It’s a few weeks past the first quarter of 2020 and, like the rest of the world, we’re all stationed at home because of the novel coronavirus. While this may be a time to sit back and appreciate what we have, now more than ever is also a time to plan for our next vacation without having to suspend our planning for some social gathering or another.
Our destination: the Aloha State of Hawaii. True enough, flights to this tropical paradise are dirt cheap at the moment, but the only flight that we’re taking up on at the moment is that of our fancy. So what’s on the itinerary aside from lounging on the beach and enjoying the laidback island lifestyle? We’ve rounded up some top destinations that you may want to visit in Hawaii once the pandemic blows over.
The Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve
On the island of Oahu, Hanauma is a thing of natural wonder. Right within the crater of the island’s volcano, one of the state’s most photogenic bay sits. Once a popular destination, The Hanauma Bay is now being preserved after years of pollution and damage to the reef’s ecosystem. Ever since it has opened its doors to visitors once again, this has become a crowd favorite for snorkeling and simply breathing in the beauty of the reef.
Volcano National Park
Of course, you shouldn’t miss one of the Big Island’s top destinations too. Kilauea is Hawaii’s active volcanoes. Although not generally a choice destination for most people, it still is a special experience to see the volcano up close. If you’re up to the adventure, it truly is quite something to watch as hot, molten lava seeps through the earth. Feeling the seismic activities firsthand are just some of the things that one will experience on this stopover.
Waimea Canyon State Park
On the west side of Kauai nestles what the locals have dubbed as the Grand Canyon of the Pacific. Stretching for over 10 miles long and dipping at up to 3,600 feet, the Waimea Canyon is a majestic spectacle with an offering of the world’s best view. The colors, the unique landscape, and all its stunning waterfalls should not be missed in your next visit.
Kona Coffee Farm
The state’s climate and soil conditions make it some of the most arable place for cultivating and farming coffee. So, if you’re a coffee lover like us, you wouldn’t want to miss the Kona Coffee Living History Farm. You’ll learn all the fascinating steps to growing and farming and preparing your own coffee. And, if that’s not enough to satisfy all coffee connoisseurs out there, you might just be lucky enough to get a taste of the state’s best-roasted coffee too. From plantation tours to roasting facilities, this is truly one exciting stopover that you wouldn’t want to miss!
Did we miss anything in our Hawaiian itinerary that you think should be included here? We’re pretty sure that there’s still so much to discover and visit in the tropical islands of this beautiful paradise. Who knows–we might just make a part 2 of this, so watch out for that.