The setting sun reveals a cloudless horizon from Napili Bay on the island of Maui. It has been said that “Napili” is an old Hawaiian word referring to a coming together place. “Pili” by itself has several meanings, the most common alluding to closeness, friendship, and sticking together.
Watching the dividing line of ocean, sky, and sun merge into the evening with loved ones near seems like a sweet representation of that same concept.
Ma’ili Beach Park on Oahu’s leeward side has some of the best sunsets on the island. read more
Looking for another reason to spend time on Maui? Or, for your next desktop background? We may have found it with this one. read more
The sun sets fire to the sky as it takes its leave from Maui until the morning. read more
Hawaii has shorter sunsets than most of the mainland. Shorter sunsets make us appreciate them all the more. read more
A classic VW bus, which embodies the spirit of both a generation and a good-sized population of people in Hawaii, sports a broad smile and happy eyes. read more
As the sun sinks behind Lana’i and into the Pacific, the sky fires to life with purple and pink hues radiating from the horizon. Through silhouetted palm and plumeria trees on Maui’s Lahaina coast, the now calming ocean reflects the pink above after a day of winds… read more
In Hawaiian, the plumeria is called, “melia.” These soft, abundantly fragrant flowers have become a hallmark of Hawaii. Sitting in tight, beautiful bunches atop small trees, plumeria beckon to be seen, smelled, and plucked from their branches to enjoy throughout the day. read more
Bright white snow covers the summit of Mauna Kea on Hawaii’s Big Island, surrounded by iron-rich red lava rock under blue skies. read more
Motion softens the scene as a surfer catches a wave in Hawaii. Called he’enalu in the Hawaiian language, surfing has its origins here and even a special Pule Kahiko, ancient Hawaiian prayer for surf. read more
The Hawaiian word for waterfall is Wailele. On Hawaii’s Garden Isle of Kauai, wailele are everywhere. Kauai has so many waterfalls that no one is certain of the actual count. read more
Hawaiian ukuleles have a sound, style, and relaxing quality all their own. This uniqueness extends beyond the class of instrument to each individual ukulele, ranging in size, color, shape, detailing, and base materials. read more