Best Instagram Spots on Big Island


Are you planning a trip to the Big Island soon? Are you looking for the perfect tropical Instagram spots? If yes, then this is the perfect blog post for you! Here are the best places to snap photos and brag to your friends about your amazing Hawaiian vacation. 

Four Seasons Hualalai Resort 

 The Four Seasons here on the Big Island is like an adults playground. The resort features two pools, a swim up bar and a white sandy cove. If you can’t cough up the $1,000 a night then you can have lunch at the Beach Tree Bar and swim at the public beach. The adult pool is made of electric blue tiles so on a sunny day it looks stunning. Take a pic of your $18 Mai tai and post it to your Instagram while soaking in the sun. 

Kohala Burger and Taco

 Known for their amazing burgers this restaurant has a tropical 1950s theme. Serving fish tacos, fries and fluffy chocolate milkshakes, I’m in food heaven when I visit. I grabbed one of their vintage looking Pepsi bottles to match the wall for a photo. Everything looked adorable! I would say to expect a line if you go during lunch hours.   

Drive Saddle Road

Take a scenic drive up in the hills on Saddle Road. Look out the window at lush green fields and grazing cows and horses. We pulled over multiple times to take photos on the road, we went on a weekday so there weren’t too many cars passing us. We were lucky enough to have sunny weather but it is known to be foggy or raining on Saddle Road so pack an umbrella or rain jacket. 

Kona Farmers Market 

 Located in downtown Kona, the farmers market is located in a mishmash of tents selling  fruits and vegetables, flowers, trinkets and souvenirs. They sell every type of tropical fruit you can think of and local artists sell their work. My favorite is the tropical flowers they sell by the dozens. It’s a perfect photo opportunity to pose with the vibrant colors of Hawaii. I found that during the end of the day the farmers sell their fruit that may spoil by the next day for cheaper, so if you’re looking for a deal, go towards the late afternoon.

Waialea Beach 

Nicknamed “Beach 69” Waialea Beach is located right off mile marker 69. If you don’t like the baking sun during the daytime, then this is the perfect beach for you. Trees cover most of the beach providing tons of shade, rope swings are hung up around the branches which makes a perfect photo opportunity. Swing into the water like Tarzan and live your best life. This beach also has coral reefs just off the shore, so bring your snorkel gear. 

 Well, those were my 5 best Instagram spot’s and tips for visitors on the Big Island. I hope you enjoyed all these tips and hidden gems of our island. If you go to any of these places tag us on the 365 Facebook page.

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Julie Ziemelis

Julie Ziemelis is an entrepreneur, business owner, author, blogger and vlogger in Kailua Kona. She created and moderates the “365 Things to Do in Kona” page and the Kona Newbies group on Facebook. She blogs at and and vlogs with her husband, Eric, at “365Hawaii” on YouTube. Julie also authored the books, “How to Move to Kona” and the “Insiders Guide to Buying Real Estate on the Big Island of Hawaii”. You will most likely find Julie in Kona hiking, running, biking, taking photos and sharing Aloha.

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