15 Places In Hawaii You Thought Only Existed In Your Imagination

From an enchanting red sand beach and a beautiful lavender farm to a serene hiking trail and awe-inspiring temple, the Hawaiian Islands are home to a seemingly limitless supply of magical spots most people only dream of. These 15 breathtaking places in Hawaii are quite simply awe-inspiring, and will surely have you doing a double-take to decide if that vision of beauty is real — or just a figment of your imagination.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

How many of these simply breathtaking places in Hawaii have you visited? Which one is your favorite? To discover more stunning spots to visit in the Aloha State, click here to read about 15 Beautiful Spots In Hawaii Where Time Stands Still.

Address: 1100 Waipoli Rd, Kula, HI 96790, USA
Address: 1571-4 Poipu Rd, Koloa, HI 96756, USA
Address: 84-5140 Painted Church Rd, Captain Cook, HI 96704, USA
Address: 250 Haiku Rd, Haiku, HI 96708, USA
Address: Manoa Falls, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA
Address: 107 Kaholalele Rd, Kapa?a, HI 96746, USA
Address: 59-776 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa, HI 96712, USA
Address: 10600 Hana Hwy, Haiku, HI 96708, USA
Address: 4295 Nuuanu Pali Dr, Honolulu, HI 96817, USA
Address: Kalalau Trail, Kapa?a, HI 96746, USA
Address: Kaihalulu Beach, Hana, HI 96713, USA
Address: 47-200 Kahekili Hwy, Kaneohe, HI 96744, USA
Address: 800 Olowalu Village Rd, Lahaina, HI 96761, USA
Address: 60 N Nimitz Hwy #1106, Honolulu, HI 96817, USA
Address: Lake Waiau, Hawaii, USA
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Breathtaking Places In Hawaii

September 09, 2020

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 the most beautiful scenic drives in Hawaii? 

The Aloha State is home to several incredible scenic drives as evidenced above, but the most famous is easily the Road to Hana. This infamous 64.4-mile highway that stretches from Kahului to Hana is popular not for the destination — Hana Town — but for the incredible journey it takes to get there: namely its 620 curves and 59 bridges, most of which are just one-lane wide. Others that deserve mention include Waimea Canyon Road, Oahu’s Kalanianaole Highway, and Hawaii Island’s Mauna Kea Access Road.

Where should I go to take photos of Hawaii? 

The Aloha State is a photographer’s paradise, and while we love heading to the islands’ most famous lookout spots — think Oahu’s Pali Lookout, Waipio Valley on Hawaii Island, or Kauai’s Waimea Canyon — stunning natural beauty can be found all around you here in Hawaii — from the golden yellow leaves that blanket the trees of Oahu every year to the vistas you’ll encounter on Hawaii’s lesser-known trails like this one.

Address: 1100 Waipoli Rd, Kula, HI 96790, USA
Address: 1571-4 Poipu Rd, Koloa, HI 96756, USA
Address: 84-5140 Painted Church Rd, Captain Cook, HI 96704, USA
Address: 250 Haiku Rd, Haiku, HI 96708, USA
Address: Manoa Falls, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA
Address: 107 Kaholalele Rd, Kapa?a, HI 96746, USA
Address: 59-776 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa, HI 96712, USA
Address: 10600 Hana Hwy, Haiku, HI 96708, USA
Address: 4295 Nuuanu Pali Dr, Honolulu, HI 96817, USA
Address: Kalalau Trail, Kapa?a, HI 96746, USA
Address: Kaihalulu Beach, Hana, HI 96713, USA
Address: 47-200 Kahekili Hwy, Kaneohe, HI 96744, USA
Address: 800 Olowalu Village Rd, Lahaina, HI 96761, USA
Address: 60 N Nimitz Hwy #1106, Honolulu, HI 96817, USA
Address: Lake Waiau, Hawaii, USA