Kauai is an island in the Central Pacific, part of the Hawaiian archipelago. It's nicknamed "the Garden Isle" thanks to the tropical rain-forest covering much of its surface. Although the island itself is fairly mountainous, about half of its shoreline is made up of sparkling beaches, making it a popular place for visitors who want to enjoy beautiful scenery while lounging on the sand. Kaua`i is the oldest island in the Hawaiian island archipelago, as it was formed as a result of volcanic activity in the Pacific Ocean. Accessible only by hiking, boat or helicopter.
The Napali Coast is a 17-mile stretch on the North Shore of the island that features vast cliffs, valleys and waterfalls right up against the Pacific Ocean. An outdoor enthusiasts’ dream awaits with plenty of activities from kayaking, zip-lining, mud buggies and ATVs. Opaekaa Falls, one of the most accessible significant waterfalls, is on the east side of the island and features a roadside lookout for picture-perfect viewing. The island also features Wailua Falls, another easily accessible waterfall located just north of Lihue that has been a popular location for big and small screen filming.