The island of Maui is home to some of the most amazing
beaches. Some beaches offer swimming all year round,
while others are best for surfing or snorkeling
during certain times of the year. Depending on
where you choose to stay, there are always some
famous beaches nearby.
West Maui beaches
If you drive along the west coast of Maui from Lahaina
to Kapalua, you'll see many breathtaking beaches
along the coast. Kaanapali Beach will offer
you over three miles of white sand with a variety
of watersports, including surfing, sailboating,
and even catamaran rides. On the north end of
the beach is Black Rock, which is well known for
Visitors like the sandy beach at Napili Bay,
because there are no high rise buildings around,
and the bay is protected well from waves. The
Kapalua Resort in west Maui is home to Kapalua
Beach, Oneloa Bay Beach, and the D.T. Fleming
South Maui Beaches
The rule with Hawaii and Maui is that the further
south you travel, the less crowded the beaches
Kihei offers you a series of beaches along the
six mile coastline, some even offering lifeguards,
restrooms, and picnic areas. Polo Beach and
Wailea Beach offer both restrooms and equipment
rentals. Or, if you prefer a more secluded beach,
you should visit Maluaka Beach at the Maui
Prince Hotel - where you may even encounter some
green sea turtles.
A few miles past the Maui Prince Hotel is the
Big Beach of Makena, which is one of the best
beaches on Maui. As the name implies, the beach is
quite large, and best of all - empty. It offers
white sand, picnic facilities, and even restrooms.
East Maui Beaches
The beaches of East Maui are unlike others in
Hawaii. Surround by lush scenery, the beaches are
secluded, scenic, and very colorful.
Hamoa Beach is a must visit if you plan to visit
East Maui. As you approach the beach from the
main road, you'll walk past colorful plants and
palm trees surrounding Hamoa Beach. Just off Hana
Highway is Hana Bay Beach, which offers black
The Red Sand Beach is difficult to get to, you'll
need to find a narrow path along the coast. The
beach offers plenty of swimming and snorkeling,
and you should be the only one there - which is
great for those looking for privacy. Even though
it is hard to get to, Red Sand Beach is truly one
of a kind.
Laguna Beach California
Perfectly situated midway between Los Angeles and
San Diego in southern Orange County, Laguna Beach
is a popular weekend vacation in Southern
California. Offering seven miles of coastline
with sandy beaches and palm trees, Laguna Beach
is the perfect beach vacation getaway.
There are 30 beaches and coves that visitors can
explore either on foot or by kayak. The activities
here include sailing, bird watching, beach volleyball,
surfing, and even scuba diving.
The Laguna Beach also enjoys warm weather year round
with an average high of 69 degrees in January and
77 degrees in July. Popular activities for the outdoors
here include romantic picnics, hiking, cycling,
tennis, golf, and even botanical garden tours.
Laguna Beach is also home to an active artist
community with almost 100 galleries that showcase art
pieces by local and international artists. There
are many festivals here in the summer, some of
which are known around the world.
For those who enjoy shopping, Laguna Beach offers
a wide selection of unique shops that sell hand
crafted jewelry, antiques, and other things that you
won't find anywhere else.
With the perfect weather year round, Laguna Beach
in California offers you the perfect location for
your beach vacation. Kids enjoy playing in the
sand at one of the several beaches, while parents
enjoy sun bathing and taking in the views that
Laguna Beach is very well known for.
If you've thought about taking a beach vacation in
the near future, Laguna Beach is perfect. There
are several hotels for you to choose from, many
of which offer discounts during the year, depending
on when you visit. There's something for everyone
here, even if your family is hard to please.
Taveuni Palms Fiji
The Taveuni Palms in Fiji is an intimate retreat
offering two private guest houses, a secluded sandy
beach, and even a freshwater swimming pool. The
island has many spectacular things to offer, such
as scuba diving, kayaking, snorkeling, hiking, and
many other vacation activities.
