The 5 Most Instagrammable Spots Around Honolulu


Leave your selfie stick at home. Honolulu’s candy-colored skies and spellbinding views will ensure your camera remains front facing from the moment you step onto Hawaiian soil.

The infinity pool at The Sheraton, Waikiki

Pool and Beach Experiences

Perched on the edge of Waikiki beach, this alluring pool is designed to feel like a (very luxurious) extension of the ocean. Beat the crowds and arrive early for a seamless snap, or capture the magic of the illusion at sunset with a cocktail in hand.

O’ahu from a helicopter

Hawaii Helicopter Molokai and West Maui | This Week Hawaii

Venture from Honolulu to the North Shore of Oahu to take in – and of course, photograph – the island from above. Paradise Helicopter flights takeoff from the Turtle Bay Resort and offer an unprecedented look of the Island’s best spots, including Diamond Head, the Sacred Falls and the exact spot where movies such as The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and TV’s Hawaii Five-0 were filmed.

Snorkel at Hanauma Bay

Extended Hanauma Bay Snorkeling Tours - Hanauma Bay Tours

With 400 species inhabiting the world-famous bay, you’ll want to pack an underwater camera to capture every parrotfish and green sea turtle that swims past while snorkeling. All about the #mindfulmoments? An aerial shot of the idyllic bay is ideal instagram fodder.

Diamond Head lookout, Waikiki

Diamond Head Hike: Oahu Hawaii's Diamond Head Crater Trail

A hike up this inactive volcano will lead you to the most spectacular panoramic views of Honolulu. The walk to the top is relatively short, but prepare yourself for an intense 99-step ascent to a lookout worthy of 1000 likes.

Watch the sunset on Waikiki beach

watching beautiful sunset at the Waikiki beach in Honolulu,Hawaii |  Smithsonian Photo Contest | Smithsonian Magazine

A beach sunset and smug holiday hashtag: was there ever a more perfect combination for the picture-sharing platform?!