With beautiful beaches, waterfalls, cliff sides and more Kauai offers up some hard to beat backdrops for that perfect instagram shot. No matter what side of the island you are on there are endless photo opportunities to capture the beauty of the island. Here are some not-to-be-missed places for those looking to snap up some jaw-dropping shots while visiting Kauai.
We may be biased, but Java Kai’s very own pineapple wall is definitely on the top of our list!
The Spouting Horn
Located in Koloa, on the southern side of the island, The Spouting Horn is popular for those looking to view and capture a truly unique shot. When water from the waves come in they enter a natural lava tube that spits the water back up and out the blowhole - reaching heights of up to 50 feet!
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It’s no secret that Kauai has amazing waterfalls that are a must visit for tourists looking to capture the natural wonders of the island. Wailua Falls, located near Lihue, is one of the most popular falls due to its split cascading streams. While access down to Wailua Falls has been closed, you can easily drive right up to this lookout (no hiking needed) to grab a shot of this 170 foot tall beauty. It is one of the most picturesque spots on the island.
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Nicknamed ‘The Grand Canyon of the Pacific’ Wamiea Canyon is an impressive 10 miles long and over 3500 feet deep. With breathtaking colors, beautiful scenery, an array of birds, plants and wildlife, Waimea Canyon offers endless photo opportunities. To avoid clouds try to get there early, and, for those looking to take it up a notch, book a helicopter tour to capture the Canyon from above! It’s certainly a once in a lifetime experience that will leave both you (and your followers!) in awe of this natural beauty!
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Nā Pali Coast by Boat
The 15 mile stretch of the Na Pali Coastline is a spectacular sight to see - especially by boat. The gorgeous pali (or cliffs) are uniquely shaped with valleys that give way to cascading streams and waterfalls. Along the coast you will find caves to explore, spots to snorkel, or just kick back and take it the breathtaking view.
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This stunning beach has “paradise” written all over it. It is located on the southeast side of Kauai and is separated into three different parts totaling 2 miles worth of beach (Gillin's Beach, Kawailoa Bay, and Hāʻula Beach. There is a gate that gets closed and locked at 6pm so be sure to grab your Insta shots well before then. While you’re in the area you can also check out the Makauwahi Cave Reserve which is the largest known sandstone cave in Hawaii, and where fossils of extinct birds have been found.
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