Hawaii Tourism Board breathes a breath of fresh air this summer by banning smoking on its idyllic beaches

Credit - Hawaii Tourism Authority, Photographer: Tor Johnson

Credit – Hawaii Tourism Authority, Photographer: Tor Johnson

Gone are the days of polluting cigarette smoke and secondary smoke inhalation for Hawaii’s beaches
Hawaii has signed a new policy to include all of its beaches to be smoke free, allowing holidaymakers to truly enjoy and relax in a healthy and beautiful smoke-free environment, when walking along a Hawaiian pristine talcum powder beach. The policy will be enforced by beach lifeguards and will ensure that the environmental threat to the ocean and eco-system will now be abated.
If you’re planning a trip to Hawaii, later this year see our list of truly inspiring naturally beautiful beaches perfect for a snorkellers paradise or honeymoon destination for the perfect spot to relax and enjoy.

We’ve compiled a list of the best beaches for you to explore and have unforgettable times on:
•Hawaii Island features some of the most picturesque and varied beach landscapes in the islands, from white sand, black sand and green sand beaches with olivine crystals. Some of the best include: Kolekole Beach Park: Twelve miles north of Hilo on the Hamakua Coast you’ll find this jungle garden by the ocean, with a nearby stream lined with smooth lava rocks and a waterfall. A banyan tree leans over the river with a rope swing. Onekahakaha Beach Park: A favourite with locals, this small, shallow sand-bottomed ocean pool is one the safest swimming areas along the Hilo coast, with tide pools and inlets.

•Maui’s Makena Beach known as “Big Beach” is located south of Wailea near the Makena Beach and Golf Resort and provides a secluded alternative to more crowded beaches in Kaanapali and Lahaina. Nestled between two black-lava outcroppings, Makena offers protection from the trade winds and provides great views of the islands of Molokini and Kahoolawe.

•Lanai, Hawaii’s most enticing island is home to The pristine beauty of Hulopoe Bay located on Lanai’s southern coast, Hulopoe Bay greets you with a stunning expanse of pearl-white sand and crystal blue waters. Most of the year, this protected bay fronting the luxurious Four Seasons Resort Lanai at Manele Bay is the best spot on the island for snorkelling and swimming.

•Molokai’s hidden gem is has a ‘must-visit’ Papohaku Beach (also known as Three Mile Beach) and discover three miles of soft-sands uninterrupted down Molokai’s west end. One of Hawaii’s largest white sand beaches at about 100 yards wide, there’s plenty of room to spread out and enjoy the “Friendly Island” ambience.

•Oahu, Waikiki beach, located on the Southern shore of Honolulu is most famous for its beaches and every room is just two or three blocks away from the sea. With Leahi (Diamond Head) as your backdrop, the calm waters of Waikiki are perfect for a surfing lesson.

•Kaui, Poipu Beach as you’ve always imagined and dreamed how Hawaii would look – this is it! The inviting waters of Poipu make it very popular with visitors, locals and even local marine life. From December through May, it’s not uncommon to spot humpback whales spouting off shore. Large honu (Hawaiian green sea turtles) also swim in these waters. But Poipu Beach is most famous for the endangered Hawaiian monk seals that sometimes sunbathe on the shore.