Enjoy your last morning in Maui at your leisure: perhaps visit the spa for one of the Montages Hawaiian Wellness Journeys. Check out of the resort and drive to the airport for your flight to Kauai. Once you land on the Garden Isle, pick up your rental SUV and drive south to Koa Kea Hotel & Resort, which placed fourth in the Best Resorts in Hawaii list. Here, at this Poipu Beach property, you will enjoy a four-night stay in a Garden View room with breakfast included.
Poipu Beach is famous for its gentle waves and golden sands. Have the morning at leisure to lounge at the hotel and on the shore. In the afternoon, drive north in your rental to Lihue Heliport for an incredible, must-not-miss Kauai experience: a 55-minute helicopter tour. You will soar over famous landmarks like the Hanapepe Valley, Mana Waiapuna (commonly referred to as Jurassic Park Falls), Olokele Canyon, Waimea Canyon, and the Na Pali Coast, a rugged stretch along the northwest side of the island that boasts impressive cliffs. Weather permitting, you will also be able to see Mount Waialeale, which has impressive 3,000-foot waterfalls. The rest of the day and evening are at your leisure.
Today, you will leave the south shore in your rental car and experience a taste of the north. While the south shore of Kauai is known for being perennially sunny, the north shore, which receives more rain, is known for its mountainous, lush landscapes. Your activities today include a guided morning kayak tour (no previous experience required) along the Hanalei River and Hanalei Bay. Your guide will be able to share local folklore and details of Kauais rich history. This will be followed by a picnic lunch on a secluded beach. You will next experience a 90-minute surfing lesson on Hanalei Bay. Black Tomatos instructors cater to all levels of ability.
Today is at your leisure, so that you can enjoy all that the Garden Isle has to offer.
Savor one last morning on Poipu Beach before driving to the airport for your return flight home.
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