— -- Kauai gets fewer visitors than some of its more famous neighbors, half as many as Maui’s 2.4 million annual tourists and one-fifth the annual arrivals in Oahu.
But that is part of the appeal of the oldest island in the Hawaiian chain. It is also a natural wonder with secluded beaches, verdant valleys, rolling rivers, jagged mountains and lush forests.
Fans of outdoor adventure already know about the magic that defines Kauai. Here are a few ideas for first-timers: