Guide to The Hawaiian Islands : Guide to the Hawaiian Islands 2019-2020
800-GoHawaii 19 For a complete directory of Hawai‘i’s products and services, see pages 76-95. Toes in the sand Escape to a lush paradise on the Garden Island. A beachfront property surrounded by swaying palms and pristine ocean views awaits. 808-426-2393 visitKauaiShores.com Botanical Gardens Get up close and personal with Kaua‘i’s endless shades of green. With three lush gardens, the National Tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG) is a botanically immersive experience. Begin at NTBG headquarters, the McBryde Garden in Lāwa‘i Valley—a vast 259 acres that boasts the world’s largest collection of Native Hawaiian plants. For a majestic scene, Allerton Garden provides 80 acres of vegetation including the towering Moreton Bay Fig trees featured in Jurassic Park. The grandeur of the movie remains in this garden, but there are no wild dinosaurs here, we promise. The Limahuli Garden and Preserve on Kaua‘i’s North Shore offers a self-guided tour detailing the Hawaiian culture, endangered KickaWitteRonDahlquist native plants and traditional Hawaiian agricultural terraces. From culture to beauty, the National Tropical Botanical Garden isn’t just for nature lovers. Surround yourself with its refreshing greenery, admire its breathtaking views and appreciate the serenity of Kaua‘i. Spouting Horn Spouting Horn blowhole is a spectacular natural lava tube that releases huge sprays of water during large swells. Hawaiians believed this site was once guarded by a giant mo‘o (lizard) that would eat anyone fishing or swimming nearby. According to this story, a young boy named Liko fought the mo‘o in the ocean and escaped through a small hole in a lava rock shelf, in which the mo‘o got stuck. Today, as the sea spouts through the rock, you can hear the mo‘o hiss and roar from inside Spouting Horn.