In a few weeks I’m going on vacation to Kaua’i, Hawaii. I really don’t know much, if anything about Hawaii. I never even really considered going there but a bunch of friends of mine are going and invited me along. I was to St. Thomas and St. John several years ago and loved it. I know that Hawaii is a lot different, but I’m getting really excited to get back on a tropical island. I haven’t even been back to California since I moved away from there to New York. Seeing some palm trees will be nice.
I could be mistaken, but in my mind Kaua’i is to Oahu what St. John is to St. Thomas. St. Thomas’ #1 industry is tourism, where St. John is mostly protected parks. St. John is beautiful beyond belief, but harder to get to, so most people just stay on St. Thomas. This seems to be the case with Kaua’i too. I bet most people just fly into Honolulu and stay on that island. To get to Kaua’i you have to get on another flight.
I wasn’t even sure what Kaua’i was, but then I found out that it’s where Jurassic Park, Outbreak, Gilligan’s Island, Fantasy Island, and King Kong were filmed. Basically, whenever Hollywood needs a lush paradise they go to Kaua’i to film. This got me kind of excited, not because I care that movies were filmed there but, specifically in Jurrassic Park, the scenery was so beautiful.
The group of friends that I am going to Kaua’i with are mostly people who have lived in Hawaii or who have visited every year for a number of years. I have no doubt that they will show me a good time, but if you have any suggestions for things to do while I’m there leave a comment!