One of the greatest hike’s in Hawai’i, if not in the world is the Kalalau Trail along the Napali Coast on Kauai’s north shore. Karoline and I opted for the first 2 miles of it, to Hanakapi’ai Beach, and then continued up to the beautiful Hanakapi’ai Falls.
In retrospect an 8 mile hike under a scorching sun is not the best idea we’ve ever had, but the trip itself was beautiful beyond comparison. Inspired by the sheer sporty-ness of it all I did gymnastics tricks all through the trip (and only felt sort of goofy and stupid for doing so), and am happy to inform you that I still maintain some of the flexibility from my dancing career.
Finished the hike with a dip in the ocean at Ke’e Beach, had a well-deserved dinner in Hanalei before we returned to Ke’e to watch the sunset. Kauai is so peaceful, I can’t think of any place I’d rather want to live right now. If you get the chance to visit the Hawaiian islands in your life, I have to recommend Kaua’i.
It is by far my favorite (even though I do love Oahu).