The Desert Oasis Hiding In Hawaii That Is Pure Magic
By Megan Shute|Published February 25, 2017
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.
The Hawaiian Islands are world-renowned for their incredible beaches, cascading waterfalls, and lush landscapes, but you’re sure in for a surprise to discover that the Hawaiian Islands – specifically the island of Hawaii – are home to 10 of the world’s 14 distinct climates, including deserts. This vast and mysterious land located within the southwesternmost district on the island of Hawaii, the Ka’u desert is home to dried lava remnants, volcanic ash, sand, and gravel – and little else. This is the Ka’u Desert, and while it is rarely visited by tourists, it is an absolute beauty.