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* Phone How can we help? My preferred House of Travel Store* Select Outlet Auckland Albany: Auckland North Botany Junction: Auckland South Browns Bay: Auckland North Devonport: Auckland North Ellerslie: Auckland Central Hobsonville: Auckland West Howick: Auckland East Milford: Auckland North New Lynn: LynnMall Auckland West Newmarket: Auckland Central Orewa: Auckland North Parnell: Auckland Central Ponsonby: Auckland Central Remuera: Auckland Central St Heliers: Auckland East Takanini: Auckland South Takapuna: Auckland North Whangaparaoa: Auckland North Bay of Plenty Mt Maunganui Papamoa Rotorua Taupo Tauranga CBD the Crossing Canterbury Ashburton Barrington: Christchurch South Christchurch City: Christchurch Central Ferrymead: Christchurch East High Street Lanes: Christchurch Central Hornby: Christchurch West Merivale: Christchurch Central Northlands: Papanui Christchurch North Rangiora Riccarton: Christchurch Central Shirley: Christchurch North Timaru Upper Riccarton: Christchurch West Hawke's Bay / Gisborne Havelock North Jenny Nilsson: Hastings Nelson / Marlborough Blenheim Motueka Nelson Richmond Northland Kerikeri: Northland Whangarei: Northland Otago / Southland Alexandra Balclutha Dunedin Lakers Gore Lakers Invercargill Oamaru Wakatipu: Queenstown Wanaka Taranaki / Manawatu Broadway: Palmerston North New Plymouth Stephen Parsons: Palmerston North Wanganui Waikato Calder & Lawson: Hamilton East Cambridge Coromandel: Whangamata Hamilton: Hamilton Central Matamata Morrinsville Taupo Te Awamutu Wellington / Wairarapa Featherston Street: Wellington City Hunter St CBD: Wellington City Johnsonville: Wellington North Kapiti Coast: Paraparaumu Lower Hutt: Wellington North Masterton West Coast Greymouth Hokitika Westport 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 Escape to the deep Read more Add or remove from Wishlist 6 things that will make you want to go to Hawai`i Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.