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Take a trip to this paradise island destination that you may have seen in the movies! This magical getaway ticks all the boxes for tropical island perfection. Here, lush palms sway in the breeze and glittering bays and sandy shores entice surfers and provide pristine conditions for swimming and beach lovers while miles of walking trails beckon for exhilarating hikes looking out over sublime panoramas.A vacation rental for newlyweds and families
Find accommodation ranging from a romantic paradise island, newlywed honeymoon destination to spacious accommodation for a perfect family or group holiday. Enjoy breakfast and breathtaking views on your own private balcony which is a key feature of many of the stunning, breezy rentals in this area. With vacation rentals situated within walking or easy driving distance to the beach and other attractions you can come and go as you please throughout the day on your glorious island vacation!
Vacations in Hanalei
The area and getting around
Jet directly to the northernmost island of Kauai where Hanalei is located in this exquisite Pacific archipelago. With regular 6 hour flights from Los Angeles and San Diego, this pearl of the Pacific is the perfect tropical island getaway from mainland USA. Southwest and Hawaiian airlines fly from select US mainland cities landing at Lihue airport. You can also fly to Honolulu and catch a short connecting flight to your island paradise. Kauai is covered for the most part in verdant tropical rainforest vegetation and this compact paradise isle that is only 25 miles long and 33 miles wide is a dream vacation destination with its year round tropical warmth and crystal clear azure waters perfect for swimming, surfing and kayaking.Paradise location for golfers
Golfing enthusiasts will love the thrill of teeing off from one of Hawaii’s most celebrated island’s golf courses. The North Shore of Kauai boasts the lush, green Makai course where you will have splendid views of Hanalei Bay. You will also be enthralled by the seemingly endless panorama of the majestic and imposing Mount Waialeale. The Makai course features verdant vegetation and an excellent combination of inland and oceanfront holes. The weather is almost always perfect for golf on Kauai!
Travelers and activities
ISpend sun-filled vacation days swimming, snorkeling, kayaking or surfing and strolling on a paradise sunset beach before dinner. Wake up to the most beautiful views from your island balcony and capture all of the taste of Hawaii’s homegrown tropical fruit in a breakfast fruit salad. Enjoy a lazy afternoon in the shade on a paradise beach with waves lapping gently on the shoreline as you read a book and unwind.Hanalei for surfing enthusiasts
Learn to surf in beautiful Hanalei Bay where the sandy bottom of the bay and surf that is just the right size makes this the perfect playground for beginners learning to surf! You could not pick a more gorgeous beach to try out this exhilarating sport! More experienced surfers will find that Hanalei often has some of the best surf on Kauai in the winter, spring and autumn while the bay is rather placid in summer. If you cannot get enough of the ocean try a sunset, Napali coast dinner cruise for the most memorable and exciting sunset experience ever as the sun goes down over rugged verdant, plunging cliffs and pods of dolphins swim by!
Did you know that the island of Kauai where Hanalei is located is nicknamed the Garden Isle because of the lush, abundant verdant landscapes!
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Experience a thrilling view of a lifetime, perched high up in a helicopter as you fly over the remarkable raw beauty and natural diversity of this exquisitely lush Hawaiian island landscape. Gaze down at the staggering scale of the dramatic rock formations of the Napali Coast and get a bird’s eye view of waterfalls, gorges and endless green vegetation. Fly over pristine beaches, breaking waves, turquoise ocean and magnificent inlets while capturing breathtaking photographs of this adrenalin filled adventure!2. Spot seals and sea turtles on Poipu Beach
Stroll along the one mile crescent of this pristine tropical beach and spot giant sea turtles and monk seals sleeping peacefully in the sun! These majestic creatures are protected by law and although beach goers may not touch these fascinating sea creatures or get too close you can marvel at them from a safe distance. This beautiful palm lined beach has a wonderfully calm section of clear water perfect for an afternoon of snorkeling!3. Hike Waimea Canyon
Pack a light rucksack with delicious snacks and drinks and head out for a spectacular day of hiking in this unbelievably lush and dramatic Hawaiian landscape. There are a number of breathtakingly beautiful trails to choose from that offer unique vantage points over this vast and spectacular canyon that plunges 2000 ft to the base. Try the exhilarating 8km Kukui trail where you will traverse a deep Kukui forest as you admire waterfalls and sweeping canyon views on the descent to the river at the base of the canyon where you will be able to enjoy a cooling swim.4. Hanalei Bay
This unforgettable paradise location has to be seen to be believed! Here you will find two miles of perfect white sand beach with a lush backdrop of verdant mountains and crystal clear warm water perfect for surfing, swimming and kayaking. A variety of authentic Hawaiian grill restaurants can be found nearby with wonderful outdoor deck seating and an abundance of fresh fish dishes on the menu for when you start to get hungry! There is plenty of shade on the edge of the beach from the lush vegetation making this a wonderful place to spend the day relaxing and listening to the waves crash.5. Sample Shave Ice
There is nothing more refreshing than Kauai's staple treat, shave ice. This simple yet delectable confection is a mixture of ice and all natural homemade syrup and you will be torn between the flavors and freshness found at Wishing Well or Jojo’s Shave Ice emporiums near Hanalei beach. You will find unique and unusual flavors on the menu that will have you coming back for more as well as delicious acai bowls and organic coffee. Make a stop after a long day on the beach for a sweet treat that will cool you down and has its beginnings in Okinawa Japan! Shaved ice can be traced back to sugar plantation laborers from Okinawa who made the Japanese version of this two ingredient, delicious dessert after a long day of work!