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30 Beautiful Photos of the Hawaiian Islands

Between the gorgeous blue water and the vibrant island scenery, it's hard to take a bad photo in Hawaii. From the cliffs of Kauai's Waimea Canyon to the volcanoes of the Big Island, we present 30 travel-inspiring photos of the Hawaiian Islands, taken by our Budget Travel audience.

  1. "On the western side of Kauai is the ten-mile long Waimea Canyon, also called the 'Grand Canyon of the Pacific.' On milepost 18 is Kalalau Point—stand on the top of 4,000-foot tall cliffs that suddenly drop down to the sea to give you this view. It's pretty hard to take a bad picture of Kalalau in my opinion."

    (Courtesy ayashbasu/myBudgetTravel)
  2. "I took this picture of a wave crashing against a rock in Oahu, Hawaii. The two-toned blue ocean against the blue sky captured my eye against the contrast of the rock."

    (Courtesy kochmanski/myBudgetTravel)
  3. "A view of Diamond Head from Waikiki Beach, near Honolulu, Hawaii."

    (Courtesy Butch25/myBudgetTravel)
  4. "The sun is beginning to set behind some outrigger canoes at the Kihei Canoe Club in Maui, Hawaii."

    (Courtesy IM4Maui/myBudgetTravel)
  5. "A view of the Mokulua Islands from Lanikai Beach on the island of Oahu. Lanikai is such a nice area and you can just walk up and down the beach all day."

    (Courtesy Edward Bell/myBudgetTravel)
  6. "An interesting look at the Big Island coastline."

    (Courtesy acpatel714/myBudgetTravel)
  7. "Hanalei Bay on the North Shore of Kauai."

    (Courtesy kt1010/myBudgetTravel)
  8. "Molokai is not an island many people go to when in Hawaii. Kalaupapa is a must see. You can fly in on a small plane or hikers can take the 1,200-plus uneven steps down from the park. On the east side there is a great old church and this wonderful view of Kalawao Bay."

    (Courtesy EdwardBell/myBudgetTravel)
  9. "Secret Cove is one of our favorite beaches on Maui. It is so picturesque and idyllic, and also a favorite location for weddings. This beach definitely will not disappoint."

    (Courtesy frogsaver/myBudgetTravel)
  10. "Hang-gliding over waterfalls in Maui, Hawaii."

    (Courtesy uw4505/myBudgetTravel)
  11. "This is in the National Botanical Forest on Kauai, and these are the trees featured in the Jurassic Park movie where they found dinosaur eggs in the roots of trees. "

    (Courtesy Michael.Baker/myBudgetTravel)
  12. "The road to Hana in Maui, Hawaii."

    (Butch25/myBudgetTravel)
  13. "My wife and I had been wanting to cross out a line in our bucket list so one day we just decided to take our backpacks and flew to Oahu, Hawaii. One huge experience we really treasure was hiking through miles of treacherous trails towards the Diamond Head mountain summit and getting a breathtaking overview of the Waikiki urban landscape facing the sea, as shown in this picture."

    (Courtesy pikturero/myBudgetTravel)
  14. "I waited three rainy mornings at Kilauea on Hawaii's Big Island to catch this moment, when the sun came up over the ridge and caught the steam venting at Halema`uma`u. Then the rain set in again."

    (Courtesy Garvin/myBudgetTravel)
  15. "'Opeaka'a Falls, Kauai."

    (Courtesy mayd0002/myBudgetTravel)
  16. "The sun finally shows above Haleakala, Maui."

    (Courtesy ChristyW/myBudgetTravel)
  17. "Kauai."

    (Courtesy bstiteler/myBudgetTravel)
  18. "A black-sand beach on the road to Hana, Maui."

    (Courtesy karlab/myBudgetTravel)
  19. "The North Shore makes everyone who visits into an aspiring surfer. Of course, during the huge winter swells, it would have been stupid of us to try surfing for the first time there. We tried our best in the calmer waters near Honolulu, but we did enjoy watching those with more experience and less fear brave the massive waves off the North Shore."

    (Courtesy xonali/myBudgetTravel)
  20. "We took this sunset photo from a restaurant on the shore in Lahaina."

    (Courtesy mingojct/myBudgetTravel)
  21. "A hula dancer, Hawaii."

    (Courtesy lirpa522/myBudgetTravel)
  22. "I was sitting on the beach at Kailua on Oahu, enjoying the warm sun and spectacular views, when I noticed a girl walking down the beach at the same time that two kite surfers were unfurling their kite. I grabbed my camera just in time to catch this fleeting moment."

    (Courtesy deelangevin/myBudgetTravel)
  23. "Statues at City of Refuge on the Big Island."

    (Courtesy emgreco/myBudgetTravel)
  24. "A fire dancer, Maui."

    (Courtesy EricRichard/myBudgetTravel)
  25. "This is a view of Diamond Head on Oahu, as seen from the adjacent park in Waikiki. You can enjoy views of the crater in one direction and watch surfers riding the waves in the opposite direction."

    (Courtesy deelangevin/myBudgetTravel)
  26. "A windblown tree, Kauai."

    (Courtesy dardunstan/myBudgetTravel)
  27. "Laie Hawaii temple."

    (Courtesy Duckie82/myBudgetTravel)
  28. "Waimea Canyon, Kauai."

    (Courtesy isangmahal/myBudgetTravel)
  29. "A lava arch on the Big Island."

    (Courtesy alohamorrison/myBudgetTravel)
  30. "One of the simple joys of island life in Hawaii is anticipating what type of sunset the end of day will bring."

    (Courtesy adventuretraveler/myBudgetTravel)

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