We at Hawaiian Organic Noni are truly blessed to call Kauai home. We’ve lived on the island since 1981, and we never stop being amazed by the beauty of the “garden island” of Hawaii.
Although there are more beautiful places on Kauai than anyone could possibly count, here are a few truly breathtaking areas that are amazing for photos. Whether you’re a professional photographer or just looking to take amazing pictures on your vacation, these spots won’t disappoint.
Na Pali Coast
This is Kauai’s most striking coastline, with steep, dramatic cliffs and intense remoteness. You’ll need a helicopter or boat tour to see the full effect, but you can see much of the beauty by land as well.
To get some amazing views and pictures, we recommend taking on a section of the Kalalau Trail (or the whole thing, if you’re very adventurous), which is the only land access to the area. Vehicles are totally prohibited.
Start at Ke’e Beach and take the Kalalau Trail. The first lookout, looking back at Ke’e Beach, is extremely beautiful and a great spot for a picture.
2 miles into the hike, you’ll get toHanakapi’ai Beach. The beach itself is gorgeous and wild (too dangerous for swimming!), but you can also take a side trail to Hanakapi’ai Falls. The falls are amazingly photogenic, and not as difficult to access as the falls further down the Kalalau trail.
There are tons of beautiful sites in and around Hanalei. It’s a beautiful, highly photographable area. The Hanalei Valley Overlook gives you an amazing overview of the area—a patchwork of lush farmland against dramatic mountains.
Then, descend down to the Hanalei Bay Beach Park. This is a truly gorgeous, half-moon-shaped beach, with white sands, crystalline water, and spectacular views.
Make sure to get a few shots of the Hanalei Pier. It’s been a Kauai landmark since it was first built in the late 1890s. Though the pier has seen several incarnations since then, it’s still an amazingly beautiful sight. In fact, the pier appears in the 1957 film South Pacific! Definitely worth seeing, admiring, and photographing.
Poipu Beach is a beautiful place to swim and snorkel. It was ranked the best beach in America in 2001, and for good reason. The beach itself is amazingly photogenic, though sometimes a bit crowded.
The true photo opportunity lies on the south shore of Poipu, at Spouting Horn Beach Park. There’s an amazing natural blowhole there that spouts a plume of sea water high into the air as waves are forced under a lava shelf and out the blowhole. You might even spot a rainbow in the sea spray!
Make sure to grab a few amazing shots, but don’t get too close! The area is extremely dangerous. Don’t worry – the blowhole is big enough that you can get amazing shots from a safe distance.
The northwest shore of Kauai is our neck of the woods, and we happen to think it’s an amazingly beautiful part of the island.
Just a little bit north of us is the Kilauea Point Wildlife Sanctuary, where you can see many different species of birds, and sometimes whales and other wildlife.Kilauea Point is also home to a very photogenic lighthouse, which you can tour if you plan ahead.
The point is a great place to get photos of Kauai’s beautiful northwest shore, but make sure to head south a bit to Kaakaaniu Plantation, where we grow noni and make our home.
The plantation and its surrounding areas are incredibly scenic. The best way to see the sights is to book a free tour of the farm. You’ll get to see all kinds of wildlife, plants, and amazing views. You’ll also get to learn all about noni fruit and its amazing health benefits.
Learn more about the tour here! Hope to see you soon!