Our Hawaiian holiday series continues Kauai, the fourth and last island described in the series.
There are all kinds of scenery on this island. Natural forces have been carved for more than six million years, with spectacular views from the cliffs of Na Pali on the north shore to the dramatic Waimea Canyon. Kaui's slow pace seems to be best for quiet family vacations or rugged outdoor adventures.
The oldest and northernmost of the four largest islands in Hawaii, Kauai, is only 553 square miles and is a unique "round" island with a population of 51,000 inhabitants.
Very similar to other Hawaiian islands, the warmest and coolest months are only about 8 degrees apart. The ocean temperature is very stable, hovering between 72 and 76 degrees throughout the year.
Kauai is known as the "Garden Island" for its high population of plant life. The rainforest climate is the humidest climate in the Hawaiian Islands. Wai' ale' ale is the wettest place on earth
According to an annual poll of holidaymakers, the people of the island are the most friendly people in the country. Two resorts in Kauai – Hyatt Regency and Princeville Resort – have consistently been ranked among the top 20 tropical resorts in popular travel magazines.
Hyatt Regency Kauai Resort & Spa (formerly Hyatt Regency Kauai Hotel & Spa) is located on the sunny side of the island. This is a luxury resort with 602 rooms, 4 tennis courts, a golf course, 5 restaurants, a cocktail lounge, child care, multiple swimming pools and a health spa.
Pinceville Resort Kauai is located on the north shore of Kauai. This is a premier resort and is always on the Kauai accommodation list. Puu Poa Beach is just a short walk from the main lawn, and Princeville Golf Club is considered one of the best courses in Hawaii, with 390 acres nearby and each with a sea view.
However, this is a rugged beauty and adventure opportunity that has attracted many people to the island. If you are dreaming of hiking or kayaking in a beautiful tropical environment, Kauai is the perfect choice.
There are long white sand beaches on the southern and western coasts. There are also majestic valleys such as the Kalalau Valley on the Na Pali Coast.
The most striking and famous sights include the Waimea Canyon and the breathtaking cliffs of the Na Pali Coast. Waimea Canyon – aptly named "Pacific Grand Canyon" – The Koke ' e) State Park in Lihue is open all year round. The canyon stretches for 10 miles and is famous for the landing site of Captain James Cook – 1778 – to Koke & E State Park.
This gorge has been the site of many movies, including Jurasic Park and the Lost Ark. In fact, more than 20 Hollywood movies were filmed in Kauai!
The hiking trails in the park offer incredible views of the canyon and the lush "forest" setting. The canyon itself is also suitable for hiking, fishing and camping.
The cliffs of Napaly Coast of Kauai, pure, rugged beauty, deep, narrow valleys end steeply on the sea. Waterfalls, fast-moving streams and dense stone-walled terraces remain at the bottom of the valley where ancient Hawaiians lived.
The 11-mile Kalalau Trail is the only land passage on the coast. The path passes through the towering sea cliffs and lush valleys, then falls to the sea level on the beaches of Hanakapi & ai and Kalalau.
But most of the island can only be seen through the air. Watching Kauai by helicopter is like any other place in the world, with remote waterfalls, hidden canyons and uninhabited valleys.
The majestic Na Pali Coast provides an opportunity for world-class snorkeling. There is no other place in Hawaii that offers a unique terrain like Niihau, formed by 6 million years of ocean currents and waves! On your Hawaiian vacation list, Kauai is a place to enjoy a family holiday or land or sea adventure
Here are some of the best Kauai beaches: Hanalei Bay Beach is a perfect semi-circular white sand beach with sparkling tropical waters and a 4000-foot waterfall. It is often described as not only the most beautiful beach in Kauai, but also the most beautiful beach in Hawaii. The beach is about 125 feet wide, with the Waipa River to the west and the Hanalei River to the north of Kauai. The bottom gradually slopes downwards, making it a wonderful beach for young people with large coral reefs at both ends of the bay.
Haena Beach has a typical tropical feel in many Hollywood movies with its pulsating yellow sand and clear waters on the emerald cliffs. Excellent swimming and snorkeling in summer. However, the big waves in winter are very interesting for surfers, but they are dangerous for others.
Tunnel Beach is the best snorkeling spot on the North Shore. This two-mile long Kauai beach stretches from the Hanalei Colony Resort to Ha&#ena Beach Park. The central part has a huge half-moon reef, right at sea, where snorkelers can encounter squid, turtles and other colourful marine life. The tunnel beach is very good in summer and there are big waves in winter, which may make swimming dangerous.
The shipwreck beach on the South Bank is a paradise for body surfers. Kauai Beach in Keoneloa Bay is one of the largest beaches in the Poipu area. For most of the year, Shipwreck Beach is more suitable for strong swimmers and surfers. This is due to the powerful and potentially dangerous waves, close to the shore.
Whether you like to spend a quiet and relaxing time at the resort or an outdoor adventure in a tropical paradise, Kauai is a good choice.
I hope you enjoy this series and you will soon enjoy your Hawaiian holiday. Given the things that these islands offer, the hardest part may be choosing where to start. Keep in mind that you won't see everything on a trip, so keep this in mind and you might be a happier traveler.
Source by Bob Freer