Get Inspired / Pacific Islands / USA / Hawaii Inspire Magazine - Kaua'i Island's Timeless Beauty Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / Pacific Islands / USA / Hawaii Inspire Magazine - Kaua'i Island's Timeless Beauty story by: Inspire Magazine Geographically, Kaua'i is the oldest of the four main Hawaiian Islands, so it's had time to develop some spectacular scenery and luxurious foliage. To many this is the most beautiful of the islands, with emerald valleys, cascading waterfalls and spectacular peaks. It's also one of the most serene, a retreat of romantic seclusion with intimate beaches away from the crowds, and a relaxed style where the customs of old Hawai'i are alive and well. Whilst it's hard to resist being seduced by the romantic allure of Kaua'i it's worth noting that this is an island of adventure as well, after all Captain Jack Sparrow stepped ashore here. Try exploring the lush valleys sandwiched between jagged peaks by horseback. Or if you're up to the challenge tackle the 18km trail to the isolated and rugged Napali Coast. The trail isn't for the faint hearted, but the towering pinnacles rising straight out of the ocean are worth the effort. During the summer months there are regular boat tours to the coast from Port Allen, and once you arrive kayaking is an excellent way to absorb the breath-taking scenery. Kaua'i is a popular addition to a holiday on O`ahu, but make sure that you allocate enough time to the charms of an island that you've undoubtedly seen before (Jurassic Park, King Kong and Raiders of the Lost Ark were all shot on the island). There is an abundance of natural wonders, such as Waimea Canyon – called the 'Grand Canyon of the Pacific' by Mark Twain and lots to do besides relaxing; try an exhilarating Zipline tour across the lush jungle canopy, or a tubing expedition through the mysterious tunnels of the 'Ditch'. Click here for Cheap Flights to Hawai'i or HOT Hawai'i Holiday Deals Enquire Now First name * Last name * Email address * Confirm Email Address * Phone number * How can we help? My local consultant or House of Travel store Select Outlet Alexandra Alexandra Ashburton Ashburton Auckland Albany Botany Junction Devonport St Heliers: St Heliers Browns Bay Parnell New Lynn: LynnMall Milford Whangaparaoa Newmarket Ellerslie Ponsonby Remuera Howick Takapuna Takanini Balclutha Balclutha Blenheim Blenheim Cambridge Cambridge Christchurch Barrington Central/City: On Victoria Upper Riccarton High Street Lanes Hornby Merivale Papanui: Northlands Riccarton: Riccarton Road Shirley Ferrymead Coromandel Coromandel Dunedin Dunedin Gore Gore Greymouth Greymouth Hamilton City East: Calder & Lawson Hamilton City: Hamilton City Hastings Hastings Havelock North Havelock North Hokitika Hokitika Invercargill Invercargill Kerikeri Kerikeri Masterton Masterton Matamata Matamata Morrinsville Morrinsville Motueka Motueka Nelson Nelson New Plymouth New Plymouth Oamaru Oamaru Orewa Orewa Palmerston North City: Stephen Parsons City: Broadway Paraparaumu Kapiti Coast Queenstown Wakatipu Rangiora Rangiora Richmond Richmond Rotorua Rotorua Taupo Taupo Tauranga Mt Maunganui Papamoa the Crossing Tauranga CBD Te Awamutu Te Awamutu Timaru Timaru Wanaka Wanaka Wanganui Wanganui Wellington City: Hunter St Lower Hutt Johnsonville City: Featherston Street Westport Westport Whangarei Whangarei How do you prefer to be contacted? EmailPhoneEither I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Similar Journeys Add or remove from Wishlist I saved $100! Now what? Read more Add or remove from Wishlist 6 reasons to visit Hawai'i's neighbour islands Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.