Welcome to Kauai, the Island of Discovery!
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Deep within every human being, buried all too often beneath layers of modern life, is a primal connection with nature. It is on Kaua‘i that this connection reawakens. Take a step in any direction and plunge into a world of infinite greens and blues, a world that restores your inner equilibrium and reassures you that the Pacific island of your dreams does indeed exist. Peaceful, lush and naturally spectacular, this is Kaua‘i.
The "Garden Island", also known as the "Island of Discovery", Kaua`i is the oldest of the major Hawaiian Islands. If you’re looking for unsurpassed tropical beauty, and a completely relaxed atmosphere, this island is for you. The Na Pali Coast on the northwestern shore is composed of steep 3000-foot cliffs, beautiful bays, beaches, and caves that are only accessible by boat or hiking several miles. Other areas of the island have lush valleys, taro fields, waterfalls, picturesque resort communities, heiaus (ancient Hawaiian temples), palm-tree lined beaches, and old sugar plantation towns. On the west side of the island you can find Waimea Canyon, (the 10-mile long "Grand Canyon of the Pacific”). Kaua`i has much to offer in the way of activities, including golfing, shopping, dining, and a myriad of outdoor fun, but it also carries a very "untouched" feel as well.
The island of Kauai has a coastline of approximately 90 miles (145 km). Kauai beaches are known for their beautiful sand and uncrowded atmosphere – some beaches are hardly visited at all, which means that you can easily find your tropical paradise beach on this island. Many beaches on Kauai offer great swimming, snorkeling, surfing, and kayaking conditions. The north shore of Kauai has many popular surfing beaches, such as Tunnels Beach and Lumahai Beach. Hanalei Bay with its fabulous vista to Bali Hai was made world-famous in the movie South Pacific. Poipu Beach on the south shore is a popular beach among locals and visitors alike, while Polihale Beach on the west shore doesn't know crowds and is known for its amazing sunset views and "barking sands."
The island of Kauai is one of the greenest and lushest areas in the state of Hawaii, and is popular among outdoor enthusiasts and people looking for remote and picture-perfect tropical beaches. Most people who visit Kauai stay either in the Poipu, Lihue, or Kapaa areas.