Most Fun Things to Do in Hanalei:
Famous Beaches and Rare Birds -
Hanalei is a small town of incomparable beauty, on the north shore of Kauai, in Hawaii. Hanalei bay is a crescent-shaped beach that features the Pine trees surf area. Hanalei Bay was also the inspiration for the song "Puff the Magic Dragon". If you're a fan of the movie, "South Pacific", you'll want to visit the forested hills near Lumahai Beach, where it was filmed. East of town, the Hanalei Valley Lookout offers views of the mountains, adorned with waterfalls and green taro fields. Rare water birds can be seen a the Hanalei National Wildlife Refuge.
Limahuli Garden and Preserve
This lush 17-acre botanical garden is nestled in an emerald valley and is framed by the Pacific Ocean and includes the gorgeous Makana Mountain in the background. It is filled with a wide variety of tropical plants. One of the most spectacular areas is the taro gardens which grow on ancient lava rock terraces. Proudly named the Best Natural Botanical Garden
in the U.S. by the American Horticultural Society, this national treasure is a great place to take a tour and learn about the importance of soil, water, and rare plant conservation. It is most certainly a memorable and educational experience.
Hanalei Valley Lookout
This spectacular spot is often referred to as the 'most photographed', 'most famous', and even 'most attractive' location on the entire island of Kauai. Many movies like "Jurassic Park" and "Raiders of the Lost Ark" were filmed here. It is most enchanting, with beautiful waterfalls, lush green taro fields, and if you're lucky, you'll catch a rainbow or two. The postcard-perfect view changes colors with the variations in cloud and weather conditions, making it seem even more magical, so make more than one stop, if you can.
Tour the Island -
Whether by land, by sea, or by air, Hanalei is always sure to please. Head off-road on an ATV, go mountain biking, take a hike, snorkel with Hawaiian sea turtles, watch spinner dolphins, go kayaking, ride a zipline through the treetops, and even soar over the valleys in a helicopter. Hanalei and Kauai have some of the most beautiful natural wonders in the world, so get out there and explore them!
Book a Kauai Beach House!
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