21 Best Beaches

Get ready to dig your toes in the sand: From white strands to secret coves, we've found the ultimate spots by the shore, plus fabulous lodging so you can stay as long as you like.

Kapalua Beach, Maui
Photo: Tony Novak-Clifford

Kapalua Beach

Maui, Hawaii

One of the cradles of the Hawaiian pineapple industry, Maui's northwestern shore is better known these days for organic farms, golf courses, and a beach that consistently ranks among the best on the planet. Framed by towering coconut palms, Kapalua's sunny strand tumbles into teal-colored water filled with coral and tropical fish.

Hotel Recommendation: The Napili Kai Beach Resort is family-friendly. Read our review.

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