Hawaii is a well-known island paradise situated in the Pacific Ocean, which attracts millions of keen visitors from across the globe each and every year. Its diverse mixture of American and Asian influences and its own unique culture contribute highly to its popularity for tourists. Not only this, but its warm, tropical climate, friendly locals, stunning natural scenery and exotic beaches prove to be extremely appealing, and it’s no wonder! Hawaii is quite simply the ideal place for that relaxing island getaway you have been craving. Below is a list of Hawaii’s most spectacular beaches.
Waikiki Beach is one of the most famous beaches in the world, and the Hawaiian word ‘Waikiki’ can actually be translated to ‘sprouting water’. This idyllic beach is two miles long, and the stretch consists of not only the beach but also luxury hotels and a wide variety of entertaining tourist facilities. The beach is perfect for those looking for rest & relaxation on its warm, white sand, or the adventure junkies out there who would love nothing more than to take advantage of its snorkelling and body board rentals, plus the catamaran and canoe rides available.
The stunning Lahaina Beach in Maui is popular for wedding ceremonies, simply because it’s so beautiful! The beach is ideal for any tourists who are away on a romantic getaway, or perhaps those who want nothing more than to chill out on the tropical white sand and forget about all of the stress and troubles of back home. For adventure lovers, Lahaina Beach provides a once in a lifetime opportunity to go sport fishing. The journey often goes to the picturesque islands of Lanai, Molokai, Kahoolawe and Molokini.
Once named America’s Best Beach by the folks of Travel Channel, Poipu Beach is situated on the South Shore of Kauai, and is close to some of the best shops and restaurants on the island. Not only this, but it’s also said to be one of the best and safest beaches in Hawaii. For marine life lovers, head to the beach anytime between December and May, and you may just spot a humpback whale or two. Also, the beach is famous for the endangered Hawaiian monk seals (there are only 1,200 left!) that often sunbathe there. Poipu Beach is the ideal place to unwind.
Also named America’s Best Beach in 1999 and West Maui’s Signature Beach, Kaanapali Beach is backed by many luxury hotels and resorts and the famous Whalers Village. This is an open air shopping complex with a wide selection of shops and restaurants, plus a renowned whaling museum. The beach is ideal for tourists who really want to get a feel of Hawaii’s culture and traditions; every evening, there is a cliff diving ceremony held on the beach’s cliffs called Puu Kekaa (Black Rock), which is a tribute to Maui’s revered King Kahekili. Not only this, but the beach’s three miles of coast and sparkling water highly contribute to its popularity.
Located on the pretty western coastline of Hawaii’s ‘big island’, Hapuna Beach is one of the island’s largest white sand beaches and has a fantastic reputation for its profound beauty. It also provides good conditions for a variety of water sports, including body boarding and snorkelling. The water is always pleasantly warm, giving tourists that much-needed rejuvenating ambience every time they take a dip. Quite simply, this beach is perfect for those who would like nothing more but to spend their Hawaiian escape sunbathing on the island’s most-loved beach.
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