When you plan your trip to Hawaii you expect amazing natural beauty, but don’t underestimated just how much there was to see! From the waterfalls, to the beaches, to the gorgeous grass covered mountains one could never get enough. One way to ensure you don’t miss anything is to research your trip and and the many things to do and places to see. Many of the most amazing places are off the beaten path and not necessarily recommended by your concierge. Island hoping is easy and a must do to really take in all that is Hawaii. The climate changes from island to island and for the most part can swing from hot to cold in as little as 15 minutes apart. From breath taking cliff hikes, views that will amaze you and some pretty spectacular waterfalls, pools, nature trails and more. This article was created to assist you in your adventure. Please feel free to add to this article by sharing your adventure and perhaps a new place you have uncovered in your travels.
This cave is located on Kauai’s northern shore, and is often called the Blue Room Cave due to its vibrant blue water. This blue tint is brightest when the sun is shining into the cave. It was also used in Pirates of Caribbean movie, but warning, the water is super cold.
Rainbow (Waiānuenue) Falls is a waterfall located in Hilo, Hawaii. It got its name because if it is sunny in the morning, you will be able to see a rainbow from the falls. It is 80 ft (24 m) tall and almost 100 ft (30 m) wide.
This beach may not be ideal for laying out but the contrast in black and white lava rocks sure do make for a great photo!
I knew there were Japanese influences in Hawaiian culture, but who knew you didn’t have to go all the way to Japan to see an amazing bamboo forest? It is super exciting that Maui has their own.
Most people are surprised to learn that Hawaii features some exquisitely beautiful red sand beaches. Kaihalulu Beach in Hana, Hawaii is one place where you can observe this phenomenon, but be prepared for a decent hike to uncover this gem. Also worth noting is that due to the secluded nature of this little piece of paradise, Kaihalulu is known unofficially as a clothing-optional beach.
This 500 year old lava cave (yes 500 years old!) is a must see spot if you are on The Big Island. There are quite a few lava tubes on the island, but Nahuku is one of the easiest and biggest to get to. These tubes are formed from flowing lava cooling and hardening.
This temple was built to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the first Japanese immigrants to Hawaii, is a replica of another from Kyoto, Japan, and is a perfect way to pay homage to Hawaii’s Japanese influence. This beautiful temple is surrounded by lush Japanese gardens and koi ponds. It is also featured in a few tv series including Hawaii Five-O, Magnum, Lost and House of the Rising Sun.
Waterfalls and more waterfalls. Can you count how many? This mountain range was formed by ancient volcanoes erupting. Today, there are dramatic cliffs left on the Eastern side of Oahu. On a rainy day water pools at the top and you can see spectacular waterfalls coming down the cliffs.
The Seven Sacred Pools are one of the most popular attractions in Maui. This beautiful park has pools for swimming and waterfalls. Even though it is prohibited, you will often see people jumping down the waterfalls. If you go, make sure to go early as it can get quite crowded as the day goes on.
The very best place to snorkel on the island. This beautiful bay features an easy and excellent location to snorkel. There are over 400 species of fish, and an abundance of sea turtles. Make sure if you snorkel you have a waterproof phone case or a dry bag dry bag for your electronics.
We are barley tapping into the amazing wonders of Hawaii. Make sure to explore of our website and blog to help plan your trip. From restaurants, activities, and the many beaches throughout. You are sure to find something to do. Also, make sure you check out our Kiahuna Beachside Condos.
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