Hawaii Hawaii beaches generate high praise in TripAdvisor U.S. ranking By Shane Nelson / February 24, 2013 Share 1 -- West Maui’s Kaanapali Beach earned the top spot on TripAdvisor’s 2013 Travelers' Choice Beaches Awards for the U.S., leading a group of four Hawaii beaches in the website's top 10. Windward Oahu’s Lanikai Beach placed fifth on TripAdvisor’s top 10 U.S. Beaches list, Wailea Beach on South Maui was sixth and Oahu’s Hanauma Bay was No. 10. According to the website, the rankings were based solely on “feedback from millions of TripAdvisor travelers,” and 276 beaches were chosen from around the globe to create the rankings for not only the best of the U.S. but also the Caribbean, Africa, Europe, Asia, and more. For a look at the rankings as well as what TripAdvisor users had to say about them, visit www.tripadvisor.com/TravelersChoice-Beaches.