walks out to check out the surf.
A shot looking at the actual beach. One of the outdoor eateries, called Nalu's. Some of the boats in the bay.
A shot looking at the actual beach. One of the outdoor eateries, called Nalu's. Some of the boats in the bay.
The pool area, including a sand beach for the little ones. A nice picture showing a neat tree that was on the grounds.
The pool area, including a sand beach for the little ones. A nice picture showing a neat tree that was on the grounds.