100-Plus Hawaii Captions and Quotes for Your Social Feed

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Hawaii beach
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james wong - the knot contributing writer and travel expert
James Wong
james wong - the knot contributing writer and travel expert
James Wong
Travel Writer & Expert
  • James Wong is a freelance travel writer and expert.
  • He's reported for publications including VOGUE, GQ, Time Out and Thrillist.
  • James has lived in London, Tokyo and New York; and has traveled to almost every corner of the world.
Updated Oct 30, 2023

Aloha, looking for Hawaii captions? We've got you. Since the number one activity on the islands is to relax, you'll want to spend less time thinking up lines to accompany holiday snaps, and more time indulging in R&R. Honeymooners are spoiled for choice when it comes to sugary beaches to lay out and frolic on; couples with infinity pools from which to enjoy the romantic sunsets; and bach parties, all those island cocktails aren't gonna drink themselves.

Time is precious in the Pacific, as are the memories. Whether you're checking in with your lover or a group of celebratory besties, we've got just the caption, quote, and hashtag for those cherished moments, so all you have to do in Hawaii is focus on the S-words: swimming, sunbathing, sipping and whatever else your mind conjures up. Go coconuts.

In this article:

Hawaii Photo Captions and Quotes for Instagram

Picture of a poke bowl on a Hawaii Beach
Photo: Julia Semenova / Getty

These captions and quotes will make your beautiful Hawaii photos pop on Instagram, whether you've just landed, want to show off your surfing skills, or put your coconut edibles in slideshow form.

  • Aloha from the other side.
  • I want it that wave.
  • Welcome to the White Lotus.
  • No itineraries in Hawaii: we're going with the flow.
  • Eat coconuts, drink coconuts, wear coconuts.
  • Poke me.
  • Fifty shades of orange.
  • My footwear of choice is flip flops.
  • Mahi Mahi, so good you have to say it twice.
  • There's only one way to tackle a Vitamin C deficiency.
  • Well, it's January and we didn't want to eat shave ice in Boston.
  • Yes, the grass really is greener in Hawaii.
  • New profession: Mermaid.
Mai tais on Hawaii beach
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Here are some classics for your classic beach, sunset, and Mai Thai shots. (Hashtag, vacation goals.)

  • Keep palm and carry on.
  • Always go chasing waterfalls.
  • Mai Tai, beach, sleep, repeat.
  • Hawaiian OOTD.
  • Palms treats over Christmas trees any day.
  • Wake up and smell the Hawaiian breeze.
  • How do you caption paradise?
  • Let's share hula hoops.
  • Scenic routes all day long.
  • You're the pineapple of my eye.
  • It shore feels good out here.
  • Having a whale of a time.
  • Sometimes you gotta stop and smell the leis.
  • The rainbow state is my favorite state.
  • Embracing the Aloha spirit.
  • Work hard, rest hard, that's what I say.
  • Absolute picture perfection.
  • Legs for days.
  • #SeasTheDay
  • #MauiBaby
  • #IslandVibes
  • #HawaiiHugs

Hawaii Bachelorette Captions and Hashtags

Hawaii beachfront
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Brought the bachelor or batchelorette party to Hawaii? Drench yourself in rum cocktails and these party-tastic captions.

  • Hawaii Five-0 in the house.
  • Time to break out the Hawaiian shirts.
  • We didn't make this mess, the Mai Tais did!
  • Mai, Oh Tai.
  • What happens in Hawaii stays on Instagram.
  • Beach bums, tums, and moms.
  • These boys never say no to a luau invitation.
  • Save water, drink wine.
  • Aloha, beaches!
  • Making waves in Hawaii.
  • On Wednesdays, we were leis.
  • Well this punch bowl ain't going to drink itself.
  • If you're from Canada, why are you orange?
  • We're totally going to bring these hula skirts back to the office…
  • Watch us twirl, twirl the night away.
  • Shake your bon bons.
  • One last Hawaiian fling before the ring.
  • Nobody puts these baches in the corner.
  • She's totally the Jennifer Coolidge in the group.
  • Never underestimate island drinks with umbrellas on them.
  • Where there's a rainbow, there's a rainbow crew.
  • Ha-Way-Hey!

