Hello all adventurers! My name is Katie and I am the intern here at Ambassador Travel. This summer I took the best vacation of my life. I love to travel and have seen some amazing places. I’ve been to Greece, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, and Ireland. However, out of all these amazing places I have to say that Hawaii was a dream come true.
Kauai is the furthest west island and the least commercialized. The majority of the island is just nature in its full beauty. I love to look at beautiful sights but more than that, I love to explore them and that is exactly what I got to do on the Na Poli Coast. Our first day in Kauai we hiked the Na Poli coast. The hike was, in total, eight miles. Throughout the hike (sometimes more of a climb) there are stunning views and you can see dolphins in the crystal blue waters below. Two miles into the hike you come to a nice small beach and two more miles in you come to an amazing waterfall. The closer you get to the waterfall, the more difficult the hike becomes. It’s an adrenaline rush and makes the falls even more special when you get there. We all got into the ice cold water when we made it and swam across to the falls. It was an amazing experience.
There are many more waterfalls to see in Kauai, and Waimea Canyon (the Grand Canyon of the Pacific) is a must see. At Poipu beach we got to be up close with Monk Seals (less than 1500 left) who come up and lay on the shore to nap along with some sea turtles. Another unique experience for me in Kauai was touring a Hindu Monastery. It is a hidden treasure of Kauai with a serene feel.
You can’t go to Hawaii and not see a luau! If you pick the right luau (which our travel agents can help you with) it is quite the show. The luau took place in a lush 30 acre botanical garden. The food is delightful and they advise you not to eat until you’re full but rather until you’re tired. After dinner you watch an amazing performance putting together all the different cultures that make up Hawaii.
To top off the whole vacation we took a sunset cruise along the Na Poli coast. It was just as stunning from the water as it was from the hike. We ate a nice dinner on the boat, got to mingle with some fellow travelers, and had a champagne toast as we watched the sunset. Wow! I don’t think I could have dreamed of a better vacation!