Kauai’s Spectacular Beauty

 

Hanalei Bay Sunset

The North Shore of Kauai has some of the most beautiful scenery in the world, from lush green landscapes and white water coastlines to exotic flowers and colorful sunsets.  Click on the photo to see more.

This video gives you an overview of the diverse ecosystems you may find as you travel around the island, but the beauty from Kilauea to Ke’e Beach on the north shore can’t be beat.  It’s what you imagine when you daydream about Hawaii!

The flowers alone are so perfect they don’t seem real.  There are three gorgeous gardens to tour on the north shore and each one has it’s own specialty.  Look for Princeville Gardens, Na Aina Kai Gardens, and Limahuli Gardens for a stroll through Paradise.

Torch GingerFlowerheliconia-flower

Waterfalls abound.  Whether hiking or driving you’ll get the chance to see water in its purest form cascading downwards.  After a rainfall the Hanalei and Wainiha ridges fill with streams of water moving down toward the ocean.  This Stone Dam on the Wai Koa Trail was built in the late 1800s and the property owners have graciously opened it up for all to enjoy.

Wai Koa Stone Dam

Ke’e Beach, the last stop on the highway heading north, is the beginning of the Na Pali Coast.  Whether you choose to walk the 2 miles to Hanakapi’ai Beach, or walk the 4 miles to the Hanakapi’ai Falls, or get a permit and hike the eleven miles to the Kalalau Valley, you will see some of the most breathtaking beauty on the planet.  Even walking just 1/4 mile will bring you to this spot where you have a glimpse of the magnificence it holds.

Na Pali Coast

There are so many beautiful scenes when touring Kauai that it’s hard to choose which ones to capture in a photo.  But some of the best are at sunset when the sky puts on a show as seen here from Honu Point.

Princeville Sunset