3 Favorite Beaches in Hawaii

Aloha!  Did you know that there is actually an “Aloha” law governing the state of Hawaii?  By following this law, you are agreeing to promote good feelings to yourself and to others using proper mind and heart coordination.

Hawaii never seems to lose its natural beauty, elegance, and tropical aura.  It remains to be a frequently visited destination for weddings and vacations and for good reason!  Tikis, luaus, savory pineapples, the origin of Shaka🤙 (“call me” hand signal used in modern-day surf culture), and plenty more reside in Hawaii!🍍

BELOW, we’ve taken the liberty of providing you with our top 3 favorite beaches in Hawaii.  You can’t really go wrong with any of the beaches in Hawaii, but here are some of the many beautiful beaches Hawaii has to offer.

#1.  Waikiki Beach, Oahu

Somehow, Waikiki Beach has made the top of our list of beaches in Hawaii as well as the rest of the United States.  

Formerly known as just a beach utilized by Hawaiian royalty and the upper class, Waikiki Beach is now open to the public and welcomes visitors all around the world.  It is packed with luxurious hotels, fine dining, and many options to explore the island as well as this iconic beach!

If you’re looking to stay on Waikiki Beach, we highly recommend to book a room at the Halekulani Hotel.  It is a historical five-star hotel with live jazz, spas, and you’re even welcomed into your room with a fresh fruit bowl and complimentary chocolates.  On average, customers gave this hotel an average of 9.3/10 for a two-person or couples trip.

However, if you are on a budget or watching your finances closely, we recommend The Waikiki Prince Hotel.  Guests are still happy and satisfied with the amenities at this hotel.  You are still in walking distances of the nearest restaurants and beaches.

Waikiki is also known for its superb food.  After a long day at the beach, grab a bite at The Top of Waikiki , where you can enjoy your savory meal as you gaze at the sunset in a 360 degree view of Oahu.  This restaurant remains one of the favorites at Waikiki Beach.

Do you enjoy sailing, surfing, or just taking a casual stroll down the beach?

Waikiki is the perfect place for you.  It is one of the most lively beaches in Hawaii and there is a good chance you’ll get to see a FREE firework show every Friday.  You can even order drinks until 3 or 4 a.m. if you are of age.  

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Again, you may agree or disagree with any of our choices.  It is all based on preference.

Please let us know if you or a relative has been to Waikiki Beach!

#2.  Lahaina Beach, Maui

Actually, Lahaina is more of a region, consisting of 10 or more beaches in West Maui, Hawaii but we figured we’d highlight the points of interest we found to be the most intriguing.

First up is Ka’anapali Beach.  This fantastic beach is approximately three miles long of golden-white sand and is famous for its picturesque environment.  Climb on board to the volcanic ocean cliff (Black Rock) and record a video or take a picture of a cliff jump.  There are actually nightly diving ceremonies. 

 Napili Bay  is perhaps one of the most appealing beaches in West Maui.  It is filled with abundant coral and tropical fish, fabulous sunsets, and places for whale watching.

If you plan on going with children, we highly recommend Baby Beach (Pu’unoa Beach).  The waves here are much calmer than the other beaches in Lahaina.  So if you’re looking for serious waves, this beach probably isn’t for you.

If you are looking for serious waves, Shark Pit is the beach for you.  However, as the name suggests, this is a popular location for the White Tip Reef Shark to hangout with all of the other marine life.

Families who enjoy picnics and outdoor activities may enjoy visiting Launiupoko Beach Park.  Utilize the barbecue grills, picnic tables, and grassy areas for a fun-filled day of food, games, swimming, and more!

As you can see, Lahaina contains several components that make this region one to remember and certainly one to visit if you get the chance!

#3.  Honaunau Beach, Big Island

This is one for those who enjoy exploring and diving!

Swim with over forty percent of Hawaii’s native fish and endangered green sea turtle!

Honaunau is home to the City of Refuge, which was a popular place for people who were considered ‘bad’ in their life and sought to feel safety and redemption by visiting this City of Refuge.

Since the beaches and expansive reef are formed by volcanic lava, the only downside is actually getting into and out of the water.  Watch how other divers, tourists, locals or even snorkelers get into the water.  From our interactions with tourists, they made it clear that the black rock was safer than the brown rock which was slick.

However, the downside does not outweigh the beauty of this site and all of the possibilities out there of exploration.  

One couple reported seeing over 30 dolphins swimming near the beach.  Apparently, it is a popular spot for dolphins as well!

See what Honaunau Beach looks like!

Closing Comments

Overall, Hawaii provides very interactive experiences for tourists.  Whether it is swimming, diving snorkeling, tanning, or exploring the vast beauty of the state and its picturesque beaches, Hawaii will not disappoint you!


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