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Hanalei Bay & the North Shore

Introducing Hanalei Bay & the North Shore

The North Shore’s allure is inescapable. From the cliffside views of Kilauea and the fecund fields of Hanalei to the Na Pali Coast’s rugged landscapes, a visit to the North Shore may very well be an exercise in believability.

Surfers, agricultural enthusiasts and Bohemian boppers are a selection of the mainland transplants whose three-week vacation – one or two decades ago – has turned into a sweet life in paradise. With the nearest traffic light almost 20 miles away, the North Shore carries a pace of its own – mellow. However, as demand for all the North Shore’s glory is on the rise, local sentiments like ‘Keep it Kauai-it’ have grown out of these increasingly trodden peaks and valleys.

But fear not, change is the last item on Kauaʻi’s to-do list and the North Shore’s staunchness always has and always will be that which prevails.