The Most Instagrammable Places in Oahu

By: Leah Shoup

Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden

Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden is one of the best places to take pictures in Oahu. Between the palm trees, mountain backdrop, and gorgeous greenery, it’s easy to see why.

Waikiki Beach

Waikiki is the most famous beach in Hawaii–and for a good reason! Travelers and locals alike flock to this sandy beach with Diamond Head views to surf, snorkel, and more.

Royal Hawaiian

The Royal Hawaiian is undoubtedly one of the best Oahu Instagram spots. As you can tell from the photos, everything at this 5-star hotel is pink!

Waimea Bay Beach Park

Waimea Bay Beach Park is one of the most beautiful beaches on the North Shore. It’s an ideal place to spend time with family and snorkel, swim, boogie board, or surf!

Hanauma Bay

Hanauma Bay is one of the most beautiful places in Hawaii for underwater photography and snorkeling. Make sure to make a reservation to visit.

Nu‘uanu Pali Lookout

This lookout is one of the most instagrammable places in Oahu, offering a panoramic view of the island’s northeast coast and is a short five miles from Honolulu.

Halona Beach Cove & Halona Blowhole Lookout

This spot on Oahu’s Southeast Shore is pretty awesome because you get to see two attractions in one: a blowhole and a beautiful beach cove.

Lanikai Pillbox Hike

The Lanikai Pillbox hike is on the windward side of Oahu, overlooking Lanikai Beach and the Mokulua Islands. The hike takes between 60-90 minutes.

Kualoa Regional Park

This park is surrounded by palm trees, the ocean, and a landscape that’s straight out of Jurassic Park, making it one of the top Oahu photo spots.

Makapu’u Point Lighthouse Trail

This easy 2.5-mile hike located half an hour from downtown Honolulu. It's  a trek that is perfect for the whole family!

Kualoa Ranch

Kualoa Ranch covers 4,000 acres and is famous as a filming spot for Jurassic Park, 50 First Dates, Hawaii Five-0, and other classics.