Most of us do need a vacation. Even if we just got back from one, a week into daily life and I’m sure that each and every one of us is ready for another one. Among the most popular destinations to go to is Hawaii. It’s widely popular in movies, has a bunch of flights going there, and is generally regarded as one of the best vacation destinations on Earth. But most of the time, people just go to Oahu! A rock throw away, Northwest from the most populated island on Earth, is a garden island that looks like it’s straight out of an adventure novel. That island is called Kauai. Kauai is hard to describe in print. It is a place that must be experienced in person. But one thing is for sure, there are very few, if any, places on the entire planet that can match what it has to offer.
If you’re into fine dining while on a trip, Kauai, in addition to being this insanely dense landscape of nature, has some of the very best restaurants that Hawaii has to offer.
You can enjoy your favorite meals, or explore the cuisine of the island while taking in the calming aesthetics of each resort.
When choosing where to stay on Kauai, look for that balance of luxury and how wild the experience will be.
More often than not, the finer things, like fine dining, coupled with the rugged fun of the island as a whole, can be found on the south shore.
Unparalleled Natural Beauty
The island itself has a secluded nature. It’s filled with jagged cliffs and vast valleys filled with thick, warm vegetation. There’s a sublime feeling one gets when witnessing the mass of life, teeming before your very eyes. And Kauai is exactly that: a living, breathing, spiritual experience.
Kauai waterfalls may not be the tallest or the widest, but there’s something absolutely enchanting about the ones on the island. They’re part of the greater, living whole.
When exploring the rugged side of the island, look to Waimea Canyon and the Napali Coast. There are plenty of guides that can take you through those unbelievably beautiful places.
Unlimited Photo Opportunities
If you’re into photography, Kauai has any other place beat. Just from the south alone, you can capture some of the most insanely beautiful sunsets you will ever see. Vast, golden beaches bookended by cliffs and trees serve as the setting for the waves of the open sea. Catch dolphins swimming in tandem while in an airplane over the Napali Coast, or in a speedboat right in the thick of it. The point is, the kind of shots you can get here is unparalleled. The experiences alone are a once in a lifetime thing. Capturing them on camera makes it a completely different, and hopefully shared experience.
Exploring Kauai is less expensive than you might think. It’s not cheap by any stretch of the imagination. But the kind of money you’d spend on a European backpacking trip, in cramped and shared hostels, you can put towards total paradise.
Kauai is the perfect balance of untamed, peaceful, and completely unique.
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