Kauai, Hawaii

(Written by Bill)

Hawaii is one of those places you can always write about and have fun doing it. Once you make the decision that you’re going, you must then decide which island or islands to visit. In our case, we had already been to Maui so we could at least scratch this one of our list. After a lot of review and consideration we selected Kauai, mostly because we were looking for something quite and peaceful, but exciting.  I know what you’re thinking, the big island can give us what we’re looking for, but we really wanted to stay away from the big crowds.

Upon landing at Kauai airport we knew we had made a good decision.  No big crowds, not a lot of traffic, and our hotel (Kauai Marriott Resort) was just a short distance from the airport in Lihue, (and not in the flight pattern).

While on the island we did some hiking in the Wailua Canyon State Park also known as the Grand Canyon of the Pacific, (very invigorating).  We kayaked up the Wailua River about 2 miles and from there hiked to the Secret Falls a.k.a. Uluwehi Waterfalls. (very refreshing). We went on a sunset ocean cruise up the Napali Coast, (very romantic).  And we took time to get in some golf at Poipu and Princeville, (very relaxing).

Pick this island if you really want to see some gorgeous scenery, get in some outdoor activities, and be able to kick back and relax.  I hope the photo’s we’ve included give you a good idea of what we enjoyed while visiting Kauai.

Click here to see more photo’s of Kauai, Hawaii.

Hope you enjoy…

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47 Responses to Kauai, Hawaii

  1. Wow, that sounds and looks amazing! It has to be hard to decide which photograph to have blown up for your wall.

  2. Angeline M says:

    My favorite Island in Hawaii! And we’ve stayed at this Marriott twice now and love it!

  3. prashlive says:

    Beautiful Pics Bill. Hawaii is an awesome place it seems. Seen a lot in movies, pics but every time it gives a different and more beautiful appeal.

  4. LizzieJoy says:

    Absolutely gorgeous photos, Bill. I’ve never been to Hawaii but it looks an amazing place. A lovely start to my day. Bless you dear friends.

    • motioners says:

      Great to know we helped start you day off right through the use of images. Thanks so much Lizzie for your positive feedback. We always enjoy hearing from you. bill

  5. Maria says:

    Now I know why I met you, because I needed all these trips to continually reborn, I was with you in your steps,
    each photo, showing the wonders of this planet so full of love.I love you Bill

    • motioners says:

      Maria, you are so kind. It is a treat to get your feedback. You are so positive! Thanks for following our blog. You know we are connected to yours. bill

  6. Wonderful pictures of Kauai, Bill! I agree with you all in wanting to go somewhere “quiet and peaceful, but exciting… away from… crowds.” This sounds like a place our family would love!

    Blessings ~ Wendy

    • motioners says:

      We would love to see your blog showing a holiday in Kauai in the near future. Sure hope you have the chance to visit. Thanks so much for your feedback, we love hearing from you. bill

  7. bruceczopek says:

    Oh your photos made me miss Kauai! I spent 8 of the last ten years there. Next time you’re over on my site look at the “Le Shoppe” or “Portfolio ” section. You’ll recognize the paintings I am sure.

    • motioners says:

      We took a look at “Le Shop” and your “Portfolio” and loved them both. Wow, great images.We’re so envious of you having spent 8 years in such a beautiful location. Paradise! Thanks for adding some wonderful color to this piece. bill

  8. Patty B says:

    Kauai was also one of our favorite islands. You brought back some wonderful memories.

  9. Funny coincidence, I just came back from my first trip to the big island. I’ve been to the others and Kauai is my favorite by far. Great photos and good choice!

  10. kz says:

    wow love that view of the beach from the Kalalau Trail! fascinating photos. ^^

    • motioners says:

      When we first hiked up to a point we could look back through the foliage we didn’t see a single person on the beach. On our way back to the trailhead we stopped at the same point and could see people on the beach and in the water. This offered a better perspective and so we snapped the photo. Thanks a bunch for your comment. It’s great to hear your viewpoint. bill

  11. aFrankAngle says:

    Eleven years ago we spent a week on Kauai … but near Princeville … Cheers to everything it offers!

  12. Something on my “must visit one day” list. Beautiful!

  13. Maryanne says:

    Breathtaking wow!

  14. melanietoulouse says:

    Aloha & thanx for the amazing pix! I love and I miss Hawaii… Paradise on earth! 🙂 I coul live in Hilo, Big Island… 🙂 My very best and friendly greetings from Toulouse, France!

    • motioners says:

      And I love and miss France. Such a beautiful country, with so much to see and do.Thank you so much for you comment. Our best greetings back at ya. bill

      • melanietoulouse says:

        I do believe you miss France, who doesn’t?! 😉 Come over then, our region is beyond pittoresque… The French-Spanish Pyrénées & the Mediterranean Sea, the best food and wines, too… cheers! Stay healthy, cool and have a great Easter weekend! A bientôt! 🙂

      • motioners says:

        It is a fact that we do miss France! Easter weekend was spent with family and was beautiful. Hope you had a great weekend! Cheers. bill

  15. Your photos are breathtaking. THANKS for visiting my “pun-ny” photoblog and leaving a “like.”
    –John R.

  16. likeitiz says:

    I’m with you on the quiet, far from the crowd and noise. Looks idyllic.

  17. Tina Schell says:

    Love the canyon shots! Well done

    • motioners says:

      The photos help bring back the memories of the sea breeze whistling past us as we looked out over the islands vivid colors and lush vegetation. Oh, what a paradise. Thanks Tina, it was a spectacular place to be. bill

  18. Wow ! You have surpassed you already high standard with this piece. I do wish to fy away this instance to witness the magic of these places !
    Keep sharing 🙂
    Regards 🙂

  19. Ahh, I love Kauai! Your photos make me miss home!

    • motioners says:

      What a beautiful place (Kauai). But you are in a new exciting part of the world and capturing wonderful photo’s that will offer you more great memories. Thanks for your comment. Always enjoy hearing from you. bill

  20. fotografka90 says:

    Wow, what a colourful place! I love flowers. Photo with fish is amazing! Magic place.

    • motioners says:

      Everything is lush and colorful in Kauai. There were soooo many fish in the pond at the hotel, it was fasinating! Thanks so much for your feedback. bill

  21. bebs1 says:

    Now you make me want to go back to Kauai. Thanks you, amazing!

  22. Janet says:

    Ahhh, memories. Thanks for bringing them back. Kauai is one of our favorite islands, but we haven’t been there in many years. Great photos!

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