From pristine beaches and breathtaking waterfalls to majestic mountains and incredible valleys, Hawaii is home to panoramic views that will blow your mind. Everywhere you look throughout the Hawaiian Islands, you will find beautiful landscapes, however these 18 towns are perhaps a step above the rest.
1) Kailua, Oahu
This beachside town is the epitome of charming – with adorable shops, incredible beaches, and even more incredible views.
2) Hana, Maui
It is undeniable that the Road to Hana is perhaps the most scenic drive in all of Hawaii. Could there be anything more beautiful than this red sand beach?
3) Waimea, Kauai
The first European settlers to reach Hawaii landed in Waimea in 1778, and I’m sure they were absolutely blown away by the stunning coastline.
4) Hilo, Big Island
The largest city on Hawaii Island, Hilo is blessed with more than beautiful beaches – the city is also home to dramatic waterfalls, lush rainforests, and magnificent gardens.
5) Lanai City, Lanai
Lanai is truly a hidden gem - and as the island's only true city, Lanai City is just as spectacular.
6) Hauula, Oahu
This small town on Oahu’s northeastern shores might be far away from the big city, but that is what makes it so serene, and stunning.
7) Lahaina, Maui
Lahaina is not only the gateway to some of the island’s best beaches, but it also boasts striking views of the West Maui Mountains.
8) Hanapepe, Kauai
Combine this lovely swinging bridge, the small town’s bustling art scene and stellar views and you’ve got a quintessential Hawaiian town.
9) Honoka’a, Big Island
When traveling from Waimea, Honokaa offers the first unobstructed view of the vast Pacific Ocean. And that lush greenery is to die for.
10) Honolulu, Oahu
It’s hard to deny that the epicenter of the Hawaiian Islands, the capital city of Honolulu, is an incredible city, if you’re into architecture and big cities, that is.
11) Kahului, Maui
Stunning views of Maui’s majestic mountains abound in Kahului, which houses the main airport for the island.
12) Wailua, Kauai
With the beautiful Wailua River and gorgeous waterfalls, there is no wonder how this town made this list.
13) Hawi, Big Island
This peaceful haven on Hawaii Island’s north shore is lush, inviting, and home to the annual Ironman World Championship.
14) Kaunakakai, Molokai
This picturesque Hawaiian town is where you will find the island’s main harbor.
15) Makaha, Oahu
Oahu’s leeward coast often goes unrecognized, but it should be impossible to deny the beauty that is this small town, nestled between the grand Pacific and the Waianae Mountain Range.
16) Kihei, Maui
Located on the southwestern shores of Maui, Kihei was once a frequent destination for sojourning Hawaiian royalty.
17) Hanalei, Kauai
Hanalei boasts not only lush valleys where taro crop thrives, but an incredible beach as well.
18) Kailua-Kona, Big Island
This lively seaside town is home to several resort areas, as well as some of the best weather in Hawaii.
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