If you thought Hawaii was all tropical landscapes, thundering waterfalls, eye-achingly beautiful ocean and beautiful women...well you'd be right. But why write about this stuff, when you could just treat your eyes to some serious delights, courtesy of these Hawaii based Instagram photographers...
If you’ve ever had an itch to pack it all in for a quiet coastal life in Hawaii, Elana‘s account will turn that itch into an all out rash. This lady is an expert on all things Kona, so whether you’re looking for the best beaches, boutiques or cafe recommendations, she’s your gal.
"kaimana" — my new paddle board ?? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ for years it's been a dream to own one of these beauties. since taking her home, some of my favorite hawaiian adventures have unfolded and am so looking forward to all of the miles of water we'll cover together. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ something this has taught me: identifying what we REALLY want and making them a priority pays off. getting out on the water is so worth saving money, not splurging on silly things + not having anything under the christmas tree this year. by far my favorite memories of 2017 have been spent board under my feet, paddle in hand. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ photo captured by my love @ahaynesworth #ourgreathawaiianadventure
Shark attack survivor Mike is pretty much an all round inspiring guy. Despite the loss of his leg he’s a passionate shark campaigner and a keen surfer, and also works with Bethany Hamilton’s non profit organisation, which reaches out to shark attack survivors and amputees.
Years back, a shark stole my leg. Today, it's my heart. I spent this last week diving in the clear warm waters of the Bahamas. Being my first time face to face with a tiger shark since being bitten by one, I was a unsure of what to expect. Awe-inspiring, breathtaking, surreal and majestic are words that barely begin to describe. Never once did I feel threatened, and surely a experience I'll never forget. Many thanks to the boat crew and friends who saw this dream fulfilled.
Self confessed sunburn expert (slather on that factor 50 kiddos), Josiah spends most likely 99.9% of his time outside, hunting down waterfalls and scrambling up sheer rock faces. If there’s an adventure to be had, this guy will find it.
Gentle earth treader but one helluva bad ass female explorer, Chelsea wouldn’t think twice about free diving an unexplored underwater cave or hiking to the tip top of a mountain range before breakfast. This female warrior can do it all and more, and her images feed our souls with travel inspo.
Feeling inspired to kick start your own Hawaiian adventure? We have good news! Contiki have just released a BRAND NEW Hawaii experience, The Big Kahuna. Go check it out…