Living in the Moment on the Island of Kauai

This gallery is comprised of photographs that replicate the graceful lifestyle and natural beauty of Kauai.

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Model lays on beach in Hawaii for swimsuit shoot with behind the scenes crew visible
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Kauai

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Kauai

Emily Ratajkowski in Botanical Gardens
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Kauai

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Kauai

Gigi Hadid on Gillin's Beach
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Kauai

Gigi Hadid
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Kauai

Hailey Clauson
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Kauai

Irina Shayk on Kawailoa Bay Beach
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Kauai

Irina Shayk on Waimea Beach
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Smile for the Camera
Smile for the Camera

Smile for the Camera

Host Bert Kreischer, Mark Maglio and Aisling Roche smile for the camera before they go adventure tubing in Hanamaulu on the Hawaiian island of Kauai. 960 1280

  

Lazy River

Lazy River

Bert, Aisling and Mark enjoy the lazy river section of their adventure tubing excursion in Hanamaulu. 960 1280

  

Luscious Jungle

Luscious Jungle

This thick, luscious jungle awaits Bert and our travelers as they track a boar in Kauai. 960 1280

  

Successful Boar Hunt

Successful Boar Hunt

Aisling and Bert take a minute to reflect after a successful boar hunt on a private 40,000-acre plantation in Kauai. 960 1280

  

Pineapple Time

Pineapple Time

Bert, Aisling and Mark enjoy some pineapple during their Kauai adventure. 960 1280

  

Gone Surfing

Gone Surfing

Mark and Aisling go surfing at Wet 'n' Wild Hawaiian Waters Adventure Park. 960 1280

  

Manawaiopuna Falls

Manawaiopuna Falls

Bert admires the breathtaking Manawaiopuna Falls in Hanapepe Valley, Kauai. 960 1280

  

Swimming With Sharks

Swimming With Sharks

Bert and our adventurers swim with Galapagos sharks in the Pacific Ocean, just off the coast of Oahu, HI. 960 1280

  

Waikiki Beach

Waikiki Beach

The breathtaking sunset on Waikiki Beach in Honolulu is one of Hawaii's greatest attractions. 960 1280

  

Examining Their Boards

Examining Their Boards

Bert and our travelers examine their LED paddle boards before hopping in the Hanalei Bay river, which is located on the north shore of Kauai. 960 1280

  

Brightening Up the Water

Brightening Up the Water

LED lights brighten up the water below as Bert, Mark and Aisling go paddleboarding at night in the Hanalei Bay river. 960 1280

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Night Scene on Waikiki Beach

Night Scene on Waikiki Beach

Our vacationers take in the night scene on Waikiki Beach in Honolulu. 960 1280

  

Looking at the Map

Looking at the Map

Aisling, Bert and Mark stop their biking adventure to take a look at their map and figure out their next destination. 960 1280

  

Biking Around the Island

Biking Around the Island

There’s no better way to explore the 560-square-mile island of Kauai than on bikes. 960 1280

  

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1: Four Seasons Manele Bay (Lanai City, Hawaii)

1: Four Seasons Manele Bay (Lanai City, Hawaii)

It's a prime spot to get your daily dose of vitamin D. Couples looking for a romantic getaway can relax on these loungers located on the shore near the Four Seasons Manele Bay on Lana'i.
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Four Season Manele Bay (Lanai City, Hawaii)

Four Season Manele Bay (Lanai City, Hawaii)

Dine at one of the hotel's restuarants, including Nobu and Kailani, where guests will have a picturesque view of the bay.
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Barbara Kraft/Four Seasons  

2: Four Season Hualalai (Kailua-Kona, Hawaii)

2: Four Season Hualalai (Kailua-Kona, Hawaii)

Take a refreshing dip the Beach Tree pool at the Four Seasons Hualalai. It's just one of 7 pools at this luxe resort.
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Four Season Hualalai (Kailua-Kona, Hawaii)

