It may not be one of the reasons why people go to Hawaii, but it’s definitely one that completes every trip. The sunsets in this breathtaking place definitely make every trip a little less busy and a little more relaxing!

Here’s our top five list of the perfect places where you can fully appreciate it, not to mention have great photo opportunities of it!

Poipu, Kauai

Poipu

 

The most famous beach on Kauai’s south shore is Poipu Beach. People flock this place for snorkeling and swimming. Waters are gentle, and the winds go for about a mile in crescent shapes – exactly how we never really realized we want them to be! There are all sorts of interesting creatures in the water that can be seen when snorkeling, such as eels, fish, sea urchins, seals and honu (Hawaiian sea turtles). But of course, the sunset is our favorite. Just take a look at this photograph! There’s no surprise this makes it to our top five.

 

North Shore, Oahu

North Shore

 

About forty-five minutes away from Waikiki is Haleiwa, the famous surfing paradise of the North Shore. Before reaching this beach, you’ll pass a lot of interesting shops, restaurants and shave ice stores. During winter, the waves here are enormous and beautiful. As such, this beach is a usual host for surfing competitions. Among the beaches in the North Shore is Sunset Beach, which of course (unsurprisingly, if I may say) is a perfect spot for appreciating the sunset.

 

 

Kaanapali, Maui

Kaanapali

 

On Maui’s west-side is this beautiful white sand beach filled with hotels and vacation rentals. Most of the time, the beach is filled with sunbathers and swimmers. The waters are calm and as such, perfect for snorkeling. There’s a forty-foot-high Black Rock where you can dive from or watch divers dive from. Parallel to the shoreline is a beachwalk. The sunset in this beach is truly to capture.

 

Kailua-Kona, Big Island

 

Kailua Kona

 

Kailua Kona was originally established by King Kamehameha, himself, to be the seat of Hawaii’s government. Later, however, it transformed into a quiet village of fishermen and a retreat for Hawaiian royalty. Today, what we like about this island is that it hosts a lot of history – such as a reconstructed temple on the grounds of King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Resort! There are also beautiful volcanic rocks at the edge of the water that, coupled with the dramatic sunset, just makes this place absolutely postcard-perfect.

Waikiki, Oahu

Waikiki

 

And of course, not falling short on the list, our personal favorite place to catch the Hawaiian sunset – Waikiki. It may be too busy for the taste of some , but there are reasons why tourists flock this place, and we assure you, the picturesque sunset is one of it. The wave break is typically gentle, making the beach perfect for relaxing and simply lying down by the shoreline and relishing in the moment. Daily waters-sports are available here as well. And here’s another insider tip: You can have a great view of the Diamond Head Crater from the Royal Hawaiian Hotel. 😉

 

Image sources:

Poipu (https://www.flickr.com/photos/72213316@N00/5672941585)

North Shore (https://pixabay.com/static/uploads/photo/2014/05/13/08/53/sunset-343228_960_720.jpg)

Kaanapali (https://www.flickr.com/photos/3cl/12937176744)

Kailua Kona (https://reshawaii.wordpress.com/2012/08/11/kailua-kona-sunset/)

Waikiki (https://pixabay.com/static/uploads/photo/2015/03/21/07/57/sunset-683294_960_720.jpg)

 

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