Dreaming of a tropical escape? These Hawaii destinations allow you to dip your toes into the sand at any of these four amazing Hawaiian islands.
Go for: Serene splendor. With just 70,000 residents, Kauai is the favorite of those who never can get their fill of calm. So lush and peaceful that it was featured in the opening credits of the classic TV show Fantasy Island, Kauai is the home of quiet, awe-inspiring Waimea Canyon, whose panoramic vistas soothe the weary soul.
Get close to: Dolphins. On morning tours of the remote, rugged Napali coast, Kauai’s most playful inhabitants are often seen leaping sleekly above the waves. In some months, the spouts of passing whales decorate the horizon, too.
Don’t forget: To schedule a (tasty) wake-up call. The 3,100-acre Koloa Estate—the largest coffee plantation in the United States—offers free tastings of its strong but smooth varieties. One sip of the estate’s signature Blue Mountain blend, and suddenly paradise feels a lot livelier.