Though each of the Hawaiian islands offers a healthy dose of paradise, Kauai remains the emerald jewel in the state’s crown. A mountainous landscape covered with lush tropical rainforests, cascading waterfalls, and a spirit of serenity are Kauai’s major calling cards. Read on for the best places to take photos in Kauai.
Located on Kauai’s gorgeous North Shore at the end of the highway, discover Ke’e Beach, an absolutely breathtaking oasis backed by the mossy green Makana Mountain Ridge. Time your visit for sunset for an absolutely breathtaking view.
Surrounded by lush vegetation, take in the gorgeous natural beauty of Kauai at Wailua Falls, where you’ll find a double-tiered waterfall. The falls are easily accessible by car and if you’re lucky, you’ll catch a beautiful rainbow in the mist at the base of the falls.
Golden sands welcome you to Poipu Beach and its natural wading pool begs you to stay. One of the most popular beaches on Kauai’s South Shore, Poipu offers visitors plenty of fun activities, such as snorkeling, swimming, bodyboarding, and surfing. Poipu Beach is a great pick for families and beginner surfers and bodyboarders thanks to its calm waters. Keep an eye out for an appearance by the beach’s resident Hawaiian monk seals.
The largest bay on Kauai’s North Shore, Hanalei Bay, offers mountain views from some of Kauai’s most beautiful beaches. Hanalei Bay’s iconic pier is a favourite must-visit spot for visitors and locals alike.
Located on Kauai’s picturesque South Shore, Shipwreck Beach is a favourite spot for experienced surfers, but its beautiful golden sands and hiking trail to Makawehi Point make it a great spot for any kind of traveller. You may spot the adventurous at heart jumping from the cliff at Makawehi Point, but we suggest simply taking in the gorgeous view.