The best Instagram Locations on Oahu

How to get thousands of likes on Instagram pictures during your Hawaii Vacation

We will share with you our favorite and the most picturesque locations on Oahu so that you can impress your followers and gain thousands of likes. Check the video for a quick overview and read the full article to get all important information about the 6 BEST Instagram Locations on Oahu!

1. Stairway to Heaven

Stairway to Heaven is the name of the 4,000-foot long hiking trail. ​The stairs, whose 3,922 steps wind through a 2,800-foot mountain trail in Kaneohe, on the eastern side of Oahu. The stairs reach a dramatic peak through the clouds and many locals consider the view to be the best in all of Hawaii!

Stairway to Heaven

Location

You can drive to Haiku Village and find a place to park. There is parking in the Moanalua Valley Neighborhood park, however, parking space is limited. Be aware that the park opens at 7 AM and closes at 7 PM. 

You will hike the Moanalua Valley Trail. You can easily find the location on google maps or enter these coordinates to find the exact starting point: 21.37415, -157.87963

When to Go There

Year-round, but it’s extra muddy and slippery during the winter months, which have more rain. The best time is during a bright time of the day. BUT we do NOT recommend doing this hike because it is very dangerous and you can get in trouble.

Entry Fee

Free BUT fine is 1000$:(

2. Koko Head Trail

The Koko Crater Trail is the perfect hike for a legs workout. After 1048 steps you reach the top of Koko Head from where you have a view of parts of Big Island, Hanauma Bay, and East Honolulu shoreline.

Koko Head
Koko Head Trail

Location

Koko Head Regional Park in Honolulu. Koko Head Park Rd. Honolulu, HI 96825

When to Go There?

Do not do the hike in the blazing sun, but go in the morning at sunrise or in the evening at sunset. During this time, the perfect mood for your Instagram photo is also created. 

Entry Fee

The hike is free

3. Ho’Omaluhia Botanical Gardens

Opened in 1982, this garden in Kāneʻohe features plantings from major tropical regions around the world grouped geographically. The entrance road, lined with palm trees and an epic mountain backdrop is the perfect background for your Instagram pictures!

Hoomaluhia botanical gardens

Location

45-680 Luluku Rd. Kāneʻohe, Hawaiʻi 96744

Entry Fee

No fee required

When to Go There

Hours: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

  • Closed Christmas Day (December 25)
  • Closed New Year’s Day (January 1)

The gate to the garden opens at 9 AM, but Park Access Road is open for public walk-in at any time.

4. Pray for Sex Beach (Makua Beach)

Makua Beach is also known as “pray for sets or pray for sex” beach. This beach is considered the ultimate snorkeling destination. The sunset from Makua beach is truly spectacular. Clear blue water and white sandy beach await you here and are the perfect spot for a #beachday picture!

Makua Beach

Location

Makua Beach is one of the most secluded and far away beaches on Oahu. It takes some time to get there from Honolulu but it’s definitely worth it! The beach is located on the west side of Oahu.

Entry Fee

Free

When to Go There

Any time of the day is perfect for different activities. The sunset from Makua beach is truly spectacular where you can take your amazing pictures of one of the best Instagram Locations on Oahu.

5. Pink Pillbox Trail

During this 1.6-mile trail, you will have an amazing panoramic view of Oahu’s western shoreline. Also, this hike is not too difficult and can be managed well! Once at the top, you can then take your photos in the pink bunker.

Pink PillBox

Location

87-247 Heleuma St, Waianae, HI 96792, USA. Park off the road on the right or left.

Entry Fee

Free

When to Go There

We suggest heading up at sunrise or before sunset so you can watch the amazing colors in the sky and take gorgeous pictures of this famous Instagram Location on Oahu.

6. Byodo in Temple

The Byodo-In Temple is a non-practicing Buddhist temple that welcomes people of all faiths to worship, meditate or simply appreciate its beauty.

 Byodo-in-Temple

Location

The temple is located at the foot of the Ko’olau Mountains in the Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. 47-200 Kahekili Hwy, Kaneohe, HI 96744,

Entry Fee

General Admission $5.00 (ages 13-64), $4.00 Seniors (age 65 & up), $2.00 Children (2-12 years).

When to Go There

The Temple Grounds are open 8:30 am – 5:00 pm daily. The last entrance to Temple grounds is 4:45 pm. The Gift Shop is open 8:30 am – 5:00 pm daily.

Those were our favorite and most popular Instagram locations on Oahu. We hope we could spark your interest and give you some new inspiration for your next Hawaii vacation and Instagram content.

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