Kauai

View of the Na Pali Coast on the island of Kauai, Hawaii

Kauai

Hawaii's "garden island" more than lives up to its name. Two exceptional tropical botanical gardens at Lawai, on the South Shore, and near Kee Beach on the North Shore only set the stage for what many Hawaiians consider the most beautiful of their islands. From the soaring sea cliffs of the spectacular Na Pali Coast to the orange-and-black palisades of Waimea Canyon (often called the "Grand Canyon of the Pacific") and the divergent beauty of nearly 70 white-sand beaches, Kauai is full of natural wonders.

It looks good on camera, too. More than 50 films have been shot here Elvis's "Blue Hawaii," and Spielberg's "Jurassic Park" among them but it was "South Pacific", for which Kauai served as the legendary "Bali Ha'i," that made the most of the island's photogenic setting.

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Highlights
From dramatic Na Pali Coast to incredible Waimea Canyon, from mystical Hanalei to the Bali Hai Mountain. On the northern side, Mt. Waialeale is the wettest spot on earth, with almost 500 inches of rain a year! While in the south, Poipu offers some of the sunniest beaches on the island.
Geography/Environment
90 miles of coastline, majestic rainforest covered mountains, waterfalls, secluded beaches and beauty at every turn.
Activities
Ocean adventures including snorkeling, diving, cruises, parasailing, and surfing. Play golf at a world renowned course. Go on an eco-cultural excursion and attend a luau. But at the end of the day, even the most active visitor finds moments when the pace of life slows and Bali Ha'i calls.
Climate and Weather
Although Hawaii's busiest tourist season is during winter (December to February), this has more to do with the weather elsewhere, since many visitors are snowbirds escaping cold winters back home. You don't find much nicer weather anywhere in the world. Near the coasts, which you almost always are, average highs are a pleasant 80º:F (27ºC), and the difference between summer and winter temperatures is only 10º. The rainiest period is between December and March. It also matters on which side of the islands you are. In general, the driest, sunniest conditions and the calmest waters are on the southwestern side of the islands. The northeastern side of the islands receives decent rainfalls.

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Destination Wedding Information
Getting married in Hawaii is easy. Aside from applying for your marriage license in person, there is no residency period nor waiting period. The license is valid statewide for thirty days. The fee is $50 cash, payable to the agent. Both partners must be over the age of eighteen. Birth certificates are not required, but a driver's license or other form of identification should be brought to the licensing appointment. If either partner has been married before, he or she will have to state the date, county and state (or country) in which the divorce was finalized for each previous marriage. The license also requires the names of each partner's parents and the places where they were born.

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Kauai Reviews
SHERATON KAUAI RESORT
by Linda Dancer last updated on 10/22/2012
REDISCOVER THE SHERATON KAUAI RESORT The Sheraton Kauai Resort, just completed a $16 million revitalization that has transformed all Ocean Wing social spaces to compliment the resort’s incomparable location. Situated on world renowned "Poipu Beach...