If you have taken or are thinking about taking a Hawaiian cruise aboard the Disney Cruise Line, it is very likely that you took note one on the destinations on the itinerary- Nawiliwili- which is located on the picturesque island of Kaua’i. This natural wonderland is comprised of untouched beaches, lush jungles, beautiful waterfalls and landscapes as far as the eye can see. There are a number of port excursions offered on this sailing that combine adventure and relaxation and are perfect for the family to enjoy together.
The break taking Waimea Canyon is often referred to as The Grand Canyon of the Pacific, and the best way to take in all of its glory is by a helicopter ride. Heaven & Earth- the Ultimate Kaua’i Helicopter & North Shore Experience gives you a birds-eye view of the colorful canyon, green valleys, magnificent waterfalls and the always stunning Na Pali Coast that have made the “Garden Isle” a popular location for Hollywood films. The other part of this experience includes a drive along the Kaua’i coconut coastline by the North Shore beaches. Here you can see the picture-perfect Kīlauea lighthouse and have the opportunity to take a walk along Hanalei Pier for an amazing view of the bay and beaches before relaxing during a picnic lunch at Anini Beach Park.
Seeking a little more adventure? Then be sure to check out the Hidden Valley Falls Kayak Adventure Nawiliwili! This excursion combines 2-miles of downwind kayaking, a mile of hiking through the valley to a secluded area filled with waterfalls and natural swimming holes. It is here that you can swing on a rope into a deep-water mountain pool and enjoy snacks and refreshments by the waterfall. For the return trip, instead of paddling your kayak into headwinds, you will be able to relax and cruise down the river on your motorized Hawaiian canoe for the perfect finale to your fun and relaxing adventure.
If diving or surfing is more your speed, then you are in luck! Join Hawaiian surfing pros at Po’ipu Beach Surfing Lessons who will teach you all the basic surfing techniques before giving you time to play and catch some waves on your own. This surf school is owned by Chava Greenly, one of Kaua’i’s most famous professional surfers. At Seafun Beach Snorkel, you can swim in a protected reef at one of Kaua’i’s beautiful beaches. Your guides will help you discover an array of fish, sea turtles and other amazing creatures of the sea, in what is sure to be a marine life adventure.
Hawaiian cruises aboard the Disney Cruise Line’s Disney Wonder visit the four major islands- the Big Island, Maui, O’ahu and Kaua’i. These itineraries are one-way sailings, departing Vancouver, Canada and ending in O’ahu (or reverse!). With this flexibility in mind, I also encourage you to check out Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa in Ko Olina, O’ahu, Hawaii. Combined family paradise and Disney magic make for a great vacation with truly amazing memories.
I absolutely love exploring new places and Hawaii is an amazing state to visit. Most of the time, I had completely forgotten I was still in the United States because I felt as though I had been whisked away to a tropical paradise. Let me help you plan your next cruise aboard the Disney Cruise Line, whether to Hawaii or one of the other amazing destinations throughout the world. If a balance of relaxation and adventure is your thing, then the Disney Cruise Line would be a perfect fit for you. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more and be sure to follow me on Facebook to keep up with the latest Disney happenings. And…if you haven’t already, be sure to check out our You Might Be A Disney Addict Cruisers Facebook page to share tips and experiences with fellow cruisers!