With 43 miles of beaches, lush green rainforests, sheer cliffs, and a lower population than Oahu, Maui, and the Big Island, Kauai has managed to remain a rather untouched paradise. The local vibe and gorgeous scenery make a Kauai vacation an absolute must.
Full of spanning beautiful golden sand beaches, it’s not hard to find a secluded spot in the sand to claim as your own. From popular Hanalei on the North Shore where beginning surfers take on the gentle waves, to wild and windswept Poli Hale beach on the West Coast where you can stake a spot without seeing another soul, you are sure to find your ideal beach on Kauai.
Na Pali Coastline
Kauai’s northwest shore is inaccessible by road, due to the jaw dropping Na Pali cliffs. With 4,000 feet of vertical emerald green dropping into the ocean below, the Na Pali coastline is sure to take your breath away. This untouched land can be viewed by helicopter, boat, or hiking trails and is a must see when you visit Kauai.
Known as the Grand Canyon of the Pacific, Waimea Canyon has been carved by the Waimea River and is about ten miles long and up to 3,600 feet deep. The cliffs of brown, green, and red are dotted with waterfalls. Waimea Canyon and the Na Pali coast trails make Kauai a hiker’s paradise, with miles of trails leading to stunning waterfall, cliff, and ocean vistas.
With a population close to 65,000, Kauai is more untouched than the nearby popular islands of Oahu, Maui, and the Big Island. Island building codes state that no buildings may be built higher than a coconut tree (or four stories high), so Kauai maintains a small town charm. Although you will find a few chain stores and restaurants such as Walmart, Costco, and McDonalds during your Kauai vacation, the area has many local businesses that help it maintain its hometown feel. With speed limits never exceeding 50mph, and many locals driving under the speed limit, the area offers the true leisurely pace of island life without sacrificing any of the scenery.
Contact Us to Plan Your Kauai Vacation
We have rentals at nearly 30 properties on Kauai’s north, east, and south shores available on Kauai. We are in the know about all of the best places to stay and things to do on the Garden Island during your Kauai vacation. Contact us at 866-922-5642 or [email protected] to make your booking and to get started with planning your ideal Kauai getaway.