When you close your eyes and picture yourself on a relaxing vacation in Hawaii, it’s only natural that you’d likely envision yourself on one of the Islands’ white sand beaches, maybe a Mai Tai in hand, as the rolling waves crash in the distance. Hawaii and its exquisite beaches are what bring millions of visitors to the Islands each year. Even better, many hotels, from the West side and North Shore of Oahu to bustling Waikiki, are right on the beach, enabling you to walk down to relax on the sand or jump in the ocean as long and as often as you’d like.
Turtle Bay Resort on the island’s North Shore is a sprawling hotel that is not only beach front, but also offers many outdoor activities on the hotel grounds.
For a luxurious, ocean front hotel, book a stay at Halekulani Hotel. It’s one of the island’s few five-star hotels.
Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa in West Oahu, is a fun, kid-friendly resort that offers several Disney-themed activities but is also nearby to the island’s beautiful, and often more secluded beaches.
Read 10Best’s list for the best hotels on Oahu giving guests stellar ocean views and easy access to the island’s best beaches.