The NCL Pride of America concludes with a day and a half at the beautiful Island of Kauai. Recognized as the landscape in several major movies such as Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones, etc. 80% of Kuaui is uninhabited, so her natural beauty goes mostly untouched.
When we arrived in Nawiliwili Harbor, there were low level clouds and the water in the harbor was a deep brownish-red. We learned that this area of Kauai had not received much rainfall in the last three weeks and the tropical depression brought in some needed rain. Unfortunately for us, this muddied the water from all of the water flowing down the mountainous Island.
A free shuttle to Anchor Cove Shopping area or a 15 minute walk to the shopping center got us to the beach in front of the Kauai Marriott at Nawiliwili Harbor. This is the closest beach to where the Pride of America docks. At the Marriott, we found 3 professional sand volleyball nets set up at the beach. Almost all of the couples and singles on the beach were good volleyball players. Volleyball is one of my favorite sports, so I had to jump in a few games. For a couple of hours, Jess layed out in the sun and watched me play. When it came time to leave Jess jumped in the bay water. Due to all of the run off from the tropical storm rain, she said the water was pretty gross. The Marriott guests said that this was the first day that they had seen the beach water brown. If you or someone in your family loves volleyball, the Marriott has a great set up!
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