Lanikai Beach, Oahu

Soak Up the Sun: Hawaii’s 10 Best Beaches


Hawaii is known the world over for its beautiful beaches, and everyone has their own idea of the perfect Hawaiian beach. Some imagine beaches with posh hotels and lively crowds while others dream of tranquil seclusion and tropical beauty. No matter what type of beach is preferred, it can be found on Hawaii. From great family destinations to ideal spots for diving and water sports, here are the following ten best beaches in Hawaii.

1. Hanalei Bay Beach, Kauai

Hanalei Bay is the beach everyone imagines when they think of Hawaiian beaches. This two-mile stretch of sugar white sand and blue-green water is hugged by peaceful rivers, awe-inspiring waterfalls, vibrant flowers and emerald green mountains cloaked in misty clouds. With a large, nearby coral reef, Hanalei offers a wide array of water activities ranging from snorkeling to swimming, windsurfing and boating.

Hanalei Bay Beach, Kauai

2. Kaanapali, Maui

Featuring a huge lava rock dividing it in two sections, Kaanapali Beach is a popular beach because it offers so much for everyone from exclusive resorts to luxurious spas and plenty of shopping and restaurant choices. Known for its ideal snorkeling and scuba diving conditions, this beach also offers a wide selection of other water recreation including fishing, sailing, kayaking, boat tours and more.

Kaanapali, Maui
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