Surrounded by turquoise waters on all sides, adorned with glistening white sands and sheltered under the endless blue sky above, the Hawaiian islands are a must visit for every travel loving junky out there. Whether you have joined your family for a fun adventure vacation or on a business trip over the weekend, Hawaii will provide you with the time of your life.
It boasts of all types of beaches possible ranging from red, green, white and black. They provide for both family reunions and for people into serious water sports, so buy your tickets now! Here are the top 10 beaches you simply can’t miss,explore the beauty of these beaches in your upcoming holidays.
Waikiki Beach, Oahu
Known for every imaginable kind of boat, the Waikiki Beach, Oahu is Honolulu’s most famous beach of all time with the official poll registering over millions of tourists per year. It also used to be the playground for the rich and the beautiful as well as marked by Hawaiian royalties. It’s the perfect place to relax and forget life and its problems with the hula shows and the fireworks arranged during special occassions and meets.
North Shore, Oahu
Stretching over 7 miles in parameter this beach is the host for the Super Bowl of Wave Competitions. It also boasts of being the home of Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau, Oahu’s most ancient religious sites. Also don’t forget the mighty whales that are easily spotted gliding through the waters. Be it enjoying the sunset at the Sunset Beach amidst a riot of colours or soaking in tranquility at the Waimeia Beach, the North Shore will leave you spellbound with all its attractions.
Described in one word, it is simply a ‘paradise’. Marked with pristine sands and enigmatic turquoise water, fairy tale like caves and soft ocean waves kissing the sun on the horizon, it is a treat to see and feel, even for the soulless eyes. There is also a coral reef nearby and that helps to keep the waves moderate and also also protect the shore. When you visit Lanikai, the twin islands of Mokulua and Mokumanu await you to fill your heart and mind with memories of picture perfect locales.
Ho’okipa Beach, Maui
This beach is not for the faint hearted. It is really a hub for ocean sports and the ones ready to brave the ocean waves. Starting from windsurfing to Paragliding, kite boarding to water skiing, get ready to put a dent on your gears. The turbulent winds and the monstrous waves invite the hard core adventure sports enthusiasts as they literally and figuratively throw caution to the winds and enjoy themselves.
Lahaina Beach, Maui
This Lahaina beach is a tropical getaway that still hosts its native people in full bloom. Known as the favorites amongst the rest for being an auspicious place for all weddings and other ceremonies, it also hosts the Old Lahaina Luau, with traditional feasts and of course, the trademark hula dancing. If romance is on your mind and your idea of a paradise and a romantic getaway consists of thatched-roof huts and an expansive variety of flora, the Lahaina Beach is for you.
Kaanapali Beach, Maui
It is a paradise for luxury seekers.Kaanapali Beach is awarded as ‘America’s Best Beach’ in 2003, it has the best selection of posh hotels, exclusive spas and grand resorts. Rent out a beach cabana and go on an enigmatic ride that will leave you both spellbound and wanting for more. The lomi lomi massage is also a hard to miss attraction. Unwinding in opulence is what the Kaanapali Beach is all about. A haven of spiritual healing and extravagance, this destination spells a first class and exclusive vacation.
Punalu’u Beach, The Big Island
This is one beach that will promise to overwhelm you with its touch of nature, picturesque dimensions and spendid . Characterized by striking black sand and lush greenery, it is one of the few places where the endangered green sea turtles choose to lay their eggs. It’s a perfect picnic spot for large groups to set camp. It is a favorite for snorkeling and Paragliding amongst serious adventure seekers and travel junkies. All you got to do is let nature guide you through your time.
Kaunaoa Beach, The Big Island
The Kauna’oa Beach is a perfect crescent shaped beach that is enigmatic for both, its clear turquoise water, and it’s extremely private location. The water is so clear, that you can see right through till the bottom and spot fishes and different crustaceans in action. As for its privacy, it is so much away from the main bustling area that you will feel refreshingly calm being away from the crowd. You simply cannot have enough of this place!
Honaunau Beach, The Big Island
One of the few remaining coral reefs of the world, it is home to the famous City of Refuge that divers visit and re-visit for a taste of the underwater paradise. It is well known that years ago volcanic disruptions lead to the filling of the ocean bed with hot boiling lava, which on solidification formed remarkable and the enigmatic coral reef now so referred to and the ocean bed is home to 50 % of Hawaiian native fish and is also a host to the endangered green sea turtle.
Poipu Beach, Kauai
This beach is situated on the far end of Kauai, Poipu Beach is the best spot for relaxing and sunbathing, for you will find no other place with so much calm water and pleasant breeze. It will only leave you overwhelmed with a mind of peace and tranquility. It is the perfect place for people who have just started to learn how to swim and also have some trainers on the spot for assistance. The expression ‘golden beaches’ can only be used to describe the Poipu Beach. If you are travelling to this little piece of heaven with your family, especially your children, you will find the manicured picnic gardens welcoming.