Kauai, nicknamed “The Garden Isle”, is one of Hawaii’s beautiful islands. When planning a trip, it can be easy to become overwhelmed by the multitude of things to see and do. Like its many neighboring islands, Kauai is chock full of scenery, parks, trails, and beaches to keep you relaxed and amazed for every moment of your trip.
The first, and potentially the most necessary stop on your trip, should be the breathtaking Waimea Canyon. Said to be the Grand Canyon of the pacific, this 3,600-foot deep and 14-mile wide natural beauty is surrounded by and filled with lush nature scenes and red rocky cliffs. Whether you want to take an extravagant helicopter tour or a challenging hike, there is endless spot to see and take in across this open monument to nature’s beauty.
The next place you may want to spend a day or two, or your whole trip, is the beach. Like any tropical island in the Pacific Ocean, beaches are a plenty, and the good problem you may have is deciding on which beach is best to visit or spend your days at. There are a few recommendations on the island and they are as follows: Ke’e Beach, Tunnels Beach, and Po’ipu Beach.
The first one, Ke’e Beach, is the safest one to access and a great choice for ocean views, sandy beaches, and an amazing view of the Napali Cliffs. Enjoy the sun and the cool ocean water while staring out at the ocean, or up at the green fauna-covered cliffs. The beauty will overtake you.
The next beach, Tunnels Beach, is a favorite of tourists and locals alike. It’s been called the perfect snorkel spot and is the go to place to have a first-hand nature experience. The clear blue waters offer great views of sea life in its natural habitat, and small tide pools allow even the beginner diver to go and check out turtles, star fish, and sometimes even different seal varieties. The beach is lined with palm trees and there are lifeguards on duty all day. There are also daily updated signs that tell you about the tide, the weather, and which times are going to be best for seeing all of the beautifully majestic sea creatures.
The final stop on your tropical beach vacation is Po’ipu Beach. This is the most popular beach on the island and is always full of wonderful people watching. It is situated geographically in such a way that you needn’t worry about rough waves or hard waters. The kids can swim with ease and you can relax on the white sandy shore that feels like it stretches out for miles. Bring a beach chair, a towel, and leave all of your worries behind, as you embark on what is sure to be the most relaxing vacation you will ever have in your entire life.