Kauai, also known as the “The Garden Isle,” is the oldest and farthest west of all the Hawaiian islands, boasting more beaches per mile than any other island. Each shore is unique with its own microclimate, all connected by one single highway. Over ninety percent of the island is uninhabited, consisting mainly of steep mountains covered with lush tropical forests. Here, travelers immerse themselves in another world — one of hiking through thick jungles and swimming in deep, reef-protected waters off secluded white sand beaches. From the island's towering, luscious cliffs to its diverse rocky shores, Kauai offers an experience steeped in adventure.
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An Insider Look at Kauai's Forbidden Valley Pineapple Farm
Ask anyone around the world for items they associate with Hawaii and the pineapple will likely get listed within the first three bullets. Though many are surprised to learn that pineapples are not even native to the Hawaiian Islands, their associated legacy prevails. Today pineapples are a massive corporate export of the islands, thanks to companies like Dole, and simultaneously have become an international symbol of hospitality, of which the islands are so widely known. Planting new, less corporate roots in the industry are farms like Forbidden Valley Pineapple Farm. Tucked high up in the hills of Kalaheo, new seeds grow a new future for the industry.Read More
Coming Soon: An Insider's Guide to Salt Pond Beach Park
The beaches of Kauai range from calm family-friendly bays of sparkling blue water to some of the most adventurous surf breaks in the world. With an island boasting such a large range, it can be dizzying to narrow itinerary beach destinations down. Our best local recommendation? Salt Pond — an uncrowded “locals” beach that offers some of the best sunset views on-island.
Coming Soon: Eat Like a Local in Lihue
Travelers come from around the globe to indulge in the rich flavors of the Hawaiian islands, which is no surprise—a core pillar of Hawaiian culture is food. With Kauai being over ninety percent uninhabited, the island offers travelers an extremely “local” lens when it comes to dining. The city of Lihue trades chain restaurants for local shacks, where travelers imbibe in a world of flavor, a world away.