Category Archive: Hawaii beaches

#LetHawaiiHappen with the Trailblazers

No worries! Take one of our Trailblazer guides along for an amazing ride through the Hawaiian Islands: Kauai, Oahu, Maui, Lanai, Molokai and the Big Island. They all have something special to offer… Continue reading

Maui’s Makena State Beach: A Big and Little deal

<br /> Makena State Park, south of Kihei-Wailea draws hoards of visitors, without ever managing to seem crowded. There’s plenty of elbow room in the safe near-shore waters, if you don’t mind being… Continue reading

Free “outdoor classes” in Hawaii

You can spend a pile in Hawaii hiring guides to take you places. Or, pick up a Trailblazer guide before your trip and check out all the outdoor tours you can do for… Continue reading

Want beaches and reasonably priced resorts? Try Maui’s Kihei

Decades ago, southwest Maui was dubbed the “Gold Coast” by real estate copywriters, as a string of condos and resorts sprung up along the shoreline. To be honest, it seemed sort of tacky.… Continue reading

Sunny Oahu: Places to swim with the turtles and fishies

Hanauma Bay, not far south of Waikiki is by far the most-visited snorkeling venue in the Islands. But that doesn’t mean it’s a must-do. It can be crowded and the visiting protocol is… Continue reading

You can watch pro surfing superstars for free in Hawaii

Professional surfers chase waves all around the planet, but few among them would dispute that the primo breaks are in Hawaii, more specifically, the North Shore of Oahu. Watching a competition—some of which… Continue reading

Why do few tourists go to the best beach parks in Hawaii for swimming?

Four beach parks are strung like pearls along the outer shores of Hilo Bay on the Big Island, each with clear water, abundant sea life, breakwaters that make for safe swimming, and exquistely… Continue reading

Kauai’s Ke’e Beach: Inspiration Guaranteed

At the end of the highway on Kauai’s north shore—and at the beginning of the notorious Kalalau Trail—sweet Ke’e Beach can get killed with kindess on prime-weather days. The main parking lot gets… Continue reading

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