Top 5 Hawaii Picks From Island Explorers

See Wendy and Jeremy Gilbert's local favorites.

On Travel Channel’s Island Explorers, Wendy and Jeremy Gilbert give adventure lovers a small taste of the Hawaiian Islands. From stunning underwater adventures to where to grab your morning cup of coffee on the Big Island, Wendy and Jeremy share their favorite secret spots, delicious local eats and more.

Think of them as your personal tour guides and check out a few of their recommendations, below. So, pack your bags and don’t forget the camera – adventure awaits!

For more, check out Island Explorers Sunday, July 10 at 11 p.m. ET | 10 CT.

Best Sunrise View

Have an Adventure on a Zipline

Have an Adventure on a Zipline

A zipline is a fun adventure for kids of all ages and is a great way to explore a new terrain. 

Wendy and Jeremy get 360 degrees views of Oahu while ziplining, which they picked as the best way to enjoy an incredible sunrise. And if your stomach can handle it, it’s worth the climb to get an early morning panorama of the island.

Best Brew with a View

Looking to treat yourself to a cup of joe and an unforgettable view? The Coffee Shack in Honaunau is the place. Grab a Kona coffee and settle in to capture the view of the lush landscape – there’s no better way to start the day.

Best Sacred Spot

Hawaii, America's Paradise

Hawaii, America's Paradise

Anyone who's ever thought that a beach is just a beach has never been to Hawaii. The state redefines classic island ideals, upping the ante with breathtaking red- and black-sand beaches, volcanic backdrops, a multitude of climates and a fascinating Polynesian culture.

If you’re a thrill seeker, like Wendy and Jeremy, get a glimpse of Waipiʻo Valley and the jaw-dropping Hiilawe Waterfall by joining an ATV tour. The journey to this lookout for Waipiʻo Valley, known also as the Valley of the Kings, is off the beaten path, so things are bound to get a little muddy. (Be prepared!) You can also hike, horseback ride and more to catch a majestic view.

Best Local Snack

Hawaiin Musubis

Hawaiin Musubis

A Hawaiian delicacy, Musubi, is deep fried spam. 

Dig in to a delicious local snack – and Wendy’s favorite – with musubi, which can be found at Mana Bu’s. With so many different varieties such as baked salmon and tuna mayo, the grab-and-go snack is definitely a popular one. (Hop in line early or risk walking away with an empty stomach.)

Best Underwater Adventure

Evening Paddle Boarding

Evening Paddle Boarding

These water sports fans head out into the sunset for some end of the day paddle boarding. 

Finally, it's time to grab a paddleboard and hit the waves. Wendy and Jeremy paddle out to get up close and personal with a few manta rays at Kaunaʻoa Bay. This is their pick for the best underwater adventure. And the fun doesn't have to end when the sun sets. Night snorkeling is another great way to explore the ocean – and you don't have to worry about holding on to a paddle.

But if you’re not quite ready to paddleboard just yet, we have a few helpful tips to get you started.

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