One thing I didnt expect on my trip to Hawaii was that so many beaches were not swimmable. My resort sat on this beach (The Fairmont Kea Lani) and I was so glad that it did. This beach was very nice and you could swim there without having to hike down the road. We did do the boogie boards, and there are perfect waves to do so, without getting hurt. I also saw a lot of fish as I swam. There are rocks however, so while swimming you need to remain aware, because you do tend to drift further down the beach from the currents.