Hawaii has a well-deserved reputation of offering some of the most incredible beaches in the world. The diverse chain of islands features beaches that will please any personal taste and preference, regardless of whether you are looking for energy or solitude. Here are three of Hawaii’s best beaches.
Kauna ‘oa Beach
This pristine beach boasts a half-mile stretch of soft white sand and clear waters. The relatively calm nature of the water makes it an ideal beach for families. The two coral reefs flanking each side of the beach offer spectacular snorkeling views. At night, the Mauna Kea Hotel turns on floodlights that attract manta rays. A lookout point provides the perfect vantage point for watching these creatures in their natural habitat.
Regarded as one of the most famous beaches in the world, no trip to Hawaii is complete without a trip to Waikiki Beach. With Diamond Head towering in the distance, this beautiful and historical beach was once considered to be the premier playground for Hawaii’s royalty. Now the beach is an eclectic mix of premium resorts, high-end shopping, and dining opportunities, and non-stop action. A host of beach activities will keep visitors busy all day and night. The nearby Honolulu Zoo and Waikiki Aquarium make perfect pitstops for when you want to dry off.
Located on the southern tip of the island of Kauai, Poipu Beach combines a casual vibe with an upscale experience. Although Kauai has a reputation of being the rainiest island, the geography and location of Poipu make it the driest region on the island. The joke among locals is that it is always sunny in Poipu. The “baby beach” is ideal for families in search of a safe place to let kids play in the water. A nearby coral reef will delight snorkelers.
Tips to Enhance Your Experience
Be sure to use sunscreen liberally while you enjoy the sun and the waves. Take care what’s in your sunscreen, however—chemicals in some sunscreens are known to harm sea life. Many sundry shops also sell beach mats that repel sand, giving you a perfect spot to relax on the beach. Lastly, it is always recommended to check in with local surf reports to ensure a safe experience.
There is no shortage of spectacular beaches in Hawaii. The only thing left to do is to dig your toes into the sand and enjoy your visit! Contact Beyond Honolulu today to get started with planning the best vacation to Hawaii ever!