Kauai or Kaui/Maui

Oct 28th, 2005, 08:51 PM
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Aloha atrigirl,

You're a gem... literally. You'll Kauai... May is perfect for you to enjoy the north shore and much (or little) to do.

I'm attaching a link to a recent trip report if you're interested.

http://fodors.com/forums/pgMessages....1&tid=34669307

Many congrats... and happy planning.
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Oct 29th, 2005, 05:00 AM
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another vote for 8 days in Kauai, my favourite island in Hawaii !!

Na Pali coast by helicopter is the most beautiful place I have ever seen in my life, (travelling all 5 continents !).
Waimea Canyons are also a must and there are plenty of opportunities for hiking or kayaking in this island! One thing must be said: Kauai hosts the wettest/rainy spot on earth which is the top of the mountain in the centre. However you will find drier climate on the west coast and wetter on the east side.
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Oct 29th, 2005, 05:37 AM
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I have to agree with Fabio..Kaua'i is the most beautiful place that I have ever seen.The Napali Coast is amazing.If you go to Kaua'i...a heli. tour of the Napali Coast is highly recommended!Good luck and congrats on the upcoming wedding!

Christie
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Oct 29th, 2005, 10:40 PM
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A friend of mine insists on Kauai. She's been to both islands. I've been to Maui for a 13-day stretch and did enjoy it despite the abundence of tourists. Since you enjoy the outdoors, there is a lot you can do besides Haleakala on Maui. If you rent a Jeep, take it on the Piilani highway (SE) to Hana. You won't have as many people, and you can follow streams up to secluded waterfalls. That way you can take the Road to Hana going back against the heavy traffic.
All this is said if money is no issue, and you get island fever on Kauai. Then you can take a cheap flight to Maui.
Either way, you'll enjoy yourself. I'm a backpacker, but when I did all of Maui with half my trip left, it was nice to relax on the beach.

~T
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Oct 31st, 2005, 08:25 PM
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I would have to vote for the whole trip on Kauai. Kauai has a lot of accessible outdoor activities. If you are serious mountain bikers then there is the powerline trail and more trails in the mountains above Wailua and Kapaa. You can also book a guided tour as well. Of course there is the Kalalau trail into the Napali coast but there are also lots of trails in Waimea canyon and Kokee park. There are also kayak rentals on the Wailua and Hanlei rivers.

Alan
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