5 Hawaiian Hotspots to See on your Next Island Vacation

5 Hawaiian Hotspots to See on your Next Island Vacation

One of the biggest hurdles to any amazing Hawaiian trip is figuring out where to go first, then second, then third…

There’s so much to do and so many rentals that you can choose, such as Hawaiian Beach Rentals, to accommodate you and your family during your vacation. Let me make it a bit easier for you with the following 5 must-see destinations.

1. Volcanoes National Park (Big Island)

If volcanic activity is what you’re after on your trip to the islands, this park should be your first stop.

Courtesy of Maggie Osterburg

Courtesy of Maggie Osterburg

Stand right near the mouth of fire spewing volcanoes at this literal and figurative Hawaiian hotspot! Go here at night if you’re looking for a real thrill. The views are fantastic.

 

2. Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve (Oahu)

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This is a visually stunning destination in Honolulu if you love scenic tropical beachfronts and marine life. Take a quick snorkeling class at the education center then head off into the ocean to see thousands of different fish and other sea creatures you’ve never seen before.

 

3. Diamond Head State Monument (Oahu)

Aerial View of Monument by Eric Tessmer

Aerial View of Monument by Eric Tessmer

This old volcanic crater (surprise, surprise) is actually Hawaiis biggest tourist draw. What’s so amazing about this site has nothing to do with the crater itself, but actually what you’re able to see when you get to the top: stunning views of Pearl Harbor and the entire city of Honolulu! Check out the caves and old military bunkers onsite before ascending to the top of the crater.

 

4. Waimea Canyon (Kauai)

Courtesy of J. Stephen Conn

Courtesy of J. Stephen Conn

This 3,600 ft deep canyon is breathtaking. You’ll be blown away at the colors that pop from the rocks and contrast with the greenery around them. There isn’t a higher view in all the islands. The waterfalls, coastline views (Na Pali and Blue Pacific) and Kokee Museum onsite will all blow your mind. You could hike for days in this 10 mile long canyon and still be surprised at every turn.

 

5. Puuhonua o Honaunau (Big Island)

Courtesy of Rajiv Patel

Courtesy of Rajiv Patel

This is Hawaiis official “Place of Refuge”. Once home to Hawaiian royalty and a place where citizens once used for escape from authorities after breaking sacred ancient Kapu’s (ancient laws). This place is full of wildlife (especially green sea turtles) and archaeological sites from ancient times.

 

 

 

 

 

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