Hawaii November 19, 2016
The Underrated Lookout That Just Might Be The Most Beautiful Place In Hawaii
southeastern shore is perhaps one of the most gorgeous stretches of coastline in all of Hawaii, and while we love Haunama Bay, Makapu’u Lighthouse, and Halona Cove as much as the next person, there is one place we think should be getting a little more attention.
Nestled between Hanauma Bay and Koko Head to the west and the Halona Blowhole to the right on Kalanaianaole Highway, the breathtaking Lanai Lookout is often overlooked for more well-known attractions. Why exactly? Because this lookout point is home to much more than meets the eye.
From the parking lot of this scenic overlook, you will have uninterrupted views of the stunning Pacific Ocean, and, on a clear day, the islands of Lanai, Molokai and even Maui.
But what is really special about this lookout is the stunning lava formations you’ll find once you hop over the short wall surrounding the parking lot.
The vibrant blue waves crash into the rock formations, creating what I personally believe to be one of the greatest photo opportunities on Oahu.
When the wind and tide conditions are right, you can expect to see up to 25 foot waves here - so please, be careful.
If you visit the lookout December through May, you might just be lucky enough to witness humpback whales frolicking off the coast!
The small parking lot is often packed, but if you’re the first car waiting, you can usually snag a spot fairly quickly.
Even better - hop on the motorcycle of yours or rent a moped for this incredible drive. You certainly won’t be disappointed. Just don’t forget your helmet.
Honestly, the photos speak for themselves. Can you imagine a more beautiful landscape than this?
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