The Garden Isle is the focus of this Monday, May 16, 2022, episode of the Hawaii Vacation Podcast as Aloha Bruce Fisher talks about Kauai Pros and Cons. Bruce makes the quick point that demand for Hawaii travel is soaring and booking now is the best bet for deals as far out as the holiday season. Bruce starts of with feedback from a question posed to HAT Facebook community members about the first thing that comes to mind when they think about Hawaii, with many responding “paradise”.
Kualoa Ranch’s Malama Aina program is mentioned along with Secret Hawaii Tours as being successful in educating Hawaii visitors about land stewardship and caring for the Hawaiian culture. Bruce shares some unique aspects of the Kualoa Ranch program.
Bruce moves on to mention the latest HAT Blog, which talks about the return of the summer festival season in Hawaii after two years of cancellations due to the pandemic. Bruce says that Japanese bon dance festivals around the state are back, along with several other noted events. “It really brightens up your trip and kind of gives it more meaning, in my opinion,” he says. “A lot of these things are free or really cheap!”
On the main topic of Kauai pros and cons, Bruce says, “I would call this a nature lover’s paradise.” He notes the Na Pali Coast, Waimea Canyon, and Mount Wai’ale’ale (the rainiest place on earth). He also notes that Kauai is the least developed island in Hawaii (excluding Molokai). Bruce also talks about several popular hikes and helicopter tours that visit Jurassic Park film locations. He says Kauai is ideal for people looking to avoid crowds. Many waterfall hikes are easily accessible, Bruce says, and talks about different parts of Kauai and the features they offer.
One of the cons about Kauai is that it can be rainy at times, which can impinge on beach time. Bruce observes that many Kauai beaches are quite rocky as well. Kauai doesn’t feature many resort areas, and our host notes that there isn’t much nightlife on the Garden Isle.
As for Kauai pros and cons, Bruce says, “I highly recommend it. It’s where we go when we want to get away.” Bruce hints at a return of live Hawaii Aloha Travel events on Facebook and invites listeners to sign up for Zoom planning sessions for Hawaii vacations. Join us!