Traveling to Hawaii is likely on the top of your must-do list, but the problem is, it’s on everyone else’s too! Since overwhelming crowds can take away from what should be a relaxing and blissful experience, why not stay off the tourist path and have your own exciting adventures? We’ve rounded up 8 of the best hidden spots in Hawaii that give you your dream vacation, free of frustrating crowds.
Hawaii is filled with underground caves, many of them lava tubes, and several of them can be explored with or without a guide. Check out what the caves have to offer, and explore fun tours here.
Red Sand Beach on Kaihalulu Bay is a pocket beach on the island of Maui on Kaʻuiki Head. It’s a dramatic and beautiful hidden cove that will give you full-on beach bliss all to yourself.
If you love a good hike, you can walk or bike through this gorgeous, two-mile trail at the Polipoli State Park in Kula. The hike begins at the Polipoli campground at 6,200 feet above sea level, and you’ll descend through a winding trail surrounded by towering Redwood trees, cedars, and pines. Take a look at a complete guide here.
Almost a hundred years ago, two wallabies escaped from their confinement in a zoo, and, well, nature took its course. Now, Kalihi Valley on Oahu is said to be home to a small colony of these adorable minimarsupials, which are native to Australia.
This hidden spot is located on Kauai’s North Shore, and its unique location allows sunlight to shine through its clear waters, creating an otherworldly blue light inside the cave.
Black with white stripes or white with . . . gold stripes? Head to the Three Ring Ranch, an exotic animal sanctuary in Kailua-Kona, to see this rare beauty, whose unique color is caused by a pigmentation abnormality called amelanosis. The ranch rescues and rehabilitates a wide range of animals from birds to zebras, making this a great destination for animal-lovers and kids.
Translated as “hill of escape,” this historic site is the largest Hawaiian temple on the island of Oahu. Built in the 1600s, this sacred spot is a peaceful destination for some historical exploration while you’re in Hawaii.
Did you know that an entire forest of bamboo trees existed? It does in Kula. This one-of-a-kind hike is off the beaten path, and you’ll be able to enjoy the serenity and pure awesomeness without sifting through huge crowds.
The beauty is in your hand! Come for a visit~