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  • Kauai

    The lush landscape of Kauai has led to it being called the ‘Garden Isle’, but it is also referred to as the ‘Island of Discovery’, and with good reason. A land of stunning natural contrasts, just waiting to be explored. Soaring emerald green mountains, sparkling rivers, canyons and caves, verdant tropical rainforests, a breathtaking coastline and secluded white sand beaches combine to make this magical place one of the world’s most relaxing locations.

    • Kalalau Lookout

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    • Kauai Sunset

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    • Wailua Falls

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    • Secret Beach, Kauai

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    Kauai has enough to keep you busy for weeks but if you had to do everything in one day, here's how we would suggest you spend your time to see the very best of this spectacular island.

    Head for the North Shore and the famed Napali Coast, exposed to the trade winds and big waves. Make sure you have your camera with you.......the views are simply intoxicating.

    A little further ahead is authentic old-time Hawaii in the form of charming little town of Hanalei. From the end of Hanalei Pier the mountains form a stunning backdrop on three sides, complete with rainforests, waterfalls, the mist hanging along the mountaintops and everywhere, rainbows.

    Most of the major resorts are located on the south side of the island along with many of the best beaches, golf courses and many activities. Drive south from the airport in Lihue towards the Poipu area, through the 'Tree Tunnel', into historic Old Koloa Town. Venture further along the south shore and spend time enjoying the exotic gardens and sweeping views of Kukuiolono Park.

    A few miles further down the road is the Hanapepe Lookout with fabulous views of the valley and the Hanapepe River.

    Waimea should be your next stop - the gateway to Waimea Canyon, the Grand Canyon of the Pacific and Koke's State Park. The Canyon is one of the most famous natural features of the islands......over a mile wide, 10 miles long and almost a mile deep, its many scenic lookouts provide some of the most breathtaking views in the islands. Kauai offers visitors a vast range of recreational activities, from scuba diving, snorkelling, sailing, fishing, golf, tennis, hiking, horseback riding, gardens, cultural exhibits and attractions and of course magnificent sightseeing.

     

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    • Top Tip 1

      Download the Hawaii Tourism Authority ‘App’ – GoHawaii from the App Store. It’s loaded with helpful and useful information and tips about the islands.

    • Top Tip 2

      Drive the Road to Hana, along the east shore of Maui. It’s one of the Pacific’s most scenic routes; stop to enjoy the waterfalls and other beauty spots en route.

    • Top Tip 3

      Everyone does it, but it really is worth a visit to Pearl Harbour and the U.S.S. Arizona Memorial.

    • Top Tip 4

      On the Big Island of Hawaii, take a helicopter excursion and fly over the lava flow region of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

    • Top Tip 5

      Take a drive over to Hanalei Bay on the north shore of Kauai. It's where South Pacific was filmed.

    • Top Tip 6

      Hawaii’s whale-watching season is from December to April so take some time out on the water.

    • Top Tip 7

      The Na Pali coast on the north-west side of Kauai boasts rugged 3000 ft high cliffs covered in lush green vegetation. You can only see it by helicopter or on a boat excursion. Prepare to be amazed.

    • Top Tip 8

      Oahu's north shore is home to two of the best surfing spots in the world - Sunset Beach and Waimea Bay. The waters tend to be calm during the summer months, however, the winter weather systems create waves up to 30 ft high so it's a great place to watch the daring surfers.

    • Top Tip 9

      If you're staying at the Hyatt Regency Maui, make sure you take the Tour of the Stars. You'll view the stars through Hawaii's only recreational telescope, located on the roof of the hotel. Book in advance as seating is limited and you won’t want to miss it.

    • Top Tip 10

      Take a snorkelling tour by catamaran from Maui to Molokini Crater. You can depart from Lahaina; however it can get pretty choppy so we recommend you leave from Maalaea Bay for a shorter and calmer crossing.

    • Top Tip 11

      It means a very early start, but drive to the top of the Haleakala Volcano on the island of Maui and watch the sunrise – simply spellbinding.

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  • Hawaii Movie Tour

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    An island this beautiful, it’s no surprise it’s constantly used as a backdrop on the big screen. Experience Kauai through Hollywood’s eyes on this six hour guided tour of Kauai’s famous movie locations. Kauai’s most iconic movie inclusions will be revealed whilst clips from the films are played. As an extra treat, lunch is served at the rustic Tahiti Nui which featured in The Descendants staring George Clooney. During the tour, expect to see familiar sites from Robin Crusoe, Pirates of the Caribbean and Jurassic Park.

    Duration: 6 Hours

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    From £105 per person

    Waimea Canyon & Fern Grotto Tour

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    • Kauai Kalalau Lookout

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    • Wailea Falls

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    This full day tour provides an introduction into why Kauai is fondly known as ‘The Garden Isle’. It boasts lush vegetation, fern-covered grottos and towering Eucalyptus trees projecting out of the 3,500ft cliffs and its deep valleys. In contrast, a visit to Waimea Canyon State Park, which has been formed by volcanic activity and erosion over thousands of years, offers a dramatic variation on Kauai’s landscape. Finally, a wonderful cruise down the Wailua River reveals one of the island’s Fern Grottos. Draped in tropical ferns it’s the perfect backdrop for some great holiday snaps.

    Duration: 12 Hours

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    From £105 per person