Kauai, the westernmost and
oldest of the major Hawaiian Islands, is a garden of lush vegetation and fragrant,
colorful flowers. You'll marvel at dramatic Waimea Canyon, Kokee State Park, Wailua Falls,
Fern Grotto, magnificent sea cliffs of Na Pali coast, and beautiful beaches on three sides
of the island. Throughout this varied landscape, you'll find elegant plantations, historic
mission houses, tiny farms, and modern resort hotels.
Kauai is also a land of the menehunes, the "little people" of lore, who are
said to have lived here long before the earliest Polynesians. The menehunes legend tells
of buildings massive fish ponds, aqueducts, and other structures in single nights.
The beauty of Kauai and its relaxed atmosphere have made it a favorite of honeymooners
and those seeking a quiet retreat from big city life. However, even on this unhurried
island, there is plenty to do, such as golf, tennis, snorkeling, horseback riding, hiking,
fishing, helicopter tours, ocean rafting, river cruises, and much more. Picturesque Kauai
is paradise unto itself.