Thursday, May 6, 2010

"8 Places to Visit on Kauai's North Shore"

8 Places to Visit on Kauai's North Shore

Wonderful sights in the northern shore of Kauai include Na Pali coast, Hanalei Bay, Lumahai Beach, Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, Kilauea Lighthouse, Maniniholo Dry Cave, and Kee Beach.

Kauai is the northernmost and the oldest of the main islands of Hawaii. Also known as the "garden Isle", this island offers many scenic beauties juke like most of the island the Hawaiian archipelago. You may want to visit these interesting places on the north shore of Kauai.

Na Pali coast

On the Na Pali coast, you can find high cliffs rising up to 4,000 ft. To get a good view of the area, you can hike along, row you boat, or ride a helicopter, in this area where many people believe that Na Pali spirits make mischief to visitors. It is also believed that this region was the first settled area in Kauai.

Hanalei bay

Adored for its one of a kind beauty, Hanalei bay is a a beach fitted between a steep cliff and a rocky point. Its a great place for water sports or walking along the shore. At the westen part of the bay, you can find the most serene waters you can imagine, perfect for walking along and relaxing.

Lumahai beach

Located between Haena and Hanelei bay, is Lumahai beach. It is the most picturesque beach area on the island of Kauai. This particular location was where Mitzi Gaynor "washed that man right out of her hair".

Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge

Kileau, the northernmost section of the entire Hawaiian islands, is an area of exquisite beauty. Located near the Kilauea lighthouse, this wildlife center hosts a number of protected aquatic birds. It's a great place to to get a glimpse and learn about these rare creatures.

Kilauea Lighthouse

Constructed in 1913, this landmark rises up to 52 feet, and it's light reached up to 90 miles out in the ocean. Located in at Kilauea point, this lighthouse was not in use anymore since 1976. Visiting time is at 10 am to 4 pm.

Maniniholo Dry Cave

Maniniholo literally means "swimming manini fish". It is about 300 years and has a small exit hole on the other side of the mountain. This cave once had a much bigger space inside than it is now, a trunami filled tha cave with sendiments in the year 1957.
Kee Beach

This tourist attraction is located on the foot of the Na Pali Coast Trail. Kee beach was the location for some tv and movie sets. Aside from that, it's a great snorkeling and diving area.
Be sure to bring your cameras with you when you visit these spectacular locations. Visiting Kauai is one thing you should not miss when spending a vacation in Hawaii.

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