Category Archives: Kauai See & Do

Aloha Friday Photo: Beautiful Hanalei Bay


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


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


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”


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


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 »

Nounou Mountain, Kauai’s Sleeping Giant


As you drive around the island of Kauai, the beautiful, green mountains towards the island’s center are always pleasantly eye-catching. One ridge that’s particularly interesting is Nounou Mountain, which appears to have the profile of a sleeping giant. In fact, the mountain is more commonly dubbed Sleeping Giant. Per, the Hawaiian legend of Nounou Mountain is: … this giant ... Read More »

Your favorite Hawaii places

Waikiki Beach and Oahu rank high on the list of favorite places in Hawaii

We thoroughly enjoyed reading your favorite places after we posed the question on the blog and on Facebook a couple of weeks ago. We found ourselves nodding in agreement with so many of your choices, but we also learned of some spots we didn’t know. Let’s take a look at your responses. How do your favorite islands stack up per ... Read More »

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