By Anita Draycott
Kauai, the oldest and lushest of the Hawaiian islands, is appropriately called the Garden Island. The north gets more rain than the south, but usually just a shower ending with a glorious rainbow. The locals have a saying, “If you don’t like the weather, wait five minutes.”
*Take a helicopter ride over the dramatic 3,000-foot Na Pali cliffs dominating the northwest coast and the central Waimea Canyon, dubbed by Mark Twain as the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific.”
*Sail up the Na Pali coast with stops for dolphin watching and snorkelling
*Over 60 movies have been filmed in Kaua‘i, including Blue Hawaii and Jurassic Park. Take the Movie Tour to many of the film set locations.
*Drive the north coast from Hanalei to Ke’e beach, literally at the end of the road. You’ll go over a series of quaint wooden bridges, forge a mountain stream, pass a wet and a dry cave and many secluded beaches. Bring a picnic and watch the sunset.