The Big Island of Hawaii -- which lends its name to the entire Hawaiian archipelago -- is where Mother Nature pulled out all the stops. Simply put, it's spectacular.
On any list of the world's most spectacular islands, Kauai ranks right up there with Bora Bora, Huahine and Rarotonga.
There really is just one cardinal rule to enjoying a Hawaiian vacation: relax -- you are in Hawaii. Don't focus on seeing everything, but take the time to actually experience the island.