Kauai: The Glorious Garden Island
Removed from resort life, the island of Kauai delivers on authentic Hawaiian experiences. The pace of life is decidedly gentle and easygoing, and famously friendly locals will show you what it’s like to truly live on island time.
Head to Kalpaki Beach near port for a laid-back atmosphere, and hang ten with a beginner surf lesson. To explore deeper into Hawaiian culture, take a kayak trip or tour boat cruise down the Wailua River. At the end of the two mile journey, you’ll be serenaded with a performance of the Hawaiian Wedding Song at the Fern Grotto—a lava cavern covered in ferns that creates enchanting natural acoustics.
While you’ll certainly get swept up in the breathtaking natural beauty found around every turn, it’s hard to get yourself lost on Kauai, since there’s just one road running around the whole island. Explore by car or bike, or head off the beaten path on an all-terrain vehicle adventure. For an unforgettable birdseye view of the island, take off on a helicopter tour that takes you over the island’s most beautiful places, like the 3,000-foot-deep Waimea Canyon, the picture-perfect Na Pali Coast, and the wettest spot on Earth—the Waialeale Crater.
However you choose to experience Nawiliwili and the island of Kauai, your breath will be taken away with such exceptional natural beauty around every turn. Sail to the Garden Island for yourself on Azamara’s Hawaiian cruises.
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