30 Trip-Inspiring Images of Hawaii
"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."
"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."
"A view of Diamond Head from Waikiki Beach, near Honolulu, Hawaii."
"The sun is beginning to set behind some outrigger canoes at the Kihei Canoe Club in Maui, Hawaii."
"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."
"An interesting look at the Big Island coastline."
"Hanalei Bay on the North Shore of Kauai."
"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."
"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."
"Hang-gliding over waterfalls in Maui, Hawaii."
"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. "
"The road to Hana in Maui, Hawaii."
"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."
"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."
"'Opeaka'a Falls, Kauai."
"The sun finally shows above Haleakala, Maui."
"A black-sand beach on the road to Hana, Maui."
"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."
"We took this sunset photo from a restaurant on the shore in Lahaina."
"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."
"Statues at City of Refuge on the Big Island."
"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."
"A windblown tree, Kauai."
"A lava arch on the Big Island."
"One of the simple joys of island life in Hawaii is anticipating what type of sunset the end of day will bring."
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.