Kauai Fun Facts and Trivia

Did you know…?

It’s no surprise that Kauai, also known as the “Garden Isle,” is famous for its white sandy beaches, jagged green mountains, and tropical landscapes. Tourists have been flocking here for decades enamored with its natural beauty and often making Kauai their home.

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Tunnels Beach, Kauai

But did you also know?

  • Hollywood loves Kauai with more than 60 movies filmed here, including Jurassic Park, Outbreak, Blue Hawaii, 6 Days 7 Nights, the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, and TV shows such as Fantasy Island, Gilligan’s Island, and Bay Watch.
  • Kauai is the legendary home of the Menehune, a mythical race of very small people who performed legendary feats of construction and engineering. Think of a Hawaiian leprechaun.
  • By law, no building on Kauai is allowed to be built taller than a palm tree. Kauai is a very eco-friendly island having some of the strictest zoning laws.
  • Kauai has the only navigable rivers in the state of Hawaii where stand-up paddling is now the craze.
  • The official color is purple and the official flower is Mokihana.
  • Kauai Coffee is the largest coffee plantation in the United States.
  • Kauai is the northernmost island in the Hawaiian chain, which is the most isolated inhabited land mass in the world.
  • Kauai grows more taro than any other island. Hawaiian babies first food is taro.
  • Some of the cliffs along the rugged Napali Coast reach heights of 2,500 feet.
  • Kauai is the oldest of the main Hawaiian Islands. It’s over six million years old.

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Mokihana Lei

If you have any questions regarding these fun facts, or Kauai Real Estate, please contact Marisa Kagan at marisa@hawaiilife.com or call 808-366-0255.

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One Response to “Kauai Fun Facts and Trivia”

  1. Roseann Vryhof
    March 24, 2011 at 3:41 pm #

    Thoroughly enjoyed your blog. Very interesting information I never knew. Thinking of a trip for our anniversary. Kauai is at the top of my list! Thanks!

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