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Best Places to See a Hawaii Sunset

Poipu, Kauai Beach

There’s really no better place to witness a glorious sunset than in Hawaii. But where should you go to catch such a breathtaking sight? Well, it depends on who you ask. From Kauai to Oahu there are lots of incredible places to see a sunset, but here are just a few of the best.

Poipu, Kauai:

Poipu Beach is arguably the most popular beach on all of Kauai. You don’t have to wait till sunset to enjoy this place. Instead, go for the day and check out some aquatic life with some snorkeling. The waters are calm, which makes it ideal for fish-watching, plus you’ll find some really abundant marine life here, such as eels, sea urchins and fish in every color of the rainbow.

Kailua-Kona, Big Island:

This unassuming and quaint fishing village was a get-away for royalty many moons ago. Now, this picture perfect location treats you to Historic Kailua Village on the grounds of King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Resort. The king is purported to have built the temple you’ll find there himself. Watch the sun dip below the stark landscape of the volcanic rocks that outline the water.

Kaanapali Beach, Maui:

Get a great workout by walking the one-mile stretch of white sandy beach on the west side of Maui. Just north of Lahaina, this is a busy beach area by day. But when the sun starts to set, it clears out as the sunbathers and swimmers go home. You’re left to enjoy the sunset in relative peace either from your blanket or from the beach walk along the shore.

North Shore, Oahu:

This is a no-brainer, as the popular surf town of Haleiwa inspires with its incredible sunsets. During the winter, of course, there are monstrous waves that the surfers love, with summer time bringing even more sunbathers and spectators. The beaches of the North Shore stretch for seven miles, but Sunset Beach is definitely the most sunset-worthy.

Sunset Beach

Waikiki, Oahu:

Always a favorite among sunset lovers, Waikiki Beach is hands-down one of the best places in all of Hawaii at dusk. During the day, you can canoe, surf or swim the best waves in Hawaii, then get a killer view of Diamond Head Crater right near the Royal Hawaiian Hotel. From Fort DeRussy Beach to Kuhio Beach to Queen Surf Beach, there are plenty of spots to see that all-encompassing sunset that seems to take up the entire sky.

Hey, while you’re in Oahu viewing the sunset, why not book a tour to see the rest of Oahu? Hoku Hawaii Tours is your premier source for anything from eco-adventure tours to Pearl Harbor tours.