My husband and I just returned from a week on the island of Kauai, and if you wish to experience Hawaii at its very best, then you need to travel to Kauai. It felt very authentic. The island hasn't been sanitized for tourist. It hasn't been crafted to fit a Disney or a Hollywood version of Hawaii, it's not full of polished resorts. It's full of beautiful lush landscapes inhabited by lovely individuals. It's real. It's beautiful. I'm ready to return.