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145 Hawaii Captions For Instagram – Puns, Quotes & Short Captions

With its turquoise waters, lush greenery and breathtaking landscapes, Hawaii is an Instagrammer’s dream come true.

But with so much natural beauty around you, it can be hard to find just the right words to capture it all.

That’s why I’ve put together a list of the best Hawaii Instagram captions that will make your followers feel like they’re right there with you on this tropical paradise.

P.S. Follow me on Instagram (@travellerselixir) and tag me in your photo for a share!

Best Hawaii Instagram Captions

These captions work for anywhere you’re visiting in Hawaii including Maui, Oahu, Honolulu, Big Island, Kauai and more.

Cute Hawaii Captions For Instagram

  1. You had me at aloha
  1. Flowers in my hair, Hawaii in the air
  1. Alexa, take me to Hawaii
  1. Hawaii is always a good idea
  1. A bad day in Hawaii is better than a good day anywhere else
  1. You can’t buy happiness but you can go to Hawaii, and that’s pretty much the same thing
  1. Hawaii is the land of everyday rainbows
  1. If there’s a heaven on earth, it’s in Hawaii
  1. Life is short but memories from Hawaii last a lifetime
  1. Life is better in flip flops
  1. In Hawaii, even the sunsets are doing the hula
  1. Dear Hawaii, I can’t get over you
  1. The only thing better than the sunsets here are the mai tais
Cute Hawaii Instagram caption - If there's a heaven on earth, it's in Hawaii.
  1. Salt in the air, sand in my hair
  1. This place is so beautiful it’s making me want to break out in a hula dance
  1. Livin’ the good Hawaii life
  1. Sun, sand and aloha. Hawaii, you’ve got it all
  1. There’s no problem so big that a trip to Hawaii can’t solve
  1. Headed to Hawaii, be back never
  1. A pineapple a day keeps the worries away
  1. I came for the beaches but I stayed for the poke bowls
  1. Life is a journey and Hawaii is the ultimate destination
  1. I didn’t choose the aloha life, the aloha life chose me
  1. I’m pretty sure the sand here is made of powdered sunshine
  1. In Hawaii, the only rush hour is the one that leads to the beach at sunset
  1. Flip flop ’til you drop
  1. Aloha from the land of sunshine and coconuts!
  1. The best way to experience Hawaii is with a coconut in one hand and a snorkel in the other
Beautiful Hawaii caption for Instagram - In Hawaii, the only rush hour is the one that leads to the beach at sunset.
  1. I’m about to eat so much poke that I’ll need to be rolled out of here
  1. The grass is always greener underneath a coconut tree
  1. I thought I was in paradise but then I saw the prices for a pineapple
  1. Just trying to blend in with the palm trees…I think I’m doing pretty well
  1. I’m pretty sure my soulmate is a Hawaiian sunset
  1. Hawaii has me feeling like I’m living in a postcard
  1. The only thing that could make Hawaii better is if they served shave ice for breakfast
  1. They say money can’t buy happiness but have you tried buying a plane ticket to Hawaii?
  1. I don’t need therapy, I just need to go to Hawaii
  1. I’m pretty sure ‘aloha’ means ‘I don’t want to leave’ in Hawaiian
  1. I came to Hawaii to escape reality but reality is so much better here
  1. Keep calm and…I can’t keep calm, I’m going to Hawaii!
  1. I’m not saying Hawaii is perfect but I haven’t found a single reason to leave yet

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Funny Hawaii Captions & Hawaii Puns

  1. Anytime is mai tai time
Cute Hawaii caption for Instagram - Hawaii has me feeling like I'm living in a postcard.
  1. It’s a shore thing I’m not coming home
  1. Here today, gone to Maui
  1. Where in Hawaii do you want to go? Can you be more Pacific?
  1. Oahu doin’?
  1. Aloha, is it me you’re looking for?
  1. Keep palm and carry on
  1. Hawaii, I want to Maui you!
  1. Mai tais are mai kinda thing
  1. I’m never haupia than when I’m in Hawaii!
  1. You are the pineapple of my eye
  1. Don’t worry. Beach happy.
  1. Everything is so lei-d back in Hawaii
  1. Feeling fin-tastic!
  1. Shell we dance all night?
  1. Aloha beaches!
Funny Hawaii pun - Here today, gone to Maui.
  1. Shell yeah, Hawaii is amazing!
  1. I lava Hawaii
  1. In Hawaii, the volcanos are always int-erupting
  1. I lava good sunset in Hawaii
  1. Seas the day!
  1. Waikiki, do you love me?
  1. That’s just Hawaii roll
  1. Can you Kauai my bag for me?
  1. It’s hard not to get crater-ed away in Hawaii
  1. I need vitamin sea
  1. And it ended in a mai tai
  1. If you need to reach me, call me on my shell phone
  1. Life’s a beach, enjoy the waves
  1. Just Maui‘d
Funny Hawaii pun - Everything is so lei-d back in Hawaii.

