Looking to check Hawaii off your bucket list next? Read on to learn about seven secret reasons that make Kauai the best Hawaiian island to visit.
The Hawaiian islands are indeed gems from paradise scattered on the Pacific Ocean. If you haven’t been there yet, Hawaii needs to make it to your bucket list, and you should start planning for it already!
While any island in Hawaii makes a stunning destination, the island of Kauai stands out for its unique beauty and charms. This island is so beautiful that it even made it into Forbes destinations to visit in 2011.
Why is Kauai so special? We have put together seven secrets that make Kauai the best Hawaiian island to visit.
Reason #1 – All The Island Vibe Without The Overcrowding
The problem with popular vacation destinations is that they get too busy. That makes experiencing a tranquil paradise island almost impossible. You just have to check out Florida during peak tourist season to see how busy the beaches and restaurants can get.
This is where Kauai stands out. While it is getting fame, it still provides ample space to roam in tranquility. Kauai is the same size as the other large Hawaiian island of Oahu. It has a population of 72000 people. While it is getting fame, it still provides ample space to roam in tranquility.
This makes finding accommodation easier, and it won’t cost as much to stay in the best places to stay in Kauai.
To avoid the crowds even further, Becky from Global Grasshopper suggests heading to the beach early in the morning before the crowds show up.
Reason #2 – Easy To Get To
Kauai is easy to get to from anywhere in the Hawaiian islands. You can easily get to Kauai with flights or ferry rides. As for traveling to destinations within the island, taxis, rental cars, rental bikes, and ride-sharing services are all available to take you to all the adventure destinations you want to visit.
You are also not stuck when in Kauai, as you can easily take ferries to other Hawaiian islands for day trips to make the most of your Hawaiian vacation.
Reason #3 – Ocean And Mountain Vibes Together
Are you a mountain person? Does your travel partner prefer the ocean? Thanks to mother nature’s beautiful bounty, Kauai offers the best of both worlds to you and your travel mates alike.
This is a piece of paradise where you can go from mountain biking to surfing the waves in the Pacific Ocean all in a day.
Don’t forget to catch a few sunset cocktails to wrap your day on the beach or poolside.
It truly is the best of both worlds!
If you are a Hollywood buff, you will be pleasantly surprised to learn how many of the iconic movies and tv shows were filmed (or partially filmed) right here on the island of Kauai.
The famous tv show MASH, the Pirates of the Caribbean, Jurassic Park, and South Pacific, are just a few iconic productions in Kauai.
And that’s not all the glam and glitz Kauai has to offer. Julia Roberts, Mark Zuckerberg, Britney Spears, Oprah, and President Obama have been known to frequent this majestic island from time to time. If you are lucky, you may just get a glimpse of one of these celebrities.
So, you will get your fix of Hollywood fandom here in Kauai.
Thanks to its lush growing climate and rich fertile soil, the locals know Kauai as the “Garden Isle.” The food that grows here is truly fit for the gods.
The fresh tropical fruits of papaya, guava, mango, pineapple, bananas, avocados, and sugarcane, to the freshest seafood just caught from the ocean, make the staple diets of this island.
Many famous chefs and restaurants are littered around the island for you to sample the delectable food.
Not many island destinations can match the food you can get in Kauai!
Maybe you will pick up a few cocktail recipes to wow your friends at your next soiree.
Reason #6 Immersion Into The Rich Local Culture
Many island vacation spots and cruises offer prepackaged trips for tourists far removed from immersing in the local culture. Many countries cannot offer a truly immersive experience in their local culture for various social reasons and risk factors. That can leave out a big part of experiencing the island vibes.
If you are one of those travelers who love to mingle with the locals and get a taste of their vibrant lifestyle, then Kauai is for you.
You can easily (and safely) immerse yourself into their authentic rich culture and mingle with the locals to your heart’s desire.
Reason #7 Something For Every Kind Of Traveler
Many vacation spots offer quite the monolithic experience with a resort-oriented lifestyle.
Kauai offers something for every kind of traveler. Whether you are a couple looking to honeymoon in solitude in the bosom of mother nature’s paradise or a family looking to get away and give the kids and the parents some time to unwind, there is a spot for you here on this island.
If you are an adventure lover, you will love the rugged mountain trails, the waterfalls, the rivers for kayaking, and the hundreds of miles of hiking and walking trails.
If you like the spa experience, try out some of the best hot springs and the volcanic soil under your feet.
Kauai is truly a spec of heaven dropped in the middle of the ocean by the Gods for us to experience their bounty.
From plenty of elbow room to the mountains and the beaches to the vibrant local culture and the divine food, what is there to not love about Kauai. Whether you are a family, newly in love, newlyweds, or just a group of friends looking to get away for an experience of a lifetime, Kauai has it all for you. So get your sun glow on and say Aloha to this beautiful island!