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  • Andy L
    Allen, TX1,121 contributions
    There are two lookout to see the spectacular and peaceful views of Kalalau Valley. First is Kalalau Lookout and the second down the road is Pu’u O Kila Lookout. The second lookout is where the trails lead off into the mountains and more views. Sometimes the views are obscured due to being in the clouds. Patience is often necessary.
    Written September 5, 2022
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  • SRSRD
    CA15 contributions
    Steep uphill. We took the East trail. There is also access by West trail or South. Go for East or West. Amazing Views from the peak. Not much of a jungle trip, a bit dryer on this hike.
    Written September 2, 2022
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  • JHurley2014
    Charlotte, NC9 contributions
    The canyon is beautiful. The road up is windy but easy to drive and the views were incredible. We also did the Waipo'o Falls hike - park just past the 13.5 mile lookout or drive down to the trailhead if you have a 4 wheel drive. 4 miles hiking (roundtrip) with both uphill and downhill sections. The views of the canyon on the hike were breathtaking.
    Written September 24, 2022
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  • KK78
    Babylon, NY396 contributions
    This is a cute little town with shops and restaurants. Nice way to spend a little time away from the beach.
    Written June 30, 2022
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  • Mends
    Toronto, Canada75 contributions
    A great spot for dinner luau with incredible local entertainment.

    The show was a hit with the adults and the kids.

    The food and drinks were ok, the service was great, the entertainment was spectacular!
    Written August 27, 2022
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  • SreenV
    Plano, TX3 contributions
    Completely spellbound by this place, most peaceful, beautiful with attention to detail. Never seen such vedic explanation of Indian Gods in this part of the the world. Truly must have experience if visiting Kauai, Hawaii.
    Written August 31, 2022
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  • pfefmeister
    San Francisco, CA2,618 contributions
    Sometimes, the simple things in life are the most impressive. That’s how I felt when visiting this humble Catholic Church just outside of Koloa. Nice well maintained grounds to walk around, along with a feeling of calm, with beautiful acacia trees, and a profound sense of history - especially when you walk through the cemetery. We really enjoyed our visit, though the signage indicated the oldest church in Kauai, not Hawaii.
    Written January 28, 2022
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  • Brad
    Albuquerque, NM292 contributions
    Old town, calm, lots of street vendors, music, art, fruit, and easy access to the Hanapepe Swinging Bridge. We enjoyed a casual evening.
    Written September 25, 2022
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  • Sandra1515
    Mansura, LA79 contributions
    This lighthouse was very beautiful. The ocean on that corner of the island was very beautiful. Saw geese and albatrosses flying and nesting while at the lighthouse. The grounds were very clean. The tiny museum was very informative.
    Written September 18, 2022
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  • Tom H
    Pokolbin, Australia81 contributions
    What a nice easy hike along the coast and then down to the beach. some good snorkeling in the reef area, don't go too far out
    Written April 5, 2021
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  • Gareth G
    Olympia, WA21 contributions
    Such an amazing view point. Was a great little stop. Some walking in required but worth it for the views and pictures we took.
    Written August 31, 2022
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  • Navigate306832
    1 contribution
    My wife, mother-in-law and I visited this lovely church for the first time for Sunday Mass. We were immediately and very warmly greeted in the parking lot by two parishioners who presented each of us with a "nui" (?) lei and graciously took our picture outside of the church in front of Mary's statute depicting her apparition at Lourdes. We were overwhelmed by their hospitality. There were many young people in attendance and the choir sang beautifully. A bishop from the Philippines was the presider at Mass. We were each very impressed and grateful to have attended Mass there. If only all Catholic churches could be so inviting.
    Written September 16, 2022
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  • zoefree
    St. Augustine, FL27 contributions
    Circle Island Tour
    KOKO our driver was amazing
    Great overview of island that included history. Informative and interesting
    ADA Complaint bus
    Written November 29, 2021
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  • Lindsey R
    4 contributions
    We did the Farm Tour (instead of the walking tour). Lisa, our tour guide, was hilarious! We learned so much about coffee and the island. Really great value. Definitely recommend!
    Written September 17, 2022
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  • greggm2018
    San Diego, CA68 contributions
    Nice for a short diversion to see some really amazing trees. Fairly easy to get to past Opaekaa falls. Short but often muddy hike to see the rainbow eucalyptus tress.
    Written April 15, 2022
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