Our plan on Kauai island, apart from getting married, was to trek at least a couple of miles of the legendary Na Pali Coast. And so we did, on the morning of our wedding day! It might have been a muddy and tiring trek, but it was one of the most amazing coastlines we’ve ever seen.
We hopped from Honolulu in O’ahu to Kaua’i and instantly fell in love with the lush green scenery of the island. We couldn’t take our eyes off of the high ridged hills in the distance and the endless blue ocean within a hand’s reach. No wonder the Na Pali Coast was chosen to be featured in the ‘Jurassic Park’ film.
2 miles of the 11 mile Kalalau trail on Na Pali Coast
To reach the Kalalau trek, drive as far north as you can from the scenic Hanalei Town, once the road ends, you’ll know you are at the right place. The Kalalau Trek starts at Ke’e Beach, winding along Na Pali Coast (meaning high cliffs) and is without a doubt one of the most distinct examples of beauty on the island.
Located literally at the end of the road near Tunnels beach, the trail stretches for 11 miles, offering wonderful panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and green hills. The trail really challenges in places with its narrow, slippery and steep roads and an occasional waterfall blocking the way. The trek is hot, wet and muddy, but the views are breathtaking.
We had such an awesome trek, met lots lovely people on the trail, some of them newly-weds and I wish we could have trekked all the way to Kalalau Beach, where the trail ends, but… we had a wedding to go to!
If you are in Kauai, you must do the full trek or take a helicopter flight, which we are yet to complete some day!