The Lagoon at Ko Olina

There's something about standing on the beach, any beach, in Hawaii and letting every care and stress in the world just evaporate, at least temporarily. This shot was taken on the Hawaiian island of Oahu at a resort area called Ko Olina. There are several beautiful hotels in this area, but the main draw is the series of lagoons along the beach. Whether you prefer lounging on soft sand of one or climbing the rocks of another, the lagoons are great places to let your stresses disappear.