Undiscovered Hawaii

Hawaii is one of your favorite destinations. You keep returning to the chic restaurants on Oahu, the green coast of Kauai, and the best beaches on Maui. But there are more than three islands in the archipelago. Here are five other options to keep in mind the next time you travel to the 50th state. We promise you’ll love them just as much.

Photo: Volcano House
Photo: Volcano House

Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park: See an active volcano, a massive crater, lava tubes, petroglyphs, and black-sand beaches on the Big Island.

Photo: Forest & Kim Starr [CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Photo: Forest & Kim Starr [CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons
Kaho’olawe: Help bring an island back to life by cleaning up, finding tools, spotting sacred spots, and plotting future favorite spots on a deserted island off the coast of Maui.

Photo: www.aloha-hawaii.com
Photo: http://www.aloha-hawaii.com

Lānaʻi: Find deserted beaches, a nature preserve, a lunar-like rock garden, and shipwrecks on the Pineapple Island.

Photo: Daniel Kane (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Photo: Daniel Kane (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons
Kalaupapa: Stand atop the highest sea cliffs in the world, ride a mule down a steep hill, visit a former leper colony, and see what a ghost town feels like on Molokaʻi.

Photo: Polihale at the English language Wikipedia [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html), CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/) or CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Photo: Polihale at the English language Wikipedia [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html), CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/) or CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons
Ni’ihau: Cross the Kaulakahi Channel to see the endangered ōlulu, lazy monk seals, rock cliffs, and a place where time stands still on the Forbidden Isle.

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