A: The Big Island features jaw-dropping beaches with varied landscapes and terrains. Visit black and white sandy beaches and explore the Island of Hawaii. Located in Kona, Kahaluu Beach is known for honu (Hawaiian green sea turtles) that frequent its shores. Go snorkeling or swimming at Kahaluu, a local favorite. Laaloa Beach, AKA Disappearing Sands or Magic Sands Beach, due to the sand disappearing overnight due to tidal shifts. This beach is known for stellar surf conditions, so take your boards with you.
Onekahakaha Beach Park in Hilo is perfect for family snorkeling, as it has a shallow bottom and low tides. For a once-in-a-lifetime beach experience, make your way to Papakōlea Green Sand Beach. Named after the green crystal sand, visitors can swim, but it does get rough. Getting to this beach does require a hike, so be prepared for an adventure.