Lush, rural Kaua'i is the Pacific Ocean’s magnificent jade temple. On Hawaii’s oldest major island, nature’s fingers have had time to dig deep – carving the unbelievable fluted cliffs of the Na Pali Coast and the tremendous ragged gash of Waimea Canyon. A mecca for hikers and kayakers, Kauaʻi is beloved by outdoor enthusiasts of all stripes, and it has been the darling of honeymooners ever since Elvis tied the knot here in Blue Hawaii. Forget coddling resorts, decadent shopping or bustling nightlife. Come to Kauaʻi for its heavenly art gallery – the one you find outdoors. The price for these works? Just a pair of boots and a little sweat.
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Best places to stay in Kaua'i
This full-color guide reveals the island’s beaches, sights and off-the-beaten-track adventures so you can discover the real Kaua‘i. Realize your dream vacation with insider insights, honest reviews and simple planning tools.
Kaua‘i's coast and mountains: a hiker's dream
Crisscrossed by centuries-old footpaths once trod by Hawaiian royalty, Kaua‘i is an unbeatable choice for hikers, especially first-time visitors to Hawaii. Nowhere else in this Polynesian archipelago can you find such a variety of trails, from family-friendly walks to hardcore treks...
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Hawaii - Ni'ihau & Kaua'i (Chapter)
If you're after a place that best celebrates Hawaii's geography and indigenous culture, then Molokaʻi is for you. It ranks as one of the least-spoiled islands worldwide, with ancient Hawaiian sites dotting the island's beautiful, tropical east.
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P.I.C.N.I.C. in the U.S.A.
Who doesn't love throwing a blanket down on a sunny patch of grass, cracking open a box of sandwiches and getting down to the serious business of high-grade loafing? To help encourage dream picnics in the USA, we've prepared up this Perfect Picnic Primer (PPP)...
Kauai Deluxe Sightseeing Flight
See Kauai on a deluxe sightseeing flight! For approximately an hour, you’ll enjoy Kauai’s stunning scenery from the air, as you explore this Hawaiian island, renowned for its jagged mountain peaks and rushing waterfalls. In a new GA8 Airvan plane, you’ll have fabulous views of the Garden Isle from the plane’s large bubble windows.
Hawaii Hiking the Aloha Isles
An in-depth hiking adventure exploring the spectacular natural treasures of the Hawaiian Islands
Top 20 Hawaiian vistas
When it comes to spectacular views in Hawaii, there’s not a bad seat in the house. The islands are stunning, spacious theaters for awe-inspiring panoramic performances, and sometimes you don’t even have to get out of your car – but at least roll down the window. Here are our 20 favorite easy-access vistas in Hawaii: 1...