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Photo Credit: Dan Zelikman

Let’s face it – you’ve been counting down the days till your Hawaii vacation. Although you’ll spend most of your time in paradise soaking up the sun and wading in the warm ocean waters, you’re sure to take megabytes worth of photos to share with all your friends and family and post online.

And if your selfie game is strong, here are a few places you must stop by to snap(chat) the perfect selfie.

Makapu’u Point Lighthouse Trail

Right around the bend from the famed Hanauma Bay, the Makapu’u Point Lighthouse Trail is the perfect spot for a breathtaking oceanfront selfie that your friends back home won’t be able to help but “like”. A short drive from Waikiki, the lighthouse is a paved two-mile hike from the parking area and easily accessible for all ages. Shoot out at dawn for the best view (and lighting). And if you’re lucky during the winter you might just get photobombed by a humpback whale, splashing offshore!

Dole Plantation

Dole Plantation 

Make your Oahu trip a little more fruitful with one of our favorite island delicacies – pineapple! An hour’s drive from Waikiki, Dole Plantation is located in central Oahu just past historic Wahiawa town. Strike a pose in the world-famous Dole Plantation pineapple maze or against the backdrop of idyllic pineapple fields. And don’t forget that an order of their mouthwatering Dole Whip makes for the perfect prop.

Waimea Bay

Spread your fins and find your way to the North Shore for a different kind of selfie. Sea what Hawaii is truly about with an underwater camera that takes your selfie game to a new level – underwater! Known for its crystal clear waters and calm current during the summer months, Waimea Bay is the perfect place to float your new underwater poses and possibly feature your new fish friends. Looking to show off your more adventurous side? Take a leap (and a pic) off the Bay’s famous jumping rock, located off to the side of Waimea Bay.

Aloha Sign

Synonymous with Hawaii is the aloha spirit. So what better way to capture your trip to the islands than with a photo in front of the new (but increasingly iconic) “Aloha” mural in downtown Kakaako. Part of the Pow Wow Hawaii project, the Aloha mural is just one of many adding some color to the up-and-coming Kakaako neighborhood. Located off of Queen Street in the back parking lot of Ross at Ward Village Shops, the colorful sign is hard to miss. Grab your selfie stick and show off your new Hawaiian tan for the perfect #AlohaFriday post.


Photo Credit: Salty Glass

Lanikai Beach

One of the hotspots for an iconic Honolulu photo is of the Mokulua Islands off Lanikai Beach. Located on the Windward side of Oahu, Lanikai Beach is the very picture of a Hawaii beach day. Sprawl out on the glistening white sand shoreline with the gentle turquoise waters lapping just inches away. But don’t leave before taking a moment to pose for a photo sandwiched between the two Mokulua Islands. With such a gorgeous backdrop, your friends will be greener than the islands with envy.

*As a reminder, please exercise caution when taking any photos. Be aware of your surroundings at all times and heed posted warning signs. No photo is worth injury to yourself or those around you!