Kilauea Point marks both one of the pinnacles of Kauai's world-class scenery and among the best wildlife-watching vantages in all of Hawaii. The setting is glorious, what with the namesake narrow neck topped with a century-old lighthouse, the green cliff-edged headlands, and a panorama encompassing the wilds of the open Pacific and the misty fastness of northern Kauai's mountains.
Droves of seabirds nest here, including Laysan albatrosses, boobies, tropicbirds, shearwaters, and the long-winged aerial pirates known as great frigatebirds. You're likely to see a charming nene (Hawaiian goose) or two, and you've got the chance of spotting humpback whales, spinner dolphins, monk seals, and green sea turtles offshore. It's one big animal party at Kilauea Point, and you're invited.
Take a drive to the east side of Kauai to check out this tranquil bay which is largely sheltered... Read more