On our trip to Hawaii in January, our first stop was Oahu. You can see that blog post HERE. Our next stop was then Kauai…which I was really excited about. My trip to Kauai was nothing less from perfect and although I have not visited all the Hawaiian Islands, I think Kauai is likely my favourite.
We split our Hawaii trip between islands, so Joel and I only had 3 day in Kauai and we wanted to make the most of the trip. We for planned to hit up the Nā Pali Coast. As we didn’t have many days in Kauai, we didn’t really have time to do the whole trail but hiked a bit of it to take this picture at sunrise our first day there. It was so beautiful and I want to go back one day to do the whole trail.
This shot was taken right around the fence down the trail about 2 km! 🙂 That view though!?!
As always, thanks to Joel Schat for all the photos and joining me on this trip.
If you know me I love a good waterfall and Kaui has plently of those to visit. I am sure you could spent a whole trip just visiting waterfalls. I was super happy to get to visit Wailua Falls. It is an easy waterfall to get to and it is so pretty! We were there mid day and we weren’t alone there. I’d suggest going early in the morning if you want to get shots easily without others in the photos.
You can even go behind this waterfall. Joel and I didn’t bring proper gear to go behind but we can do that next time we go. See….already planning a trip back!
Joel and I went adventuring one day and found this waterfall I honestly have no clue were it was but I think it is called Kipu Falls. While we were at this waterfall, Joel flew his drone and we saw a whale. Check it all out on my vlog linked below.
This is the famous Queens Bath. We went mid day and it wasn’t very busy at all. It was so relaxing and the water was super warm! It is also the most beautiful colour.
You can watch my Trip to Kauai vlog below or on YouTube for better quality.
One of the for sure things we wanted to do when we were in Kauai was a doors off heli tour. We went and booked a private tour with Mauna Loa Helicopter Tours. The private flight was over an hour and took us all around the Na Pali Coast. Its the most amazing thing I have ever done.. and I have been on a lot of doors off helicopter flights!
The helicopter pilot took us to the best places and made sure we saw Kauai right. I think Joel and I saw over 100 waterfalls. What a way to tour the real Jurassic Park!
Another thing that I wanted to do on my trip to Hawaii was see turtles! The turtles can’t be disturbed or chased, but if you are lucky you will come across then while snorkeling. We went to Koloa Landing aka Turtle Cove to snorkel and were hopeful we would see some. Joel and I were about to give up on seeing a turtle when one came right beside Joel’s foot. As it swam by were were able to get some shots with it. Definitely a very cool experience.
As you can see, I really need to get back to Kauai one day soon to have time to do some of the hikes there and see more waterfalls. What is your favourite Hawaiian Island?
Don’t forget to check out my Oahu blog post HERE.