There is a place, on the small island of Lanai, called Keahiakawelo, or Garden of the Gods. Not much is there, it’s quite far from where people live and you have to drive on an uneven dirt road to get there…but the rock formations and colours are amazing. Red dirt, some green on the odd bush, and the clear, blue sea all around. Standing there, feeling like the only person in the world, just enjoying the view and the quiet, is wonderful.
To actually get there, part of the drive is through an area called the iron forest (if I remember correctly), which is almost as cool as the place itself. It’s unreal. A narrow dirt road, surrounded by tall, seemingly dead trees covered in red dust. I felt like I was in some kind of fairy tale.
If you’re ever on Lanai, go here, it’s an almost magical place, with no people around, away from all the other touristy stuff you most likely are doing in Hawaii. It’s definitely worth the drive to get there!