The “Garden” Island of Kauai Is An Outdoor Lover’s Dream

Kauai Panoramic View

You may feel like you are in paradise when you visit the island of Kauai. It is known as the garden island because of all the lush greenery. Kauai is the oldest and fourth largest island in Hawaii. It is also the northernmost island in the chain. If you want a variety of outdoor activities to choose from on your Hawaiian adventure, the garden island is the place to be.

Kauai Explorations

Plan to experience rivers, emerald green valleys, awe inspiring mountains, picture perfect beaches, and gorgeous waterfalls. Some parts of the island are only accessible by air or sea. Zip-line adventures, kayaking, hiking, and snorkeling are only a few of the activities you might enjoy. To really immerse yourself in the laid back island culture, don’t forget to visit the small towns in Kauai. When planning your adventure on this amazing Hawaiian island, think about staying at a resort rich in amenities. This is especially true when you are planning a wedding or corporate event.

Choosing Accommodations that are Above and Beyond

Consider a stay in a studio on Kauai. The features available to you include a view, whether it is of the resort or a beautiful beach. Studios usually include a kitchenette for planning meals in (or catering to special dietary needs,) air conditioning if you need it, sleeping arrangements, and a lanai (a balcony.) In some greater accommodations you may have access to a washer and dryer.

Koloa Landing Resort

Some of the advantages to staying at a resort when you visit Kauai include: concierge services, a spa, and special dining experiences (such as a Luau.) You should choose a place where they offer services and experiences to make your Hawaiian visit an especially memorable one. They should have the knowledge of a local so that they may direct you to the best places and activities to meet your needs.

Kauai’s South Shore

One best place to visit on the island of Kauai is the south shore. It has so much to offer you as a visitor, including:  historical, cultural, geology, shopping, and sport activities.

Couple enjoying Old Koloa Town
Couple enjoying Old Koloa Town

Twenty minutes west of Lihue, you can visit the historical plantation town of Old Koloa Town. Setting the precedent for sugar production across the islands, in 1835 Koloa opened its first sugar mill. A wave of immigrants came during the sugar era and created the multicultural population in Hawaii today. There is a history center you can visit in Koloa and special shops with gifts and ice cream. Fourteen geologic, cultural, and historical sites are covered by the Koloa Heritage Trail. Visiting all the attractions found on this trail could probably take up the entirety of your trip.

The South Shore’s Natural Attractions

One of the most popular and photographed spots on Kauai is the Spouting Horn blowhole. It is a natural lava tube that the surf from Poipu is directed into. The huge spout of water may shoot into the air up to 50 feet. There is a Hawaiian legend that goes with this natural attraction.

Spouting Horn

This location is also a great place to view the sunset. If you visit any time between December and May, you may want to walk the coastline here looking for humpback whales during whale watching season.

Visiting the garden island is opening yourself to a special and memorable trip. You should find accommodations that help you make the most of your visit. Consider booking a studio for more flexibility during your stay. It may be fun to buy some local food at a market and try cooking some Hawaiian dishes. Doing some research ahead of your vacation is essential. You may even want to book some adventures on the island. If you choose to stay at a resort you can enjoy the features and experiences they offer. A concierge should also be available to help you with locating and reserving your adventures.

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