KAUAI is one of the six major tourist destination islands of Hawaii.
Kauai has a high mountain which receives the greatest amount of rainfall in the world.
Kauai’s main inhabitable areas are on the east and north sides of the mountain, and face into the numerous winter storms that come from the northeast, resulting in a lush green tropical paradise covering most of the island.
Kauai has two main tourist resort areas where you can choose to stay:
Hanalei is a lush green tropical paradise on the north shore centered around the small town of Hanalei on Hanalei Bay, near a hiking trail along the spectacular towering cliffs of the Na Pali coast.
Poipu is the other main tourist resort area.
Poipu on the south coast is partially shielded by the mountain from the numerous winter storms that come from the northeast, resulting in perfect weather on the beaches of Poipu.
Poipu Is near spectacular Waimea Canyon, with rim drives overlooking a vast red canyon somewhat similar to the much larger Grand Canyon in Arizona.
You can fly on a side trip to the island of Kauai from Maui to see spectacular Waimea Canyon, or to hike the trail along the spectacular towering cliffs of the Na Pali coast.
Link to web page for KAUAI on Hawaii Visitors Bureau web site.
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