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wialua falls

While in Kauai, we tried to see as much of our favorite spots as possible. One of those has to be Wialua Falls. There are so many beautiful waterfalls on the islands, but Wialua is still our favorite.

palm basket with cricket

You’ll see people all over the islands making baskets, hats, little animals and the like out of palm fronds.  There was such a guy at the falls, but this particular basket with the little cricket attached was just too cute to not get a snapshot of.

tree tunnel

When you’re in Kauai, you have to drive down the Tree Tunnel!

Kauai’s mile long tree tunnel located on the south shore  on way Koloa Town.

Kauai’s mile long Tree Tunnel is located on the south shore, on Maluhia Road, on the way to Old Koloa Town.

spouting horn

We also had to check out the Spouting Horn.

spouting horn panoramic

“On Kauai’s South Shore you’ll find the spectacular Spouting Horn blowhole, one of the most photographed spots on Kauai. The Poipu surf channels into a natural lava tube here and releases a huge spout of water during large swells.”

coffee beans

A new stop this time was the Kauai Coffee Company.

Kauai Coffee

We took the self-guided walking tour and Dave tasted some coffee …

burlap kauai coffee bags

… while I was busy in the store buying and having shipped home a box full of burlap coffee bean bags.

katamaran

On our last full day in Kauai we took a catamaran out to snorkel, look for dolphins, and to see the spectacular Na Pali Coast.

Na Pali Coast

The beauty of this place is positively breathtaking!

another Napali falls

Photos can not do it justice.

napali campers

We dropped anchor here and snorkeled for about an hour. It was hard to put your face in the water when you had all this to look at above water!

napali falls

St Regis sunset

That evening, we sat on the patio of the St. Regis Princeville for sunset. We both agreed, this is the place we will stay on our next trip to Kauai!

conch

There, we were treated to the daily sunset champagne-sabering demonstration. First a conch shell is blown to start the sunset ceremony.

St Regis Champagne

And then, after much pomp and circumstance, the bottle top is sliced off with a saber. Dramatic, traditional and glorious!

sails

It was another perfect day in paradise. Oh, and don’t for a moment think I forgot to tell you about the dolphins… the next post with be devoted to the dolphins… so many dolphins!


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3 comments

1 Marissa { 06.03.13 at 8:00 AM }

Eeee I can’t wait for the dolphins!

2 Sloane { 06.03.13 at 3:18 PM }

Beautiful!

3 tanu vijay { 09.11.20 at 1:55 AM }

Hamama falls hike is one of Oahu’s best hike. This is the most famous hiking course for people in the area though it is trespassing. Hamama falls is a vast, hidden waterfall in the back of waihe’e valley. It takes around 1-2 hours hiking roughly 4 miles round trip depending on the time you spend at the falls. Though it is hidden, it is one of the biggest waterfalls on the island of Oahu which is yet not well known

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