50 Stunning Hawaii Quotes & Hawaii Instagram Caption Inspiration

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Last Updated on: 6th August 2021, 03:00 pm

Looking for beautiful quotes about Hawaii? These eight dazzling islands have inspired authors, dreamers, and travelers for as long as people have been able to venture there. So whether you’re looking for travel inspiration or Hawaii Instagram captions, here are my favorite Hawaii quotes. 

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Quotes about Hawaii and Hawaii Instagram Captions

The Best Hawaii Quotes & Hawaii Instagram Captions

Here are my favorite quotes about Hawaii, including inspiration from song lyrics, poems, literature, pop culture, and quotes by famous Hawaiian authors!

Beautiful Hawaii Travel Quotes

Hawaii is not a state of mind, but a state of grace. -Paul Theroux

The loveliest fleet of islands that lies anchored in any ocean. -Mark Twain

Hawaii is a paradise born of fire. -Rand McNally


I believe Hawaii is the most precious jewel in the world. -Don Ho

Coming to Hawai’i is like going from black and white to color. –John Richard Stephens

I feel very honored that the Hawaiian spirits chose to contact me. –Steven Magee

Incredible as it might seem, Hawaii is like a gigantic raft, drifting slowly with the centuries. -Terence Barrow

You don’t have to live in Hawai’i or even be Hawaiian to embrace the Aloha Spirit. Aloha can be found in the most surprising places at the most unlikely times. You just have to have an open heart and mind to recognize it! –Mark Ellman


At the end of the world, the sunset is like a child smashing a pack of crayons into God’s face. –Craig Stone

The only good thing about leaving Hawai’i is that you really appreciate it when you return. –John Richard Stephens

Aloha is the unconditional desire to promote the true good of other people in a friendly spirit out of a sense of kinship. -Abraham Akaka

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Hawaii is still the single most frequent fantasy destination, not because of political stability or conveniences, but because Hawaii seduces the imagination. It’s the perfect postcard, no props, no fillers. –Robert Wintner

Mount Kilauea spilled glowing lava-like cords of orange neon-lighting from seemingly nowhere. In the blackness that engulfed the night, electric heat lit flowing streams that fell into the sea, disappearing in a cloud of steam with a sizzling splash. -Victoria Kahler


Beating the drums for Hawaii is not hard to do… the place just grows on you. -James MacArthur

Hawaii is the island of big dreams for both islanders and guests. Those dreams born in paradise can indeed come true. -Sharon Linnea

Hawaii is like an isolated jewel set in the vastness of the Pacific Ocean. And like facets of a gem, the islands have their own unique qualities. Travelers who take the time to look beyond their obvious beauty will discover a chain of islands that is at once lush and stark, modern and ancient, simple and exotic. -Rita Ariyoshi


Everywhere I went in the wild corners of Hawaii, I found that the biology was as astonishing as the beauty. The landscapes have value beyond the enchantment of a waterfall or the surreal drama of an expanse of slick rock with bits of green life taking hold. Exploring these islands intrigues the mind and stirs the imagination, for nature in Hawaii is at her most inventive and extravagant best. –Cynthia Russ Ramsay

For me, the magic of Hawaii comes from the stillness, the sea, the stars. -Joanne Harris

Hawai’i is the only place in the fifty states where you can see the stars of the entire northern and southern hemispheres. Here, stars that can’t be seen from the mainland are visible, along with stars that aren’t visible from Australia. –John Richard Stephens

Hawaii is paradise. It sounds cheesy to say it, but there’s music in the air there. -Bruno Mars

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I live in Hawaii, and the trails and mountains here are just magic. -Alex O’Loughlin

Any frequent visitor to Hawaii is fixated on mapping how the islands have changed since their last visit. -Hanya Yanagihara



Funny Quotes about Hawaii

Hawaii can be heaven and it can be hell. -Jeff Goldblum

Hawaii is the only place I know where they lay flowers on you while you are alive. -Will Rogers


My best vacation memory is getting barreled at the beach in Hawaii. -Troy Polamalu

I don’t see myself as the next Carmen Dell’Orefice. I’d rather be fat and happy, sitting on a beach in Hawaii eating pizza. -Marie Helvin

What I know of Hawaii is from watching the ‘Brady Bunch’ shows from the seventies. -Michael Bastian

Hawaii’s the 50th state? I thought it was a suburb of Guam. -Bobby Heenan

Eventually, I want to move to Hawaii and chill forever. Riley -Keough


Hawaii is so boring because it’s always sunny. -Daniel Dae Kim

Hawaiian Food Quotes

Summer in Honolulu brings the sweet smell of mangoes, guava, and passionfruit, ripe for picking; it arbors the streets with the fiery red umbrellas of poinciana trees and decorates the sidewalks with the pink and white puffs of blossoming monkeypods. Cooling trade winds prevail all summer, bringing what the old Hawaiians called makani ‘olu’ ‘olu-– ‘fair wind’. –Alan Brennert

