HAWAII (HawaiiNewsNow) - With its prime position in the Pacific and warm weather year round, it's no wonder that Hawaii is known for its breathtaking beaches — many of which have been ranked among the best in the U.S.
TripAdvisor, the popular travel and tourism site, has released its 2018 Traveler's Choice Awards which ranks travel destinations based on reviews by users of the site. One of its most popular awards lists the top 25 beaches in the United States.
This year three Hawaii beaches made the top 10.
Lanikai Beach in Kailua came in at number 10 and Hanauma Bay, another Oahu beach, was just a few slots ahead at number five.
Kaanapali Beach in Maui's Lahaina Town came closest to the top coming in third place.
In total, nine Hawaii beaches made the top 25 including Waikiki, Hapuna and Wailea beaches.
However, Clearwater Beach in Florida was ultimately deemed best beach in the United States.