Kauai is the oldest of the Hawaiian Islands, and rich in history and culture. Its area of 1,433 km2 makes it the 4th largest island of the archipelago with a population of about 60,000 people.
It is the first Hawaiian island that James Cook landed on in 1778, and where representatives of the Russian-American Company built Fort Elizabeth to establish a Russian colony.
Kauai is called the "Garden Island" and is perhaps the most beautiful. The north coast of the island is famous for its lush green valleys and waterfalls. Its awesome mountains and valleys are surrounded by picturesque waterfalls and enchanting beaches. One of its most outstanding features is the Na Pali Coast, where towering cliffs plunge vertically into the sea. In Kauai's coastal waters and on some of its deserted beaches and uninhabited offshore islands, you will find Hawaiian monk seals, rarely seen on other islands. In addition, thousands of feral chickens can be found roaming the entire island.
The fantastic scenery of the island attracts not only travelers, but Hollywood movie-makers as well. "Jurassic Park" and "South Pacific," among other well-known movies, were filmed here. So it is understandable how the unusual vegetation and white sandy beaches harmonizing with the warm, turquoise ocean, attracts many people looking for "paradise on earth".
The flight from Honolulu to Kauai, starts at $150 per person.