Kauai the Garden Island

Kauai Garden Island

The island of Kauai is the oldest and most northern of the eight major islands in the Hawiian archipelago, making it the first island sighted by Captain Cook in 1778 and Captain Vancouver in 1792. It manifests itself through lush mountains, fertile gardens and idyllic beaches, this “Garden Island” is filled with miles of roads to explore. The island is of volcanic origin. The highest point with 1598 m is Kawaikini. The wettest place on Earth is located on the island on the East side of Mount Wai “ale”. The rainfall amounts here annually 11.7 meters.

Kauai is Hawaii’s fourth largest island and is sometimes called the “Garden Isle,” which is an entirely accurate description. The island is draped in emerald valleys, sharp mountain spires and jagged cliffs, aged by time and the elements. Centuries of growth have formed tropical rainforests, rivers and cascading waterfalls. Some parts of Kauai are only accessible by sea or air, revealing views beyond your imagination. The name Kauai has no known meaning. It would be the name of one of the sons of the Polynesian Hawai’iloa, discoverer of the Islands. The main town on the island is Līhu’e.

Landscape

From the soaring cliffs of the Napali Coast to the deep chasms of Waimea Canyon, Kauai embraces the senses like no other destination, with  charming and historic small towns like Hanapepe and Koloa where no building is taller than a coconut tree. Kauai is  “Hawaii’s Island of to discover”. 

Higlights

Waimea Canyon – Refered  to as the ‘Gran Canyon’ of the pacific, Waimea is offering incredible views along the way. If you are fortunate enough to be there at sunset when the light hits the red walls just right, it’s so beautiful it practically glows.

Napali Coast – The towering cliffs of the Napali Coast are an awesome inspiring sight. They are the symbol of the timeless spirit of Kauai. 

Kalalau Valley – At the top of the Kalalau, the valley looks like a picturesque postcard leading to an Azure blue sea.

Kilauea Lighthouse – This scenic viewpoint is gorgeous and is a great place to spot whales during the winter, but it is also home to the Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, a sanctuary for seabirds.

Waterfalls  – Kauai is also known for its breathtaking waterfalls. Opaekaa Falls is one of the island’s most accessible waterfalls while Wailua Falls is known for being in the TV show “Fantasy Island.” 

Beaches – Discover 50-miles of heavenly beaches, from the signature views of Hanalei Bay to sun-drenched Poipu Beachon, Kauai’s picturesque and intimate beaches offer something for everyone. 

Films – Proving the beautiful and dramatic landscape of Kauai is perhaps the big amount of movies that were filmed on the Island, to name a ‘few’: Raiders of the lost Ark, Jurrasic Park, Blue Hawaii, Islands in the stream, Fantasy Islands (tv show), The Wackiest Ship in the Army, Honeymoon in Vegas, Lilo & Stitch, Body Heat, Lord of the Flies, The Thorn Birds, Throw Mama from the Train, Six Days/Seven Nights, Donovan’s Reef,  Flight of the Intruder, Thornbirds, George of the Jungle, To End All Wars, Hook. 

Holiday on Kauai

You’ll find everything from budget hotels to five-star resorts as well as fine restaurants and spas or golf course on the Island. and beyond Kauai’s dramatic beauty, the island is home to a variety of outdoor activities. Kayaking, Snorkeling, Hiking or even Ziplining above Kauai’s lush valleys. But it is the island’s laid-back atmosphere and rich culture found in its small towns and along its one-lane bridges that make it truly timeless.  

Otherworldly landscape of Hawaii's Napali Coastline on the island of Kauai. IMG_6496 IMG_6494 IMG_6492 IMG_6491 IMG_6490 IMG_6489 IMG_6488 OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA IMG_6485

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