Magical Ke'e nights
Ke'e is one of my favorite Kauai beaches when you're NOT looking for solitude (except at night, when you often have the beach all to yourself). For several reasons. First, snorkeling is really fun here, with lots of tropical fish as you swim near the reef, but also very safe, so you can take your kids there and have a great snorkeling family session (which we of course did - during the day of course!). Second, the landscape is, as it is often in Kauai, lush and breathtaking. And last, it's the beginning of the famous Kalalau trail that takes you through the one-of-a-kind Na Pali coast. Here's a photo taken during my last night in Kauai, at Ke'e, looking towards the first hill to climb if you dare to do the Kalalau trail. Shortly after you start the trail, there's a nice view of Ke'e from above, but unfortunately I didn't take any photos of it when I ventured in this strenuous hike at night. This photo is a simple view at first, perhaps, but those of you who have been there know how amazing this place actually it.