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AP: Hanalei Bay the World’s Best Beach

By Mark D. Roberts | Saturday, May 23, 2009

The AP reports that Hanalei Bay on the Hawaiian island of Kauai was ranked as the best beach in the world by “Dr. Beach,” Stephen P. Leatherman. (HT: Nathan Roberts.) Leatherman, director of Florida International University’s Laboratory for Coastal Research, said, “The sheer beauty of Hanalei Bay is breathtaking. It’s really an idyllic setting.”

No kidding. The north shore of Kauai, including Hanalei, is one of my favorite places in the world. So, in honor of its recent recognition, here are some photos of the Hanalei area.

First, Hanalei Bay (from the condos where I was staying, near the St. Regis Hotel).

Next, a quaint church in Hanalei. Linda and I attended worship there. The service was God-glorifying and the theology quite biblical.

Then, the view from a coffee bar in Hanalei. Yes, they had Internet, and cats. There are thousands of feral (wild) cats on Kauai, some of which are friendly.

Finally, a view from a few miles west of Hanalei. This is Makana Peak, though it’s best known as “Bali Hai” from its role in the movie South Pacific.

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2 Responses to “AP: Hanalei Bay the World’s Best Beach”

  1. J. Falconer Says:
    May 23rd, 2009 at 10:17 am

    Rev. Roberts, Linda,Nathan & Kara, Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts & experiences traveling, ministry, hobbies & current life in Texas. It satisfies our wanderlust to experience the different places you travel & or live (and lived) Thanks Nathan for sharing your interests & website. It’s so refreshing that you have many hobbies. Friends move, go through life changes whether desired or not (health, jobs, schools, relatives, hobbies, travel etc.) I’d love to live part-time and or full-time on Kauai single or hitched(Ha!) At middle age keenagers, not teenagers I guess that
    s a part of life. Kauai is pretty expensive(Hawaii) but dreams do come true hopefully sooner than later. I was surprised that Hawaii had medium tax incentives-I assumed it would be like California or New York-very expensive & unfavorable tax climates. It’s wonderful you & your sister can travel with family and see different states & compare & contrast to TX & CA.j

  2. J. Falconer Says:
    May 23rd, 2009 at 10:28 am

    To the Roberts Family, Thanks again for this website & forgive typos!! (Not the last 3 decade computer generation–but still trying-the old college try! Ha. s is for is Have a wonderful weekend & Holiday. Love & prayers from noah’s ark near palm springs, ca j & family


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