Thursday, May 6, 2010

Kaua'i Slideshow

Ah, yes, Kaua'i. My favorite island (although not by much) out of the three Hawaiian islands I have seen. For spring break, my parents and aunt and uncle came out for vacation. My parents had been to O'ahu the year earlier, but hadn't really seen a lot of the island as they were there for just a few days. My aunt and uncle had never been, so they all flew in and spent three days on O'ahu so I could show them around. After the three days were up, we hopped a plane and headed to Kaua'i.

I was in love the moment we landed. Kaua'i means "The garden isle," everything is lush, tropical, and everything I had imagined Hawai'i to be. I really cannot describe the immense beauty that is the island of Kaua'i. The best part? We were there at the end of March and all the whales had started migrating back to Alaska. As a result, there were ample amounts of whales surrounding the entire island. Our condo lanai was on the ground floor and overlooked the cliffs and ocean. Every day we had a family of whales playing just yards away. It was seriously heaven on earth.

If any of you ever get the chance to go Kaua'i, I highly recommend staying at the The Point at Poipu. The grounds are gorgeous and the location is perfect.

We toured as much of the island allowed (the entire island isn't drivable like O'ahu and Maui) and saw Hanalei Bay (Puff the Magic Dragon, anyone?), Waimea Canyon (the Grand Canyon of the Pacific), Wailua Falls, Kilauea Lighthouse, and so much more. The only thing I was bummed about not being able to see was the Fern Grotto, but it was closed for some reason. We also did a dinner cruise of the Na'Pali Coast, which was probably my favorite part of the trip. Spinner dolphins led the catamaran, whales were no more than 50 yards from the boat and kept slapping their fins and tales and jumping completely out of the water. It was so... majestic.

When I vacation, I like to take a day to see the sights and be a bum the rest of the time, so it was completely perfect. Don't get me wrong, I love Maui, but Kaua'i is more low key, way less populated, totally green (Maui is part desert), and just perfect. Hope you enjoy the slideshow (there is music that accompanies it, just fyi), a few
pictures are from O'ahu, but the rest are of Kaua'i, and all are from spring break :)

Those damn roosters? Are EVERYWHERE!


Casey said...

The real question is: did you go to the waterfall where Uncle Jesse proposed to Becky on Full House?

If I ever get the chance to go I'm bringing you along with me.

katie said...'s on my to-do list. Hope your test went well.

Momma Fargo said...

Bucket list!

Haven't been there want to go there right now.

The Future Missy Prissy RN said...

Breathtaking!! I want to go! Next time, take me with you...

The Girl Next Door Grows Up said...

I will have to ask Tyler about the Roosters. I went to Oahu and it was divine!

The funniest thing that happened is that i have blond hair and ALL of these Japanese people kept trying to get their picture taken with me - I had such a BLAST! I couldn't understand a lick of what they were saying until one old woman grabbed my hair and then grabbed her hair as if she was saying, "See!"

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