Situated on the isle of Kaua’i, also known as the Garden Island, the terrain surrounding Nawiliwili ranges from volcanic slopes to sandy desert canyons.
Secluded and utterly unspoiled, the beach heads of Nawiliwili are truly something rare and spectacular – a relatively quiet sun bathing spot in one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. If you want to take a break from the grand resorts and popular coastlines of Hilo and Honolulu, this is undoubtedly the place for you to visit.
The defining feature of Hilo is its dramatic waterfalls, which can be found all over the island, thanks in no small part to the 130 inches of annual rainfall it’s blessed with. Wetter the weather may be, but that just means there’s more greenery to enjoy along with the spectacular volcanic landscape. The natural sights are fantastic, but the impact of the local culture on the character of Hilo can’t be overstated. A wonderful collection of museums, restaurants, and fun-filled resorts dot the shorelines of what is affectionately known as the Big Island.
Honolulu is the most cosmopolitan tourist locale in the whole of the Hawaiian Islands – and the sheer variety of dining, entertainment and museum attractions to take in reflects this. There’s a brilliant trickle-down effect to the culinary progeny present on this Asian influenced island, so from the most sophisticated restaurant to the most casual of street vendors, the food is quite simply, sublime.
Pacific flavours are the order of the day, so make sure to find a seat at a noodle bar where you can – you probably won’t find this scintillating bled of island flavours anywhere else. If you’d prefer the more secluded side of this exciting township, head to over to Waikiki for a supreme dose of sun, sea and sand.