Kauai "The Garden Island"
Looking for a year-round tropical vacation?
The island of Kauai is paradise on earth, an unspoiled world for the adventurous with an iconic coastline of fluted cliffs, waterfalls, valleys, lush green mountainsides, coral reefs, long sandy beaches of hidden coves and year round beauty with mild temperatures and long days of sunshine.
The oldest island in the Hawaii chain, Kauai has a rich history. Explore the many historic towns and sites from Waimea Town where Captain Cook landed in 1778, to Koloa Town, where you can find Kauai’s first sugar mill in 1835. On the South Shore just west of Koloa is the small town of Hanapepe with many authentic historic buildings and known today as the art capital of Kauai. Lihue is home to the Grove Farm Homestead Museum, a 100 acre sugar plantation and the Kauai Museum which preserves many historical Native Hawaiian artifacts.
The East side of Kauai “Coconut Coast” has golden beaches scattered with Coconut Palms. Watch the whales or surf the waves at Kealia Beach. Wailua offers many outdoor activities, visit the Opaekaa Falls, kayak the Wailua River or hike the Nounou Mountains.
Explore the North Shore on scenic roads with breathtaking coastal vistas, expansive views of the island’s mountains and a rural and scenic landscape. The upmarket resort town of Princeville is situated among lush sea cliffs overlooking Hanalei Bay. Zipline at 1200 feet over lush valleys and tree tops, hike or horseback ride to a waterfall for a leisurely picnic. The charming and peaceful Hanalei Town lies to the west of Princeville. Explore the art galleries and historic places, unwind on one of the championship golf courses and end your day with a perfect view of a scenic sunset from the historic Hanalei Pier.
The NaPali coast, the “Jewel of Kauai” is Kauai’s iconic coastline with a 15 mile stretch of panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean. Indulge in a boat, kayak or air tour of this spectacular coastline. Much of this coastline is only accessible on the Kalalau Trail. Hike the cliffs, walk through ethereal rain forests, pass through valleys and be mesmerized by waterfalls spilling over towering rugged cliffs. The trail runs 11 miles from Ke’e Beach to Kalalau Beach.
“The Tree Tunnel Road”, lined with eucalyptus trees planted at the turn of the 20th century provides a warm welcome to the towns of Poipu and Koloa on Kauai’s South Shore. The more popular side of the island and home to some of Kauai’s best beaches, perfect for watching the humpback whales, Hawaiian green sea turtles and the endangered monk seals sunbathing on the shore. The coastal resort of Poipu offers plenty of sunshine, sandy cove beaches, sugar cane fields and was recently named “One of America’s Best Beaches”. The Koloa Heritage Trail allows you to explore the natural history, archaeology and culture of the area. Be sure to visit Sprouting Horn Park. Stroll through the orchards of The Koloa Estate, the largest coffee farm in the US to sample some of the finest Hawaiian coffees. Be sure to drive the scenic coastal route to the Lawai Valley, home to Kauai’s two National Tropical Botanical Gardens, McBryde Garden and Allerton Garden. On the Southwest side of Kauai lies Waimea Canyon, known as “The Grand Canyon of the Pacific”. The Canyon runs for 14 miles with exceptional views and breath taking sunsets. North beyond the canyon is Kokee State Park with 45 miles of great hiking trails through forests and wildflowers.
Kauai is your year-round tropical vacation destination.