The Taveuni Island has always been known for its
unique and colorful sea life, tropical fish, and
amazing varieties of soft and hard coral. The
Rainbow Reef, Great White Wall, Purple Wall, and
Zoo dive sites are all within easy reach of the
The Great White Wall reef offers a tunnel with two
exits, one at 33 feet and another at 88 feet. When
you swim through it, you'll notice a white glow
that is given off by the soft corals that seem
to surround you.
You'll also find two dive centers that are minutes
from Taveuni Palms, which offer you dive equipment
and certified diving instructors. From beginners
to expert divers, you can have a lot of fun scuba
diving on your beach vacation.
Rooms and suites
The two seperate beachfront villas at Taveuni Palms
in Fiji come with their own staff to help make
your vacation a bit more relaxing. The staff
will make your dreams come true, as they offer
full room support.
Each seperate villa offers a pool, two bedrooms,
a fully equipped kitchen, two bathrooms, and a
very unique indoor/outdoor bathroom. The outdoor
deck is equipped with chairs so that you can spend
time outside as well, taking in the surrounding
views of the ocean. The spectacular sunsets will
turn into tropical nights - with stunning starlit
Your personal maid at the villa will provide you
with daily cleaning service, laundry service,
fresh flowers, and evening turn down. The maids
here are very professional, making your stay at
the Taveuni Palms in Fiji one you'll remember
for years to come.
The resort will also provide you with your own
private chef, kitchen, and bar staff who will
provide your daily meals, which are included in
the cost of your stay. This way, you don't have
to eat out - your food will be prepared for you
at the resort.
Getting to Taveuni
To get to Taveuni Palms, fly to Nadi International
airport in Fiji. From there, catch a connecting
flight to Taveuni Island where the Taveuni Palms
staff will meet you at the airport, five minutes
from the hotel.
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Caneel Bay of the Caribbean offers what every beach
vacation should - beautiful surroundings, luxury
service, and gourmet dining. This exclusive beach
resort is nestled within the 5,000 acre Virgin
Islands National Park on the island of St. John in
the Virgin Islands.
Ideal for beach lovers, Caneel Bay offers seven
secluded beaches - Honeymoon Beach, Caneel Beach,
Little Caneel Beach, Paradise Beach, Scott Beach,
Turtle Bay Beach, and the Hawk's Nest Beach. The
resort is set on its own peninsula and also surrounded
by both the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea.
There are many different things to do here while on
your beach vacation, including snorkeling, nature
walks, hiking, sailing, kayaking in the sea, wind
surfing, scuba diving, and swimming. You can also
order a private massage, take lessons in watercolor,
or just sneak away for a picnic. The resort also
offers you a fitness center and 11 outdoor courts
The resort of Caneel Bay offers 166 guest rooms and
cottages furnished with hand crafted furniture,
woven fabrics, natural wood, and native stone. The
guest rooms also offer patios and balconies that
overlook the beaches or resort gardens.
You can dine in several restaurants and bars that
range from fine dining to casual meals. The
restaurants include the Turtle Bay Estate House,
Beach Terrace, The Equator, Starlight Terrace, and
the Caneel Bay Bar.
For those who are looking to work on their beach
vacation, Caneel Bay offers a business center
complete with computers, high speed internet access,
printers, data ports, and even telephones that
offer free local calling.
Offering you everything for vacation bliss, Caneel
Bay is one place you'll be glad you found.
The Perfect Vacation
A beach vacation is something all of us can use, as
it provides time away with the family, friends, or
just that special someone. Beach vacations are also
a great way to unwind from the pressures of life, and
just have a blast.
All around the world, there are literally hundreds of
places that you can choose for your beach vacation.
You can choose from beaches in the United States, or
choose to go overseas to more tropical climates and
Those of you who are looking to get away with a husband
or wife, would find the Maui to be the perfect beach
vacation. Located in Hawaii, Maui is one of the most
romantic beaches in the world. Also well known for
honeymoons, Maui offers you plenty of breathtaking
beaches with plenty of other things to do as well.
Another well known area for a beach vacation for
couples is the Virgin Islands. The Virgin Islands
have been a popular vacation spot for many years,
offering couples the chance to get away from it all
and just spend some well deserved and well needed
For a family beach vacation, there are many places
you can go. One of the most popular is California,
as there are many other things to interest the kids
as well. There are several beaches in the state,
with Huntington beach and plenty of attractions as
well, including Sea World and the San Diego Zoo.
