Kauai : the perfect island for nature lovers, a paradise for outdoor activities. The Waimea Canyon, known as the Pacific Grand Canyon, and the Na Pali Coasts (particularly beautiful at the sundawn!) are the main attractions of the island. Its outstanding landscape attracts the tourists in search for a heaven of peace because, having known no massive development time, Kauai kept its authenticity. Its location, which is at the north of the archipelago, isn’t stranger to this situation. The main airport is in Lihue, the commercial city.
We reach it mainly with Air Canada or United Airlines and you need to calculate approximately 14 hours for the travel. Once in Honolulu, you will have to take a flight with Hawaiian Airlines up to Lihue. The island is explorable by car, but also by horse, kayak, foot and helicopter, with which you can admire the spectacular areas, impossible to reach otherwise.
Don’t be surprised to see roosters everywhere on the island, they are omnipresent in the landscape of Kauai; on the road, in the fields, close to your hotel, etc.
Many hollywoodian productions have been filmed there, Jurassic Park, King Kong and Pirates of the Carribean among them.
Numerous activites are offered to you in Kauai, so don’t fear to stay there for up to 10 days, you will not get bored!
You like kayaking? The falls and the Wailua river are an ideal destination! You wanna try paddleboarding? It’s a rendez-vous for the Hanalei Bay!
Located at the north end of the island, Hanalei Bay is very prized by tourists profitting of the heavenly beaches, shops, restaurants and art galleries.
Without a doubt the most beautiful site of the archipelago, they can be discovered by foot or by boat during a cruise departing from Hanapepe. These cliffs have been sculpted 8 million years ago, making them really worth the visit!
Located at the north-east island, this site will allow you to admire the albatross and other species of marine species (National Wildlife Refuge Kilauea Point). Furthermore, it is located on a site offered a superb sight on the ocean and the north shore of the island.
Note that the humpback whale observation is possible from November to April, a great activity to admire the hawaiian landscape while getting closer to its fauna! Many companies offer this excursion once there.