10 Most Instagrammable Places

With stunning beaches, clear blue ocean water, rainbows, and lush mountain ranges, Hawaii is one of the most picturesque places in the world. While you’re staying with us, take advantage of the beautiful scenery that surrounds you! We’ve put together a list of Oahu’s most Instarammable places which includes everything from fun hikes to ono (delicious) bites.

Here are some of the best spots around the island which are sure to make your friends and family jealous.

1. Banzai Pipeline

Location: 59-473 Ke Waena Rd., Haleiwa

Surfer barrels epic Pipeline wave.

Known around the world for its perfect barreling waves, Banzai Pipeline, is a surfer’s paradise. Although beautiful, the waves can be too intense for the novice swimmer, so be sure to look for warning signs prior to going into the water. And if you’re not able to get into the water, no worries, photos of these massive waves are sure to excite.

2. Tantalus Lookout

Location: Nutridge St., Honolulu

Group of friends enjoy Honolulu city views from atop Tantalus Lookout.

Soaring high above Oahu’s major city, Honolulu, Tantalus offers breath-taking views of the city-scape. Originally named “Pu’u ‘Ualaka’a,” or “Hill of the Rolling Sweet Potato,” named for the the sweet potato gardens that once grown atop the mountain.

Capture beautiful photos of the magnificent view, day or night.

3. Matsumoto’s Shave Ice

Location: 66-087 Kamehameha Hwy., Haleiwa

Colorful Hawaiian dessert, Shave Ice.

Shave Ice is a Hawaiian dessert, similar to a snow cone, as it is made from ice; the difference however, is that shave ice is exactly that, shaved ice, while snow cones are made from crushed ice. One of the most popular Shave Ice distributors on Island is arguably, Matsumoto’s Shave Ice, located on the North Shore in Haleiwa town.

The brightly colored syrups aren’t just tasty, but photo worthy as well!

4. Omaluhia Botanical Garden 

Location: 45-680 Luluku Rd, Kaneohe, HI 96744

Beautiful young women walking through Ho’omaluhia Botanical Gardens

Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden is a tropical paradise with palm frond bearing plants and other lush greenery. If you plan on visiting, we suggest going early in the morning, as this popular destination tends to become crowded later in the day.

5. Crouching Lion 

Location: 45-680 Luluku Rd, Kaneohe, HI 96744

Young women enjoying ocean and mountain views from Crouching Lion hike.

Hiking enthusiasts LOVE this hike! Although, extremely beautiful, this trail can be extremely dangerous, as this is a mountain ridge with steep drop-offs. We caution all hikers, novice and pro, to pay attention to the trail. We also suggest not hiking during the winter season (rainy season). That said, the views from this hike are magnificent and the photos produced are sure to please your social media followers. Just be careful when taking these snaps!

6. Lanikai Beach 

Location: Kailua, HI 96734

View of the Mokulua Islands from the shores of Kailua Beach.

Voted the Best Beach in America, it’s no wonder Lanikai Beach is so popular! Enjoy 3 miles of white sand, flat turquoise water, and a chill atmosphere. Any photo taken here is bound to be gorgeous. If it’s a clear day, we challenge you to photograph the Mokulua Islands, or “Mokes” off shore at Lanikai Beach.

7. Wings of the North Shore 

Location: 62-620 Kamehameha Hwy., Haleiwa

Young women poses in front of the iconic North Shore wings.

Colette Miller’s fun Angel Ming mural is one of the hottest and most instagrammable places on Oahu. Make sure to stop of for a photo when you are in Haleiwa getting your Shave Ice. This mural is located directly in front of Anahulu’s shave ice spot.

8. Olomana ( Three Peaks) 

Location: Auloa Road, Kailua Road

Female hiker overlooking the lush mountain ranges on Olomana or “Three Peaks” hike.

Not a hiking fan? This trail is not for you. Olomana or “Three Peaks” is a 4.5 mile hike which flows up three mountain peaks. Each peak more difficult then the next. There are ropes which hang down to assist climbers on the steeper portions of the hike, however, we would advice you to not rely on these as there is no telling how old they are or how well they are tied.

If you are up to the task, make sure to bring a camera or a smart phone as the photos from the top of the first peak are pure magic!

9. Waikiki Beach

Aerial view of Waikiki Beach

Catch the sunset on Waikiki Beach, and you’ll be happy you did! Waikiki Beach is known for some of the best sunsets the world over. The beach is not too bad itself.

This two-mile beach is made up of 8-sections all of which are busy with tourists from all over the world. Though, if you get to the beach early in the morning, you’ll likely find the perfect toursist-less place to take your photo.

10. Manoa Falls

Location: End of Manoa Road, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96822

Man celebrates the end of Manoa Falls hike by posing in front of the waterfall.

And Finally, our list would not be complete without a Hawaiian waterfall. Manoa Falls is pretty easy with a rewarding 150-foot waterfall at the end. We suggest going early due to the popularity and ease of this hiking trail.


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