Each time I visit the website for Hawaii Travel and search for vacation home rentals + kauai, I pick another part of Kauai for my post. This time, I pick the southwestern area of Kauai.
At the end of the road of far west Kauai is Polihale State Park, the longest beach in Hawaii, located underneath high cliffs and blue sky. On the way to Polihale, you will first journey through Hanapepe Town, a renown artist enclave. Shop, eat and visit the Hanapepe Valley Overlook to view this gorgeous valley.
Plan your trip to Waimea Canyon, the Grand Canyon of the Pacific. Maps of hiking trails, information on guided hikes and the rain forest are available at Kokee State Park and the Kokee Natural History Museum.
For a place to stay, look at the Waikomo Stream Villas, which are close to Poipu. Poipu is the place of sunshine and beaches and it is centrally located to the southwestern reaches of Kauai. The villas have over 1000 square feet of space--including washer/dryer, tiled lanai, pool, tennis courts, natural stream, gardens and high speed cable Internet--all for $135 per night! The Villas are within walking distance of beautiful lagoons and bodysurfing beaches, close to shopping, restaurants and golf course.