Rainbows have been a sign of hope across cultures for centuries. As we enter into the new year, we hope that this rainbow and the gorgeous Na Pali coast encourage you a little bit and give you some hope.
Pali means “cliff” or “steep hill” in the Hawaiian language. Perhaps nowhere is this more evident, and more beautiful, than on Kauai’s Na Pali coast. The coastline was formed over the decades by rivers birthed from dense rain received daily along Kauai’s summit. Over time, the rivers etched out valleys into the cliff line. Pounding northern swells and wind played their part as well.
Taken from a helicopter, this photo captured the lush, green, Pali with visibly rich, red soil and also a rainbow (anuenue) in the offing arching in from the sea to touch the shoreline. From pictures like this, it is easy to see attraction to Kauai, known as the Garden Isle.
The island of Kauai is oldest of the primary Hawaiian islands, giving it extremely weathered features on its exposed areas like the north shore. read more
On top of a mountain along the Na Pali Coast line in Kauai. read more
One of the most visited beaches on Kaua’i, it is easy to see why Ke’e Beach is so popular–lush surroundings, coral lagoon, stunning colors, lifeguards on shore, and a spectacular drive to get there. read more
Kaua’i’s Na Pali (translated, the cliffs) coastline is absolutely spectacular. Some call it a true wonder of the world. We agree. read more
Kauai’s Ke’e Beach makes many “10 best beaches” lists for its beautiful sand, sunsets, ocean, and lush valley. We agree. But we also think there’s even more to it than that. As people gaze out toward the horizon, the tall … read more
The sun illuminates high clouds and scatters rays of light across calm ocean waters and the smoothed sandy shoreline of Kee Beach on the island of Kauai. read more
Two miles hiking on the winding and sometimes steep Kalalau Trail takes you to this secluded and fairly remote Na Pali Coast beach. read more
Na Pali literally translated from Hawaiian means, “the cliffs”–an apt description for the 15-mile stretch of steep coastline on Kauai’s northwestern side. read more
Kauai’s steep Na Pali Coast cliffs are world renown for their beauty. In the fading light of day, blue and orange commingle to cause a mysterious edge above the ocean. read more
At the end of the road in Kauai you’ll find Ke’e Beach–one of the most frequented beaches on the island. read more