One of the greatest things about Kauai is that the weather is wonderful year-round. Any time of the year you can find beautiful weather to visit the beach or explore the unique natural sights on Kauai. Springtime is exceptionally beautiful, especially if you are interested in seeing some of the world’s most exotic and colorful flowers. If you are coming to Kauai this spring, make sure to keep your eyes out for our unique local flora. Here are some of our favorites.
This island shrub, also known as Silver Geranium, will blossom a small cluster of up to 15 pale white and yellow flowers that grow to be around 3 feet tall. It thrives in somewhat arid landscapes along the coast.
The Ohi’a Lehua is from the Myrtaceae family, which grows regionally in the six largest islands of Hawaii. The flowering of this tree blooms out into many long thin red stems with yellow tips. Native Hawaiian tradition holds this flower as sacred to Pele, the volcano goddess.
Part of the mallow family, Malvaceae, this flower can grow up to 10 feet, and is often surrounded by larger leaves. Red is the flowers most common color but the Koʻoloaʻula also has pink, maroon, salmon, blond, red and white, and pale red variants. They grow mostly in the dry forests on the islands but are very rare to find as they are endangered.
Ma’o Hau Helea
More commonly known as the Hawaiian Hibiscus, this yellow hibiscus is Hawaii’s state flower, even though it is rare to find in the wild. It is commonly seen as an ornamental plant and many variants of the flower are grown.
When you need a break for searching out these beautiful flowers consider taking a flight on one of our helicopter tours. Just like these flowers our tours can show you a unique and beautiful side of the island you won’t find any other way. Here are what some of our guests have said about their experience with Air Kauai.
“One of the most amazing experiences!!! The entire staff was amazing and Adam was an amazing pilot… would do this again in a heartbeat..” - Michelle
“Gotta be honest, this was a bit pricey for our budget, but absolutely worth it. Such an incredible experience from beginning to end! Highly recommended ” - palarkin18
“This was an excellent tour of the island. Our pilot, Andy, was very knowledgeable and showed us all the highlights. He also made sure to keep turning around so everyone could see the sights from their own side of the helicopter!” - Kim O
“A must do! Staff was amazing! Price was right! Length was perfect! Location was easy! Views were spectacular and the education from our pilot was interesting!” - Jared M
Please feel free to contact us at (808) 877-7005 if you have any questions or special requests for your Valentine’s Day adventure, or book any of our tours online!