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5 of the Most Instagrammable Places on Maui

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You’ve seen it all before: the smiling faces, the perfect weather, the jaw-dropping landscapes. Scrolling past a photo of someone on a Hawaiian vacation is enough to conjure up feelings of envy. Instead of staring at your timeline, start looking at flights! We’ve come up with a list of the most Instagrammable places on Maui that will leave you with lasting memories. (Plus, they’ll leave your followers wanting more!) Check out our top picks below and use our complimentary Travel Guide to help plan your trip.

You Won’t Need a Filter at These 5 Instagrammable Places on Maui

1. Haleakala Volcano

Sunset and clouds above Haleakala Volcano
First up on our list is
Haleakala, or “House of the Sun”. This dormant volcano offers the best views of Maui and draws millions of visitors each year — including photographers and avid Instagrammers. Head to the summit during the early morning hours for epic sunrise shots, or drive up in the evening to catch the sunset. You’ll see dozens of people with phones and tripods ready to capture the island’s beauty.

2. Wai’anapanapa State Park


People on beaches of Wai'anapanapa State Park

Spend the day driving Maui’s famous Road to Hana and fill your camera roll with incredible images! There are plenty of photography hotspots along this route, but our favorite is Wai’anapanapa State Park. Here, aquamarine waves provide a stark contrast to the pebbly, jet-black sand. The beach is perfect for swimming and sunbathing; there’s also a hiking trail lined with vibrant greenery. Snap a few photos from the trail’s peak before heading to the sea for unbeatable footage of sea turtles.

3. The Pipiwai Trail

Waterfall and cliffside at Pipiwai Trail

The Pipiwai Trail is also accessible from the Hana Highway. It’s about 12 miles past Wai’anapanapa and winds through Haleakala National Park. Keep your phone handy, because you’ll want to take pictures of the trail’s waterfalls, bamboo forest, and gigantic banyan tree! The two-mile trek is a great way to combine exercise and photography into one afternoon.

Local Tip: Be sure to visit the Seven Sacred Pools while you’re in the area. These mesmerizing freshwater pools are fed by flowing waterfalls and surrounded by dense rainforest. Your followers will think you’re on the set of Jurassic Park!

4. Red Sand Beach

Waves crashing against rock at red sand beach

Kaihalulu Beach, also known as Red Sand Beach, is one of the most beautiful (and underrated) places on Maui. The shoreline’s tall, rust-red hills and sparkling azure water make for the perfect ’gram, but you’ll want to do more than take a few pics here. Getting to Kaihalulu Beach is no easy feat; the trail to reach it is made of loose cinders and is steep, narrow, and slippery. Plan to spend a few hours snorkeling or birdwatching on one of the island’s most secluded beaches.

5. The Sunflower Field

Field of sunflowers infront of hills

If you’re searching for your next selfie location, the vibrant sunflower fields in Waikapu are hard to beat. In fact, thousands of people take photos with these flowers every year! Pacific Biodiesel, the world’s first certified sustainable biodiesel producer, uses sunflower oil in products like honey, cooking oil, and massage oil. They even have a locally made skincare line. Visit for the idyllic backdrop and learn something new while you’re at it!

Share Your Photos from the Comfort of The Old Wailuku Inn at Ulupono

A long day of adventure means countless photographs, and afterward, you’ll want to share your memories with the world! Come back to The Old Wailuku Inn and get to posting. We promise your friends and family will be in awe.

Once you’ve uploaded your favorite pictures to social, it’s time to unwind. Sip a beverage on our breezy lanai, or retire to your private guest room for an afternoon nap. You can even stroll through our peaceful gardens and take photos of native flora and fauna. Unlike generic Maui hotels, our historic B&B provides an authentic island experience. We can’t wait to see it through your eyes!

Check our availability and book your Hawaiian vacation today! We look forward to hosting you.

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