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Short Hawaii Captions

  1. Aloha state of mind
  1. Leis, alohas, and Hawaii days
  1. Find me under the palms
  1. Living on island time
  1. Surf’s up, aloha down
  1. Woke up in Kauai
  1. Hawaiian dreams
  1. When in doubt, just hula it out
  1. I left my heart in Hawaii
  1. Salty but sweet
  1. Making waves in Hawaii
  1. Heavenly Hawaii
  1. Aloha state of mind
  1. Sandy toes. Sunkissed nose.
  1. Island days, island ways
Funny Hawaii Instagram caption - That's just Hawaii roll.
  1. Meet me in Hawaii
  1. I’d rather be in Hawaii
  1. Surf days and Hawaiian leis
  1. ‘Imi ola – seek life
  1. Life is better in Hawaii

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Inspirational & Beautiful Hawaii Captions

  1. Hawaii is calling, and I must go
  1. I didn’t know it was possible to be homesick for a place I’ve only been to once
  1. There’s just something about Hawaii that makes you feel like you’re exactly where you’re meant to be
  1. The more I travel, the more I realize that sometimes the most beautiful places are the ones that take your breath away without even trying. Hawaii, you’ve got my heart
  1. I never knew how much I needed a vacation until I found myself doing the hula in a grass skirt on the beach
  1. I never thought I’d become a morning person until I saw the sunrise over the mountains in Hawaii
  1. I hope to carry the aloha spirit with me always
  1. Hawaii is like a love story – you’ll never forget the first time you fell in love with it
Beautiful Hawaii caption for Instagram - I hope to carry the aloha spirit with me always.
  1. Hawaii taught me that the best things in life are the simplest: a good book, the warm sun and the sound of the ocean
  1. Be the aloha you wish to see in the world
  1. The best things in life are the people we love, the places we’ve been and the memories we’ve made along the way. Hawaii, you’ve given me all three
  1. The tans will fade but the memories will last forever
  1. Hawaii: where palm trees and ocean waves make everything better
  1. When life gets too hectic, I close my eyes and remember the feeling of the sun on my skin and the sound of the waves crashing on the shore. Hawaii, you heal my soul
  1. Island days, island ways, surf, sun & sun rays
  1. Hawaii taught me that sometimes the best adventures are the ones that take you off the beaten path and into the unknown
  1. In Hawaii, the water is bluer than the sky, the sand is softer than a cloud and the shave ice is sweeter than a kiss
  1. I never met a sunset I didn’t like but Hawaii sunsets are a whole different level
  1. Dear Hawaii, thank you for making me feel tiny, humble, inspired, and salty… all at once
  1. A hui hou – until we meet again
  1. I thought I knew what paradise was until I stepped foot on the beaches of Hawaii
  1. Hawaii is not just a place, it’s a feeling. A feeling of warmth, of joy, of gratitude. Thank you, Hawaii, for reminding me to appreciate the little things in life
Quote about Hawaii - In Hawaii, the water is bluer than the sky, the sand is softer than a cloud and the shave ice is sweeter than a kiss.

