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Kauai – The Garden Island

Jan, 08 | No Comments |

Kauai Beach

Kauai is the wettest and most lush island out of all the Hawaiian Islands. It makes sense then that this majestic island is actually nicknamed the “Garden Isle.” With some of the wettest Hawaii weather in the islands, Kauai still manages to offer a ton of great outdoor experiences. The island, like all the others, also has its own great Hawaii beaches, as great beaches on each island is a similar theme.

While the Big Island of Hawaii has less people per square mile, Kauai is actually the least populated island of all the Hawaiian Islands. With only around 65,000 residents (give or take), the island is a nice size 33 miles long and 23 miles wide. The two main resort areas on Kauai include Poipu and Princeville, both of which offer their own unique perspectives of the island of Kauai.

When most people think Kauai they think about gorgeous hikes, great beaches, laid back atmosphere and more. That being said, at the forefront of everyone’s mind when they think about Kauai is the “Na Pali Coast.” The Na Pali Coast, like many other parts of Kauai, has been formed from, wind, rain and sun, and offers the lucky people that get to experience it some of the most beautiful scenery in the world.

You can access the Na Pali Coast by air or water, though hiking in some areas is also done. Take a helicopter tour of the coast, or boat out to that side if the island and see exactly what you are missing.

Other great activities and landmarks on Kauai include the Waimea Canyon, which is a site to behold, the summit of Mt Waialeale, which is the wettest spot on earth, and the Wailua River, which surprisingly enough is the only navigable waterway throughout the entire Hawaiian Island chain.

The Wailua River is actually one of the more popular attractions on the island of Kauai, as you are able to rent, or take your own, kayaks and navigate your way through some of the most beautiful sites you will ever see. All this from the comfort of your won kayak.

So if you are looking for one of the most beautiful places on earth, then Kauai should be your first stop. With amazing rainy/sunny Hawaii weather, as well as an assortment of great Hawaii beaches, Kauai has a little something to offer everyone. Make sure you get to this majestic island and at least see the Na Pali Coast. It will be an experience you will never forget.

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