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# 5) Lahaina Beach – Romance rules at this idyllic beach nestled in quaint whaling village of Lahaina. Lahaina is one of most romantic beaches in world due to its tranquil old fishing village, lush tropical plant life, and majestic ocean view. Enjoy Old Lahaina Luau, where locals dance traditional hula, serve succulent imu-roasted pig, and hold lei ceremonies.
# 4) Hookipa Beach – Hookipa Beach is well-known for its notorious trade winds. This beach can be enjoyed if you love white windswept sands and towering palm trees. Windsurfers love it too, and this is where you’ll catch them riding waves and competing in windsurfing competitions.
# 3) Punalu’u Beach – Who says a great beach has to be boring? For a change of pace, visit rare and unusual black beach of Punalu’u. Created from spilled lava from both Mauna Loa and Kilauea volcanoes, black sand is always warm and soothing to touch. If you love to fish, join locals and experience some of best fishing in world.
# 2) The North Shore – The North Shore is actually comprised of three beaches: Waimeia Bay (tranquil in summer, awesome surfer waves in winter); Pipeline (a die-hard surfer Mecca); and Sunset Beach (known for its beautiful and colorful sunsets). Three great ways to enjoy one of Hawaii’s best beach getaways.
# 1) Lanikai Beach – Beautiful sparkling sands, swaying palm trees, lush tropical plants, endless sunshine, turquoise green waters, kayaking, nearby bird sanctuaries, and one of best sunrises on Oahu can all be found at Lanikai. If you’re lucky, you might even catch a few models in middle of a photo shoot!
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