Top 10 Most Beautiful Places in Hawaii
Hawaii is one of most popular traveling destinations in the world. The island has so many tourist objects that is difficult to find in other countries. Some of the most popular location in Hawaii is what I am going to share with you here. This is 10 most beautiful Locations in Hawaii.
1 ) Lanikai Beach
Lanikai Beach is located in Lanikai, a suburb of Kailua, on the windward coast of Oahu, Hawaii. This small 0.5 mile beach has been constantly ranked among the best beaches in the world. Adjacent to Lanikai Beach is a primarily upper-class residential area, because of this it is only accessible through public access paths. There are no public parking lots, restrooms, showers or lifeguards.
During the weekdays, this beach is very empty but on weekends and the high tourist season it is extremely crowded. Lanikai is a very popular spot for photo shoots, and many world-renowned models and photographers can be seen here. Especially during a full moon, Lanikai Beach presents some of the most beautiful and desirable scenes in the entire world.
2 ) Hilo
Hilo is the second-largest CDP in the State of Hawaii and the largest settlement on the island of Hawaii with a population of 43,263 during the 2010 census.Â Hilo is the county seat of Hawaii County, Hawaii, and is situated in the South Hilo District. The town overlooks Hilo Bay, and is near two shield volcanoes, Mauna Loa, considered active, and Mauna Kea, a dormant volcano upon which some of the best ground-based astronomical observatories are placed.
3 ) Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park displays the results of 70 million years of volcanism, migration, and evolution — processes that thrust a bare land from the sea and clothed it with unique ecosystems, and a distinct human culture. The park highlights two of the world’s most active volcanoes, and offers insights on the birth of the Hawaiian Islands and views of dramatic volcanic landscapes.
n recognition of its outstanding natural values, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park was designated as an International Biosphere Reserve in 1980 and a World Heritage Site in 1987. In 2000 the name was changed by the Hawaiian National Park Language Correction Act of 2000 observing the Hawaiian spelling.
4 ) Kilauea National Wildlife Refuge
Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1985 when land an historic lighthouse were transferred to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from the U.S. Coast Guard. The ocean cliffs and open grassy slopes of an extinct volcano provide breeding grounds for native Hawaiian seabirds and nene, the endangered Hawaiian goose.Â Kilauea Point offers the opportunity, now unique on the main Hawaiian Islands, to view red-footed boobies, Laysan albatrosses, wedge-tailed shearwaters, and other seabirds in their natural habitat.
The National Marine Sanctuary watters surrounding the refuge are home to Hawaiian monk seals, green turtles, and, in winter, humpback whales.
5 ) Molokini
Molokini is a partially sunken volcanic crater just 2.5 miles off the coast of Maui, Hawaii. Located between the islands of Maui and Kahoolawe, Molokini is now a beautiful underwater sanctuary for marine life. Molokini is truly one of Mauiâ€™s most breathtaking snorkel and dive locations. Part of Maui County, Molokini is a popular destination for scuba diving and snorkeling with many tourist boats coming each day from the south coast of Maui.
The crescent shape provides protection from waves and ocean currents making this area one of the top ten dive sites in the world. Molokiniâ€™s back wall drops off to depths of 300 feet. Inside the crescent shape is a reef area with clear views to 150 feet. These waters are home to about 250 species of fish.Â Molokini, an uninhabited island, has a land mass of just 23 acres.
6 ) Waimea Canyon
Waimea Canyon, on Kauai’s West Side, is described as “The Grand Canyon of the Pacific.” Although not as big or as old as its Arizona cousin, you wonâ€™t encounter anything like this geological wonder in Hawaii. Stretching 14 miles long, one mile wide and more than 3,600 feet deep, the Waimea Canyon Lookout provides panoramic views of crested buttes, rugged crags and deep valley gorges.
The grand inland vistas go on for miles. The main road, Waimea Canyon Drive, leads you to a lower lookout point and the main Waimea Canyon Overlook, offering views of Kauai’s dramatic interior. The road continues into the mountains and ends at Kokee State Park. There are numerous trails to traverse for beginners and seasoned hikers.
7 ) Waikiki
Waikiki is most famous for its beaches and every room is just two or three blocks away from the sea. With Leahi (Diamond Head) as your backdrop, the calm waters of Waikiki are perfect for a surfing lesson. In fact, legendary Hawaiian waterman Duke Kahanamoku grew up surfing the waves of Waikiki.
This Olympic gold medalist in swimming actually taught visitors how to surf at the turn of the century and was later known as â€œThe father of modern surfing.â€ Today, the Waikiki Beach Boys perpetuate Dukeâ€™s legacy by teaching visitors how to surf and canoe and the Duke Kahanamoku Statue has become an iconic symbol of Waikiki.Â But thereâ€™s more to Waikiki than just the beach.
Attractions of Waikiki like the Honolulu Zoo and the Waikiki Aquarium offer fun for the whole family. You can learn about the history of Waikiki by reading the surfboard markers along the Waikiki Historical Trail. Among the various things to do, fantastic shopping and dining can be found all along Kalakaua and Kuhio Avenues and at gathering places like the Royal Hawaiian Center and the Waikiki Beach Walk. And the fun keeps going long after the Waikiki sunset with amazing nightlife and live music.
Best of all, Waikiki is within a half hour of a variety of Oahu attractions, including Pearl Harbor, Iolani Palace, the Nuuanu Pali Lookout and Hanauma Bay. Other notable points of interest nearby include Ala Moana Center, the local neighborhood of Kapahulu and the arts district of Chinatown.
From Hawaiian royalty to Hawaii Regional Cuisine, Waikiki continues to be an evolving expression of the ancient spirit of aloha. On these famous shores, the past and the future are uniting in fresh and surprising ways.
8 ) Gardens of Kauai
Kauai is aptly called â€œHawaiiâ€™s Island of Discoveryâ€ featuring a variety of sights to experience and explore. Some of Hawaiiâ€™s most incredible natural wonders are found here including the Napali Coast, Waimea Canyon, the Wailua River, botanical gardens like McBryde Gardens and Allerton Gardens, as well as stunning waterfalls like Wailua Falls. For film fans, visit the locations of the more than 60 movies and television shows filmed on Kauai. Plus, small towns like Hanapepe, Koloa, Waimea and Hanalei let you experience the unique charm only found on the Garden Isle. Start planning your itinerary for your next visit to Kauai.
9 ) Haleakala
This special place vibrates with stories of ancient and modern Hawaiian culture and protects the bond between the land and its people. The park also cares for endangered species, some of which exist nowhere else. Come visit this special place – renew your spirit amid stark volcanic landscapes and sub-tropical rain forest with an unforgettable hike through the backcountry.
10 ) Polynesian Cultural Center
For generations, the luau has been a Hawaiian feast held in honor of important milestones and special occasions. The tastes, sounds and sights evoke a feeling of warmth, togetherness and appreciation for a culture unlike anything else.Â At Polynesian Cultural Center, youÊ¼ll experience this island custom first-hand. Named â€œHawaiiÊ¼s Most Authentic Luauâ€ by the Kahili Awards, our Alii Luau puts you at the center of it all.
From authentic Hawaiian music and food to traditional hula and learning about luau history, itÊ¼s a must-do for visitors from all over the world.Â For useful tips on planning one of your own, we welcome you to explore our new luau resource guide and continue the tradition â€“ no matter where youÊ¼re from.