Pack your bags for paradise, otherwise known as Kapalua Bay Beach on the northwest side of Maui, which regularly tops Dr. Beach’s list.
Once you arrive, snorkel and swim through crystal-clear water inside a relaxing cove bookended by two headlands formed by volcanic lava flowing into the sea. If you’ve never been snorkeling, Kapalua Bay will ruin you for all snorkeling experiences, but it’s absolutely worth it. According to the Hawaii Snorkeling blog, snorkelers are likely to swim among butterfly fish, parrot fish, damsel fish, surgeon fish, moorish idol, tang, wrasse, box fish, perch, chub, trigger fish, the former Hawaii State Fish Humuhumunukunukuapuaa, goat fish, porcupine fish, hawk fish, scorpion fish, jacks, cornet fish, crustaceans and invertebrates.
When you’re back on dry land, warm your toes in the silky white sand while breathing in the cool salty air.