Of all of the Hawaiian Islands, Kauai is considered to be the most beautiful, if not the most dramatic of all of the Hawaiian Islands. It is called the Garden Island for many reasons, primarily because it is the one with the densest amounts of vegetation. Not only does it have a tropical rain forest, but there are incredible mountains, ones that slope down right into the sea. Here are a few of the many reasons that you should visit the northernmost island, and the oldest island, of all of those in the Hawaiian island chain.
Kauai is divided up into five different sections. This includes the North Shore, East and West sides, Lihue and the South Shore. There are beautiful places to visit at each section, so you may not immediately have a favorite. There are waterfalls that you can see, and on the south end of the island are some of the most beautiful tall mountains that create picturesque postcard scenery. There is Waimea Canyon, Na Pali Coast State Park, and Waipo’o Falls to name a few.
Best Time Of The Year To Go?
If you decide to go to Hawaii, there are not that many times of the year that are actually bad to go. It sits at about 20° north latitude from the equator. If you do go, you might prefer the winter or spring months. Some people find the summer to be too hot, although it’s only a few degrees difference. Most people plan their trip based upon when they believe that the crowds will not be as large from tourists that will come from all over the world. You may want to consider traveling during the fall if that is the case, allowing you to avoid the heavy crowds that typically show up during the winter and summer months.
State Parks You Can Visit
Whether you decide to visit Koke’e State Park, Wailua River State Park, or one of the many others, there will always be something beautiful to see. Additionally, if you want to go hiking, Kalalau Trail is a beautiful hike that you should do early in the morning, a hike that will only take about an hour to get to the beach, or if you do the entire hike, it’s a total of about 9 miles of moderate to easy travel.
These are just a few ideas to consider if you want to go to Kauai this year. It is considered to be one of the most beautiful of all of the Hawaiian Islands. It is the one that is on the left on the map when you are looking at Oahu. Though it is small, is really a beautiful location that you will likely want to return to many times in the future because of all that it has to offer. Also consider booking your flight either two weeks before you go, or planning about six months out. This is how you can get the best deals on flights, and also package deals where you can save a substantial amount of money on your hotel and rental car.