Honolulu Beaches Rank in Traveler’s Choice 2012
Every year TripAdvisor publishes a list of the top beaches based on Traveler’s Choice, and in 2012 Honolulu has made the list for Top 10 Beach Destinations in the U.S., and also Top 25 Beach Destinations in the World. Travelers using the TripAdvisor site ranked their favorite beaches, and Honolulu made the lists. In the Top 10 Beach Destinations in the U.S. category Honolulu ranked at number 5. TripAdvisor said that “Honolulu is a legendary surfing destination. But even if you don’t know a boogie board from a surfboard, you’ll find a beach here that appeals to you (and, if you want to learn the difference, you can find a great instructor to teach you). Swimming, kayaking, snorkeling, outrigger canoeing or just sunbathing… it’s all available in Honolulu.” Because of where Honolulu is situated on the island, and due to the variety of beach parks that can be found in the surrounding area, Honolulu has a great number of beaches to choose from. Honolulu also made the list of Top 25 Best Beach Destinations in the World. On this list Honolulu Beaches made the list at number 15. There are four recommendations on the TripAdvisor site for beaches to check out around the Honolulu Area. The first recommendation is Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve; this is a great beach that offers some of the best snorkeling on the island. Due to the protected nature of Hanauma Bay snorkeling is great for beginners here, and the soft white sand beaches are perfect for sunbathing. The other suggestions for beaches to check out in Honolulu are Waikiki Beach, Ala Moana Beach Park, and Sans Souci Beach Park. All of these beaches will provide beach goers with a great place to get a tan, and if it gets too hot a place to cool off because these beaches all offer great swimming areas.