Whatever the kind of beach and water activities you’re dreaming of for your perfect getaway, Hawaii has you covered.
Hawaii is a land of pristine sandy beaches, black lava coves, towering palm trees, and glistening golden shores – everything that makes for a perfect fun-in-the-sun holiday paradise.
Below is a list of our favourite beach break-away spots in this sunny wonderland.
Poipu Beach – Kauai
When travelling with our family, this is just about the best beach destination the world has to offer.
Poipu’s lifeguards will keep you and your family safe all-year-round, making it pleasurable to spend the entire day on the beach.
Here, the water is turquoise and calm, and when you’re looking to relax in the shade, there are cooling palm trees dotted everywhere. You might even be lucky enough to spot a green sea turtle or a monk seal making their way up and onto the white sand.
Kailua Beach Park – Oahu
Kailua Beach Park was in 2019 nominated as the best beach in the entire US.
Here, you’ll enjoy endless days of sun, and it also happens to be one of the safest beaches in the region.
The sand is bright white, the waves are clear and gentle, and there’s always a lifeguard on duty to protect your family.
Hanalei Beach – Kauai
Kauai is home to golden sand and crystal-clear water.
Hanalei Beach is a special treat as it is situated against a backdrop of lush mountain peaks. For the adventurous, there’s also a nearby forest to explore.
There’s much to enjoy for water-sports lovers too, including boogie boarding and body surfing.
Makena Beach State Park
Situated in Maui, Makena Beach State Park is often referred to as “Big Beach”.
Makena Beach State Park is known for its big breaks, which makes it the perfect getaway for surfers. And on its southern end, snorkelers are treated to some of the most majestic underwater views in the world.
Since this pristine shoreline stretches for nearly a mile, there’s always a private spot available to enjoy on your own.
Wailea Beach – Maui
Located in south Maui, Wailea Beach is home not only to a pristine white stretch of sun-drenched beach, but also to the prestigious Four Seasons.
Even so, the beach remains open to the general public and offers a great opportunity to watch the green turtles that call this beautiful stretch of landscape their home.
There’s also a paved beach walk with easy access to several hotels, shops, and eateries where you can relax and soak up the sights or play a little real money roulette on your phone.
Waikiki Beach – Oahu
Waikiki Beach is exceptionally popular among those who enjoy combining their beach experience with a side-helping of retail and cosmopolitan excitement.
Established in 1950, Waikiki Beach is famous for its A-grade hotels, pubs, and restaurants.
Clear skies make for a radiant umbrella, and the region offers breathtaking views of the Pacific.
Ka’anapali Beach – Maui
At Ka’anapali Beach in Maui you’ll get to enjoy gentle waters for swimming, the ideal location for wannabe surfers, and some of the best snorkelling spots in the world.
The region is simply picture-perfect, which is why Ka’anapali Beach can so often be seen pictured on postcards.