I arrived at Kauai, one of the beautiful islands of Hawaii on Thursday, April 14th.
I landed at Lihue Airport, a small airport located in the southeast of the island.
From there, I rented a car and headed toward the north, where I stayed for all these days.
I decided to stay at a rented house. I didn’t want to stay at a hotel; for last few months I have been moving a lot, with constant changes of places and hotels, so I was in need for a quiet place to settle down, having my space, unpacking all my luggage, doing my own laundry, filling the fridge with local products, preparing my meals, washing dishes, etc.
The location was perfect for me: just in front of Tunnels Beach, which allowed me to make the most of the ocean and the sun.
It is a wooden house, very nice and spacious with a large kitchen, a terrace, a patio, three bedrooms and two bathrooms.
What I liked most is that throughout the whole house, there is sunlight. The dining room doors are sliding and you can slide them all, leaving it as an open space, like if you were on the terrace. In addition, it is surrounded by greenery; wherever you look you’ll see vegetation.
The only thing I missed was the direct sun on the terrace and/or garden, but I did not mind because I could enjoy the sun on the beach.
Mahana, the woman who keeps house is adorable. Always cheerful, ready to help, giving me advice on what to visit, what to do, how to move, and with plenty of stories to share.
It has been one of my shorter trips; only 15 days, but it was very intense. I did not stop for a minute. Basically, I’ve been enjoying the nature 100%. I needed to get away from society for a while.
I decided not to get telephone service and Internet on my mobile phone to disconnect the fullest. I only had Internet when I was at home at night and when I was waking up in the morning, before heading out to explore.
I basically centered my exploration in the north area; I have enjoyed most North Shore beaches, visited the Queen’s Bath, made the Kalalau trail to visit Hanakapiai Waterfalls, and koa Wai loop trail, walked around the Lu’au Kalamaku Garden, I tried different yoga centers and I have walked Hanalei and Princeville, shopping in their local markets and trying out some of the restaurants.
I also went to see some of the beaches of the East Coast and Wailua Falls and once, I headed towards the south area to spend the day between Po’ipu Beach and Spouting Horn.
I wanted to visit Waimea Canyon, but the truth is that the weather has not been so good. Every day has been partly cloudy, with intermittent rain and poor visibility at altitude, so I thought it was not worth it to visit the area because I was not being able to enjoy 100% of the views of the Canyon.
Well, I’ll have to come back to visit the entire southern area! 😉
I have thoroughly enjoyed every day. I have been fortunate to share this trip with a friend who had visited the island before, so he explained to me several interesting facts about the island and has helped me with the trip, organizing and being a guide for me in most occasions.
I have done many outdoor activities and I have eaten a lot, especially local fruits and nuts.
It is true that I always fall in love with all the places I visit, but if you are a nature lover, you’ll love Kauai, with diversity of climate, vegetation, beaches, volcanoes, waterfalls, etc. and a multitude of outdoor activities to do with the perfect temperature (not cold and not very hot).
I will recommend visiting this gorgeous island!!
Love and gratitude