Hawaii Instagram Captions for Couples

Hammock on Hawaii Beach
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Surfing, volcano hiking, or sleeping all day long, Hawaii has something to do for all kinds of couples. These creative captions should do the trick during your Hawaii couples' itinerary.

  • Checklist for today: lie down and soak up the sun.
  • He can buy me flowers, write my name in the sand.
  • Embracing Hawaii the only way I know how…
  • We've peaked.
  • When I'm with you, all I see is beauty.
  • Suite dreams from [insert resort].
  • On a secluded island and she still manages to find a boutique.
  • Couples who hammock together, stay together.
  • Coconuts in love with each other.
  • Grass sure looks good on you, babe.
  • The prettiest hula girl in the world.
  • Relationships are all about passion fruit.
  • Kisses are always sweeter in Hawaii.
  • I love it when you take me to Hawaii.
  • The way to a man's heart is barbecue.
  • Looking Keanu sexy.
  • I'll wait for you at the end of the rainbow.

Hawaii Instagram Captions for Honeymoons

Infinity pool in Hawaii
Photo: Cavan Images / Getty

Hawaii is the perfect destination for a honeymoon, and here are some perfect captions to accompany your lovey-dovey snaps.

  • Just Maui'ed.
  • You had me at "Aloha."
  • How White Lotus of us.
  • Lei-tley I've been so lucky in love.
  • It's a beautiful night, we're looking for something dumb to do.
  • It's a boat time she said yes.
  • Meet my lobster.
  • Wait, this isn't the Pineapple Suite?!
  • I lava you so very much.
  • Hiking volcanoes in paradise with the one.
  • The honeymoon's going just swimmingly.
  • Diving into married life like…
  • Love you all the way to Hawaii and back.
  • Don't you just wish you were stranded on a desert island?
  • Marriage is sharing rainbow shave ice.
  • Dancing in the honeymoon light.
  • Wedding ring meets pineapple ring.
  • Writing love songs on ukulele.

Hawaii Captions for Famous Places

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Direction: please source a photo of Waikiki Beach

A haven for the great outdoors, chances are you'll be swooned by Hawaii's natural charms. Here's how to caption them, and beyond, on the gram.

  • In Maui, it's happy hour, every hour of the day.
  • Tan lines, courtesy of Waikiki Beach.
  • Diamond Head is a person's best friend.
  • When life's a beach, find your wave.
  • I'm happiest on a surfboard.
  • I'm on Maui time right now.
  • Tell me you're in Honolulu, without telling me you're in Honolulu.
  • I shore love everything about this place.

Hawaii Quotes from Movies & TV Shows for IG Captions

The White Lotus
Photo: HBO

Hawaii's played setting for some of the biggest movies and TV shows of all time, including 50 First Dates, White Lotus, and NCIS Hawaii. Here are some screen quotes to reference.

  • "Nothing beats a first kiss." (50 First Dates)
  • "Every night I watch the sunset and soak up every last ray of its warmth, and send it from my heart to yours." (Pearl Harbor)
  • "Great. Can it send me to Hawaii?" (Tron)
  • "My French blood tells me to argue with you and my Hawaiian blood tells me not to mind. They're battling it out in front of me." (Blue Hawaii)
  • "These are not only decorative, but they keep my neck warm." (Blue Hawaii)
  • "When I said to bring me a delicious snack, I meant food." (Hawaii Five-0)
  • "I saw him beat up a guy with a starfish...that guy was me." (Forgetting Sarah Marshall)
  • "Ohana means family. Family means nobody gets left behind or forgotten" (Lilo and Stitch)
  • "I want a girl to be on the cover of 'Surf' magazine." (Blue Crush)
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