Surf and Natural Beauty – Welcome to Hawaii!
Hawaii is famous for a chilled-out surfer vibe, volcanoes, natural beauty, and holidays of a lifetime. Your biggest decision will be which island to base yourself on, and once you’ve whittled that choice down, it’s time to find your ideal paradise beach. Well, you’ll be spoilt for choice, so below you will find one beach per island that you should certainly call in on at some point during your paradise holiday.
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Kunai – Visitors to Kunai should head to Hanalei Bay on the north shore of the island. This is typical paradise, and you will find two miles of soft white sand, with mountains framing the backdrop. Surfing here is fantastic for all abilities, and the summer months are great for swimming. This is not a particularly crowded beach, making your beach time chilled out and stress-free.
Oahu – Lanikai Beach is the place to go on Oahu, on the Winward side of the island. This sleepy beach is one of the prettiest beaches in the whole of Hawaii. Waters are calm year-around, making it great for swimming. Be aware that there is limited parking, so get there early. For those adventurous types, head to small nearby islands by kayak, where there are nature sanctuaries to explore.
Molokai – In Central Molokai you will find the beautiful One Alii Beach Park. This is quite a high-end beach, famous with celebrities and even royalty! A good choice for families, due to the facilities around. Kaunakakai is also worth an exploration or two!
Lanai – Visitors to Lanai should check out Hulopoe Beach Park, on the south of the island. Easily accessible, Hulopoe has those picture-perfect white sands, and it was once named America’s best beach, so that should tell you something! The marine-life around this area is fantastic, and Puu Pehe, or Sweetheart Rock, is easy to reach on foot.
Maui – It has to be Kaanapali Beach, with three sweeping miles of white sand. Easily accessible from the centre of the resort, again this is a beach that won the accolade of America’s best beach. If you’re into snorkelling then Puu Kekaa, or Black Rock, is the place to head.
Hawaii Island/Big Island – Hamakua Coast Beach, on Kolekole Beach Park is a beach with a difference. If you’re bored of white sand and blue sea, if that’s at all possible, then this jungle garden will show you the beauty of Hawaii’s nature. Lying by the ocean, this is a stream beach, with lava rocks, a waterfall, and a banyan tree rope swing. For something a bit different, almost like a Garden of Eden, then you must visit this place.
These are just a few suggestions, of course everyone’s idea of a paradise beach is open to opinion, but you won’t go wrong by taking this advice.