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Underrated spots in Hawaii can both include those elusive hidden gems that everyone is looking for or even popular hotspots that are well worth the wait. Renowned for our iconic beaches, waterfalls, volcanoes, and, of course, vibrant culture, there are also so many underrated destinations just itching to be explored still. When planning your own Hawaiian adventure, consider adding some of these underrated spots to your itinerary. Of course, booking a tour with IMI Tours is a great way to  ensure you uncover some of these hidden treasures.

Nakalele Blowhole, Maui

Located on the northwest coast of Maui, Nakalele Blowhole is one of Hawaii’s famous natural wonders. Seawater shoots up through a lava tube, creating an impressive spout that can reach up to 100 feet. Keep in mind that going to the Nakalele Blowhole involves a short hike over some pretty rough terrain, however, the sight of the powerful spray is worth the effort.

Waimea Valley, Oahu

Waimea Valley on Oahu’s North Shore is a feast for the eyes. This lush valley features a botanical garden, historic sites, and a stunning waterfall that cascades into a natural pool perfect for a refreshing swim. The valley also represents a significant cultural site, with a history dating back over 700 years. A guided tour of Waimea Valley with IMI Tours is a great way to learn about the rich history and diverse plant life.

Byodo-In Temple, Oahu

All but tucked away in the Valley of the Temples in Kaneohe, Oahu, the Byodo-In Temple is a replica of a 900-year-old Buddhist temple in Japan. Surrounded by meticulously landscaped grounds, koi ponds, and small waterfalls, the temple is a peaceful retreat from the more tourist-heavy areas of Oahu. You can also visit the Byodo-In Temple on a IMI Tour.

Road to Hana, Maui

The Road to Hana is world famous, but many travelers often overlook the numerous hidden gems along this winding drive. This Road to Hana takes you through lush rainforests, past cascading waterfalls, and along Maui’s beautiful coastlines. An IMI Tours guide can help you discover the best spots and ensure you don’t miss any of the road’s hidden treasures.

Wailua Falls, Kauai

Kauai, known as the Garden Isle, is home to Wailua Falls, a spectacular double waterfall that drops over 80 feet into a pool below. Located near Lihue, these falls are fairly easy to access and can be viewed from a lookout point just off the road.

Mermaid Cave, Oahu

For an off-the-beaten-path type of adventure, visit the Mermaid Cave on Oahu’s west coast. This hidden gem is a sea cave that can be accessed only at low tide. But be careful! The cave’s entrance does require some careful maneuvering, but once inside, you’ll be rewarded with a magical view of the ocean from within the rocky walls. Be sure to check the tide schedules and safety advisories before attempting to visit.

Hoomaluhia Botanical Garden, Oahu

Hoomaluhia Botanical Garden in Kaneohe, Oahu, has become a real Instagram hotspot featuring diverse plant collections from all around the world. Spanning 400 acres, the garden has walking trails, a serene lake, and scenic picnic spots. It’s an ideal place for those looking to immerse themselves in nature without straying too far from touristy spots.

Exploring Hawaii’s underrated destinations is a great way to experience the islands’ natural beauty and cultural richness. Booking IMI Tours helps you discover these hidden gems with the guidance and knowledge of local experts.