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Hawaii Quotes For Instagram Captions

  1. “May there always be tradewinds behind you, rainbows above you, and aloha all around you.” – Kauai Blessing
  1. “In Hawaii, the sun sets on one day and rises on another but the beauty of the islands never fades.” – Traveller’s Elixir
  1. “May there always be warmth in your hale, fish in your net, and aloha in your heart.” – Hawaiian Blessing
  1. “Don’t let your dreams be dreams.” – Jack Johnson
  1. “Hawaii is a place where the land and sea meet in perfect harmony, creating a symphony of beauty that soothes the soul and inspires the heart.” – Traveller’s Elixir
  1. “Hawaii is not a state of mind, but a state of grace.” – Paul Theroux
  1. “The loveliest fleet of islands that lies anchored in any ocean.” –  Mark Twain
  1. “Hawaii is a paradise born of fire.” – Rand McNally
  1. “Hawaii is not just a place, it’s a feeling of serenity and peace that washes over you with each wave that crashes against the shore.” – Traveller’s Elixir
  1. “I believe Hawaii is the most precious jewel in the world.” – Don Ho
  1. “Coming to Hawaii is like going from black and white to color.” – John Richard Stephens
  1. “The only good thing about leaving Hawaii is that you really appreciate it when you return.” – John Richard Stephens
  1. “Hawaii is a place where the colors of the rainbow dance across the sky and the beauty of nature never ceases to amaze.” – Traveller’s Elixir
Hawaii quote - In Hawaii, the sun sets on one day and rises on another but the beauty of the islands never fades.
  1. “The hula is the heartbeat of the Hawaiian people.” – King David Kalakaua
  1. “You haven’t been to paradise if you haven’t been to Hawaii.” – Bruno Mars
  1. “Hawaii is paradise. It sounds cheesy to say it, but there’s music in the air there.” – Bruno Mars
  1. “The rhythm of Hawaii is not just in the music, it’s in the way the land and sea move in perfect sync, creating a dance that leaves you spellbound.” – Traveller’s Elixir
  1. “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
  1. “Hawaii is the only place I know where they lay flowers on you while you are alive.” – Will Rogers
  1. “Beating the drums for Hawaii is not hard to do – the place just grows on you.” – James MacArthur
  1. “Hawaii is a place where the warmth of the sun is matched only by the warmth of the people, creating a feeling of love and acceptance that stays with you long after you’ve left.” – Traveller’s Elixir
  1. “Hawaii is the island of big dreams for both islanders and guests. Those dreams born in paradise can indeed come true.” – Sharon Linnea
  1. “For me, the magic of Hawaii comes from the stillness, the sea, the stars.” – Joanne Harris
  1. “Hawaii is the only place in the 50 states where you can see the stars of the entire northern and southern hemispheres.” – John Richard Stephens
  1. “No one has family in Hawaii. Everyone is family in Hawaii.” – Richie Norton
Hawaii quote - Hawaii is not just a place, it's a feeling of serenity and peace that washes over your with each wave that crashes against the shore.
  1. “In Hawaii, the sky is not the limit, it’s just the beginning of a journey that takes you to the depths of the sea and the heart of the land.” – Traveller’s Elixir
  1. “Hawaii is a paradise – and I can never cease proclaiming it. But I must append one word of qualification: Hawaii is a paradise for the well-to-do.” – Jack London
  1. “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
  1. “For me personally, snorkeling in a cove in Hawaii, floating along, and looking at all the animals and the colors – I mean, that’s pretty peaceful.” – Stephen Hillenburg
  1. “Hawaii is a place where the soul can find refuge, where the mind can find clarity and where the heart can find joy in the simple things in life.” – Traveller’s Elixir
  1. “You don’t have to live in Hawaii – or even be Hawaiian – to embrace the aloha spirit.” – Mark Ellman
  1. “Whether a visitor or kama’aina (resident), the beauty of the Hawaiian islands inspires the heart and mind.” – Unknown

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Hawaii Hashtags For Instagram Likes

  1. #hawaii
  1. #hawaiilife
  1. #hawaiifoodie
  1. #hawaiistagram
  1. #hawaiilove
  1. #hawaiitrip
  1. #hawaiivacation
  1. #hawaiiliving
  1. #hawaiiphotography
  1. #hawaiitravel
  1. #hawaiibeaches
  1. #hawaiiinstagram
  1. #hawaiigram
  1. #hawaiiadventures
  1. #hawaiisunset
  1. #hawaiihikes
  1. #hawaiibestphotos
  1. #hawaiibound
  1. #hawaiibeach
  1. #hawaiibeauty

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Mahalo for joining me on this journey to find the perfect Hawaii Instagram captions!

I hope that these creative and fun captions will help you share your love for Hawaii with your followers in a unique and authentic way.


Megan Jones is a travel expert and founder of Traveller's Elixir, who has been travelling the world full time since 2021. Megan's travel tips been featured in numerous media outlets including Metro, Timeout, Thrillist and more.

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