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Kauai-the Garden Island, The Island of Fantasy.

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Ua mau ke ea o ka aina I ka pono
“The life of the land is preserved in righteousness harmony/balance”
Island of Kauai is the most northern Island at Hawaiian Archipelago and also the most eldest one as well.


Ruins of Russian Fort Elizabeth
Ruins of Russian Fort Elizabeth
Explorer Captain James Cook has discovered this paradise island on January the 20, 1778.Then after his discovery many other nationalities such as: Germans, Russians, Portugese Spanish-from Europe, and Filipinos, Japanece and Chinese from the Orient had settled on the Island. Before-approximately about a thousand years ago Polynesian travelers in dig-out canoes for the search of better life had discovered the Island and settled there on the shores of Wailua River.And even before Polynesians, a race of 2-foot tall magical people lived on the island for many thousand of years. Russians for example had established three forts on the island –FORT ELIZABETH, FORT HIPO, and FORT ALEXANDER. They have been presented on the Island from 1816-1864.The Russian-American Company-a “trading post” was operating on the Island. Historical Fort Elizabeth was constructed at the mouth of Wailua River from lava rocks-right now in ruins. Numerous motion picture productions has been made on the Island.


Favourite spots:
Fern Grotto
Fern Grotto
The island has some of the most secluded and pristine beaches in the Hawaiian Islands. We had stayed at Kauai’s North Shore- at the small plantations city Kapaa.It still has small-town appeal with local shops, restaurants, and shopping center. The city of Kapaa has several beaches where locals as well as visitors can swim , snorkel or simply enjoy islands scenic wonders. By the way Island of Kauai is the wettest spot on Earth. Mount Wai’ale’ale-located just about at the center of the island has 460 inches of rainfall per year, with its own swamp-The Alakai Swamp. The island has more miles of sandy beaches around its 110-mile coastline then any other Hawaiian island. Wonderdul, magnificent and picturesque waterfalls such as Wailua Falls-near by Wailua town is a must to see. This fall ponders its powerful two cataracts from the 80-foot tall cliff. This fall was used for a TV’s show “Fantasy Island”. Visiting Waimea Canyon was a present for us, but unfortunately we did not see much.

What's really great:
Wailua aFalls
Wailua aFalls
The island has basically one main road-Kuhio Highway, that gets very busy in the morning commute hours, but taking this road to the north’s – very lushly tropical part of the island is a must. At Lydgate Park snorkeling at rock-protected lagoon is the best for all ages-waters are very calm and brilliantly transparent for reef life exploration. The reef is abundant with all kinds of brightly, multicolored reef life from parrotfish, trigger fish and spotted moray eels to sea urchins and vividly colored sponge mollusk and sea worms. Advise-be careful not to be encountered, while in the water, by a jelly fish called-“The Man of War”-one small jelly can sting with the power of 10 bees-could be fatal! Usually there is a warning signs on the beach,” Man of War” can be present in one part of the ocean, but completely absent at the other ,so you know ,what to do. Stop on the way at small, quaint former sugar plantation town-Kilauea.

Accommodations:
Wailua Falls
Wailua Falls
Numerous hotels and mostly condominiums located on the island.
We have stayed at Plantation Hale Suites.The plantation Hale is economy 1-bedroom condominium complex with air conditioning,ceiling fan,balcony full kitchen,laundry.facilities and complimentary parking.Condominium is located at Kapaa, with three swimming pools,barbecue facilites and activity desk.
Aston Islander on the Beach is located at Kapaa,at the same area,across from the Plantation Hale-right on the beach,also economy hotel with air conditioning rooms,balconies with ocean view,refrigerator,coffee maker,swimming pool with Jacuzzi and barbecue facilities.

Princeville Resort-Luxury
Kauai Marriott Resort and Beach club-Deluxe
Sheraton Kauai Resort-Deluxe
Outrigger Lae Nani-Deluxe condominium
Radisson Kauai Beach Resort-Superior
Outrigger Kiahuna Plantation-Moderate condominium
Aston at Poipu Kai-Moderate condominium
And some others hotels and resorts as well.

Nightlife:
The waterfall
The waterfall
The Island has kind of a slower pace,but of course offers a numerous
Clubs and eateries:
1. Sushi and Blues,Hanalei Bay Resort
2. Keoni's Paradise
3.Lizard Lounge and Deli
4. Hanapepe Cafe and Espresso Bar
5.Roy's Poipu Bar and Grill
6. Hula-La-La Bar

Major hotels offer dinners with shows for every budget and taste.

Other recommendations:
Wailua River
Wailua River
Major airlines provide a non-stop servise from the main land to the Island of Kauai.
Please refer to some web-sites,i would recommend:

1.www.kauai.hawaii.gov
2. www.kauaivisitorsbureau.org
3. www.kauai-hawaii.com
4. www.united.com
5. www.hawaiianair.com

Published on Thursday November 4th, 2004


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Wed, Feb 14 2007 - 11:21 PM rating by travler

Excellent report on a beautiful island.

Sat, Jan 27 2007 - 05:51 PM rating by mrscanada

Boris I enjoyed reading about Kauai because I've only been to Maui and Oahu.

Did you know you had two pictures of the Wailua Falls in this report?

Sun, Nov 28 2004 - 01:06 AM rating by fieryfox

Hi Boris. I enjoyed this report very much. It is indeed a beautiful place to visit. I like the photo of the waterfall very much. It is so tranquil. :-)

Cheers.
Farizan

Wed, Nov 17 2004 - 10:38 AM rating by bineba

Hawaii is defenitely one place have to go to one day.

Great report.

Sabine

Sat, Nov 06 2004 - 12:28 PM rating by magsalex

Good report - informative and interesting

Fri, Nov 05 2004 - 11:22 PM rating by gloriajames

very nice inviting place! btw... the waterfall pics almost identical... jejejeje..

Fri, Nov 05 2004 - 10:00 AM rating by ravinderkumarsi

hii boris,
very nice place indeed and nicely narrated too.
keep it up
ravi

Thu, Nov 04 2004 - 10:09 PM rating by rangutan

You make it sound like a fantastic place to visit!

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