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Hanalei Beach , Hanalei
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Hanalei Beach stretches along 3.2 km (2 mi) of sand on the island's northern shore. The largest beach on the island, four separate areas comb
Garden
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Set among the mountains and coastal terrain of Kauai, Limahuli Garden and Preserve is one of the National Tropical Botanical Garden's parks w
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Hiking Trail
Kalalau Trail , Kauai
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Even the most adventurous hikers find the 18 km (11 mi) Kalalau Trail to be a challenge, a tremendously rewarding one. It has been noted as o
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Join us on a first class ECO Adventure over the Garden Isle of Kaua'i. You'll fly the incredible new American Eurocopter Eco-Star, which reduces overflight noise by approximately 50%, has individual Business Class style seats, two-way communication with your pilot, and expansive glass for outstanding sweeping views of Kaua'i's incomparable natural beauty. Your flight begins with a flight to spectacular Hanapepe Valley, then Manawaiopuna, also referred to as "Jurassic Park Falls." Then you'll travel up to the Olokele Canyon before moving on to Waimea Canyon, the "Grand Canyon of the Pacific." Complete your tour with stunning views of the Na Pali coast and Bali Hai Cliffs, pristine Hanalei Bay, and weather permitting, Mt Wai'ale'ale, the wettest spot on earth.All Blue Hawaiian aircraft incorporate the latest in cutting-edge technologies, materials, systems, safety features, and avionics, and offer incomparable passenger comfort.
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State Park
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The rugged coastline of Hawaii's oldest inhabited island, Na Pali Coast State Park, can only be reached by hiking, kayaking, or paddleboardin
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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling , Hanalei
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Hanalei

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Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. The population was 450 at the 2010 census. Hanalei means "lei making" in Hawaiian. Alternatively, the name Hanalei also means "crescent bay" and may be indicative of the shape of Hanalei Bay.GeographyHanalei is located at, near the mouth of the Hanalei River on the north shore of the island of Kauai.According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 0.8sqmi, of which 0.6sqmi is land and 0.2sqmi is water. The total area is 20.73% water.HistoryImperial RussiaIn the early 19th century the Imperial Russians were present here. In 1815 the German physician and agent of the Russian-American Company, Georg Anton Schäffer, came to the Hawaiian islands to retrieve goods seized by Kaumualiʻi, chief of Kauai island. On arrival he became involved with internal Hawaiian politics, and Kaumualiʻi planning and manipulating to reclaim his own kingdom of Kauai from Kamehameha I with the help of the Russian Empire. Kaumualiʻi signed a "treaty" granting Tsar Alexander I protectorate over Kauai. Briefly in 1817, Fort Elizabeth, near the Waimea River, and two other Russian forts near Hanalei were part of the tsarist Russian America. Customize your holiday with our United States road trip planner to create an adventure that suits you.

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