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The Hawaiian Islands - Danik's favourite photos from Hawaii

Updated: Jul 24, 2023

On this page is my favourite photos which I took on my visits to the Hawaiian Islands.


Dates visited:


June 2018: Big Hawaii (or Big Island).

July 2018: O'ahu.

August 2022: Maui.


Photos from Big Hawaii

A view looking south from Mauna Kea, Big Hawaii
Mauna Kea

A view looking south from Mauna Kea as the sun sets
Mauna Kea

The sun goes down and the clouds roll in at Mauna Kea
Mauna Kea

The sun goes beyond the horizon, a view from Mauna Kea
Mauna Kea

Volcanic eruption from Kīlauea in 2018 , Hawaii
The moon rises to the east of Mauna Kea, however the red glow in the distance is the volcanic eruption from Kīlauea in 2018

Kohala Mountain Rd viewpoint on Big Hawaii
A view overlooking Waikoloa Village & Beach from the Kohala Mountain Rd

King Kamehameha, Hawaii
Statue of King Kamehameha, located in Kapaau

Mauna Kea, Big Hawaii in the distance, a view from the main road
The main road to Mauna Kea (and Hilo) from Waikoloa

An amazing view of the sunset, from the Hilton resort at Waikoloa
Sunset from Waikoloa Beach

Danik in the Kona marathon, Big Hawaii
A selfie as I competed in the Kona marathon near Waikoloa. Was not fond of the heat that morning.

Waikoloa Beach By-Pass road, Big Hawaii
A desert photo as I competed in the Kona Marathon, this stretch of road bypass Waikoloa Beach resorts

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters tour over Big Hawaii
Tour with Blue Hawaiian Helicopters, flying over Big Hawaii, taking in views of the north, east coast and the centre of the island.

Tour with Blue Hawaiian Helicopters, flying over Big Hawaii, taking in views of the north, east coast and the centre of the island.
The north-east coastline of Big Hawaii which is hard to get to by other means of transport

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters tour, Big Hawaii
The pilot managed to do a quick ten minute stopover at Punalulu Stream in the north-east of the island

Tour with Blue Hawaiian Helicopters, flying over Big Hawaii, taking in views of the north, east coast and the centre of the island.
The waterfall at Punalulu Stream

Punalulu stream, Big Hawaii
Punalulu Stream - a view looking up from the ground level

Blue Hawaiian Helicopter tours at Punalulu Stream, Big Hawaii
The helicopter tour was amazing and I was able to capture not just good photographic shots, but created many amazing memories from the morning tour.

Blue Hawaiian Helicopter tours, Honopue Valley, Big Hawaii
A view looking out to sea from within the Honopue Valley

Honopue Valley, Big Hawaii
Honopue Valley

Flying over the Kīlauea volcano after it erupted with Blue Hawaiian Helicopter tours
Flying over the Kīlauea volcano after it erupted

Kilauea Volcano eruption, 2018
Flying over the Kīlauea volcano after it erupted

South Point, Hawaii, USA
The southernmost point on the Hawaiian Islands (and the territory of the USA), known as South Point.

Papakōlea Green Sand Beach, one of a few green sand beaches in the world
Papakōlea Green Sand Beach, near South Point

Above: shots from my stay at the Sheraton Hotel near Kona (now an Outrigger resort).


Above: Shots of my stay at the Hilton resort in Waikoloa (some of me with my Kona Marathon medal).

Hawaiian Airlines at Kona airport.
Hawaiian Airlines at Kona airport.

O'ahu


North Shore Beach in O'ahu
North Shore beach

North Shore beach at Haleiwa, Oahu, Hawaii
North Shore beach at Haleiwa

North Shore beach at Haleiwa, Oahu, Hawaii
North Shore beach at Haleiwa

Pearl Harbor memorial on Oahu island, Hawaii
Pearl Harbor

Above: Waimea Valley on the northern side of the island.

Above: The Byodo-In Temple in Kaneohe, Oahu's east coast.

Above: Kualoa Ranch which is the filming locations for many amazing films like Jurassic Park and Lost.


Jurrasic Park memento at Kualoa Ranch, Hawaii
Kualoa Ranch

Waikiki, Hard Rock Cafe, Hawaii
Cocktail time at Hard Rock Cafe, Waikiki

Above: The Iolani Palace, the only royal palace in North America and a statue of Queen Lili‘uokalani outside the Hawaii State capitol building.

Maui


Maalaea, Maui, Hawaii
The moon shines over Maalaea

Torches, Maui, Hawaii
I just love these torches around the coastline of Hawaiian Islands

Sunset over Maalaea, Maui, Hawaii
Sunset view from the apartment I was staying at in Maalaea

Above: Our stay at the Maalaea Banyans in Maalaea.

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