The island of Kauai is famous for having one of the most incredible coastlines in the entire world. Known as the backdrop for movies like Jurassic Park and Pirates of the Caribbean, The Na Pali Coast is a must visit destination on any Hawaiian bucket list. Keep reading for 10 insane photos that will make you want to travel to this unbelievable island for your next trip!
The island of Kauai is one of the wettest places on earth so planning a trip without any rain is difficult. Just embrace it! Bring a raincoat and soak up that sunshine when the opportunity arises because you never know when the next one will be.
If you have a little extra in your budget we would highly recommend seeing the Na Pali Coast by helicopter. The views are guaranteed to blow your mind! TIP: Make sure to book the doors off tour with Jack Harter; you will not be disappointed!
The ridges that tower over the Na Pali coastline are up to 3000 feet above sea level. Many of these ridges can be hiked along when you visit Koke’e State Park although the majority of them aren’t for the faint of heart! During the winter months, make sure to keep a sharp eye out for whales cruising below.
Catamaran From Above
There are three ways to explore the Na Pali Coast. The first and most popular is by speed boat or catamaran. There are several company’s offering day tours that will take you up and down the coastline stopping to snorkel and eating delicious local food. The second is by hiking the Kalalau Trail, a world famous hike that will take you to the remote- Kalalau Beach. Lastly and our person favorite is by helicopter. It’s the most expensive but also worth every penny!
After hiking 22 km along the rugged Na Pali Coast you’ll be rewarded with one of the most beautiful and remote beaches in Hawaii: Kalalau Beach. This trail will challenge even the most experienced hikers but is well worth the intense journey to wind up at this majestic endpoint.
The people of Kauai have worked relentlessly to maintain the natural state of this area of the island. If you do plan to visit, make sure to respect the land and rules that the government has put in place so that we can all enjoy this untouched slice of paradise for years to come!
The island of Kauai is one of the wettest places on earth. With all that water comes some of the most incredible waterfalls I’ve ever seen! You can see many of these falls by hiking, but the best way is by helicopter. You’ll be able to view dozens of stunning waterfalls, some of which are over a thousand feet tall.
Arial Coastline Views
When we first booked the helicopter ride, we couldn’t help but be a little skeptical. What if the weather didn’t work out? What if it wasn’t worth the hefty price tag? Well… trust us when we tell you that this was one of the most thrilling and jaw-dropping experiences we have ever had. Ever. Book the damn tour!
It’s so beautiful that it almost feels surreal at the moment. With no doors, we were able to feel the ocean mist and immerse ourselves in the beauty.
The Na Pali Coast isn’t just beautiful, it’s also extremely dangerous. Many tourists have been rescued or stranded in the wilderness because of extreme flooding and unpredictable riptides. Always exercise caution in the ocean and never push yourself past your comfort zone!