Hawaii’s Isle of Discovery will captivate you. Her natural wonders never end, and never stop seducing all who visit. This is Hawaii at its best. Majestic mountains washed by tumbling waterfalls; dramatic cliffs descending into the blue ocean water; lush rainforests, gaping canyons, white sandy beaches and stunningly beautiful golf courses. And all around you, a gracious and dynamic Hawaiian culture many centuries old. It's no wonder why Travel + Leisure Magazine voted Kauai as the #1 island in Hawaii and #2 in the world for its 2010 World's Best Awards.
Discover Kauai the way it was meant to be seen. Stroll amongst a spectacular floral garden. Hike down to Waimea Canyon, “The Grand Canyon of the Pacific.” Explore the Fern Grotto and paddle a canoe up the Wailua River, Hawaii’s largest inland waterway. More vigorous activities include kayaking, horseback riding, water skiing, Boogie boarding and, of course, surfing. For the rugged adventurer, the extraordinary Na Pali Coast is a “must see.” This 15-mile stretch of rugged coastline on the island’s northwest shore features 4,000-foot ocean cliffs and underwater caves, and is best experienced by boat, or by hiking the Kalalau Trail.
Kauai will thrill the golfer in you. Each of the island’s seven courses offer lush fairways, manicured greens and more than their share of distractions. You’ll be hitting around lakes, over streams and ancient lava formations. Ocean, waterfall and jungle views are as natural here as the gentle breezes and beaches near your Kauai resort. No matter how well you play, from the moment you approach the first tee, you’ll know you scored.
Photo Credits: Hawaii Tourism Authority – Tor Johnson [Hanalei Pier, Waimea Canyon], Ron Dahlquist [Kalalau Valley], Joe Solem [Hula Halau]; Hawaii Tourism Japan [Wailua River, Leis]