Do It For the Gram
We can all agree that Hawaii is as close to heaven on earth as we can get in the Western hemisphere. As such, it’s an Instagrammer’s dream location.
Your feed will thank you for the trip. Snap a shot of yourself on the beach and share the breathtaking view from your hotel room. Whether you want to share the aloha or post beautiful pictures of the sunset, you won’t need a filter.
Instagrammer’s Guide to Hawaii
The sheer beauty of this island will make you not want to put down your phone. Focus on these post types to avoid getting overwhelmed:
- Selfies. Go for a natural look on these – think loose hair, freckles, and tan. This article tells you all you need to know about face editor apps, but as long as you’re grinning, you’re good to go.
- Group shots. If you’re going with friends, a seaside photo is a must. Raise your cocktails and smile for the camera.
- Landscapes. Be it the jungle or the beach, snap the picturesque view for a pic worth framing on your wall.
Mix, match, and personalize to make any travel blogger envious and proud of you at the same time. Let’s explore the most beautiful Hawaiian picture spots you’ll find yourself posting over the year to come – #takemeback never felt so honest.
This seaside spot gives you that classic tropical vacation photo. Try to catch the early morning or evening sun to capture the rays shining through the palm trees and the multi-hued glow illuminating the ocean.
Makapu’u Tide Pools
Float around in these pools, taking in the magnificent beacon. The stony beach surrounding the lighthouse creates an awe-inspiring dreamscape that’s impossible not to snap.
Craving for a moment in regular clothes? Spend an afternoon at Tantalus. Bring a blankie and a picnic basket for bonus points.
The Lookout boasts insane aerial views of the shoreline and the city of Honolulu. Plus, it’s a fun route to climb up, giving you a glance at the lush Manoa suburbs and potential rainbows.
This one is a surfer’s go-to, but you don’t have to ride the waves to enjoy the beautiful Oahu beach.
Record the waves hitting the shore and capture some of the world’s most skilled surfers if you happen to be there around the Pipeline Masters Surf Contest.
Volcanoes National Park
Not many people get to say that they’ve ever taken a hike around an active volcano, but you’ll be among the rare ones who can. How’s real-life molten lava for an original post?
The Stairway to Heaven
The Haiku Stairs take you to incredible panoramic views. While it’s mostly a forbidden trail now, following some controversy in recent years, there are ways to view it legally.
It’s a strenuous walk, but one worth the effort. Put on your comfiest sneakers, prepare a trail mix, a bottle of water, and all your grit. An experience of a lifetime guaranteed.
Waimea Canyon Lookout
The Grand Canyon is a must-visit for a good reason, but Waimea gives you a completely different experience.
The red earth covered with lush greenery is stunning. Be sure to include a pic of you with friends to show the majestic scale!
Kaka’Ako Wall Murals
If you’re feeling a bit more urban, hop on over to the Kaka’ako neighborhood to check out the scenic murals. This up-and-coming district is a fantastic spot to experience authentic Hawaiian life and show off your new sun hat against the pastel wallflowers.
The Royal Hawaiian
Finally, if you’re yet to decide where you’ll stay, consider the Pink Palace of the Pacific. It overlooks the Waikiki Beach, doubling the Instagrammability.
The beautiful blends of pink and white walls, floors, cabanas, and towels will clear your mind and bring you to a place of serenity, unlike any vacation you’ve ever had.
Finally, don’t forget to enjoy yourself. Take a few minutes to snap pics, but then put your phone down and soak in the environment. These spots offer madly gorgeous Instagram spots, but they double as must-visit locations. Don’t miss out!