If you’re ready for a break from today’s crazy world, so are we. And we know that Hawaii vacations remain in your hearts and in your minds. That is in large part why we have had nearly 1,000 visitor comments just in the past few weeks.
Those of us who live here thank you sincerely for that. Life in Hawaii and the visitor industry are inseparable and that is going to continue.
While it is not be possible to visit us here in Hawaii until this crisis abates, here are two new ways to experience Hawaii vacations virtually with a tour of Iolani Palace in Honolulu and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island.
There are a plethora of Hawaii webcams located throughout the state in some of the most beautiful spots. Below are some we know of and visit. Please add your favorites in the comments below.
Hawaii Vacations Live in Virtual Reality
Unique: Explore lava tubes, fly over the volcano and more.
Step into the only official royal residence in the United States.
Also See Hawaii Webcams
Oahu Webcams Including Waikiki Beach
Please note that the Duke Kahanamoku statue cam is no longer operational.
1. Waikiki Beach webcam. Taken from Moana Surfrider.
2. Waikiki Aquarium. Monk seals.
3. Banzai Pipeline webcam. North shore Oahu at Ehukai Beach.
2. Lahaina Harbor webcam.
3. Paia Bay webcam. Rustic beach not far from Kahului.
4. Wailea Beach webcam. Taken from Grand Wailea.
1. Haena Beach webcam. Taken from Hanalei Colony Resort.
2. Sheraton Beach. Taken from Sheraton Kauai.
3. Poipu Beach webcam. Poipu Beach Park including iconic tombolo.
Big Island Webcams
1. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Panoramic view of Halemaumau.
2. Kailua-Kona. Near the pier.
3. Mauna Kea. From the weather center.
More ways to experience Hawaii virtually
1. In music. We’ve been listening to Hawaiian music online for years. Try these or suggest others. Hawaiian Rainbow Radio. It comes in both free and paid versions. Spotify Hawaiian music. A wide range of listening options.
2. Watch Hawaii weather online. This might not be the best week for it, as the state is currently experiencing a storm from the south, which we call Kona conditions.
3. Honolulu mayor Kirk Caldwell has suggested that we all adopt use of Hawaii’s Shaka greeting for now, instead of handshakes and hugs.
Let us know how you experience Hawaii virtually.