Four Season Hualalai (Kailua-Kona, Hawaii)

Diners at the Beach Tree restauant is the perfect romantic spot with amazing ocean views and a great vantage point to watch the sun set.   960 1280

Don Riddle/Four Seasons  

3: Hilton Waikoloa Village (Waikoloa, Hawaii)

3: Hilton Waikoloa Village (Waikoloa, Hawaii)

The Hilton Waikoloa Village is so huge that guests will appreciate having the tram and canal boats to explore all 62 acres of this oceanfront resort.
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Hilton Waikoloa Village (Waikoloa, Hawaii)

Hilton Waikoloa Village (Waikoloa, Hawaii)

Guests can relax in Kohala River pool, four interconnected pools with waterslides, that winds through the resort. Kids will enjoy the Kona pool is the Hilton Waikoloa Village's largest pool and it includes a 175-foot waterslide. And if parents need some downtime away from the kids, they can enjoy a secluded retreat by the Ocean Tower pool.
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4: Sheraton Kauai Resort (Koloa, Hawaii)

4: Sheraton Kauai Resort (Koloa, Hawaii)

Enjoy Poipu beach and stay at the Sheraton Kauai Resort, where guests who reserve an Ocean Luxury room, get a spectacular ocean views.
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Sheraton Kauai Resort (Koloa, Hawaii)

Sheraton Kauai Resort (Koloa, Hawaii)

The Hawaiian sunset on Poipu beach is just one of several reasons why guests will enjoy their stay at this resort. And if you're an outdoor enthusiast, we recommend some of the activities nearby including ziplining, moutain tubing, snorkeling, hiking, biking, surfing or playing a round of golf.
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5: Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea (Wailea, Maui)

5: Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea (Wailea, Maui)

A guest watches the sunset from the Serenity pool at the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea, located on the island's southwest coast.
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Four Seasons Resort Maui (Wailea, Maui)

Four Seasons Resort Maui (Wailea, Maui)

Guests at this Four Seasons property can enjoy relaxing in or by the resort's 3 pools: the Fountain pool (pictured), Serenity pool, and Waterfall pool.   960 1280

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Fiji

Fiji

Located 1,242 miles from New Zealand, Fiji is a great spot to explore a soft coral reef while you scuba dive in the South Pacific Ocean. 960 1280
Brazil

Brazil

Join hundreds of sunbathers who flock to Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 960 1280

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Maldives

Maldives

Stay at an over-water bungalow, enjoy the beautiful blue sky and take a relaxing swim when you visit the Maldives. 960 1280

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Hawaii

Hawaii

Sand, surf and sun are all good reasons to visit Kauai, HI. 960 1280
Mauritius

Mauritius

Take a spiritual break from the cold weather to visit the Shiva Hindu temple on Grand Bassin Lake on the island of Mauritius. 960 1280

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Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic

In addition to great weather and beaches, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, has a booming resort business, making it a perfect winter getaway. 960 1280
Morocco

Morocco

Tourists can explore the Jardin Menara, a lush garden with orchards, olive groves and a pavilion, located west of Marrakech, Morocco. 960 1280

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Mayan Riviera

Mayan Riviera

A couple enjoys the warm Caribbean Sea at a beach along the Mayan Riviera near Playa del Carmen, Mexico. 960 1280
Jamaica

Jamaica

The white-sand beaches, Dunn's River Falls and the Coyaba River Gardens are just a few reasons why Ocho Rios, Jamaica, is a fun winter hot spot for families. 960 1280

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Florida Keys

Florida Keys

Winter is the perfect time for fishing in the Florida Keys. Book a charter to catch a variety of fish, including mackerel, sea trout, blue marlin, swordfish and red snapper. 960 1280
Ulu Watu, Bali

Ulu Watu, Bali

Famous for being home to the oldest Hindu temple in Bali, Ulu Watu is also known for its professional-grade waves. The Ulu Watu temple sits atop an enormous cliff, overlooking the breaking waves and talented surfers below. 960 1280

