On Sunday we hiked our biggest hike yet to Hanakapiai Falls and Hanakapiai Beach. It was 2 miles to the beach, then 1.6 miles to the Falls. The first 2 miles wasn’t bad, we crossed a stream to the beach. Then the trek to the waterfalls was very very muddy! We passed a bamboo forest that was filmed on the TV show “Lost.” It took us about an 1 hour to make it to the beach and then about 1.5 hours to make it to the falls. The falls were beautiful! It was amazing see 300 ft of water cascading down into the pool below. We wanted to swim but it was super cold water! The views from the trail along the coast were breathtaking. We made it back to the parking lot after about 5.5 hours total. We stopped at Wailua Falls on the way home. The falls themselves have been featured in multiple films.
On Monday we headed back to Kokee State Park to view the Na Pali Cost from above since we were rained out the first time we checked it out.
We enjoyed an afternoon at the pool and then headed out on a sunset cruise of the Na Pali Coast. I’ve been a lot of places and this is definitely the most beautiful sight I’ve ever seen in my life. It seems so unfathomable, I felt so small and just marveled at God’s amazing creation. If I could glimpse into Heaven I can’t even imagine that it will be more beautiful than this. But it will!
That was the end of our time on Kauai. We can’t wait to return. We don’t have a lot of restaurant recommendations for this island since we had a full kitchen, we cooked everyday except the Captain Andy’s Sailing Dinner Cruise. Feel free to post your favorite Kauai food spots below. We would love to check them out on our next trip.