Waipio Valley Blends a Rich History and Timeless Beauty
Many travelers consider the natural beauty of Hawaii to be second to none.2015-12-28
Many travelers consider the natural beauty of Hawaii to be second to none. From turquoise oceans and white sandy beaches to rich green landscapes and colorful flora, the landscape nestled around Hawaiian villas is truly stunning. A gorgeous place to check out when you rent luxury villas on Hawaii's Big Island is Waipio Valley, which combines the wondrous scenery of the island chain with a unique history that will fascinate visitors.
An Important History
Waipio Valley is one of the most important sections of The Big Island of Hawaii. It was an extremely fertile region and supported anywhere from 4,000 to 10,000 people living in the area. All of these residents contributed to the culture and mythology of the locale, much of which has withstood the test of time and can be explored by visitors today.
Those living in Waipio Valley were more than just settlers living off the land - they included kings and other members of the Hawaii royal family. This gave the region the nickname "The Valley of the Kings," and began a legacy that still exists to this day. Everything from battles to royal ceremonies took place here, and several ancient burial sites and temple ruins remain to remind visitors of this history.
A Stunning View
While the history is certainly impressive, it's not the first thing you'll be thinking about when you arrive at this destination. Instead, there's a good chance you'll be taken with the beauty of the land, and it's that amazing landscape that makes Waipio Valley a must-see spot. Sitting 1 mile wide and 5 miles deep, the valley is surrounded by gorgeous green cliffs that soar 2,000 feet high.
If you don't mind putting in a little bit of effort during your time away from luxury rentals, you can try hiking through the valley. Part of this is a steep trek down into the region, but other options include horseback riding along the paths, taking a van tour or simply stopping at several observation points for a breathtaking view of Waipio Valley. One of the best locations for catching the beautiful sight is from the overlook point on the southern section of the valley, which offers unparalleled vistas of The Big Island.