Must-See Scenic Spots in Kauai
Kauai is one of the most naturally beautiful places in Hawaii. It's known as the Garden Island, and for good reason -- it's filled with rich forests and greenery. Here are five spots where you can take in the island's beauty!
1. Waimea Canyon
Waimea Canyon is one of the most scenic and beautiful places in Kauai because of the stunning views overlooking a major portion of the island! It is also a unique destination as you won’t find the “Grand Canyon” terrain anywhere else in Hawaii apart from Waimea!
2. Wailua Falls
If you’ve ever heard of the TV show Fantasy Island, Wailua Falls will look very familiar. It takes places here...and for good reason! Wailua is a double-tier waterfall that is used as a symbol for Kauai’s lush beauty.
3. Poipu Beach
This crescent-shaped beach was named the best beach in America! Thus, making it completely Instagrammable. If you’re looking for beautiful spots in Kauai, make sure to come in the morning. It gets crowded in the afternoon. After all, it is the most popular beach on the Shaka Guide Poipu and Koloa Driving Tour!
4. Hanalei Pier
Hanalei Pier is where you’ll get the calm beach oasis feel in Kauai. The beautiful landscape was once used as a working pier for cane sugar. Catch the sunset to make for a serene picture and try to visit on a weekday to avoid the local crowd.
5. Kilauea Lighthouse
With vast views overlooking the ocean, head to the Kilauea Lighthouse! This setting will make you feel in awe as you take in the beauty of the little outcrop of land where the lighthouse sits. It looks magical with the ocean cliffs, especially at sunrise or sunset.
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There's lots of places for you to catch good scenery in Kauai. You can find a little bit of every terrain from lush greenery. Kilauea Lighthouse, to a Grand Canyon feel with Waimea Canyon, to waterfalls from Wailua Falls, to the beaches of Poipu and Hanalei Bay.
While we love the spots mentioned above, we’ve also got a lot more absolutely photo worthy adventures for you on our driving tours around the Kauai.
You can see for yourself on any of the Kauai Shaka Guide Driving Tours. But to whet your whistle, check out some of the snaps of the gorgeous scenery that awaits you!
When you're in Hawaii remember that the beaches and marine life are fragile. Please show your aloha by wearing reef safe sunscreen, respecting the animals - don't get too close or touch them EVER - and by leaving the beach better than you found it. For more on how to be a safe and responsible traveler when you visit Hawaii, click here.
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