Affectionately dubbed the "Garden Isle," Kauai offers a peaceful escape from everyday life with abundant natural beauty. The northernmost of the Hawaiian islands, Kauai is actually the top of an undersea volcano. Mountainous and lush, the island has made a splendid recovery from 1992's Hurricane Iniki, which struck a particularly devastating blow.
Standing at the island's center is Mt. Waialeale, an extinct volcano that rises nearly 5,000 feet. With an annual rainfall of 500 inches, t