20 Amazing Photos From Hawaii

It’s no secret that Hawaii is inherently photogenic. The great diversity of beaches, the tall mountain peaks covered in lush vegetation, the magnificent sunsets,  they all make great subjects for landscape photography. I think it’s pretty hard to take a bad picture in this tropical paradise. Over the years I visited the islands many times and managed to accumulate a great deal of pictures. I have assembled here some of my favorite photos from Hawaii, representing a cross selection of the beautiful places on these islands. I hope you will enjoy them and if you never visited Hawaii, they will inspire you to travel there.

[1] The reef at Kee Beach, on the North Shore of Kauai. The picture was taken when the tide was very low.Hi

[2] Kalalau Valley seen from Koke’e State Park. This is one of the most spectacular views on the island of Kauai 

[3]  Waimea Canyon, also on the island of Kauai, is called by many “The Grand Canyon of the Pacific”SN202542.JPG
[4] Hanalei River Estuary and Bay, one of Kauai’s most popular rivers for kayaking and paddle boarding
[5] Puna District is one of the areas where you can view the lava flow and its destruction on the Big Island DSCN2683.JPG
[6] Afternoon sun on one of the beaches in Lahaina, on the island of Maui
[7] Farm on the road to Hana, one of the most heart-clutching and beautiful drives in Maui
[8] The Secret Falls, a very popular spot in Kauai. To get to the trailhead you have to kayak up the Wailua River.IMG_0041-2
[9] View of the Molokai island from Maui
[10] Lahaina Harbor, one of the best places to watch the sunset on Maui
[11] The small beach in front of the Four Seasons Resort at Wailea, on Maui hi14
[12] Tide pools at low tide on the Big Island of Hawaiihi1
[13] The beach in front of the Grand Hyatt Resort on the South shore of Kauaihi13
[14] Hapuna Beach on the Big Island of Hawaiihi9
[15] Allerton Botanical Garden in Kauai, a romantic and tranquil place, a real walk through paradisehi8
[16] Hanalei Valley Overlook where the mountains form a superb backdrop for the green watery Taro fields. One of Kauai’s most scenic viewshi6
[17] Nakalele Blowhole on the island of Mauihi3
[18] Iao Valley State Park in Mauihi2
[19] Haleakala Crater on Maui, right after the sunrise 
[20] Sunset at Kaanapali Beach, Mauihi4

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30 Comments on “20 Amazing Photos From Hawaii

  1. Wow Anda, these photos are stunning and so inviting. I haven’t been to Hawaii in 16 years, and now that I live in New Zealand, my general thinking pushed it way down on my list, until now. Your photos are really inviting. Secret falls, palm trees, sunset, and warm tropical waters. Maybe it’s time for another visit.
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  2. We spent a month in Hawaii, spread across Kauai, Big Isaland and Oahu – My top pics would be from Sunset beach (because a monk seal came up on the sand) and Lanakai on Oahu, Mauna Kea Beach on Big Island (and all around the volcano – just mind blowing), and pretty much what you’ve shared on Kauai…so beautiful!
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  3. Stunning photos of one my favorite places! And I wish I would’ve gone to the Botanical Garden on Kauai but we passed it by. As we say, next time!

    • The Botanical Gardens in Kauai are really worth a vitas and they have two locations: one in Princeville, the other next to Poipu Beach.

  4. Thanks, Anda. Great photos. I’ve only been to Maui, but want to get out to Kauai on another trip of trails, pictures, black beaches.

  5. It has been a few years since my last trip to Hawaii. Your beautiful photos took me back to lovely memories of warm sunshine and beautiful sandy beaches which was most appreciated today as I watch the snow accumulating out my window.
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  6. My jaw dropped several times while looking at these pictures. Seriously! I have been to Hawaii only once (Oahu) and I really had a great time. I want to go back to Oahu and explore more on my own. Of course, I want to go to the other islands too. I have to make the time to visit.
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    • I highly recommend you go to Maui or Kauai before you return for a second trip to Oahu. Actually Oahu is the least spectacular of all the Hawaiian islands.

  7. What spectacular photos of Hawaii and the Waimea Canyon looks amazing. Is it possible to trek down part of it?

    • Not down the canyon itself, Suze. However, there are plenty of trails around in the area above the canyon that are gorgeously beautiful.

    • Yea, I hear you, Juergen. Sometimes I’d like to be able to reach Hawaii by car too, but then it wouldn’t be an archipelago anymore, ha,ha,ha!

  8. Absolutely gorgeous photos, Anda! Hawaii is one of those places that I’m dying to visit and photograph. Hopefully it will happen one day 😀

  9. Iao Valley State Park is a best place for having enjoyment and tourists can enjoy there stunning views of nature beauty. I also spent really awesome time there before my 3 day tour to Grand Canyon with my few friends. We all had huge fun there and I really enjoyed it. I have a plan to go to there once again with my whole family in my free time for enjoyment.

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