When you are making plans for your vacation at the Kauai cottages offered by Fern Grotto Inn, you may also be planning some excursions or perhaps a little adventure. There are many choices on the Island of Kauai, but a favorite of visitors and residents alike is the Princeville Ranch Adventures 1,200 foot zipline course. This is not only a heart-pounding thrill, but it will also give you the opportunity to see some amazingly beautiful terrain.
The jungle-like landscape of the North Shore of Kauai is the perfect setting for a zipline tour. This particular line begins with a jump off a 26 foot high launch tower and continues through 9 different crossings. As an added treat the Princeville Ranch will arrange for you to take a half hour horseback ride that takes you right to the start of the zipline to begin your tour.
If you were a movie director with influence and power, and you were filming an A-List movie that required a beach, tropical forest or a volcano scene, wouldn’t you think of a Hawaiian Island as the perfect location to film? Apparently, a few directors thought that the island of Kauai was not only just the backdrop they imagined, but it was also the best place to “work” on their films.
Over 70 years ago, directors and producers starting coming to Kauai because the landscape is diverse enough to accommodate their visions. Movies like Jurassic Park, with its lush, tropical forest scenes, became completely authentic with Kauai as a backdrop. When a director needs a jungle scene, such as those in Raiders of the Lost, the Garden Island was a perfect choice. Continue reading
Your time at the Fern Grotto Inn, and your entire island experience, promises to be one of tranquility, relaxation and the bliss of peace and quiet. We love our tropical vacations because they offer us a view of the world when it is slowed down to a speed that requires little effort for us to keep up. It is the time when we love to have nothing to do.
These times help us to rejuvenate so that we can handle the stress that comes with that day-to-day living. It can be a huge contrast to the hectic and crazy lives we lead back in the world of work. Some of us may find it a bit too much of a contrast. For the members of your party that are looking for a taste of Kauai nightlife, we know just the right spot for a night on the town, Hawaiian-style.
This place is an amazingly beautiful 5 star resort that offers its guests a wonderful atmosphere for socializing. While the food and drinks at the bar may be pricey, the view can make up for it. Located in Kapa’a, the coastline here has brought inspiration to many with its stunning beauty.
Kauai is a true beach bum’s paradise. With more sandy shoreline than any other Hawaiian island, there are dozens of dazzling spots to choose from, all within a reasonable drive from Fern Grotto Inn’s cottages. Whether you’re looking for a popular spot or something off the beaten path, here are just a few of our favorites:
This gorgeous north shore beach is home to Tunnels, famous for some of the best snorkeling in the summer months and epic (expert only) surfing in the winter. It’s also a beachcombers paradise, as the elusive, tiny, colorful sunrise shell often wash up on shore in the early morning.
A popular, easily accessible spot in the south, Poipu’s natural wading pools make it a great choice for those with young children. The beach also features restrooms, showers and plenty of lifeguards. Be on the lookout for endangered Hawaiian monk seals, which make occasional appearances here.
Kauai is a Hawaiian island highly defined by its stunning scenery, crystal blue waters, secluded beaches, and laid back character. This island is not a big one, measuring only 33 miles wide and 25 miles long, but it has some of the most extraordinary variety of attractions, weather and landscapes. Due to this diversity, choosing the best places to stay in Kauai requires a few careful considerations.
When deciding on where to stay on Kauai there are factors to be considered like; scenic beauty, weather, proximity to activities, beaches and attractions, resort layout, location vibe and accommodation options.
Your vacation is a very important part of how you relax and rejuvenate so that you can better handle the little stresses of everyday life. All year long, when things get tough, you will find yourself thinking, “I can’t wait for my vacation”. Just this thought can get many a stressed-out person to immediately relax. Imagining the sun, surf and sand can instantly transform your day.
When you have so much time, energy and money invested in this typically once a year downtime, you want everything to be as stress-free as possible. One great way to avoid a lot of the many things that can go wrong on a vacation, is to stay in a quiet, private and tranquil setting during your time in paradise. Once you stay in your very own “home” away from home, you will always think twice about staying at the big and impersonal hotel chains.
Hiking the Na’Pali Trail
Hiking the Na’pali Coast in Kauai is placing you on the doorstep of paradise. Here you will discover beaches so secluded you’ll feel like you have landed on a distant uninhabited planet. Hiking in this region has to be like having an adventure of a lifetime, a bit like Indiana Jones, with those huge waterfalls, thick lush woodland and steep mountainous routes.
No hike in this region would be complete without having a look at the spectacular Hanakapi’ai Falls and what better way to hike this lush, peaceful region and put your feet up at our Fern Grotto Inn. It is not possible to drive along this lush, wonderful coast line, so it gives everyone a chance to leave the car behind and get your walking boots on.
Kauai is known the world over as “The Garden Isle” and the name fits since it is home to a huge variety of trees, flowers, plants and fruits. Many visitors remember the amazing numbers of different types of flora but what they may not know is how this island in the middle of the ocean became home to so many different species.
Most of the plant life is not native to the island but traveled here attached to birds and people, across the sea or they arrived carried by the wind. Once they took up residence in this unique ecological environment they have adapted and evolved into completely different plants over thousands of years.
The beautiful island of Kauai is the perfect destination for anyone looking for a relaxing escape from everyday life. From being pampered at all-inclusive beach resorts, to hiking in spacious mountain parks, Kauai has something that everyone can enjoy. Whether you love shopping, dining, trailblazing, or just savoring the one-of-a-kind scenery, the island of Kauai is one of the best-kept secrets of Hawaii. This tropical destination is quickly becoming a hotspot for vacationers and adventurers alike, so now is the perfect time to check it out.