Hawaii is the only known U.S. state that is entirely made up of islands. Its oceanic surroundings, warm tropical climate, public beaches, active volcanoes, and natural scenery laid out for all and sundry make it a popular tourist destination. People from all over the world visit the island state just to enjoy its lush environment.
One of Hawaii’s most sought-after vacation spots is the island of Kauai. This 550 square mile island was formed due to volcanic eruptions roughly six million years ago. Obviously, it is one of the oldest islands that make up Hawaii, and it is located at the northernmost part of the island state.
Locals and tourists refer to Kauai as the Garden Isle for all the right reasons. Its natural beauty alone makes it worth visiting. Tourists who love snapping pictures will have a field day in this island, as everything there is photo-worthy. The entire island serves as a perfect backdrop for any activity you have in mind, from the time the sun rises, and up to the time it sets.
While the main attractions in Kauai are the beaches that are nestled in the sunny blue waters of the Pacific Ocean, there are other places worth visiting there. One of these is Waimea Canyon, which the great Mark Twain described as ‘the Grand Canyon of the Pacific’ for its size and utter beauty. Another one is Fern Grotto, which you can reach by booking a boat tour up the Wailua River. It got its name from the fact that the ferns grow upside down from the roof of the grotto. This attraction was proudly featured in the movie “Blue Hawaii” that starred no less than the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley.