A postcard perfect picture of sunrise on Maui’s Ka’anapali coast captures a calm morning ocean with palm trees leaning to the sea and Lana’i rising from the water in the distance. Ka’anapali is edged by long white sand beaches like this one with views to the west across the ‘Au’au Channel.
Views like this, fine weather, friendly company, and world-class resorts have made this beach, and Maui, a favorite of many. Even before the resorts and fame, though, Ka’anapali was a beautiful place, loved and respected by Hawaiians and their guests.
It is easy to imagine nice, easy days spent here relaxing in the shadows of the palms and Naupaka plants.
Evening comes at the end of another Hawaiian day in Ko’olina, turning the sky a brilliant purple edged by the yellow-orange rays of what remains of the sun’s light. read more
Sunrise greets La’ie Point with a brilliant burst colors on Oahu’s windward side. From La’ie Point you can explore sweeping views of the coastline and several small nearshore islands. read more
Kapa’a Beach on Kauai’s eastern shore catches the first rays of morning light as the sun rises from beneath the ocean. Lined with hanging trees, beach naupaka bushes, soft sand and Pacific driftwood, Kapa’a beach sets the scene daily for … read more
A little girl walks down a lava rock path to explore a Big Island beach near Keolonahihi State Historical Park in Kailua-Kona. read more
Beach Naupaka (Scaevola), otherwise known as fan-flower is found throughout Polynesia and the Pacific. Hawaii is home to 10 species of Naupaka, nine of which are endemic–unique to Hawaii. read more
Extremely common to Hawaii, the Naupaka Kahakai (beach naupaka), is one of eight Hawaiian naupaka species. read more
Looking down the shoreline of Kailua-Kona, this photo captures a rainbow lighting up the early-evening sky like fireworks.
Framed by Mauna Loa (Long Mountain) in the background and a tropical palm surrounded by… read more