The American island of Kaua'i lies in the Pacific Ocean in the Hawaiian archipelago. Kaua'i is a volcanic island that impresses with its unusual terrain, dominated by deep valleys and steep, green cliffs. This 6-million-year-old piece of land is also distinguished by its fertile soil and exceptionally lush vegetation, which is why Kaua'i is called the Island of Gardens. There are many waterfalls in the tropical forest, whereas steep cliffs are as impressive as deep canyons. The Polynesian settlers were the first inhabitants of Kaua’i, they inhabited the island 700 years ago.