Garden of the Gods

Top choice natural feature in Lanaʻi

The only fertilizer that might work in this garden is cement. Often weirdly shaped volcanic rocks are strewn about this seemingly martian landscape. Multihued rocks and earth, with a palette from amber to rust to sienna, are stunning.

It's utterly silent up here and you can see up to four other islands across the white-capped waters. The colors change with the light – pastel in the early morning, rich hues in the late afternoon. Look for rocks oddly perched atop others.