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These scores tell you how well-liked a place is in each Tribe. Gogobot Tribes are groups who share a certain travel style, like Family Travelers or History Buffs.
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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 88%Budget Travelers
- 80%Luxury Travelers
- 80%Family Travelers
- 51%Green Travelers
- 51%Local Culture
Member Reviews (21)
- Hapuna BeachMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 7Feb 01, 2014
Often ranked among the best beaches in the country Hapuna Beach is beautiful and quite deserving of the title. Unfortunately it is not a very large beach and due to it's fame it can be a bit busy for a beach.
- Hapuna BeachMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4Nov 06, 2013
Attractive beach with good surf, soft sand, and turquoise water that quickly melts into a deep blue. Easy access through a public park or a more secluded area managed by the Hapuna Prince
- Hapuna BeachOct 25, 2013
It sometimes seems a little unfair how many gorgeous beaches the Kona side of the Big Island has. A long, gold-sand half-moon crescent, Hapuna is usually sun-drenched and filled with families and kids. Backed by a huge resort hotel, it's not my first choice for quiet, remote swimming waters. But if you want a busy beach scene and a well-groomed strand, Hapuna won't disappoint.
- Hapuna BeachCommunity ManagerMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 8Mar 18, 2013
A great beach for frolicking in the water, body surfing, laying on the beach, or having a bbq/picnic in the park. Lots of parking and a short walk down to the sand. It's also a nice place to watch the sunset.
- Hapuna BeachMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesLuxury TravelersFeb 04, 2013
Best for Families: At 200 feet, Hapuna is the widest beach on the Big Island. It’s also ranked No. 3 for groups, thanks to well-paved parking lots, picnic pavilions, and plenty of concession stands.Recommended for:Family Travelers
- Hapuna BeachJul 05, 2012
What a quiet little gem not far from our resort. There were quite a few people here, but plenty of room to spread out. It felt like we were the only ones here. The water was warmer than I expected for winter and I can't believe we've missed this the last two times we were on The Big Island
- Hapuna BeachOct 25, 2013
Hapuna beach on the Big Island of Hawaii is one of the most popular and happening beaches on this largest Hawaiian island. The absolutely beautiful water here is shallow for about a football field's length into the ocean, and then it drops off. Tourists will find the shallow waters perfect to cool off in and swim leisurely. Beyond the point where it drops off can be an absolutely world class body-surfing location on days with swell (which itself does not disrupt the tranquility of the shallow offshore area). The densely populated shallow water waders are an excellent audience to show off your skills and/or bravery. Since the big waves break in deeper water, both experienced and inexperienced surfers should find this break enjoyable and safe. Still, it's recommended that you at least be confident in your swimming ability before heading into the whitewater. The beach itself is typically Hawaiian, with clean white sand and bordering palm trees. Hapuna Beach is indeed one of Hawaii's top beaches, and perhaps the very tops when swell comes through.