Vacation in the Paradise- 10 best beaches in Hawaii

Hawaii was always known as a paradise island. As a tourist i was always want to stay permanent there and enjoy endlessly in that beauty. Going on vacation on Hawaii is not that cheap like some other places but is totally worth. From all this places and amazing beaches that exist there i made a list of best 10 beaches in Hawaii to have a vacation and to enjoy in this paradise island

1.Hanalei Bay (Kauai)

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On its good days, this beach shines like no other in Hawaii. Over 2 miles long and set in one of the most picturesque locations in the state with majestic mountains in the background. When the surf’s just right it turns into Disney Land for water enthusiasts. Experienced surfers are offered large waves at a reef on the right hand side of the bay. Closer in, at the pier, the waves lose energy and are perfect for beginners. Variably sized waves are served at the middle sections – good for boogie boarding and intermediate level surfers. The beach is never crowded and offers plenty of room to play. During the summer the bay turns into a placid lake that’s good for swimming and a favorite for stand up paddle boarders.

Hanalei Bay is the largest bay on the north shore of Kauaʻi island in Hawaii. The town of Hanalei is at the midpoint of the bay. Hanalei Bay consists of nearly two miles of beach, surrounded by mountains.

2.Kauna ‘oa Beach, The Big Island

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The very private crescent-shaped Kauna ‘oa Beach is a serene tropical paradise perfect for escaping from the crowds. But with a limit to 25 people at any time, it’s best to arrive before 9 a.m.!

The bay is accessed via Mauna Kea Beach Drive, just west of state Route 19, Hawaiʻi Belt Road, at about 2.6 miles (4.2 km) south of Kawaihae, Hawaii. A part of the Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail can be hiked north to Samuel M. Spencer Beach Park or south to Hāpuna Beach State Recreation Area. Although public restrooms and showers are available, a limited number of parking passes are available at the resort gate. 

3.Waimanalo Beach, Oahu

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In paniolo country — far from the bustling streets of Waikiki — sits unspoiled Waimanalo Beach, named the best beach in the U.S. for 2015 by Dr. Stephen Leatherman, aka Dr. Beach. Five miles of talcum sand invite basking and beach combing along Oahu’s longest stretch of sand. Waimanalo Bay Recreation Area is one place rarely visited by tourists, that has one of the Oahu Beaches  that will leave you in awe of the fact that you had no idea it existed in Oahu.  Waimanalo beach on a sunny day is jaw-dropping dead gorgeous, with turquoise blue waters and miles of some of the softest white sand your will toes will ever touch!

Not to be confused with the nearby Waimanalo Beach Park (which is also very beautiful), this countryside Oahu beach along with its northern neighbor, Bellows Beach Park, are some of Hawaii’s undiscovered gems.  Together they make up over a 3 mile stretch of pristine beach front.


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The beach in the Hanauma Bay Nature Reserve, sandwiched between two dormant volcanoes on the southeast tip of Oahu, has become one of the most popular snorkeling beaches in Hawaii. The volcanic crater cove hugged by the beach is teeming with reefs and colorful reef fish – Mother Nature’s very own aquarium. Snorkeling equipment and lockers are both available, and the nature reserve’s education center screens a short video about the bay.

5.Kaanapali Beach-Maui

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With three miles of white sand and crystal clear water, it’s no wonder why Kaanapali Beach was once named America’s Best Beach. Fronting Kaanapali’s hotels and resorts, this former retreat for the royalty of Maui is now a popular getaway for the world.

Kaanapali was Hawaii’s first planned resort and has become a model for resorts around the globe. Five hotels and six condominium villages face this renowned beach. Also fronting Kaanapali is the open air Whalers Village, a world-class shopping complex that features a variety of exceptional shops and restaurants, a renowned whaling museum and free Hawaiian entertainment. Kaanapali also has two championship golf courses, the Royal Kaanapali and the Kaanapali Kai, where you may even see a breaching whale as you try to line up a shot.

