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Out of all the main Hawaiian islands, Kauai, also known as the Garden Isle, is the oldest and it covers an area of 562.3 square miles. Featuring lush tropical forest, beautiful sandy beaches and cool mountain vistas, Kauai is famous for its abundant rainfall at certain times of the year and for being featured in several Hollywood movies like: Lilo & Stitch, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Jurassic Park, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and the Elvis Presley movie Paradise, Hawaiian Style.
With plenty to do and see, it’s no wonder millions of people flock to Kauai each year for the gorgeous Kauai attractions and exciting experiences that await them. Choose to relax, catch up on your vitamin D and listen to the waves or book an adventure tour and get your heart racing with one of several exciting activities to do on a number of Kauai excursions.
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Hanalei has been the backdrop of several film productions, like the 1958 musical South Pacific. Scenes for the movie “The Descendants” starring George Clooney were filmed in and around Hanalei, on the beach at Hanalei Bay and in nearby Princeville.
The beach at Hanalei Bay was selected No. 1 on “Dr. Beach” Stephen Leatherman’s 2009 list of top 10 beaches.
Na Pali State Park
The Nā Pali Coast State Park encompasses 6,175 acres of land and is located on the northwest side of Kauaʻi.
It is inaccessible to vehicles, but you can hike in or view it from a helicopter. You can also access it from the ocean by kayak and paddleboard. Charter tours are available on rigid-hulled inflatable boats or catamarans, originating from Port Allen and Hanalei Bay.
The Kalalau Trail from the end of Hawaii Route 56 (called the Kuhio Highway) provides the only land access along the coast, traversing 11 miles and ending at Kalalau Beach at the base of Kalalau Valley.
This small settlement has a statue of Captain James Cook, as it was the spot where the first Europeans to reach Hawaii landed in 1778.
Poipu may be small, but the town features a group of high-end hotels, resorts and one main shopping center.
Points of interest near Poipu include:
- Allerton Garden
- Kaneiolouma Complex
- Moir Gardens
- Mahaulepu Beach
- Makauwahi Cave
- McBryde Garden
- Poipu Beach Park
- Spouting Horn
Places of interest in and around this small settlement include:
- Old Sugar Mill – A National Historic Landmark. Founded in 1835, the Koloa sugar plantation and mill was the first successful large-scale sugar operation in the Hawaiian Islands.
- Poipu Bay Golf Course – Home of the PGA Grand Slam of Golf from 1994 to 2006
- Saint Raphael Catholic Church – The oldest Catholic church on Kauai
The second-largest town on Kauai, Lihu’e is home to Kauai’s largest shopping center, Kukui Grove Shopping Center, which houses several large stores. There are also several car dealerships, movie theaters and restaurants.
This small settlement covers a total area of 7.1 square miles, of which, 7.0 square miles of it is land and 0.1 square miles of it is water.
Kapa’a has a large concentration of hotels, shopping centers, and tourist-oriented shops and restaurants for visitors. The famous “Sleeping Giant” or Nounou Mountain overlooks the town.
This little town is the northernmost settlement in the state of Hawaii. It covers a total area of 2.4 square miles, of which, 2.1 square miles of it is land and 0.3 square miles of it is water.