8. Hanalei Bay – Hawaii – USA
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauaʻi County, Hawaiʻi, United States. The word Hanalei means “lei making” in Hawaiian. Alternatively, the name Hanalei also means “crescent bay” and may be indicative of the shape of Hanalei Bay. It is one of the best and most beautiful beaches in Hawaii.
A genuine tropical paradise, this spacious bay Island features a smooth crescent of pristine white sand backed by lush, green forests, misty mountains, and sparkling waterfalls. Flanked by rivers and coral reefs within the bay, the beach is the perfect destination for a whole range of water sports, including diving, snorkeling, kayaking, and canoeing.