Cliff and crashing waves on Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail on Kauai.


Often sunnier and drier than the North Shore, Poʻipu (which ironically translates as ‘completely overcast’ – don’t worry, it isn’t) is renowned for its beaches, some of which are hidden and so gorgeously wild that they rival the island’s best scenery. The quality of Poʻipu sunsets is reflected in the dizzy smiles of awe-drunk tourists, weaving and leaning against one another on the sand.


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