Be the envy of your next Zoom meeting with this sunrise shot of Lanikai on Oʻahu.

Photo: David Croxford

These Hawaiʻi Zoom Backgrounds Will Make You Feel Like You're Working on Vacation

Up your Zoom game right now.

For anyone working from home, video conference calls are the new normal.

And since we all can’t travel right now, why not pretend you’re working from paradise?

Our talented staff photographers—David Croxford (@magphotoguy) and Aaron K. Yoshino (@honozooloo)—snapped these gorgeous photos of Oʻahu, from an inspiring sunrise at Lanikai to a secluded stretch of sand at Makapuʻu Beach. Use these images as your virtual backgrounds—it’s easier than trying to tidy up your living room or home office!

Here are six free Hawaiʻi backgrounds perfect for your next Zoom meeting that will make you—and everyone else on the call—dream about the Islands.

(Download them here.)

Makapuʻu Beach.
Waikīkī Beach.
Hanauma Bay.
Kualoa Ranch.
Cromwell’s Beach.
Lanikai Beach.

Follow these three steps for adding a virtual background to your video calls on Zoom:

  1. Download the images here. Click on the image you want, then download by clicking on the download arrow button in the lower right corner. For the right image size, choose “original file.”
  2. Once you log into your Zoom call, click the arrow directly to the right of the “Stop video” icon near the bottom left of the screen. From the pop up, click on the “Choose a virtual background” and select the images you want.
  3. To switch the backgrounds out, follow the previous steps and toggle between the images you uploaded when you feel like it.

Aloha attire and tropical mocktails optional.

Send us screenshots of your Zoom meetings using our virtual backgrounds to media@hawaiimagazine.com. Or tag us on your Instagram. We’d love to see it!