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Back to the Beach

As summertime begins to lull us with its charms, it’s the perfect time to head out to Hawai‘i’s beaches. After getting your feet wet in the waves, stop by these chic shoreline hangouts for some serious refreshment.

‘ULU Ocean Grill & Sushi Lounge at Four Seasons Resort Hualālai

1. ‘ULU Ocean Grill & Sushi Lounge
This exquisitely dreamy spot showcases the spectacular sunsets of historic Ka‘ūpūlehu. Snag a seat at the intimate 10-seat bar and feast on seriously fresh sashimi and sushi. Afterwards, dine al fresco on exquisite creations that show off Hawai‘i’s seafood. Four Seasons Resort Hualālai, 72-100 Ka‘ūpūlehu Drive, Kailua-Kona, Hawai‘i Island, 325.8000, fourseasons.com/hualalai

2. Surfer, the Bar
Leave it to the legendary surf magazine to create the North Shore’s coolest bar. Drop by the hot live music. This month’s roster includes the legendary Hapa, who performs on May 25. Turtle Bay Resort, 57-091 Kamehameha Highway, Kahuku, 293.6000, turtlebaysurf.com/surferthebar

3. Mai Tai Bar at The Royal Hawaiian
Make a great escape right in the heart of Waikīkī. At the legendary Pink Palace, get comfortable Oceanside. What to order? One of the signature mai tais, of course! The Royal Hawaiian, 2259 Kalākaua Ave., Waikīkī, 931.4600, royal-hawaiian.com/dining/maitaibar

4. Mama’s Fish House
The ultimate in tiki-bar style, this North Shore destination on Maui has gained a faithful following over the years. Indulge in the Tahitian poisson cru, or raw fish marinated in lime juice and coconut milk. 799 Poho Place, Pā‘ia, Maui, 579.8488, mamasfishhouse.com

5. Lava Lava Beach Club
Location, location, location. The property’s cottages and restaurant are nestled on 10 gorgeous acres at Anaeho‘omalu Bay. You’ll come for drinks, but, believe us, you’ll want to stay the whole night. 69-1081 Ku‘uali‘i Place, Waikoloa, Hawai‘i Island, 769.5282, lavalavabeachclub.com