May 11, 2024

Must See Places in Hawaii for Healthcare Travelers

Have you been eyeing Hawaii for your next travel nurse or healthcare travel assignment? Hawaii is one of the most popular destinations for travel assignments – and it’s no surprise why!

The Aloha State is sure to be a travel assignment like no other, boasting expansive ocean views, lush tropical foliage, and plenty of opportunities for adventure and cultural experiences. Each island offers so much to experience, and you truly can’t go wrong when choosing what to do in your downtime, but if you are looking for some inspiration for your travels, read on. We’ve rounded up 10 of the best things to see and do in Hawaii, with some testimonials from TNAA travelers!

10 Best Places to Visit in Hawaii

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park 

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is home to two of the world’s most active volcanoes, Kilauea and Mauna Loa. Beyond taking in the breathtaking lava flows, healthcare travelers who love the outdoors can hike through lush rainforests or trek across a lava field to see the Pu’uloa Petroglyphs. This gorgeous national park also offers scenic drives like the Chain of Craters and the Crater Rim Drive Tours.

Check out TNAA traveler Maria’s Big Island experience:

Waikiki Beach

No trip to Oahu is complete without a visit to the island’s iconic white-sand beaches. Waikiki Beach is sure to be a favorite for healthcare travelers looking to sink their toes in the sand, splash in the surf, and kick back for some much-needed r and r.  Whether you’re catching waves, lounging under the sun, or taking a stroll along the shoreline, Waikiki offers endless opportunities for relaxation and recreation.

Haleakalā National Park

Haleakalā National Park is a perfect place to experience the heart of Maui, offering a blend of nature and Hawaiian culture. Home to the world’s largest dormant volcano, you can take a break from the bedside to watch the sunrise from the summit, hike through otherworldly landscapes, and discover unique wildlife and plant life found nowhere else on earth.

Road to Hana

Get ready for an unforgettable journey along Maui’s legendary Road to Hana, a scenic drive that winds through 64 miles of gorgeous rainforests, cascading waterfalls, and dramatic coastal cliffs. Take your time to explore hidden gems, such as the Seven Sacred Pools and Wai’anapanapa State Park. You’ll want to start your journey early to enjoy everything this day trip offers. Be sure to stop at the many roadside stands for fresh, local fruit and snacks along the way!

Pearl Harbor

History-loving healthcare travelers should not miss visiting Pearl Harbor. The Pearl Harbor National Memorial is a “place of remembrance and contemplation of the nature of war and the sacrifices of those who lost their lives during the Pacific War” and includes an open-air visitor center, two museums, the USS Arizona Memorial and the USS Utah, and many other features. Take an audio tour, book a VR experience to enhance your learning experience, or stroll through interpretive and waterfront exhibits.

North Shore, Oahu

The laid-back charm of Oahu’s North Shore is a mecca for surfers, beach lovers, and foodies. Ride the waves with a surf lesson or chill on the beach to watch world-class surfers ride at iconic breaks like Pipeline and Sunset Beach. If local cuisine is one of your favorite parts of the healthcare travel life, you don’t want to miss indulging in chocolate haupia (coconut pudding) pie and feasting on garlic-buttered shrimp from one of the many shrimp trucks.

Na Pali Coast 

Kauai is well-known for its natural beauty, and the Na Pali Coast is one reason why. If you find yourself exploring Kauai while on assignment, you don’t want to miss this iconic stretch of rugged coastline. Explore the waterfalls, sea cliffs, and beaches on a hike, or book a boat or helicopter tour for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Kona Coffee Farms

As a healthcare traveler, you know how important fueling up for those long shifts is. Take your pre-shift brew up a notch at Kona’s legendary coffee farms, where you can learn about the art of coffee cultivation and sample some of the world’s finest brews. Savor the rich flavors of freshly roasted Kona coffee while soaking in the picturesque landscapes of the island’s coffee belt. Be warned: you may never go back to coffee pods or store-bought coffee again!

Molokini Crater 

No travel assignment in Hawaii is complete without at least one snorkel excursion. The crystal-clear waters of Molokini Crater, a partially submerged volcanic caldera, is a snorkel haven. Snorkel alongside colorful coral reefs, tropical fish, and even the occasional manta ray or sea turtle for an unforgettable underwater adventure.

Molokini Crater was at the top of the list of the best places to visit in Hawaii for TNAA travel nurse Victoria:

Hanauma Bay

Another snorkel destination for adventurous healthcare travelers is Hanauma Bay, a protected marine sanctuary. The calm, turquoise waters boast an abundance of marine life and coral reefs, and the beach is the perfect spot to relax and soak up the sun. Keep your eyes open for sea turtles and monk seals!

Travel to Hawaii With TNAA

Whether you’re seeking adventure, relaxation, or cultural immersion, the Aloha State offers something for every healthcare traveler. The possibilities for adventure are genuinely limitless, no matter which island you take an assignment on.

When you travel with TNAA, you’re traveling with an agency that has your back every step of the way. Housing, credentialing, benefits, sick leave – we’ve got you covered. All you have to do is pack your bags and decide where you’re going.

Ready to explore Hawaii as a travel nurse or allied healthcare traveler? Check out our available travel nurse jobs in Hawaii, and apply today!