Hawaii's "Garden Isle" is green and lush, from the folding sea cliffs of the Napali Coast to the stunning sweep of the Waimea Canyon, the island has more beaches per mile of coastline than any other island in the chain. A favorite of honeymooners and bird-watchers, Kauai is on many bucket lists.
ILLUSTRATED FEATURES: Learn all about visiting iconic Napali Coast by land, sea, or air. Other illustrated features teach travelers about geology and the birth of the islands, snorkeling tips, and Hawaii's unique culture, from lei to luau to hula.
ESSENTIAL TRIP-PLANNING TOOLS: Top Experiences and Great Itineraries help travelers make the most of their island time. This guide also has useful tips for families with children and couples planning a Hawaiian wedding or honeymoon. The Experience chapter helps travelers pick the best beaches and outdoor adventures. A chart focusing on top water activities helps travelers pick the perfect water excursion. Illustrated plant and marine life identification keys are useful tools for hikers and snorkelers.
DISCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS: Fodor's Kauai offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their visit. Fodor's Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. "Word of Mouth" quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights.
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