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Multicolored Hibiscus

Kauai is called the Garden Island for good reason.  It’s lush tropical foliage makes it the perfect place to house multiple Bontanical Gardens. If you love flowers and all the creativity of mother nature, be sure to tour one of the 15  botanical gardens while you visit the island.  We are lucky to have three very special gardens in a relatively short distance from our Pu’u Po’a condo.

Princeville has it’s own Botanical Garden that also includes chocolate tasting at Princeville Botanical Gardens.  Tours are only offered a few days each week and reservations in advance are given a discount.

The next closest botanical garden is located in Kilauea.  Na’Aina Kai (“Lands by the Sea”) is a non-profit organization that offers an
“ever-evolving array of natural wonders” while practicing natural resource conservation.  They are not open for self-guided tours.  Visitors must make a reservation so please check out

Another garden within 30 minutes is next to Haena State Park.  Limahuli Garden and preserve is considered one of the most biodiversity valleys in the Hawaiian Islands and it is home to dozens of endangered plants and birds found nowhere else one earth.  Advanced reservations are also required here and due to limited parking, they encourage transportation to the garden by North Shore Shuttle which can be reserved at