Why It's Worth It

Kauai is known for its world-renowned beaches, rugged sea cliffs, and breathtaking waterfalls. As the second wettest spot on earth, it’s no surprise why this lush Hawaiian island has been nicknamed the “Garden Isle.” From the 15-mile stretch of the Na Pali coast to the funky beach town of Poipu, Kauai offers visitors beautifully untouched beaches, scenic lookouts and some of the best hiking opportunities in the world. —Christy Woodrow