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Playa Grande, Costa Rica

Playa Grande, Costa Rica

The beach town of Playa Grande is known as one of Costa Rica's best surfing spots. It also happens to be home to the second largest nesting ground of the largest marine reptile, the Leatherback Turtle. 960 1280

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Bundoran, Ireland

Bundoran, Ireland

Known as a surfer’s "cold water Eden," the shores of Bundoran on the southwestern tip of Donegal provide nearly constant swells. The town embraces the culture with extra accommodations for surfers -- even offering discounts to surfers who visit during the peak season of September-May. Just be sure to pack your wetsuit! 960 1280

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Jeffreys Bay, South Africa

Jeffreys Bay, South Africa

Host to the annual Billabong Pro ASP World Tour surfing competition, the town of Jeffreys Bay was made famous by the surf cult classic, Endless Summer. Its surf break is considered one of the best right-hand point breaks in the world due to its consistency and quality. 960 1280

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Huntington Beach, CA

Huntington Beach, CA

If you're looking for a surf destination, you can't go wrong with Surf City, USA. With 4 different-facing beaches, there’s a break for everyone -- longboarders should head to the northwest beaches, while shortboards are best in the south, by Huntington Beach Pier. 960 1280

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Bondi Beach, Sydney

Bondi Beach, Sydney

One of Australia’s most famous beaches is also a top destination for surfers. The white sands of Bondi Beach not only provide top-notch surf, but also plenty of restaurants and shops for when the waves have you worn out. 960 1280

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San Clemente, CA

San Clemente, CA

With Surfing Magazine, The Surfer's Journal and Longboard Magazine based here and Surfer Magazine not too far off, San Clemente is undoubtedly known for its waves as well as its surf coverage. It’s also home to Lower Trestles, a favorite break among surfers which has been threatened by the state’s attempt to build a toll road, but has been defended repeatedly by numerous surf organizations.  960 1280

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Taghazout, Morocco

Taghazout, Morocco

Taghazout, a fishing village in the southwest of Morocco, is generally not crowded – a key feature when searching for the perfect surf destination. With waves for advanced surfers from September-April and smaller waves throughout the rest of the year, this small town has something for everyone.  960 1280

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Teahupo'o, Tahiti

Teahupo'o, Tahiti

Known for its glassy waves, Teahupo'o is part of the World Championship Tour of the Association of Surfing Professionals circuit. Its shallow coral reef is responsible for the shape of this legendary break, making it extremely heavy and hollow – perfect for getting barreled, but best left to the pros.  960 1280

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Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka

Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka

On the eastern coast of Sri Lanka, the relaxed village of Arugam Bay is known for its steady waves during the peak season of May-November. With its laid-back vibe and wide variety of restaurants, Arugum Bay is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the water.  960 1280

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Tavarua Island, Fiji

Tavarua Island, Fiji

This heart-shaped island in Fiji is home to one of the most famous breaks in the surfing world – Cloudbreak. Located a mile off the island, this wave is restricted to those who check in at the Tavarua Surf Resort and has been known to get so large that only tow-in surfing is possible. 960 1280

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Biarritz, France

Biarritz, France

This world-class resort town is actually a top surfing destination, as well. Even before the vacationers started coming to sunbathe, locals would ride the consistent swells on wooden planks and palm fronds. 960 1280

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Puerto Escondido, Mexico

Puerto Escondido, Mexico

The quiet Mexican town of Puerto Escondido is home to surfers, families and Zicatela Beach. This beach was nicknamed "Mexican Pipeline" due to its similarity to the Banzai Pipeline on the North Shore of Oahu. 960 1280

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Hanalei Bay, Kauai

Hanalei Bay, Kauai

The waves are known to get rather large on this beautiful crescent-shaped bay. Known to reach 20 feet, the biggest waves occur in the center of the bay and are called "pinetrees" by the locals.   960 1280

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