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Wailua has two sides to it. The coast belongs to strip-mall businesses and package tourists, who are packed into oceanfront condos and hotels like happy slices of a pie chart. But if you’re after that wild-palm-grove nature magic for which Kauaʻi is famous, you can find that here too. Just head to the languid Wailua River or follow hiking trails that wind high into lush forested mountains.

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