Kauai’s slower pace doesn’t mean there’s less to do. Whether by air, sea or land (no driving!), the Napali Coast is a magnificent natural gem in the Pacific, a definite must-see. Summer means many more days of calm waters that allow craft to enter fantastic sea caves and glide past coastal waterfalls. Snorkel and dolphin excursions take you along the coastline for a truly memorable experience. Waimea Canyon is another spectacular natural landmark to see for yourself. Visit the Kokee Natural History Museum, stop for pictures at the outlooks and take an easy trek or longer, strenuous hike for the experienced adventurer. You can also take a bike tour and coast down Highway 550, the only road leading into Waimea Canyon. The 11-mile Kalalau Trail is popular among long-distance hikers for which a permit is required. At the start of the trail is a shorter trail to Hanakapiai Falls that’s doable in one day; no permit required. Kauai is known as the Garden Isle for a reason. Explore up to six lush and varied gardens, home to native and exotic flora. The 20-mile long Wailua River is a popular river on which you can kayak, stand up paddle board, and cruise to the Fern Grotto. Hikes along certain points of the shoreline are also available with ocean activities vendors. Add ATV rides, ziplining and horseback rides, and you’ll be kept busy on your vacation.

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