Hawaii is such a laid-back state,that pretty much every town here offers a quiet, simple life. But some of our towns have a certain charm and calmness that really makes them stand out. Whether you’re visiting, looking for a new place to settle, or already live in one of these 10 little Hawaiian towns, you’ll definitely find tranquility here.
1. Naalehu, Big Island
The Shaka Restaurant is the most southern bar in the United States, but if that's not enough to convince you about the laid-back nature of this town, check out the incredibly green scenery for an even more calming effect than the alcohol!
2. Honokaa, Big Island
From the wooden boardwalk on Mamane Street to the People's Theater, this little town offers many pretty spots for a casual stroll.
3. Kaunakakai, Molokai
This little town still has no traffic lights and has barely changed since 1900. Here you'll find the longest pier in the state, along with residents fishing for their dinners.
4. Hana, Maui
The white-knuckle drive to Hana is well worth your time, because this little town remains one of the most isolated in the country. Tourists might wander through with their cameras, but the residents get to enjoy this pretty town 24/7.
5. Koloa, Kauai
Koloa is rich with history, and its Old Town has preserved it well. Drive through the tunnel of trees, and stroll past historic shops.
6. Hanalei, Kauai
This picturesque little town offers a laid-back vibe and stunning views of the lush, green mountains. The historic Hanalei pier is perfect for an evening walk, too.
7. Hau'ula Oahu
Residents here love the park, which stretches along the beach and offers both recreation and relaxation. The little town also has a nice commercial center, so there's no stress about where to find your groceries here.
8. Pa'ia, Maui
Paia has managed to escape most of the tourist trade, even though it's on the way to Hana. This funky little town has eclectic residents, and plenty of charm.
9. Kapa’a, Kauai
Huffington Post proclaimed this little town as one of the most underrated in the whole country. Its sweet shops, many recreational activities and less-touristy nature make it the perfect laid-back Hawaiian town.
10. Hawi, Big Island
This historic sugar plantation town is frequented by cyclists and is home to an artist community. This little town offers its residents a truly simple, enjoyable life.