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This Scenic Drive Is One Of The Most Underrated In Hawaii

On the northeastern side of Hawaii Island, far from the luxury resorts of the Kona Coast is an underrated and little-travelled section of coastal wonderment. The Hamakua Coast, which stretches north from Hilo, and is punctuated by lush, tropical rainforests, cascading waterfalls, and panoramic seaside views.

Before you start planning your drive, check out “13 Thoughts Everyone Has While Driving In Hawaii.” Oh, and don’t forget to add Maui’s Hana Highway, Oahu’s southeastern coast, and Kauai’s tunnel of trees to your Hawaii driving bucket list.

Megan Shute
Megan is a freelance journalist residing near Honolulu, Hawaii. She is obsessed with hiking, beach trips, locally-grown coffee, and finding the best acai bowl on Oahu.