This Underrated Overlook Has One Of The Best Views In All Of Hawaii

Each of Hawaii’s eight main islands — as well as the countless islets and atolls we’ve never visited — is home to unsurpassed natural beauty around every corner. And while we love the lookouts at the summits of Mauna Kea, Haleakala, and Diamond Head, there is one overlook on the island of Kauai with phenomenal views everyone needs to visit at least once. We’ll give you a hint: it’s not the Waimea Canyon or Kalalau Valley lookouts.

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The Hanalei Valley Lookout is located off of the Kuhio Highway across from the Princeville Shopping Center on the island of Kauai. Click here to find exact directions. Have you ever visited this vista? Share your experience and thoughts with us in the comments below, and join our Hawaii Nature Lovers Facebook group to discover more of Hawaii’s best natural scenes.

For another phenomenal Hawaiian vista that’s both overlooked and easy to reach, head to Oahu’s Lanai Lookout.