And we are back with another Hawaiian island: Kauai. It is a pristine and wild paradise and probably the most captivating island in the Hawaiian archipelago. From its jagged Na Pali coast to picture perfect Hanalei Bay to tumbling Wailua Falls, you will find here real natural wonders. Kauai is the most ancient island, and travel to Kauai still evokes that prehistoric wilderness. Steven Spielberg favored the island for his epics: Jurassic Park, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Hook.
Fifty miles of immaculate, white sand beaches ring the island. Hiking the sweeping Kalalau Trail along the amazing Na Pali Coast is an experience you will never forget, and it is the only way to visit this gem by land. Waimea Canyon State Park, aka Pacific Grand Canyon, is another highlight, offering panoramic views of crested buttes, rugged crags and deep valley gorges. Hanalei Bay with its picturesque pier, mountain and beach is an idyllic location. Different waterfalls are found through the island, from the easily accessible Wailua Falls to the remote Weeping Rock, an unreal place, with dozens of little waterfalls coming from the top of the island, Mount Wai’ale’ale, the wettest spot on earth. North of Waimea Canyon is Kokee State Park offering roughly 45 miles of the state’s finest hiking trails. Some trails lead to views of Waimea Canyon, others wind through wet forests with sweeping views of valleys opening up to the North Shore.