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Kauai is a magical place. Nicknamed "the Garden Isle" thanks to the tropical rainforest covering much of its surface. The dramatic cliffs and pinnacles of its Na Pali Coast have served as a backdrop for major Hollywood films, while 10-mile-long Waimea Canyon and the Nounou Trails traversing the Sleeping Giant mountain ridge are hiking destinations.
Viewed from Hanalei, the three most prominent mountain peaks are Hihimanu, Namolokama, and Mamalahoa. These are all part of a single ruggedly carved mountain ridge running down from Waialeale at the center of the island.
Swimming, boogie boarding, surfing, snorkeling and scuba diving are all found within a one mile stretch of coastline.
Hā'ena State Park is located at the northwestern end of the road on Kauai's north shore. The park also offers beach-related activities including shore fishing and swimming at Ke'e Beach.
“Kitchens Beach, Kapaa”
Maui may be better known for kiteboarding, but if you find yourself in beautiful Kauai don't waste the wind.
Poipu is one of the most popular spots on Kauai since the beach is usually safe for swimming. Located on the south of the island, the cove is surrounded by palm trees which creates a beautiful arch for sunset. The black rocks on the sand and the deep orange colors from this angle make for a very dramatic sunset
Many restaurants offer an open-air setting with many seats right on the beach.
Wailua Bay is where locals go surfing. It is located right next to the highway. A great place to watch the newest surf/sport, foil boarding
Relaxing at Anini Beach at sunset. A magical time in Hawaii.
The largest river of Kauai is located in Wailua (Two Waters). This area was highly populated and a major political and religious center of the ancient Kauai Kingdom. In those times it was known as Wailuanuiaho ano, “great sacred Wailua.”
The oldest church on the state of Hawaii
Saint Raphael Catholic Church in Koloa is a parish of the Roman Catholic Church of Hawaii in the United States. Located in Koloa on the island of Kauai
Polihale State Park is a remote wild beach on the western side of the Hawaiian island of Kauai. It is the most western publicly accessible area in Hawaii
Makaiwa Beach Park actually goes by many common names such as Ko Olina Hidden Beach, Ko Olina Secret Beach, and even Banyan Tree Beach. This is an incredibly tiny beach located inside the Ko Olina Resort and used mostly by residents and guests of that resort.
Waimea Canyon, also known as the Grand Canyon of the Pacific, is a large canyon, approximately ten miles long and up to 3,000 feet deep, located on the western side of KauaʻWaimea is Hawaiian for "reddish water", a reference to the erosion of the canyon's red soil.
Poipu Beach Park is considered among the safest in Hawaii, with a lifeguard on duty seven days a week.
Wailua Bay View on the beautiful island of Kauai are oceanfront, and uniquely perched overlooking the popular surfing and kite surfing beach of Wailua Bay.
Is Waimea Canyon free?
And unless you're camping in Koke'e State Park, admission is free; entrance to Waimea Canyon is also free. For more information about Koke'e State Park and Waimea Canyon, visit the Hawaii State Parks website.