Kauaʻi is the oldest island of the Hawaiian Islands. This Island is fairly small with a whopping 552 square miles. Even so it contains a spectacular canyon carved by Waimea River. Kauaʻi Island is the fourth largest island of all the Hawaiian Islands. The island is nicknamed the Garden Island. This was given to the island because of the abundant tropical vegetation and flowers that grow on the island. There are many spectacular sights to see on the island of Kauai.
A Variety of
Landscapes and Nature
The many sights of Kauaʻi vary from sandy beaches, canyons, and much more. For example to the north of Kauaʻi is the Napali Coast State Park. The park is filled with sandy beaches for tourists to spend the day lounging on. For the more active person the mountains and canyons of the northern section of Kauaʻi ensure beautiful walks and small hikes to keep you entertained. Tour operators provide guided walks through the state park or adventure trips on the water. Naturalists and nature goers visit Kauaʻi for the humpbacked whales, Nene goose, and spinner dolphins.
Kapaʻa, The Place of Shops
For tourists who want more than sandy beaches, majestic scenery, and nature hikes there is also shopping available. Shopping in downtown Kauaʻi will take you to the eastern section of the island to a place called Kapaʻa. Kapaʻa is a village filled with at least seventy shops. You are able to check out each shop to find wonderful gifts for your family and friends. Many of these gift items can only be found in Hawaii as they are made on the island. The gifts are often handmade by the native Hawaiians to sell to tourists. If you wish to stay on the east side you have an opportunity to stay at a most extraordinary and one of a kind resort. The Royal Coconut Coast resort provides a comfortable stay in which coconut groves surround you. It is how the resort got its name.
The South of Kauaʻi
To the south of Kauaʻi are the most popular beaches. There are numerous resorts with sandy beaches and many water sports. You can snorkel, surf, ride a horse, golf, or scuba dive in some of the most luxurious waters of the world.
Cock a Doodle Doo
Kauaʻi is home to wild chickens and roosters, with baby chicks walking just about everywhere. The roosters are a wonderful red, while the mothers look after the chicks with care. They have a great wakeup call with their “cock a doodle doo.” You might wonder why the chickens are allowed to run free. The story goes that the Polynesians and Europeans brought the chickens to the island. In fact the Filipinos brought the fighting cocks called the Walla. A hurricane Iniki turned the chickens loose as well as the fighting birds and thus they began to multiply.
Perfect Island Vacation
There are numerous activities on Kauaʻi Island to keep you entertained whether it is the chickens, snorkeling, cliff diving, or parasailing. The ocean is filled with giant waves to welcome you. For the perfect island vacation in a tropical paradise, Kauaʻi is the place for you.
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