When you choose the perfect beach vacation, you
need to choose a spot that will cater to who you
are taking with you. Couples wouldn't want to go
to a family resort destination, while families
wouldn't want to go to a couples resort that offers
plenty of romance.
No matter where you decide to go, you can rest
assured that there are plenty of locations for you
to choose from. You can search online using a
search engine, which can help you locate deals that
are simply too good to pass up.
Before you decide to rush off to your beach vacation,
you should plan first. Decide on where you are
going, research your destination spot, and make
sure that it offers something for everyone. Beach
vacations are truly inspiring, although it also
helps to have other activities available as well.
Once you plan your beach vacation very carefully,
you'll be more than ready to take off to your
destination and relax. You'll enjoy yourself much
better if you plan carefully, which will also help
to remove a lot of the stress that can be involved
with planning for a beach vacation - or going on
your destination unprepared.
Beach Vacations For Winter
During the winter months, finding a beach vacation
spot can be a little difficult. It doesn't have
to be, which is where this article will really come
in handy. Below, you'll find some resorts that
offer a unique twist to your winter beach vacation.
1. Molokai Ranch and Lodge
On a white sand shore on the tiny Hawaiian island of
Molokai, guests will stay in comfortable yet unique
tents. Each double unit canvas bungalow sits on
wooden platforms, offers queen size beds in one
unit, twin beds in the other, solar powered lights,
and a private bathroom with hot water showers.
The Molokai Ranch and Lodge offers over 54,000
acres, including seaside cliffs with very lush
valleys. The outdoor activities here include sea
kayaking, cultural hikes, mountain biking, and
horseback rides. For the kids, the lodge offers
nature walks, horse stables, tidal pools and
Hawaiian arts and crafts.
2. Grand Wailea Resort and Spa of Hawaii
Long ago, a big swimming pool was enough to make
guests happy. Now days, resorts compete in water
activities such as lagoons, waterfalls, water
slides, and even lazy rivers.
The Grand Wailea Resort offers several attractions,
such as the 4,580 square foot Hibiscus pool,
and the 25,700 square foot Canyon Activity pool
which is great for families.
3. Atlantis Resort of the Bahamas
In the amazing water fun department is the unique
Atlantis Resort and Spa on Paradise Island in
the Bahamas. Along with the beach, the Atlantis
has eleven swimming pools, Mayan Temple water
slides, and lazy river rides. The Atlantis
also boasts an amazing marine habitat, with
exhibit lagoons that house more than 50,000
4. Club Med Punta Cana
Over the last several years, the Dominion
Republic has been working very hard to establish
itself as a destination for families, with many
all inclusives being built. This location has
all the perks of a tropical resort plus stand
out features that include kids programs, and
other attractions that make Club Med Punta Cana
one of the most unique beach vacation spots in
the entire world.
5. Virgin Islands
The US Virgin Islands National Park is a very
unique vacation spot with white sandy beaches, and
lodging in comfortable tent cottages.
As with the Molokai Ranch, guest cottages are built
on platforms and designed to be both attractive
and comfortable. Each one has a sleeping area,
bed linen, towels, kitchen utensils, stove, ice
cooler, and even a private deck.
Water sports for the area include kayaking, wind
surfing, snorkeling, and scuba diving. There is
also an outdoor restaurant and a food store for
those who want to cook from the privacy of their
Huntington Beach California
One of the very best getaways for a beach vacation
in California is sunny Huntington Beach. With many
diverse sports such as surfing, biking, boating,
skateboarding, fishing, golf, tennis, and beach
volleyball - everyone can get into the game and find
something to enjoy. Even after the sun goes down,
you'll find something to do on Huntington Beach.
Even the briefest of family beach vacations to
Huntington Beach should include a visit to the
International Surfing Museum, where some of the
most treasured surfing artifacts are stored.