Fresh seafood reminds me of Hawaii and eating raw ahi fish on the beach with a little soy sauce – instant sashimi. -Marie Helvin


Even the sweetness of a freshly cut pineapple from Hawaii is a sermon. -J.A. Medders

I love to lounge, and I particularly love to eat outdoors. It’s a throwback to my childhood in Hawaii. I have memories of coming out of the sea and eating corn chips with a strawberry vanilla slush. -Marie Helvin

Quotes about Hawaiians & Hawaiian Culture

The Hula is the heartbeat of the Hawaiian People. -David Kalakaua

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Nature is where it all begins for the Hawaiians. In fact, they call themselves keiki o ka aina, the ‘children of the land’. -M.J. Harden


We, the Hawaiian people, who are born from the union of Papahanaumoku and Wakea, earth mother and sky father, and who have lived in these islands for over 100 generations, will always have the moral right to the lands of Hawai’i now and forever, no matter what any court says. -Lilikalā K. Kameʻeleihiwa

That greeting is Aloha–love, I love you, my love to you. Good day–what is it more than an impersonal remark about the weather? How do you do–it is personal in a merely casual interrogative sort of way. But Aloha! It is a positive affirmation of the warmth of one’s own heart-giving. My love to you! I love you! Aloha! -Jack London

Ohana means family and family means no one gets left behind. -Lilo and Stitch

Hawaiian English is like kahiko, the ancient dance, the kanaka dance of tradition, she says, harsh moves, slaps, and full of pounding force. –Garrett Hongo


In Hawaii, we have something called Ho’oponopono, where people come together to resolve crises and restore peace and balance. -Duane Chapman

Hawaiian music is the roots for the Hawaiian people. It tells the history of where we came from. Not having Hawaiian music in my life would be like losing half of my body— because Hawaiian music helps me to be a better person. -Kevin Brown

The Hawaiian people have been from time immemorial lovers of poetry and music, and have been apt in improvising historic poems, songs of love, and chants of worship. –Lilikalā K. Kameʻeleihiwa

No one has family in Hawaii. Everyone is family in Hawaii. –Richie Norton

Song Lyrics about Hawaii


The headaches are all gone

And it’s morning in this song


Let’s go to Hawaii

-Max Webster

Still my favorite place In this whole wide world
Has got to be in the middle of the ocean floor.
I see you poking out of the ocean, Paradise on Earth.
The 50th state – WHAT?!
-The Strokes

This is the moment of sweet Aloha
I will love you longer than forever
Promise me that you will leave me never


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I heard about all the pretty girls
With their grass skirts down to their knees
All my life I wanted to see
The island called Hawaii

-The Beach Boys

Heavenly flower
I dreamed of paradise for two
You are my paradise completed
You are my dream come true -Bing Crosby
On the beach in Hawaii
I wish you were here with me,
Walking on the beach in Hawaii
Playing on the golden sand,
Looking at the ocean now I understand
Love is like the open sea,
And I wish you were here with me
On the beach in Hawaii
-Ziggy Marley

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5 Things to Pack for Your Trip to Hawaii

Greece - Crete - Stephanie Luggage

The Lonely Planet Best of Hawaii guidebook. It can be kind of a pain to find the major guidebooks once you land, or you’ll find them overpriced. I always like to pick mine up ahead of time.

An Unlocked Cell Phone so that you can use a local sim card while here to help navigate public transportation and when you’re on the road. (For people without American cell phone plans).

Backup Charging Bank for your cell phone since you’ll be using it as a camera, GPS system, and general travel genie.

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A Camera since Hawaii is super photogenic. I use a mix of my Nikon D810 and my  Samsung8 smartphone these days.

A Great Day Bag so you can carry what you need with you (like your camera, snacks, water, sunscreen, cash, etc). My current favorite is the Pacsafe Citysafe, which is especially great for Hawaii because it has many anti-theft features designed to deter pickpockets. It also transitions to a night bag more easily and won’t embarrass you if you go to dinner directly after sightseeing all day. 

Don’t Forget About Travel Insurance!

Before you leave for Hawaii make sure you have a valid Travel Insurance Policy because accidents happen on the road. I pay for World Nomads, and I happily recommend them. It’s especially important to get travel insurance if you’ll be hanging enjoying time in the beautiful (but occasionally slippery) outdoors.


I have been a paying customer of World Nomads for travel insurance for three years, and I happily recommend them.  If you get sick, injured, or have your stuff stolen, you’ll be happy to have the ability to pay for your medical bills or replace what’s stolen or broken.

Pin these Hawaii Quotes & Hawaii Instagram Captions for Your Trip!

Quotes about Hawaii and Hawaii Instagram Captions

Quotes about Hawaii and Hawaii Instagram Captions

2 thoughts on “50 Stunning Hawaii Quotes & Hawaii Instagram Caption Inspiration”

  1. A song for Hawaii, ‘ALL I NEED IS A HUG’, original song written by Richard Palmer and sung by Celia Stavri, recorded by Overtone Records on YouTube.com and Facebook.


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