Welcome to Kauai, Hawaii
About Kauai, Hawaii
Kauai is the oldest of Hawaii’s main islands. But, unless you’re a geologist, you probably won’t notice that. You’re a lot more likely to notice the thousands of feral chickens. With no natural predators, you’ll see them living it up in parks and other open areas, a sight which many visitors find amusing.
Kauai is famous as the home of the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific”: Waimea Canyon State Park. It’s 10 miles long and 3,000 feet deep in places and one of the most dramatic sights you’ll ever see. The name refers to the Hawaiian word for “reddish water,” and everywhere you look, you’ll see the red soil and rock it’s talking about. You’ll also see greens and blues and greys and a generally gorgeous array of colors in this scenic park that’s well worth a visit.
Other highlights include the famed Napali Coast, the Wailua River and Waterfall, Spouting Horn Park and Poipu Beach Park (voted “America’s Best Beach”).