Kauai is known as the “Garden Isle” and is home to lush green mountains, tropical forests, spectacular hiking trails, breathtaking waterfalls and beautiful white sand beaches. It’s the fourth largest Hawaiian island and it’s also the least crowded with only 68,000 residents and an average of about 1.2 million visitors each year. Kauai is the northernmost and oldest island in the Hawaiian island archipelago, and was formed about six million years ago as a result of volcanic activity in the Pacific Ocean. Some of the original volcanoes that formed the island are still visible today, including the tallest peak on the island, Kawaikini and the second tallest, Mt. Wailale. Although the island itself is fairly mountainous, about half of its shoreline is made up of beaches, making it a popular place for visitors who want to enjoy beautiful scenery while relaxing on the sand.
Kauai is a great destination for those who truly want to get away from it all. It’s quiet and peaceful, and perfect for honeymooners. It’s also ideal for adventure seekers offering a variety of outdoor activities such as helicopter tours, kayaking, hiking, ziplining, mud buggies, ATVs, and mountain tubing.
One of the most popular attractions in Kauai is the Napali Coast. This 17-mile stretch of coastline on the North Shore of the island features vast cliffs, valleys, and waterfalls set against the majestic Pacific Ocean. It is accessible by hiking, boat, or helicopter. Another favorite attraction in Kauai is the colorful Waimea Canyon, referred to as "the Grand Canyon of the Pacific". This gorge stretches 14 miles long, 1 mile wide and more than 3,600 feet deep, and features spectacular scenery that is difficult to find elsewhere on the Hawaiian islands.
Kauai’s attractions and natural beauty are endless and a visit to this tropical island will leave visitors longing to return.