Kauai, Hawaii

Called the Garden Island, Kauai lives up to its nickname with verdant rain forests, lofty cliffs, expansive valleys, and golden beaches. Its varied landscape attracts adventure-minded travelers and those looking to escape the crowds on Hawaii’s more densely populated islands. From the high cliffs that rise above the shore on the Napali Coast to the recesses of Waimea Canyon, there are miles of natural beauty practically begging travelers to strap on their hiking boots. In fact, on foot is one of the best ways to see the island, since 90 percent of Kauai is inaccessible by car. Guides can lead you along bluffs, foothills, beaches, sugarcane fields, or even waterfalls.

If the water beckons, the cascading falls near Hanalei Bay are great for swimming, canoeing, kayaking, or fishing. And on the south shore, you can snorkel or surf in Poipu Beach’s sandy-bottomed pool. If a slower pace is more your speed, the sites on the south shore offer quaint boutiques and oceanside restaurants serving Pacific Rim cuisine. Don’t leave without attending a luau, where lomi salmon, sweet potatoes, and coconut pudding might all be served.

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Things to Do

Kauai with the Kids

Kauai with the Kids

Adventure is always around the next cliff on Hawaii’s Garden Island.

Kauai for Movie Lovers

Kauai for Movie Lovers

Come see the sites that captivated us on-screen in movies such as King Kong, Jurassic Park and Tropic Thunder.

Exploring Kauai for Less

Exploring Kauai for Less

Loooking for fun things to do on a budget? Get the most out of your vacation to Hawaii by following these tips.

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The Nature Lover's Island

The Garden Isle, as this Hawaiian island is known, is filled with lush foliage, cascading waterfalls and mountainous terrain.

The oldest of the Hawaiian Islands, Kauai is often called the Garden Isle, for obvious reasons. It is incredibly fertile thanks to its volcanic origins and has abundant lush foliage, cascading waterfalls, mountainous terrain, and thousands of wild chickens—the latter left over from the original Polynesian settlers. The fruits of this isle can be found at many of the “sunshine markets,” or farmers markets—there’s at least one every day, so go early and grab some sustenance for the day’s activities.
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Where to Stay

Wyndham Bali Hai Villas

Wyndham Bali Hai Villas #3031 

"The pool is perfect for relaxation after a long day of traveling through beautiful Kauai."

– DRDISNEYDUDE

Alii Kai Resort

Alii Kai Resort #2201 

"Beautiful setting in Princeville. "

– CPSALEM

Makai Club Cottages

Makai Club Cottages #1580 

"Super pleasant and friendly helpful staff!"

– CANADIANFAN2018

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