The water at Hapuna Beach is so clear you can barely tell where the beach ends and the sea begins. A half-mile long, this award-winning shore is fun for families as it has plenty of room to roam, a lifeguard on duty year-round, and picnic tables shaded by trees that line the beach. Snorkeling, swimming, and bodyboarding are common pastime here, when the currents aren’t too strong. To avoid the crowds, it’s best to hit this gorgeous destination earlier in the day.
Only 30-minutes away from Kona International Airport, it’s easy to grab a rental car and head up HI-19 to Hapuna Beach. To reach Kona non-stop from North America, catch a flight from Los Angeles, Seattle, San Francisco, or Portland. From Canada, you can get direct flights from Vancouver. Europe offers one-stop flights from London, Frankfurt, and Zurich.