the Kauai Hilton and Beach
Village, a 350-room hotel with 150
guest villas on a beachfront setting.
The Sheraton Mirage Prince-
ville, a flagship hotel for the Sheraton
chain in Hawaii, has spectacular views
of Hanalei Bay and the first cliffs of
the nearby Na Pali coast. The hotel
is located in Princeville on Kauai's
north shore. With its secluded, private
white beaches, this magnificent
terraced resort provides romantic
settings honeymooners will love.
There is much to see on Kauai,
and many who stay here like to
venture into the remote, isolated areas.
The Na Pali coast, a 14-mile stretch
with deep valleys on the windward
face of Kauai, boasts isolated, pristine
beaches and the beautiful Na Pali
cliffs. There are no roads into Na Pali;
most see this terrain by helicopter.
You can drive, however, into the
10-mile long Waimea Canyon, which
cuts through the western third of the
island. At the center of Kauai is Mt.
Waialeale, the long-extinct volcano.
"You can drive to Waimea Can-
yon. Its a dav's trip. Look down on
the canyon, and you will see a picture
postcard of Kauai," says another travel
agent. "Nearby is a rain forest. There's
a sign that says this is the wettest spot
on earth. From there you can see
Niihau is a privately-owned island
off the coast of Kauai. It is one of the
few places in the world where Hawai-
ian ways and traditions are preserved,
and the Hawaiian language is in daily
use. The Niihau shell leis — fashioned
of tiny shells, so small that a dozen
of them could fit on one's thumbnail
— have long been treasured. They are
priced by the inch and run in size from
15 to 18 inch chokers to knee-length
formal leis, at inexpensive prices.
At the Koloa Fish and Chowder
House near Poipu Beach, you can
sample homemade chowder and the
finest chocolate espresso, all amid an
authentic nautical setting of wood
floors, captain's tables, brass lamps and
an antique oak bar. You can also
explore Koloa, a pretty village of old
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