Lanikai Beach, Oahu
Lanikai has been ranked many times among the best beaches in the world. Two lovely offshore islands, soft white sand, and azure blue waters make it the idyllic tropical postcard spot. The two islands located offshore are called the Na Mokulua (or simply "The Mokes"), and the southern island is a bird sanctuary. Lanikai means "heavenly ocean," a name that is very apt for such a tranquil and gorgeous location. The area is ideal for sunrise viewing, and the full moonrise is stunning to see from this beach.