The picturesque beauty of Kauai speaks for itself. From the cliffs of Princeville to the shores of Poipu, the island is breathtaking at every turn. During our recent visit there, it wasn’t just the healthy food we got to enjoy; it was being surrounded by amazing views and a culture with obvious great respect for the earth. Although it’s considered one of the quieter islands, there are still many places to see and many things to do. In fact, it’s Kauai’s lack of commercialism that makes it so special. In addition to lazy days at the beach on the North Shore, one of my favorite activities was exploring the charming town of Kapaa (on the East Shore): from shopping to surfing to delicious bites, Kapaa seems to offer a little bit of everything, and we only wished we’d discovered this gem sooner during our trip. Among our other favorite stops on the island: the Wailua River State Park and Opaeka’a Falls, the Wai Koa Loop Trail and Stone Dam, the National Tropical Botanical Garden, the Spouting Horn and the Tunnel of Trees.
Besides its scenic coastlines and majestic sunsets, Kauai’s charm is best exemplified by the endless acres of farmland, vibrant flowers in bloom and lush rain forests. And of course, just about everywhere you go, there are wild chickens…lots and lots of chickens! We had a family of chickens that would visit our lanai every morning, and we even saw some strolling through commercial establishments (like an ice cream shop we visited in Koloa). I could go on and on about Kauai, but simple pictures say a whole lot more than I ever could.
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