What? No filming today? You mean Kauai is naturally this breathtakingly gorgeous even without hair and makeup?

That’s probably why at least 70 Hollywood films (some of the biggies were South Pacific, Jurassic Park, Blue Hawaii, and Raiders of the Lost Ark) have been shot here, not to mention numerous television shows and commercials. Even though many of them were real bombs, it certainly wasn’t because of the location shots. Between the pristine turquoise jeweled ocean, the multi-hued flora and fauna, the cascading waterfalls, and the towering razor-sharp cliffs flanking the Napali Coast, this is one island that simply does not have a bad side– snap a picture in any direction and you’ll end up with a Louvre-worthy masterpiece.

Whether you choose to explore Kauai by air, sea or land, the changing views never grow old even though Kauai is the grande dame of all the Hawaiian Islands. She carries her almost 6 million years quite nicely thank you, and as a result of her longevity she has the densest rain forests, the deepest canyons, the most dramatic sea cliffs and more natural white sandy beaches than all the other Hawaiian Islands put together.

Offering something for everyone, this enchanting island makes a perfect choice for a romantic honeymoon, a family holiday, or a fun-filled girlfriend getaway.