One of my passions is to show Hawaii to the world: its beauty, history, mysteries.

Is colon the right punctuation here? If not, what's the correct one?

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I think it's ok as it explains what it is about Hawaii that you feel so passionate about.

From grammar monster:

The Quick Answer

A colon can be used to introduce some more information about something mentioned earlier in the sentence. For example:

He wanted just one thing: revenge.
He knew what his wish would be: the ability to turn stones into gold.

Colon, em-dash, or comma could all work there. But you'd probably want to end the list with and mysteries. It would be a stylistic choice.

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