Other attractions ideal for Huntington Beach include
the Huntington Beach art center, and the surfers
hall of fame. There are plenty of other things to
do here besides the beach, which is perfect for
families who want more to do than swim.
Kids of all ages will enjoy a trip to Huntington
Central Park, which is one of the largest city parks
in Southern California. With picnic tables,
barbeques, restaurants, sports complex, the
Adventure Playground, and even a golf course, this
is a great place to spend some time away from
Huntington Beach is also within short traveling
distance to many of Southern California's most
popular attractions and sights. Disneyland,
Knott's Berry Farm, Wild Rivers Waterpark, and
the Aquarium of the Pacific are all less than 20
miles away from Huntington Beach. After a fun
day of exploring and riding rides, the beach is
an ideal place to return to.
With a lot to offer you and a lot of things to do
nearby, Huntington Beach is one of the best areas
Southern California has to offer. There is always
something to do for your entire family, even if
your family is hard to please. Huntington Beach
is that good - and your family will soon see that!
Waikiki Beach Vacation
Located on the sun drenched Hawaiian Island of Oahu,
Waikiki Beach is one of the most famous and well
known beaches in the entire world, with luxurious
hotels and beach clubs set right on the beach. The
famous Kalakaua Avenue, which runs parallel to the
beach, offers you a shoppers paradise with fine
restaurants and nightly entertainment.
Waikiki Beach is also known for its gentle waves
which are ideal for beginner surfers. You can rent
surboards and gear on the beach, even take lessons
if you have never surfed before.
Catamaran rides to and from Diamond Head are also
offered by several different companies as well,
with depart times varying. Other activities on
your vacation include kayaking, swimming, and
There are several restaurants located right on
Waikiki Beach, such as Duke's Canoe Club and the
Surf Room. When the evening sets in, you can enjoy
a romantic dinner while you watch the sun set over
the beautiful and amazing Pacific Ocean.
Waikiki Beach hotels
As you travel along the beach from west to east
beginning in Diamond Head, you'll encounter several
first class hotels such as Hilton Hawaiian Village,
Sheraton Waikiki, Outrigger Hawai, the Royal
Hawaiian Hotel, and several others.
The Waikiki difference
While there are several other spots for your beach
vacation, few manage to capture the beauty and
tranquility that Waikiki offers. Hawaii has long
been known for a tropical paradise, with Maui being
an excellent example. Hawaii offers several beaches,
with Waikiki being one of the best.
If you've been looking for the ideal place for your
beach vacation, you shouldn't hesitate to go to
Waikiki. You can find discounts on hotel rooms
at different times of the year, making it the
perfect opportunity to check out everything Hawaii
will provide you and your family with.
North Myrtle Beach is an excellent beach vacation
that offers endless stretches of powdery white
sand and the crystal blue Atlantic Ocean. These
are all but the beginning of what a truly great
vacation in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is all
No matter if you are looking for a relaxing break
from your daily routine or a vacation filled with
activity, you'll find it all and then some in Myrtle
Beach. There is something for your entire family
here, including miniature golf, water parkers, fine
dining, shopping, and a lot more. Golf lovers will
find paradise in choosing from over 80 pro courses
in the Myrtle Beach/North Myrtle Beach areas.
When the sun goes down in Myrtle Beach, the fun
doesn't stop. Several fine dining restaurants
will tempt you with their delicious food. After
you have dinner you can visit one of the many night
clubs in Myrtle Beach that offers a dazzling array
of entertainment that includes comedy, country
music, rock 'n' roll, and of course the shag music
that the beach is so very well known for.
Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of life
you'll find endless stretches of sandy beaches
with the sounds and smells of the ocean. The salt
water marshes here are full of shrimp, crab, oysters
and even fish. No matter what you do, you can't
help but relax as the ocean breeze caress the
amazing landscape of North Myrtle Beach.
Located just eight miles north of the Myrtle Beach
area, North Myrtle Beach offers beaches that are
less crowded, the pace is much slower, and fewer
high rise hotels help to maintain a family oriented
atmosphere. Here, you can take early morning
strolls along the ocean and discover the endless
treasures that nature has left for you and your
family to enjoy.
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