Kauai – The Garden Island is one of the most unique and beautiful places in the world. Its lush green landscape will leave any person, from kamaaina (local) to malahini (visitor), in awe and wonder — a real tropical forest with its natural and native beauty. You have to see it for yourself to see that its name is a true reflection of a place where 65,000 people call home.
Kauai, a hidden treasure for many years, has become one of the most sought out islands. One of the eight islands that make up the main Hawaiian Island chain and the oldest populated Hawaiian island. The new islands were home to wildlife but not inhabited by people.
Kauai’s unique and untouched terrain with its legendary sights will magically call you back to those mystical days of old. It lends itself to relax, take things slowly, and enjoy all that is around you. The Island is a place where nature is right outside your door.
Many things set us apart. Being the oldest island, Kauai has the longest stretch of white sandy beaches, the only island with navigable rivers in Hawaii, and the 20-mile long Wailua River, the longest and largest river on Kauai, and the third longest in Hawaii.
On any given day, there will be a bit of rain here and there. It’s due to the fact that Kauai is home to one of the wettest spots on earth, Mount Waialeale, Hawaiian for “overflowing water.” This beautiful mountain sits on the center of Kauai. With an elevation of 5148 feet above sea level. Its grand peaks are seen from just about any spot on the island when it’s not shrouded by cloud cover. With a recorded average of more than 400 inches of rain annually, it allows the island to be true to its name – The Garden Island.
As one drives down the two-lane highway, hikes the mountains, or enjoys the view offshore on a boat – between the greenery, the red Kauai dirt or the deep blue colors of the Kauai Coastline, you will be amazed at the grandeur of the mountain peaks and ridges. Depending on the sun rays and the clouds, depending on how the sun is shining and shifting, the mountains take on their own character. They look different each day. The best way to see these mountains is with the naked eye.