Kauai is Hawaii's fourth largest island, sometimes called the "Garden Isle". The oldest and northernmost island in the Hawaiian chain is draped in emerald valleys, sharp mountain spires and jagged cliffs, aged by time and the elements. Centuries of growth have formed tropical rainforests, forking rivers and cascading waterfalls. Some parts of Kauai are only accessible by sea or air, revealing views beyond your imagination. Beyond Kauai's dramatic beauty, the island is home to a variety of outdoor activities. Kayak the Wailua River. Snorkel on Poipu Beach. Hike the trails of Kokee State Park. Even go ziplining above Kauai's lush valleys. But it is the island's laid-back atmosphere and rich culture found in its small towns and along its one-lane bridges that make it truly timeless.
Top 5 things to do:
- hike into Waimea Canyon, the "Grand Canyon of the Pacific"
- kayak or water tube along one of Kauai's many navigable rivers
- fly along the impressive Napali Coast in a helicopter
- explore a number of Hollywood movie sets on a movie tour around the island
- sail over the treetops on a zipline adventure (similar to a flying fox)
Information on Kauai provided by Hawai‘i Tourism Oceania.