Beautiful beaches, infinite ocean, and palm trees all come to mind when Hawaii is mentioned. It is little wonder when you’ve visited the islands before and experienced their beauty. The nature of the state as a series of islands ensures there are plenty of beaches to visit. What it doesn’t ensure is that you find the truly stunning ones tucked away in the various corners of the islands. With that in mind, OROGOLD has a few beaches to recommend during your next visit to Hawaii. These might not be the hidden gems that locals know about, but they are certainly enough to make your visit memorable.
While Lanikai attracts a lot of swimmers, Hulopoe is a treat for anyone looking to enjoy a bit of snorkeling. The beach itself is out of the way compared to some of the more well-known beaches of Hawaii and it ensures you may get to enjoy a bit of space on the beach. You’re also more likely to just be able to find a perfectly private stretch of beach for a romantic day out. The best part is that rock formations and other local aspects of the underwater environment support a diverse undersea area. Snorkelers can see truly memorable splashes of color through careful exploration of the waters and enjoy the added diversity that the protected nature of the waters provides.
Lanikai is practically an archetype of tropical beaches when it comes to its beauty. The white sand is offset by the brilliant blue waters that constantly lap against the shore. The waters are seldom hectic and that makes it excellent for swimmers looking to indulge in these luxurious waters. There are better locations for surfing, but you won’t feel left out if that’s your goal either. Due to the fine nature of the sand, it is one of the best beaches for relaxing as you needn’t worry about kicking away rocks before you set up a blanket. For anyone who doesn’t feel like relaxing, there are almost certainly plenty of beach sports available as well.
If you want to get even further away from people, then you may wish to consider Makalawena. Accessible only by a hiking path, this beach is isolated from typical crowds simply by virtue of the effort it takes to reach it. However, your reward is a beach frequented more often by locals looking to avoid the busier, tourist-filled beaches closer to town. If you think ahead, you can pack for a day out and enjoy the beach with company or simply go yourself. The comparative isolation means you should never have trouble staking out your own quiet patch of beach to sun on and enjoy the relaxing sounds of the waves.
What you look for in a beach depends on your hobbies. Between these three suggestions you should be able to find something to suit your tastes. Regardless of where you go in Hawaii, there will always be another beach. OROGOLD recommends keeping your ears open and listening to the talk of the locals. A little kindness and politeness and you may find out about a beach only they know about and find your own private slice of paradise.