Living in the Moment on Hawaii Island

This gallery is comprised of photographs that mirror the inspiring landscape and culture of Hawaii Island.

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

A welcoming sign at the entrance to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
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Hawaii Tourism Authority, Tor Johnson  

Lava Flow from Puuoo

Lava Flow from Puuoo

Hot magma oozes from Puuoo, a volcanic cone on Kilauea on Hawaii's Big Island. Puuoo has been continuously erupting since January 3, 1983.

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Big Island Visitors Bureau, Mahesh Thapa  

Halemaumau Crater

Halemaumau Crater

A full moon shines over Halemaumau Crater at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
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Big Island Visitors Bureau, Ethan Tweedie  

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

The view from the lookout at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
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Hawaii Tourism Authority, Tor Johnson  

Lava Tube Entrance

Lava Tube Entrance

Visit the Thurston Lava Tube at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. 960 1280

Hawaii Tourism Authority, Tor Johnson  

Lava Tube

Lava Tube

Explore the cavernous interior of the Big Island's Thurston Lava Tube. 960 1280

Hawaii Tourism Authority, Tor Johnson  

Steaming Lava Flow

Steaming Lava Flow

The steaming surface reflects hot lava beneath in this aerial photo of the lava flow from Puuoo.
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Big Island Visitors Bureau, Tyler Schmitt  

Lava Field

Lava Field

A helicopter flies over lava flow on Hawaii Island for a birds-eye view of hot lava creeping over the lava field.
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Hawaii Tourism Authority, Cameron Brooks  

Halemaumau Crater

Halemaumau Crater

A helpicopter captures this aerial view of Halemaumau Crater on Hawaii Island.
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Hawaii Tourism Authority, Cameron Brooks  

Lava Trees

Lava Trees

A couple hikes the path around lava trees and formations on Hawaii Island.
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Hawaii Tourism Authority, Tor Johnson  

Golf Course with Lava Formations

Golf Course with Lava Formations

Lava surrounds the Oceanside Golf Course on Hawaii Island.
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Hawaii Tourism Authority, Kirk Lee Aeder  

Lava Formation

Lava Formation

A visitor admires this lava formation near Kona.
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Big Island Visitors Bureau, Paul Zizka  

Halemaumau Crater

Halemaumau Crater

Halemaumau Crater, Kilauea Caldera, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
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Big Island Visitors Bureau, Paul Zizka  

Volcanic Gases

Volcanic Gases

A plume of volcanic gas rises from the Kilauea caldera at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. 960 1280

Hawaii Tourism Authority, Tor Johnson  

Halemaumau Crater

Halemaumau Crater

A couple walks along the Halemaumau Crater in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

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Hawaii Tourism Authority, Tor Johnson  

1: Four Seasons Manele Bay (Lanai City, Hawaii)

1: Four Seasons Manele Bay (Lanai City, Hawaii)

It's a prime spot to get your daily dose of vitamin D. Couples looking for a romantic getaway can relax on these loungers located on the shore near the Four Seasons Manele Bay on Lana'i.
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Don Riddle/Four Seasons  

Four Season Manele Bay (Lanai City, Hawaii)

Four Season Manele Bay (Lanai City, Hawaii)

Dine at one of the hotel's restuarants, including Nobu and Kailani, where guests will have a picturesque view of the bay.
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Barbara Kraft/Four Seasons  

2: Four Season Hualalai (Kailua-Kona, Hawaii)

2: Four Season Hualalai (Kailua-Kona, Hawaii)

Take a refreshing dip the Beach Tree pool at the Four Seasons Hualalai. It's just one of 7 pools at this luxe resort.
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Four Seasons  

Four Season Hualalai (Kailua-Kona, Hawaii)

Four Season Hualalai (Kailua-Kona, Hawaii)

Diners at the Beach Tree restauant is the perfect romantic spot with amazing ocean views and a great vantage point to watch the sun set.   960 1280

Don Riddle/Four Seasons  

3: Hilton Waikoloa Village (Waikoloa, Hawaii)

3: Hilton Waikoloa Village (Waikoloa, Hawaii)

The Hilton Waikoloa Village is so huge that guests will appreciate having the tram and canal boats to explore all 62 acres of this oceanfront resort.
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Hilton Worldwide  

Hilton Waikoloa Village (Waikoloa, Hawaii)

Hilton Waikoloa Village (Waikoloa, Hawaii)

Guests can relax in Kohala River pool, four interconnected pools with waterslides, that winds through the resort. Kids will enjoy the Kona pool is the Hilton Waikoloa Village's largest pool and it includes a 175-foot waterslide. And if parents need some downtime away from the kids, they can enjoy a secluded retreat by the Ocean Tower pool.
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Hilton Worldwide  

4: Sheraton Kauai Resort (Koloa, Hawaii)

4: Sheraton Kauai Resort (Koloa, Hawaii)

Enjoy Poipu beach and stay at the Sheraton Kauai Resort, where guests who reserve an Ocean Luxury room, get a spectacular ocean views.
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Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.  

