You don’t need us to tell you that Hawaii is a beautiful place to visit, and while Hawaii is the ultimate vacation spot to relax and unwind, we do know that heading into a Hawaiian vacation can be a little overwhelming. Unless you’re just packing up and moving to Hawaii, in which case, lucky you, you’ll have what feels like a limited amount of time, to fit in a whole lotta sightseeing! So today we’re talking about our absolute favorite places, must-see spots, if you will, in Hawaii. Let’s get started!
Bamboo Forest, Maui
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Visiting bamboo forest is quite the adventure, in fact, you’ll hike a gorgeous trail that follows a creek through towering bamboo, eventually reaching a number of waterfalls and wild swimming pools. So a warm picturesque hike that eventually involves cooling off under a waterfall in Maui? Yeah, count us in for that. The trail is roughly one mile and takes a fair amount of effort, but where you end up is pretty magical and well worth the journey.
Hanauma Bay, Oahu
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The best way to describe Hanauma Bay is that it looks like a screensaver; in fact, this area is so beautiful and has such a rich ecosystem that royalty used to meet here to fish and well, just hang out. Lucky for us you no longer have to be royalty to swim with the fishes here, but the area remains one of the best snorkeling spots in the state!
Kalalau Trail, Kauai
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This is for you adventurous explorers that prefer a more rugged trail to hike, 11 miles of rugged trail to be exact. Before you go you should know that some parts of this trail require a pass, and we highly recommend exploring with a local guide. If this sounds like just your thing, you certainly won’t regret the views of the pristine valleys, waterfalls, and beaches along the way.
Hawaii Volcano Treehouse Rental, Big Island
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You’re probably familiar with treehouse lodging already, but something about staying in a treehouse in Hawaii hits different. Travelers will fall in love with these charming wood-built dwellings that sit among the treetops near Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Each treehouse has a private bathroom, wooden furnishings, comfortable beds, ample storage space, separate seating areas, and a canopy skywalk to take in all the good views.