Waimea, Princeville, Hanalei, Bali Hai-it seems like every part of Kaua'i is legendary. The island is a place of unparalleled natural beauty, and thus far, all of the commercialization has occurred along the coastline. Although big-city dwellers occasionally complain about the lack of nightlife, most visitors feel that Kaua'i offers a near-perfect tropical getaway.
The first town that one sees upon stepping off the plane is Lihue. While it isn't nearly as industrial as Honolulu, or even Kahului, it holds the County Seat and is home of the island's main airport. It also boasts the
and the only still-active sugar mill. Upon heading inland, one quickly notices...
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..., 90 miles from Oahu, is an island paradise and the oldest in the Hawaiian chain. Moody rainforests, majestic cliffs, emerald valleys, swaying palm trees, and spectacular golden beaches await. You'll encounter quiet spots in the forest where you can listen to the rain dance on the leaves, and lazy days that end with the sun sinking into the Pacific amid a glorious tropical blaze.
Things to Do
With 50 miles of beaches, Kauai's possibilities run the gamut, including swimming in the gentle waves at
Hanalei Beach, sunning on the golden sands at the wild
Polihale State Park, or riding the waves on the
North Shore. Inland, Hawaiian history unfolds at
Kauai Museum and the archaeological sites at
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