A mural of a train station at the Laupahoehoe Train Museum on the Big Island.

Sights on the Hamakua Coast of Hawai‘i

Sightseeing on the Hamakua Coast of the Big Island is a nice mix with a few places to simply relax and enjoy the island, a bit of history and culture, the usual beach activities, and a few surprises like zip lining above beautiful gardens (that you can also explore on foot).

The Alakoko Fishpond tells the story of Hawaiian history and myths.

Sightseeing in Lihu‘e, Kaua‘i

While Lihu‘e certainly has some amazing sights to see, such as a beautifully preserved plantation and truly inspiring museum architecture, the stories behind the sights make them worth the time to fully experience.

The Kuilau Trail snakes around a ridge in verdant Kauai.

Hiking Trails Around Kapa‘a, Kaua‘i

Hiking trails around Kapa‘a, Kaua‘i offer a pleasant range of difficulty and some truly worth-the-hike sights; one aptly-named trail rewards you with a refreshing dip in a bubbling waterfall pool. If you haven’t come equipped for a more challenging hike or would like a guide on the trails, there are a few outfitters able to meet your needs.