Lanikai is perhaps the most "Caribbean"-looking beach in all of Hawaii. In fact, the guidebooks rank it was one of the top 3 most beautiful beaches in the USA. The beach has unbelievably white same and surrounded by lush palm trees and luxury villas. The water ranges from deep blue to light turquoise. There's a small coral reef a few feet from the short but during the summer the seas pick up and the visibility is limited. The beach is usually not crowded, even during weekends. We also saw a traditional Hawaiian burial on the beach: the cover rafts with flowers and the ashes are laid on the rafts to be carried out into the ocean. I suppose that heaven couldn't be too far away from this place.