Most Iconic Film Locations on Kauai

Kauai Island has been the backdrop for numerous Hollywood movies and TV shows.

by Romit Kemprai

Wailua Falls

The Wailua Falls are a beautiful two-tiered waterfall near Lihue. This waterfall is featured in the opening credits of the TV show “Fantasy Island”

Hanalei Bay

Hanalei Bay is a stunning crescent-shaped bay located on the north shore of Kauai, which was the location for the iconic opening scene of “South Pacific,”

Limahuli Garden and Preserve

Limahuli Garden and Preserve was featured in the movie “The Descendants,” and it’s on Kauai’s north shore.

Ke’e Beach

Ke’e Beach is a private beach in the north of Kauai. Ke’e Beach appeared in many Hollywood films such as “King Kong” (1976), “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides”

Manawaiopuna Falls

The spectacular 400-foot drop of this waterfall made headlines when it was included in Steven Spielberg’s iconic blockbuster film, Jurassic Park.

Breathtakingly rugged coastline, This stunning park featured in movies like “King Kong” and “The Descendants.”

The opening scene of “Honeymoon in Vegas” features the Kilauea Lighthouse as a backdrop

Kipu Ranch

“The Descendants” and “Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark” were filmed at Kauai’s southeast Kipu Ranch.

It was featured in the 1974 film “The Island at the Top of the World”. This amazing place has been a popular destination for filmmakers.