Kauai is the oldest island in Hawaii and the 4th largest, has an area of 1,446 km². Also known as the “Garden Isle”. Kauai is located 105 miles (170 km) across the Strait of Kauai, Southwest Oahu. Derived from the volcano, the highest peak on this mountainous island is Kawaikini at 1,598 m (5,243 ft). The second highest peak is Mount Waialeale near the center of the island, 1,570 m above sea level. Is the wettest place on Earth, with an average annual rainfall of 460 inches (11.700 mm), located in the east of Mount Waialeale. High annual rainfall has eroded deep valleys in the central mountains, carving out canyons with beautiful waterfalls.
This island is a tropical paradise that is a favorite destination in Hawaii. Kauai dubbed The Garden Island because of its fertility and long stretches of white sand. Beautiful views of hills, mountains, waterfalls and wineries are the reason why this place was chosen as a romantic island by the readers of Travel and Leisure. More than half of the island is not accessible by car. The best way is to walk along it to the Na Pali. Can also with a boat ride up the Wailua River.