Hawaii’s Top Beaches!

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Hawaii’s Top Beaches!

For Scenery & Romance

Hawaii's Top Beaches
On Kauai’s north shore, Hanalei Bay is scooped out of waterfalls and white sand – possibly the most beautiful beach setting in Hawaii. Wend your way down to Kauai’s Lumahai Beach and find yourself in the gorgeous landscape of the movie “South Pacific.” Gaze across the Auau Channel from Maui’s Kaanapali Beach to see why it was voted “Beach with the Best Sunset.” Feeling energetic? Hike three miles to Hawaii’s remote Green Sand Beach where olivine, a rare volcanic crystal, sparkling blue water and frothing surf create spectacular surroundings. And for day and night dazzle, Oahu’s famous Waikiki Beach is a postcard in motion: sensational people-watching, friendly, learn-to-surf waves, and a grassy park shaded with palms and banyan trees.

For Swimming

Hawaii's Top Beaches
Spectacularly photogenic, Oahu’s Lanikai Beach is a mile of golden sand considered to be the best swimming beach in Hawaii. Waimanalo is also a local favorite, ideal for body-surfing, boogie boarding and swimming. Sheltered Anaehoomalu Beach is one of the best recreational beaches on the Big Island. On Hawaii’s west side, Hapuna Bay, offers ideal swimming and boogie boarding conditions, plus abundant fish and coral, superb for snorkeling. And tucked away in Wainapanapa Park, near the end of the “Road to Hana” on Maui, is a black sand beach and serene cove perfect for swimming, snorkeling or exploring the volcanic rock caves.

For Snorkeling

Hawaii's Top Beaches
Hanauma Bay on Oahu is sheltered in the crater of an ancient volcano, rich with sea life and ideal for snorkelers of all ages. Picturesque Kee Beach, on Kauai’s North shore, is the best snorkeling spot in the island – and be sure to stay for the dazzling sunset! Lanai’s exquisite Hulopoe Beach Park is a jewelbox of colorful fish and stunningly clear water. Punaluu Black Sand Beach, on the south coast of the Big Island, is a sanctuary for green sea turtles, with very scenic snorkeling. On the rocky reefs of Maui’s Kamaole Beach Parks, lucky snorkelers can see sea turtles and parrot fish – also a good spot for whale viewing.

For Surfing

Hawaii's Top Beaches
Though resident surfers all have a favorite spot, Oahu’s North Shore is the mecca of big wave surfing, and Sunset Beach, Banzai Pipeline, Waimea Bay, and Haleiwa Beach Park are among the world’s most famous – and certainly most scenic – surfing spots.

For Families

Hawaii's Top Beaches
Maui’s many superb family beaches include Wailea Beach and nearby Palauea Beach, as well as golden Kapalua Bay Beach. Kauai’s Poipu Beach is landscaped with lava boulders that create a sheltered pool with still, shallow water. Windward Oahu’s long, scenic Kailua Beach Park is a great place for picnics and ideal for windsurfing. On the Big Island, Hapuna Beach State Park is rarely crowded and offers shade, picnic tables and good snorkeling around the rocks at the north end.

Hawaii Destinations

Hawaiian Island Personality Match for Your Honeymoon

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Hawaii Big IslandOn the Big Island enjoy the black beaches and romantic waves. This is an amazing time to view water falls from a helicopter as you sip champagne and hold each other’s hands. You will be in for a thrill ride when you fly right next to the 442 ft tall flowing falls of Akaka Waterfalls. If you want to see stars and have an out-of-this-world experience, spend an afternoon or evening at the Mauna Kea Observatory. There are also amazing botanical Gardens in all the Islands that it is definitely a must to stop at one or two!

 

Hawaii Kauai

Go to Kauai and climb through the Kukui, Kalalau, or Kuilau Ridge trails and enjoy the view. You may even want to hop in a kayak and see the secret falls. Or if you prefer the less sweaty method, take an intimate helicopter tour on any of the Islands for a view larger than life. Your hearts will be pounding and you will never forget the sights of the trip. This is a smaller Island so you can see all of it in a one week stay! Oh and don’t be alarmed if you see chickens roaming outside of the airport, or on the mountain tops, even in beach parking lots!

Hawaii Maui

For those of you who connect on the dance floor, Maui is a night owl’s dream!! Some of the best places to go, rated by travelers like you are: Kimo’s(845 Front St, Lahaina, HI 96761), Pacific’o (505 Front St, Lahaina, HI 96761), , Kahale’s Beach Club (36 Keala Pl, Kalama Village, Kihei, HI 96753), The Cellar 744 (744 Front St, Lahaina, HI 96761), and Longhi’s(888 Front St, Lahaina, HI 96761). But not only is there a long list of clubs and bars for you to enjoy, the dining experience on this island is one in which to indulge yourselves. You have just about every type of experience from mom and pop type shops to swanky dinners out in your favorite little black dress.

Hawaii OahuOahu is the third largest Ise in the chain, but with Honolulu as the capital, it is the most populated. However, if you want a Hawaiian beach get away, the possibilities are numerous. Try Sunset Beach located on the North coast of the island great for surfing, or just watching the surfers for hours.Or Hanauma Bay (one of the most popular beaches on the island) on the Southeast coast. If you would like to see gold sand between your toes and wade in calmer seas, travel to Ala Moana beach Park. It’s perfect for those city lovers because it’s between both Honolulu and Waikiki.