The tropical paradise that is Hawaii will forever remain a core memory once you have visited. Its four islands create a wondrous environment that is found nowhere else in the world. Here are six of the best photo spots in Hawaii, USA.
1. Waimea Canyon
Affectionately known as the Grand Canyon of the Pacific, Waimea Canyon is easy to get a spectacular photo of. There are many lookouts and hikes that offer multiple vantage points – your only problem will be that you can’t stop taking photos of this vast canyon! Measuring 16 kilometres long by 900 metres deep, make sure you check out its epic waterfall.
2. Diamond Head
For the active traveller, you won’t want to pass up the opportunity to summit Diamond Head. Once an active volcano, the crater itself (Le’ahi Crater in native Hawaiian) has a large cultural significance to Oahu. The walk is short, but steep, and well worth it for the views across Honolulu and the Pacific Ocean.
3. Kealakekua Bay
As soon as you step foot on the shores of Kealakekua Bay, you will immediately see why it appeals to all travellers. With its crystal-clear waters, this bay on the Big Island of Hawaii is beautiful from both the shore and once you are in the water. It has some of the best snorkelling and scuba diving on the island due to its protected marine status. From colourful reefs to an abundance of marine life, pack your underwater camera for this adventure.
4. Hulihe’e Palace
A tropical palace and a great photo spot? Make sure you add Hulihe’e Palace to your Hawaii list! Built in 1838, the summer palace is now a museum showcasing artifacts, ornaments and wooden furniture. Step back in time to the Victorian era in Hawaii for a true insight into how Hawaiian royalty used to live.
5. Spouting Horn
A photographer’s delight, Spouting Horn is an icon of Hawaii. It’s no wonder that it’s one of Kauai’s most visited natural wonders! The blowhole is incredible to see in action at any time of day but, of course, is gorgeous framed against a sunset.
6. ‘Īao Needle
Want to feel like you’re in a Jurassic Park movie scene? Head to ‘Īao Valley, a lush rainforest on Maui that was previously a sacred burial site for local chiefs. Take the path that leads to ‘Īao Needle, a natural lava rock formtion that measures 366-metres tall and looms over the valley. It is mind blowing to think how this formed and has become at one with the park with greenery covering its rocky faces.