Travel + Leisure - Kauai, known as the "Garden Isle," is the northernmost of the Hawaiian islands. Five distinct areas define the island, with Poipu, a popular beach area known for its sunnier weather, in the south. The North Shore includes Hanalei, green taro fields, Lumahai Beach, and the cliff-lined Napali coast. Golfers love the North Shore for its stunning courses and the resort area of Princeville. Waimea Canyon, called the "Grand Canyon of the Pacific," is the place for hiking trails and spectacular views on the island's west side. The Ko'a Kea Hotel & Resort offers oceanfront guest rooms and suites. Timbers Kauai at Hokuala, a 450-acre resort featuring golf, an organic farm, a spa, and a variety of beach activities, is one of six resorts (according to Kauai.gov COVID-19 guidelines) greenlighted for the "resort bubble" program. Also on the list is Kukui'ula, a 1,010-acre club and resort community with a variety of accommodations, luxury homes, restaurants, water sports, and a spa.
The Meritage Resort and Spa