When on Kauai, you must tour Napali Coast. It’s one of the island’s biggest claims to fame – and with good reason.
What you’ll find there are some of the most gorgeous views in all of Hawaii. A carpet of tropical foliage soften the rugged peaks. The sheer cliffs drop straight into the sparkling Pacific Ocean. Interspersed along the coast are cascading waterfalls pouring into dramatic, narrow valleys.
In Hawaiian, “Pali” means cliffs. Early Hawaiians once lived in the valleys between these cliffs. They survived by growing taro and other crops that could survive the land, as well as fishing.
Unless you’re a super-serious hiker, to tour Napali Coast easily, the only option is via boat. (The hiking trail itself is 11 long miles with very steep, slippery, dangerous inclines that are hard to climb down and even harder to climb back up AND requires a permit to camp at the other end – the average traveler should not attempt it!) There are no roads throughout this gorgeous area either, which stretches for 17 miles along Kauai’s North Shore.
However you decide to tour Napali Coast, you will not be disappointed. If you want to try something active, book a kayaking tour, where you can get up close and personal with the majestic, towering cliffs. If you want breathtaking views without breaking a sweat, try an air tour. The bird’s eye view is nothing short of spectacular! Plus you’ll see parts that of Napali that others simply cannot reach.
Tour Napali Coast, for the absolute “must-see” trip while visiting Hawaii’s Garden Isle.