Tucked between mega resorts and luxury vacation condominiums, these series of ponds are part of a collection of environmentally sensitive areas in Waikoloa. The shallow ponds are filled with a combination of fresh and salt water and are fed by ponds and the ocean. Moreover, the eco-system is filled with tiny fish, crustaceans, mollusks and opae'ula or red shrimp that are a favorite of ancient Hawaiians. Those who want to experience Waikoloa Anchialine Pond Preservation Area are welcome to take the free self-guided tour that is located along Waikoloa Beach Road. Visitors are asked to stay out of the ponds and do not disturb the wildlife or rocks.
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