There is something beautifully nostalgic and tranquil about a small town in Hawaii – as though the town itself is urging visitors to slow down, relax, and take it all in. The cute boutiques, fantastic eateries, and stunning scenery found in these seven charming Hawaiian towns will have you wanting a simpler way of life. Without further ado, here are the best small towns in Hawaii everyone should visit ASAP:

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There you have it! What towns would you say are the best small towns in Hawaii? We know we missed several, so please share your beautiful towns with us in the comments – and don’t forget to include photographs!

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Best Small Towns in Hawaii

  1. What are some of the best small towns in Hawaii?

Hawaii is a stunningly beautiful state, as most everyone knows, but what lots of folks don’t know is that it’s also got plenty of places that have that small-town charm. Some of the best small towns in Hawaii include:  

  • Hana – This stunning little town is absolutely perfect for nature lovers!  
  • Naalehu – Home of the truly unique green(ish) sand beach known as Papakolea Green Sand Beach. Oh, and it’s close to a black sand beach too. Cool!  
  • Na'alehu – Literally the southernmost town in the United States with a working Post Office, this little town is home to some amazing shopping and dining, plus that classic Hawaiian beauty.  

 

Learn more about our favorite small towns in Hawaii.  

  1. Which small beach towns in Hawaii should I add to my bucket list? 

Speaking of small towns in Hawaii, what about small beach towns? Of course, this beautiful little paradise has plenty of those, and you’re sure to love them. Some of the best beach towns in Hawaii are:  

  • Hanalei – We're pretty sure this is the place everyone thinks about when they picture Hawaii.  
  • Haleiwa – This one is world-famous for its amazing surfing, and it’s so ridiculously beautiful that even locals can’t get enough of it.  
  • Koloa – Hoping to see something like a wild sea turtle in person? Lounge on the beaches of Koloa and see what you can see.  
  • Pa’ia - This small town is located right on the beaches of Maui, and it’s the perfect getaway destination.  

 

Learn more about all of these amazing beach towns in Hawaii, plus a lot more!   

  1. What are some fun things to do in Hawaii? 

There's so much to do, see, and experience in Hawaii that it might just take an entire lifetime to do it all. Some things are definitely more bucket-list worthy than others; some of the best things to do in Hawaii include:  

  • Pipiwai Trail – We're pretty sure this incredible hike through numerous unique landscapes, including a bamboo forest and a rainforest, might actually be heaven.  
  • The Glass Beach of Kauai – This beach is exactly what it sounds like (just not as sharp). It’s covered in tons of beautifully smooth sea glass in various colors. You need to see it to believe it!  
  • Kalapana Lava Flows – One of the few places on earth where you can safely watch lava pouring from the earth.  

 

Learn more about all of these amazing natural wonders in Hawaii, plus many more!