6.Mākua Beach, Oahu

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Tucked away on Oahu’s windswept Waianae coast—far from the crowds of Waikiki—you’ll find Mākua Beach, a scenic, half-mile stretch of golden sand backed by the Waianae Mountains and the lush, uninhabited Mākua Valley. Thanks to its seclusion, the beach is almost always empty, especially outside of weekends, so you can sunbathe and swim in total peace. But be warned: Unlike other beaches in Oahu, Mākua is not protected by an offshore reef and there’s no lifeguard onsite, so stay close to the shore (or better yet, stick to the relaxing tide pools at either end of the beach).

7.Lanikai Beach Oahu

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This beach is an iconic gem of Oahu beaches and another Beat of Hawaii favorite. We’ve even had it virtually to ourselves on rare occassions. On the other hand, many times we have turned back because the traffic and parking can be totally maddening on weekends and holidays.Lanikai  means  “heavenly sea” in the Hawaiian language. And at Lanikai Beach that is exactly what you will find. Warm  turquoise green waters brush up against a fine  sand beach while gentle trade winds offer a cool relief from the hot Hawaiian days. This beach is great for relaxing on the sand or taking a  swim in it’s clear waters. Located on Oahu’s Windward coast Lanikai Beach is a popular hang out for locals and tourist.  So, bring our swim wear and snorkel gear to enjoy a  day at the beach.

8.Maniniowali/Kua Bay Beach (Big Island)

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Maniniowali beach, with its fine white sand and crystal clear water, is Hawaii’s tribute to the Caribbean beach. This is simply a beautiful beach that offers great swimming and some snorkeling. Like many Hawaiian beaches, it is best enjoyed in the morning before the winds pick up. And weekends will be crowded.

Manini’owali Beach at Kua Bay, part of Kekaha Kai State Park, is another of the very pretty Hawaii Big Island beaches, with fine white sand that slopes gently to the beautiful clear turquoise water. The swimming here is awesome when the ocean is calm, and there can be some decent snorkeling along the rocky outcroppings at either end of the beach.

During certain times of the year, particularly the summer months, the beautiful soft sand covers the entire beach from north to south. More lava rocks become exposed in the winter months as sand is carried out with the surf. This is a good place to have water shoes to navigate across the rocks.

9.Punaluu Black Sand Beach, Big Island

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Hawaii’s Big Island is one of the only places in the world where you can snow-ski in the morning and surf that same afternoon, where verdant rainforests give way to molten volcanoes, where white sand meets black sand. Honu (green sea turtles) are partial to the warmth of the black sand on Hawaii beaches, so walk carefully.

Have you ever seen a beach with black sand? Because of constant volcanic activity, you’ll find white sands and black sands on the island of Hawaii. Located on the southeastern Kau coast, Punaluu Black Sand Beach is one of the most famous black sand beaches in Hawaii.

Located between the towns of Pahala and Naalehu in Kau, Punaluu Black Sand Beach’s jet black shores are an unforgettable sight. Coconut palms fringe the upper edge of sand and you may also discover large honu, (Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles), basking on the beach. Although it may be tempting, do not touch these protected turtles and do not remove any black sand from the beach.

Although swimming isn’t ideal, there is a picnic area and restroom facilities so you can have lunch while you experience the unique feeling of black sand between your toes.

10. Poipu vacation spot beach

“Sunny Poipu” is wonderful stretch of white sand beach, shaped like three half-moons. Gentle waves and unique reefs make this a great spot for swimming, snorkeling, scuba, boogieboarding, and beginner surfing. Popular with families, busy with tourists.

The most popular beach on the South Shore is Poipu Beach, which is fronted by Poipu Beach Park, and a few resorts. Poipu Beach was named America’s Best Beach by The Travel Channel, ranking top among the 10 “best” beaches selected nationwide. This beach is a series of golden sand crescents, strung together where beach-goers will find snorkeling, swimming, a natural ocean wading pool, boogie-boarding and surfing.

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