Kauai, Hawaii's Garden Isle - Attractions & Sightseeing
The beautiful island of Kauai, Hawaii is also known as the Garden Isle due to its lush foliage and dramatic scenery. Hawaii has long been a popular holiday destination due to the warm welcome extended to its visitors, the tropical climate, beautiful environment, great beaches and water sports. Kauai Island is no exception and the island has all the elements to qualify as a tropical paradise with its sheer cliffs, mountains, sunny beaches, tropical rainforests, lush foliage, stunning scenery, exquisite sunsets and sparkling waterfalls. No wonder that many couples choose Kauai for their honeymoon or wedding.
This piece of paradise is located on the far northwest corner of the group of islands where it gets the most rain. Many would say that Kauai's only downfall is the rain but without it the island would not be the green and luxuriant garden that it is.
The remote location has kept the isle independent and less developed than the other islands. It is quiet and is certainly not known for its nightlife. The island inhabitants are very keen on conservation and eco-tourism which has helped to keep this little slice of heaven virtually unspoilt. Buildings may not exceed the height of a coconut tree; this rule means that Kauai's tree line is unbroken by unsightly structures. With all its natural advantages Hawaii's Kauai has managed to grab the attention of Hollywood and been cast as the setting for scenes from many blockbuster films: Jurassic Park, South Pacific and Raiders of the Lost Ark to name but a few. Much of the island is an impenetrable wilderness so this is an ideal location to appreciate nature in the raw.
Kauai is definitely a place for those with a sense of adventure and a love of nature. It is a hiker's paradise with well-maintained trails through tropical rainforests and lush valleys. The ocean can be enjoyed by those into surfing, scuba diving, snorkeling or boogie boarding. However, the seas can get rough and not all of the beaches are safe for swimming. However if the seas are a bit choppy, how about exploring Kauai's peaceful rivers and hidden waterfalls by kayak? Kauai is home to world-class championship golf courses created by top designers such as Robert Trent Junior. The courses have been designed to make the most of the spectacular setting so golfers should try not to be distracted from their shot by stunning ocean views. Or if you have had enough of rushing around, then this is the perfect island for just relaxing on a beach or in a tropical garden somewhere and soaking up the scenery.
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