Photography Locations in Oahu and Maui
Wai'alae beach is located right next to the Kahala Hotel about 10 minutes from Waikiki on the island of Oahu. This location has a lot of variety! It offers beautiful lush palm trees, clear blue water, islands in the distance. I love this location in the morning and mid afternoon!
Waimanalo Bay and Sherwood Forest
Waimanalo Bay beach and Sherwood Forest is a beautiful beach with aqua marine water and large mountains as your backdrop. There is also a lush green forest, which makes for great variety in one location. This location is best from sunrise to 400pm. This location is about 40 minutes from Waikiki on the island of Oahu on the east side.
China Walls is not only beautiful but an adventure! There is a little bit of climbing so this location is best for couples. I don't recommend this location for families with small children. This location is about 30 minutes from Waikiki on the island of Oahu. Its located in the Hawaii Kai area.
Sandy beach is about 30 minutes from Waikiki on the island of Oahu. It has lots of variety which includes lava rocks that lead out into the beautiful blue water. There is also lush greenery with mountains in the background.
Kawela Bay/Turtle Bay -North Shore Location
Kawela Bay is in North Shore right next to Turtle Bay resort in Oahu, Hawaii. This location has lots of variety which includes beautiful blue water, lots of greenery and banyan and palm trees! This location is a little over an hr away from Waikiki.
Magic Island is right next to Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki. This location is best at sunset!! This location has the best sunsets I believe on the island. There is also rocks, grassy areas, and Waikiki city and Diamond head views.
Milo Cove Ko' Olina West side
Ko' Olina is on the west side of Oahu. This location is all about the sunsets! There are also grassy areas, banyan trees, little cove beach area and lots of rocks that lead out into the clear blue water. This location is about 45 min-1 hr from Waikiki depending on traffic.
Halona Cove is about 30 min. from Waikiki on the East side of Oahu. This location is amazing! Its a little hidden cove right next to Halona Blowhole. There is climbing involved so this location is not good for little ones!
Makapuu Beach is on the east side of Oahu about 35 minutes from Waikiki. It has clear blue water, lava rocks, greenery, lighthouse, islands and mountains as the backdrop.
Lanikai Beach Kailua
Lanikai beach is a world famous white sandy beach in Kailua, Oahu. Lanikai is about 45 min. from Waikiki on the east side of the island. It has white sand amazing crystal clear blue water with islands in the distance. There are also palm trees and some greenery. If you are feeling up for an adventure you can also add the Lanikai pillbox hike to this location. You would get the views of Lanikai from below. The Pillbox hike is an intermediate hike with the most amazing views of Kailua coast. The sun rises does not set on this side.