Here Are The 16 Most Incredible Natural Wonders In Hawaii
By Megan Shute|Updated on October 19, 2020(Originally published October 05, 2020)
With more than 10 years of experience as a professional writer, Megan holds a degree in Mass Media from her home state of Minnesota. After college, she chose to trade in her winter boots for slippahs and moved to the beautiful island of Oahu, where she has been living for more than five years. She lives on the west side but is constantly taking mini-road trips across the island and visits the neighboring islands whenever she can getaway. She loves hiking, snorkeling, locally-grown coffee, and finding the best acai bowl on Oahu.
Hawaii is truly a nature lover’s paradise — full of crystalline beaches, majestic mountains, breathtaking volcanic craters, and some of the most amazing natural wonders in the entire world. While it’s hard to rank the striking natural beauty found throughout these islands we call home, here are 16 of the most breathtaking natural wonders in Hawaii — from beautiful beaches to ravishing rock formations and everything in between.
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Does Hawaii have any natural wonders?
Are you kidding us? As an island chain formed over thousands of years by volcanic activity, the Hawaiian Islands are absolutely overflowing with natural wonders — our recommendations just depend on what you’re looking for. Whether you enjoy exploring lava tubes or stunning beaches, there’s something for everyone in Hawaii.
What are the most beautiful places in Hawaii?
From mauka to makai, the Hawaiian Islands are home to more jaw-dropping landscapes and natural wonders than we could possibly count. Even still, some landscapes certainly stand out in a crowd: like the summit of Maui’s Mount Haleakala, a volcanic wonder that was shaped by lava and will transport you to another planet or the striking Papakolea Beach found on the southernmost tip of Hawaii Island, one of the world’s only green sand beaches. If you need help starting your bucket list, check out the 21 Unimaginably Beautiful Places In Hawaii That You Must See Before You Die.
What are some of the islands' best beaches?
In a state known for its beaches, it can be hard to choose the best ones but we're particularly fond of the state’s most remote beaches. You’ll find secluded stretches of sand across the state — including beaches like Mokuleia, an end-of-the-road destination on the island of Oahu known for its prominent role on the television series Lost as well as beaches like Kalalau, which is a small stretch of sand nestled along Kauai’s Na Pali Coast that is only accessible via boat or an epic and dangerous 11-mile hiking trail.