Maui Stopover

Maui

Maui is a bit manicured for our taste but it’s still a beautiful island with sights that we checked out on our previous visit. We may yet return and hike the volcano!

Waikiki Stopover

Waikiki hotel

Waikiki reminded us a lot of Las Vegas. Lots of high-end retail stores, lots of people walking around. The beach is nice, though a bit crowded for our taste. It was a nice weekend but we wouldn’t want to spend longer than that here. 

Kokee

Kalalau Valley overlook

Kokee is at the end of the road above Waimea Canyon. It’s almost full circle from the entrance to Na Pali Coast State Park and you can look down at the coast.

Waipoo Falls Hike

overlook into Waimea Canyon

The Waipoo Falls hike was more challenging than we expected though still manageable. And it has great views of the canyon and a small waterfall. 

Waimea Canyon

Waimea Canyon overview

The Na Pali coast might be more recognizable from the movies but Waimea Canyon is equally beautiful. And a lot easier to get to. 

Kauai South Shore

waving seal

The south shore of Kauai tends to be the sunnier side. We like the laidback Poipu area with its restaurants within walking distance. Or a short quiet drive.

Chain of Craters Road

green plants against lava

The Chain of Craters Road exceeded our expectations, and we have high expectations for scenic drives in national parks!