Anaeho’omalu Bay, in the district of South Kohala, is one of the favorite beaches of the local people on the Kona or West side of Hawai’i, the Big Island and falls within the diverse, culturally rich area of Waikoloa. The Kona side is on the leeward of Hawai’i Island, the side of the island that is protected from the prevailing winds. Combined with its natural offshore reef and shallower waters, Anaeho’omalu Bay offers protection from the currents and gentles the surf, making it a perfect beach for the keiki (children) and the uninitiated. Honu (Hawaiian sea turtles) like the shallows, too. You could have them swimming with you.