What makes a great beach? I think we can all agree a great beach has soft sand, crystal-clear water, a variety of interesting seashells, good waves for boogie boarding or maybe surfing, a nice sand bar, or just a good beach bar. But, everyone has something they like in a favorite beach. One of the perks about working in the travel industry is we get to travel so here are some of our employees favorite beaches in Hawaii, Mexico, and the Caribbean.
Our favorite Hawaii Beaches
Big Beach on Maui – Is natural and authentic. Big Beach is great for boogie boarding, long walks and whale watching. It’s a huge beach, with no crowds, fun waves, and has clean,clear water. – Terry, Jason, Wendy, and Kathy
Ke’e Beach on Kauai – It is literally at the end of the road on the north shore – incredible sunsets, super tropical with mountains and natural vegetation and no development along this beach.
Red Sand Beach in Hana (Kaihalulu Beach) on Maui – It is beautiful! The sand is red and black. It is remote and hard to get to, which makes it really nice.
Maluaka Beach on West Maui – It is wide, and has a big sandy beach. There are tons of turtles and good snorkeling too.
Hamoa Beach on East Maui – White soft sand and lots of waves, good for bodysurfing.
Poipu Beach on Kauai – It’s great for families and small kids. With its gentle surf, soft sand, protected swimming area, frequent monk seal visits, and great snorkeling, Poipu is a fun and unique experience.
- Brian and Jeannie
Our favorite Mexico Beaches
Nikki Beach in Cabo Laid back and trendy, I love the party on Nikki beach! – Shanna
Los Muertos Beach in the Romantic Zone of Puerto Vallarta – It is such a great beach because of all the activities, people watching, beachfront restaurants and bars. Plus, you can walk for miles to the north along the Malecon for even more people watching. – Lori
El Palmar in Ixtapa – It’s so huge, uncrowded and clean.
The Bahia de Banderas Beach in Nuevo Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit – It’s a wide sandy beach that stretches for miles, gentle rolling surf great for swimming, boogie boarding, and families. – Wendy
Maroma Beach in Riviera Maya – It has been ranked among the Top 10 Beaches in the World. I have never seen such a white beach in all my life. The sand is so very soft, like a super soft carpet. – David
Our favorite Caribbean Beaches
Bavaro Beach in Punta Cana – Endless white sand that stretches for 20 plus miles and is dotted by palm trees. It is the most beautiful beach I have ever been on. You can walk for miles and hardly see any sign of civilization. – Lori
7-mile Beach in Negril – Walking this beach is one of the best things to do in a beach location. Soft white sand and an ‘endless’ beach as far as the eye can see. The laid-back vibe, beer stands selling $1 Red Stripes at happy hour, and small hotels is super charming. – Lori, Brian and Alicia
Orient Beach St. Maarten – Visited this beach on my honeymoon and was so much fun. Great waves to play in and there is plenty of room to layout. You can walk up and down the beach to find many beach bars and different water sports. If looking for water sports price quote a couple different stands, they will most likely match their neighbors prices.
Sean, Delta Vacations
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