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I have always always wanted to visit Hawaii, so when the opportunity finally arrived I spent an incredible amount of time deciding which island to visit. We finally decided on Kauai-The Garden Island! And we were not disappointed. Hawaii is everything you expect: mountains, tons of ocean beaches, lush foliage, blue skies, warm tropical tradewinds. Gorgeous!
We arrived on the island of Kauai on our 12th Anniversary. We landed late afternoon in what appears as a field at first glance. Very different from landing in Honolulu. There were no tall buildings, actually no buildings can be seen while landing.
We picked up our luggage and rental car and headed straight to the guest house we rented as we had dinner reservations. We were staying in Kalaheo, so from Lihue we headed west on Kuhio Highway. There are very few roads on Kauai, so it is easy to become familiar with them after awhile. The grasses on the side of the highway are very high, so little can be seen on the drive from Lihue to Kalaheo. In a couple areas there are clearings where you can see mountains, otherwise it is like driving in the country. The guesthouse we stayed at was located down a very narrow (one car width) road going up. It was nestled in a lush foliage.

The windows were always open, so we woke around 6 am every morning to the sounds of birds (kind of like the CD's you buy at the store) and of course roosters crowing. Which is fine by us, we didn't come to Hawaii to sleep anyway.

Kauai has tons of roosters running around. When we were there the were lots of baby chicks too. We were told they now outnumber the population on the island.

The Na Pali Coast is absolutely beautiful. See it by air or by sea, but if you visit Kauai this is a view you don't want to miss. The colors are outstanding as only nature can provide, The greens,the red dirt,the sand, and the various blues in the water-the Na Pali coast is really an awesome sight to see.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Weather,People, Beauty Everywhere
  • Cons:Vacation doesn't last forever.
  • In a nutshell:"Nani" Beautiful! Thanks for the memories
  • Last visit to Kauai: Apr 2007
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Aug 9, 2008 at 7:26 PM

    Fantastic scenery. Hope to get there one day.

  • icunme's Profile Photo
    May 22, 2007 at 10:27 PM

    Enjoyed your photos and great detail. Will visit again. Best wishes, Carol

  • Hopkid's Profile Photo
    May 13, 2007 at 2:47 PM

    Great photos and tips! We were also on Kaual last month. We stayed in Heana in a home right on Tunnels. Loved that story about the gecko!


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