Your Top 5 favorite Hawaii beaches: HAWAII Magazine Facebook poll resultsby: Derek Paiva
posted: Sat Nov 21, 2009 at 04:30 AM
The results are in from our latest HAWAII Magazine Facebook Ohana poll question!
Earlier this month, we asked our HAWAII Magazine Facebook fans to answer the very tough question: "What’s your favorite Hawaii beach?"
As expected, they impressed us with their far-ranging best beach selections—which spanned all the Islands from remote Polihale Beach Park bordering Kauai’s Napali Coast to equally remote Papakolea Green Sand Beach on the Big Island of Hawaii’s southernmost point. In between were multiple votes for popular beaches on Oahu’s North Shore (Sunset, Waimea Bay, Haleiwa), beaches only accessible by hiking over lava rock (Makalawena on the Big Island’s South Kohala Coast) and even Lanai’s serene white sand beaches Polihua (pictured above) and Hulupoe.
There were surprises. Papohaku Beach—a gorgeous three-mile expanse of white sand—on Molokai’s little-visited west coast made a strong showing in the poll, topping even Oahu’s world-famous Hanauma Bay and Kauai’s Hanalei Bay in votes. Our Facebook fans cast so many votes, perennially popular spots like Makena Big Beach on Maui and Poipu on Kauai missed our best beach Top 5.
You’ll find the Top 5 countdown of our Facebook ohana's favorite Hawaii beaches in the pages ahead.
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Then click ahead to reveal our Facebook ohana’s Top 5 Favorite Hawaii beaches. Here's #5:
Kaanapali Beach, Maui
This white-sand beach on Maui’s west side is hardly remote—the hotels and condominiums of the Kaanapali Resort claim much of its mile-long expanse, keeping it filled with sunbathers and swimmers on most days. Still, with some of the best waters for snorkeling on Maui, the always entertaining pastime of watching divers leap into the ocean from 40-foot-high Black Rock and gorgeous evening sunsets, Kaanapali remains one of the state’s most stunning beaches.
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