Known for its pristine beaches of every shape and size. From black sand beaches, to the white sand beaches with vibrant clear water, Hawaii’s beaches are perfect for all kinds of traveler’s whether it’s a family vacation or a romantic getaway, everyone is sure to enjoy their experience in The Aloha State. With over a hundred beaches it might be difficult to decide which one to visit. To help you narrow down your options and pick the best beach for you, here is a list of the five best beaches in the Paradise of the Pacific.Kaanapali Beach, Maui
Located on the West Shore of Maui, the Kaanapali Beach is spectacular with white sand and crystal clear water. It has been named America’s best beach in the past. It is perfect for an adventurous cliff dive and swim. Kaanapali is also home to two championship golf courses the Royal Kaanapali and the Kaanapali Kai. After practicing your swing stop by Whalers Village, a shopping center with a museum, exceptional stores and restaurants.Poipu Beach Park, Kauai
Visit the Poipu Beach Park located on Hawaii’s fourth largest island, Kauai. Located on the South Shore, Poipu Beach is a crescent shaped beach with clear blue waters. The water is calm year round making it perfect for snorkeling, surfing and boogie boarding. You also catch endangered Hawaiian monk seals sunbathing on the shore.Lanikai Beach, Oahu
Lanikai is known for its picture perfect views, with two islands located offshore it is a destination for many photo shoots of well-known models and celebrities. Located on the East side of the heart of Hawaii this destination is sure to amaze with its views when the sun is rising. The water is usually calm making it a great location for kayaking, swimming and snorkeling.Hapuna Beach, Big Island
This white sanded beach is perfect for swimming and snorkeling. It is one of the largest white sand beaches on the Big Island. Located on the Kohala Coast, Hapuna is located in a state park and offers cabins for campers to stay overnight.Waikiki Beach, Oahu
Waikiki is located on the south shore of Honolulu. It has been known to be the playground of the rich and famous including Hawaiian royalty. The small waves, make this a great destination for surfing. There are always performances near the beach from singers to comedians the options are endless. Waikiki is not only known for its beach, it is the home to some great attractions. Families can visit the Honolulu zoo and the Waikiki aquarium. For those interested in history, Pearl Harbor is located 30 minutes from Waikiki.