Your trip to Hawaii won’t be complete without a day on the beach or time in the water: Hawaii has 750 mi. of coastline, waters that contain 70% of the reefs in the US, and perfect conditions for a slew of watersports. There a so many fun water activities that it is hard to go wrong, but here are 10 of our favorite water-based adventures.
Snorkel in the Aquarium, a large natural cove in the Ahihi-Kinau Natural Area Reserve located on a lava cape away from the crowds.
Kiteboard—or learn how to—on the gorgeous and windy Kailua Bay.
3. The Big Island
Bodysurf at the often overlooked Papakolea Green Sands Beach.
Windsurf off Paia at Hookipa Beach.
Sail from Kihei out to Molokini Crater for unparalleled snorkeling.
Surf on world-class waves at one of several North Shore beaches.
Spelunk through the frigid water of the wet caves in Haena State Park.
Swim or snorkel next to hundreds of brightly colored fish in Hanauma Bay.
Kayak along the North Shore Sea Cliffs, and view untouched valleys and the longest ocean-terminating waterfall in the world.
Marvel at the fiery sunset from blissfully remote Polihale Beach.
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