The oldest of the major Hawaiian Islands, Kaua’i’s geological array of land formations provides an even more stunning backdrop to its beaches and coastline. This island is particularly famous for featuring in many films such as Elvis Presley’s ‘Blue Hawaii’ (1961). My first destination on this island was Nawiliwili, with an excursion to the beautiful Waimea Canyon. This lookout of the canyon was unimaginable with vibrant colours of the red-and green-coloured mountains and a waterfall. Just before I left, a beautiful rainbow appeared which was very surreal and one of the highlights of my trip. This site is an essential tourist destination on Kaua’i. After relaxing and reflecting on nature’s beauty, I later dined at a Teppanyaki restaurant on the cruise ship with a very entertaining chef. On my second day in Kaua’i, I visited Wai’ale’ale mountain and Wailua river valley with waterfalls at Opaeka’a Falls. I also took an amazing boat ride down the Wailua River to the mystical Fern Grotto and lastly visited Po’ipu and a Spouting Horn natural blow hole. The cruise ship then departed the island of Kaua’i, sailing along the majestic soaring cliffs of the Na Pali coast which was a perfect finale to my exploration of Hawaii. Follow @sydneyandstreet on Instagram, Twitter, Bloglovin’, Tumblr, Pinterest, and Spotify.
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