The eight main Hawaiian Islands are incredibly diverse, but the fourth largest island, Kauai, is easily one of our favorites. Kauai is the geologically oldest of the main islands and is often referred to as the “Garden Isle,” thanks to the tropical rainforest that covers most of the island. And in a state with arguably the highest density of waterfalls in the United States, the waterfalls found on Kauai are truly second to none. From the stunning Jurassic Falls you can only witness via helicopter tour to the ethereal “weeping wall,” Kauai waterfalls are truly remarkable, but there is only one cascade magical enough to be called Hawaii’s Niagara Falls.
Kauai’s Wailua Falls is not to be confused with the Maui waterfall of the same name. Though both are gorgeous cascades, the Wailua Falls found on the Garden Island is often considered much more impressive than it’s cousin nestled along the Hana Highway.