Kauai is Hawaii's fourth largest island and the oldest. It is known as the "Garden Isle," as you'll find emerald valleys, mountains and cliffs, tropical rainforests, and waterfalls across the island.
Because of its geography, Kauai is home to many outdoor activities. If you plan to visit Kauai make sure to grab these essential items as you Pack for Paradise, so you're prepared for any adventure:
Most people hike and stay two nights before heading back; this is a trail for experienced hikers only (permit required), while others stop at the 2-mile mark at Hanakapiai Beach (4 miles round trip) and Hanakapiai Falls (8 miles round trip). If you're planning on hiking at all be sure to pack a durable pair of hiking boots/shoes to prevent slipping.
Also, don't forget sunblock, water, and mosquito repellent.
You'll most likely be hiking in rainforests, valleys and damp areas where mosquitoes are abundant, so protect yourself beforehand and you'll be thankful for it later.
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