Kauai’s origins are volcanic, the island was formed by the passage of the Pacific Plate over the Hawaii hotspot. At approximately five million years old, it is the oldest of the main islands. One of the wettest spots on earth, with over 460 inches per year, is located on the east side of Mount Waiʻaleʻale. The high amounts of rainfall every year have worked to erode deep valleys in the Kauai mountains, and beautiful canyons with breath-taking waterfalls. The Waimea Canyon, located on Kauai, is often referred to as “The Grand Canyon of the Pacific”.
Get ready for some fun weather! Kauai’s weather makes it a perfect tropical destination, with humid and warm weather year round and lots of rainfall to help stay cool. The climate is perfect for many of the rare and exotic wildlife that can be found on Kauai. A trip to Kauai is a chance to experience a unique natural environment and plenty of animals species found no where else!