Category Archives: Kauai See & Do

Wildlife you might see on a Hawaii vacation

Honu swimming off the Kohala Coast of Hawaii Island.

If you enjoy seeing local wildlife when you travel, Hawaii will not disappoint. From the ocean to the mountains, there’s a good chance you may be dazzled by Hawaii’s wildlife. Wildlife that you might see in Hawaii – Whales, particularly humpback whales, migrate by the thousands to Hawaii from late December through early April. They travel from thousands of miles ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: King Kong’s Profile on Kauai’s Kalalea Mountain

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Mahalo to Laura and Marco, who are wonderful, longtime subscribers and Aloha Friday Photo contributors from Italy, for sending these excellent Kauai photos and story. Here’s the story they shared of seeing King Kong’s profile at Kalalea Mountain in Kauai. The first photo was taken during a tour around Kauai on August 2014. Driving north from Kapa’a on Highway 56, ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Beautiful Hanalei Bay

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Mahalo to April Tellez Benoit from San Jose, California for sharing this beautiful photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. April’s photo is of Hanalei Bay on Kauai. As April shared this photo, she said, “This is one of my favorite places on the island of Kauai and was taken during our trip last Nov. Can’t wait to go back ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Bird’s-eye view of Nawiliwili Harbor

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Mahalo to Tom Sakayama for sharing this beautiful bird’s-eye view of Nawiliwili Harbor with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Tom took this photo from a “doors off” helicopter tour. Here’s what he said about this photo: So enjoyed the “doors-off” copter of Kauai including this gorgeous view of Nawiliwili Harbor, the cruise ship in port, and one of the Marriott ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Sleeping Giant

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Mahalo to Nap for sharing this beautiful photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. He took this photo of Nounou Mountain, which is also known as Sleeping Giant, during a recent annual visit to his beloved Kauai. I’ve seen many nice daytime photos of Kauai’s Nounou Mountain, but this twilight photo perfectly captures this sleeping giant of a mountain. The dwindling ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: “Grand Canyon of the Pacific”

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Mahalo to KaRyle Soto for sharing this fantastic photo of Waimea Canyon with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Dubbed the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific,” Waimea Canyon is a must see on a Kauai vacation. There are a few lookouts that are easy to access off the main highway leading into Waimea Canyon and Kokee State Parks. The canyon’s colors, ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Lovely Lawai Valley

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Mahalo to Lorie in Missouri for sharing this lovely photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Lorie took this photo of Lawai Valley while touring Allerton (read our review of Allerton) and McBryde Gardens when she visited Kauai in June 2014. Lorie tells us that this photo is her favorite and the most stunning view. We agree with Lorie, this view ... Read More »

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