Sheraton Kauai Resort (Koloa, Hawaii)

Sheraton Kauai Resort (Koloa, Hawaii)

The Hawaiian sunset on Poipu beach is just one of several reasons why guests will enjoy their stay at this resort. And if you're an outdoor enthusiast, we recommend some of the activities nearby including ziplining, moutain tubing, snorkeling, hiking, biking, surfing or playing a round of golf.
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Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.  

5: Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea (Wailea, Maui)

5: Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea (Wailea, Maui)

A guest watches the sunset from the Serenity pool at the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea, located on the island's southwest coast.
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Christian Horan/Four Seasons  

Four Seasons Resort Maui (Wailea, Maui)

Four Seasons Resort Maui (Wailea, Maui)

Guests at this Four Seasons property can enjoy relaxing in or by the resort's 3 pools: the Fountain pool (pictured), Serenity pool, and Waterfall pool.   960 1280

Kyle Rothenborg/Four Seasons  

Luxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado - Samana, Dominican Republic

Luxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado - Samana, Dominican Republic

The Luxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado is the only resort with its own private island in the Dominican Republic. Soak up the sun at the scenic beaches and beautiful pools, and relax in the luxurious rooms with private whirlpool tubs. 960 1280

Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts  

Luxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado - Samana, Dominican Republic

Luxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado - Samana, Dominican Republic

Located on the Samana Peninsula in the Dominican Republic, the Luxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado has two gorgeous pools with bars nearby and plenty of lounge chairs, and both are exceptionally clean. The snack bar at the beach pool offers a basic buffet with hot dogs, hamburgers, rice, salad and selected entrees. 960 1280

Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts  

Ke Iki Beach Bungalows - Oahu, Hawaii

Ke Iki Beach Bungalows - Oahu, Hawaii

Relax in the hammocks on the quiet beach at Ke Iki Beach Bungalows, a charming but no-frills property on Oahu's picturesque North Shore. Oahu's most famous surfing spots are just down the street. 960 1280

Ke Iki Beach Bungalows  

Ke Iki Beach Bungalows - Oahu, Hawaii

Ke Iki Beach Bungalows - Oahu, Hawaii

Location trumps luxury at these 11 beachfront bungalows. The lodgings are modest, with few amenities and minimal service, but a beautiful beach is just steps away. 960 1280

Ke Iki Beach Bungalows  

Travaasa Hana - Maui, Hawaii

Travaasa Hana - Maui, Hawaii

Travaasa Hana has incredible service, a top-notch spa, excellent food and 77 rooms on acres of property. It may be hard to reach, but it's worth the trip. 960 1280

Travaasa Experiential Resorts  

Travaasa Hana - Maui, Hawaii

Travaasa Hana - Maui, Hawaii

The Travaasa Hana delivers rustic luxury in the middle of Maui's lush and secluded east coast. It's not directly on the beach, but it has two beautiful pools. 960 1280

Travaasa Experiential Resorts  

Jake's - South Coast, Jamaica

Jake's - South Coast, Jamaica

Jake's is a member of Island Outpost, Jamaica's trendiest hotel group. Guests come to unplug — there's no phone, internet or TV in the cottages. 960 1280

Jakes Hotel  

Jake's - South Coast, Jamaica

Jake's - South Coast, Jamaica

Jake's is a particular favorite because of the on-site painting and yoga classes, the excellent food and the Driftwood Spa. The spa has several open-air treatment rooms that are built into cliffs overlooking the ocean. 960 1280

Jakes Hotel  

Geejam - Port Antonio, Jamaica

Geejam - Port Antonio, Jamaica

The setting of the Geejam is gorgeous, the service is extraordinary, and one of the Caribbean's most beautiful beaches is only 10 minutes away. The hotel offers guests peaceful isolation, but one of its drawbacks is that there are no pool or spa facilities. 960 1280

Geejam Hotel  

Geejam - Port Antonio, Jamaica

Geejam - Port Antonio, Jamaica

The Geejam is made up of only five private, high-tech cottages in the lush foothills of Port Antonio. Modern electronics in the rooms include 42-inch flat-screens, AppleTV, iPod docks and free Wi-Fi. 960 1280

Geejam Hotel  

Caneel Bay, A Rosewood Resort - St. John, US Virgin Islands

Caneel Bay, A Rosewood Resort - St. John, US Virgin Islands

Caneel Bay sits on 170 acres of a protected national park, dotted with seven remote beaches. The largest beach also attracts non-resort guests, but the other beaches on the property are much more secluded. 960 1280

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Caneel Bay, A Rosewood Resort - St. John, US Virgin Islands

Caneel Bay, A Rosewood Resort - St. John, US Virgin Islands

Caneel's attentive service and gorgeous setting make it one of the Caribbean's best secluded resorts. The most notable of the hotel's four restaurants is Equator, which was built inside and on top of an 18th-century sugar mill. 960 1280

Leading Hotels Of The World  

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