Hawaii is a land that has beckoned tourists from all over the globe for decades. Even though it is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the world, it still has many hidden treasures that few tourists know about or get to see.
One of these great hidden treasures is Ahalanui Pool on the island of Hawaii. It is an ocean pool that is bordered by a seawall that keeps it separate from the vast ocean. The pool was formed out of the eruption of the Kapoho volcano. Tourists who relax in the pool find that its volcanic birthing place makes the water a steamy yet soothing 90 degrees. The view of the ocean and the palm trees all around make the scene a breathtaking one, and the unique experience of sitting in a heated Jacuzzi-like pool in paradise is unforgettable.
Red Sand Pocket Beach
Red Sand Pocket Beach is another unsung treasure of Hawaii. Located on Maui, this beach has sand that is a dark red color, due to the deposits of cinders of volcanic eruptions. This beach is very secluded and remote and can be tricky to get to. But it offers a stunning view of red sand, black lava deposits, and azure sky that can’t be found anywhere else.
Waipio Valley on the rainy side of the main Hawaiian island can be seen from the main roadway. But traveling through the valley is a different experience altogether. Many exotic vistas can be seen from the valley, including waterfalls, tropical flora, fields of taro plants, and an unforgettable beach that is half-black and half-sand-colored.
Also on Hawaii’s main island is Makalawena Beach. This beach does not frequently get visitors, so the solitude and seclusion can be attractive to those who crave private and peaceful surroundings. At this beach, visitors will find sparkling aqua lagoons and immaculate dunes of white sand, in addition to shade trees and a freshwater pool.
Leleiwi Lookout on Maui is yet another important but little-known memorable spot in Hawaii. This destination allows tourists to take a long view across a crater of the coast near the volcano known as Haleakala. The striking view offered at this lookout point is arresting enough, but anyone who gets to this lookout at the right time, near sunset when the clouds have descended somewhat, tourists can see their shadow reflected in the clouds, with a halo of rainbow beams surrounding it. Leleiwi Lookout is one of only three places on earth that this optical illusion can be seen. It is not to be missed!