My favorite thing about Kaua'i is the coffee or "kope" that is grown there. Everytime we travel to the islands we always return with a boatload of coffee. Kaua'i coffee is "ono" which means delicious.
Koloa, Kaua'i is the largest coffee growing region in the United States, with over 4,000 acres of rich volcanic soil that once grew sugar cane . Coffee has been grown on Kaua'i since 1836 which makes it the oldest growing region of the Hawai'ian Islands. With the perfect growing conditions of soil, rainfall and sunshine it is no wonder that Kaua'i grows some of the best coffee in the world.
Kaua'i Kope (coffee) is the best as far as my taste buds are concerned so relax and don't "wiki wiki" hurry grab a cup of hot or iced coffee and watch the world go by.
You may have seen other people recomending The Ultimate Kauai Guidebook from Wizard Publishing, and I must join the gang of satsified owners of this book.
It gives lots of good tips on what to see and do as well as history and details of places.
Their maps are really good and usefull.
The only thing i kind of dislike is their accomodation listings as I think it focuses to much on condos and resorts, but that's really not why you need a guidebook.
Don't leave your room without it.
You can find this magazine in bins located throughout the Lihu`e Airport. They're free so be sure to get one. It provides good maps of the island's cities as well as good ideas to keep you busy during your stay.
Admittedly, some of the things listed seem a little hokey, but overall, it's a good item to have on-hand.
If you want to get one before you arrive, you can order them from their website. This will cost you a few dollars, however.
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The beauty of nature is my favorite thing about this paradise. Rent a car and drive one end to the other taking all of the side roads and passages you can find - one twist in the road and you are looking at a picturesque beach and a twist to the other side and majestic mountains.
Fondest memory: I had the pleasure and opportunity to attend the most beautiful wedding I have ever witnessed on the beach at sunset. It was magical for all who attended.
Yes... even on vacation, you folks tend to land yourselves in jail for one reason or another.
Hey, Look on the bright side: You've got a GREAT story to go home and share with your friends.
God forbid, should you find yourself in such a predicament.... look me up.
Fondest memory: Kauai has been my home for nearly 20 years - My fondest memories are created every day when I wake up in the morning. How could they not be?
Come visit the beautiful NORTH SHORE of Kauai & enjoy the endless wonders and beauty!
**and please: Drive carefully, take it slow, and learn the rules of the one-lane bridges to avoid stirring up anger with the locals!
Kauai is the oldest island of the hawaiian archipel. This is the perfect island for hikkers and people who like the nature.
Did you know that the wettest point on earth is in Kauai?
Visit the Waimea Canyon (Gran Canyon of the Pacific) or go hiking on the Na'pali Coast
on the east coast of Kauai you can find beautiful watherfalls
Favorite thing: Funny thing is everyone (okay not E-V-E-R-Y-O-N-E) but alot of travelers who are planning a trip to Kauai debate whether they should stay in the Southern part of Kauai at Hyatt Regency or Northern part of Kauai at Princeville. Its amazing how many people I have come across, who have been in this predicament! You can tell that I stayed/choose Hyatt but we did visit (I know everyone does that too-thanks to Fodors/Frommers.."..don't miss lunch at Princeville if you don't stay there.."). On the day we visited it was rainy, gray and very dark. Princeville was a beautiful Hotel and I'm sure it would have been a pleasant stay however, we much preferred the look and feel of Hyatt Regency. Just my two cents!
As soon as you get settled stop by the concierge to reserve snorkeling/scuba excursions and many more.
On the morning of your excursion, stop by sundry store and buy yourself a water bottle. You need to keep hydrated as the heat is intense. They give you soda but not till the crew is ready.
It is an extremely beautiful place and perfect for that honeymoon. We actually started in Kauai for a week and then landed in Maui for week. I recommend doing it the other way-Maui and then Kauai. However, it depends on your mood and tastes.
Maui is more fast paced than Kauai and has lots to see and do as far as water sports. We spent every day at poolside, beach and exploring. There are lots of water sports to join. Lots of shopping..Dining..etc..
Kauai is more relaxed than Maui and although it has lots to do and see- the fauna is amazing. I feel that you haven't seen the true hue of a color till you get to Kauai. The vistas truly show off the colors of the rainbow like I've never seen them before; greens are the most vivacious color, pinks are exciting, reds are more enticing, white is more angelic, yellow is brighter than the sun and more enchanting, blues are more serene and inviting..Its just an amazing experience.
Kauai then Maui vs. Maui then Kauai..
I think we were a bit let down if that is at all possible in gorgeous Hawaii, that we went to Kauai had an amazing and relaxing time and then felt like we were pressed for time and on the go in Maui. I think we would have preferred two weeks straight in Kauai!
Favorite thing: The Wailua River meanders through a beautiful rain forest on the east side of the island. The river is a popular kayak trip. You can also take a barge trip to Fern Grotto. Hard to see, but you just might be able to make out the barge about to go round the bend in the river.
This is my field of dreams...
Fondest memory: The best memory was the ride and stories we got from the helicopter pilot.
He said the number one revenue for Hawaii is what? (he posed the question)
We all thought it would be tourism...
So, as we flew above the fields below, he said, "No, it is marijuana" These are the fields below us.
He obviously was joking.
Mark Twain was here and he calls this desert area of Kauai "Little Grand Canyon".
Fondest memory: Well, the fondest memory was landing and finding out that Harrison Ford just flew in the day before to film "6 days/7 night".
Favorite thing: Waialeale ("Rippling Water"), with a height of 5,148 feet (1,569 m), is a dissected (eroded) dome that is part of a central mountain mass which includes Kawaikini (5,243 feet [1,598 m]), the island's highest peak, immediately south. Waialeale is located at the southeastern edge of an extinct caldera that is now a plateau called Alakai Swamp. Shrouded in clouds, Waialeale is one of the world's wettest spots. Over a period of 32 years the average annual rainfall was 460 inches (11,685 mm), the highest in the world. In 1982, 666 inches (16,916 mm) of rain were recorded on the peak, establishing an official record. Only a few miles away, however, the rainfall drops dramatically to only 10 inches (250 mm) a year.
Favorite thing: These dramatic 80-foot waterfalls can be seen from Highway 583 or Maalo Road and were used in the opening of the television series Fantasy Island. The cliff over the pool once served as a diving platform for the ali`i.
Favorite thing: Maniniholo Dry Cave (Maniniholo means "swimming Manini fish") is about 300 yards deep, and reaches to a small exit hole on the side of the mountain. The cave interior used to be larger than now, before a 1957 tsunami half-filled it with sand. To get there, go to Ha'ena Beach Park on Route 560.
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