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Lifelong water babies Jackie and Camille Brady are the sister team behind CAMI AND JAX, now based in Santa Monica — but the inspiration for the brand was born in Kauai, where they grew up. Eternal sunshine and white sand beaches notwithstanding, the lush green isle also has a host of other highlights, which the sisters Brady know all too well. When they offered to share their ultimate Kauai with Bikini.com, how could we refuse?

"There’s a magical, indescribable vibe that you get on Kauai that you can’t feel anywhere else in the world," says Camille (or Cami), who cut her surfing teeth in Hanalei Bay before heading out on the pro tour. What makes this particular island so special? They think it's the inherent natural beauty. "Kauai is the oldest of the Hawaiian islands, and we have the most waterfalls, lushest green landscape, and white sandy beaches," she said. "Everywhere you go, you see some form of water whether it’s a river, the rain, or the ocean. You also see rainbows at every turn — at one point Kauai was the wettest place on earth."

Their POV is usually from the water, but occasionally they hit dry land to do some yoga or grab an icy treat. Here are the places Cami and Jax don't want you to miss if you ever visit Kauai.

 

I HEART HANALEI

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This is our favorite boutique on Kauai. They carry a wide array of CAMI AND JAX, among other gorgeous brands. They definitely have the best selection of swimwear on the North Shore. 

 

TUNNELS BEACH

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This photo is taken at one of the most breathtaking beaches on our island, Tunnels Beach, Haena. The shells on Kauai are abundant and bright, so we absolutely love looking for treasure when the waves are flat. 

 

WAVES YOGA KAUAI

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Waves Yoga Kauai on the North Shore is our go-to studio. Owner and yoga guru Lulu leads all types of classes at every level. They also have an infrared sauna and ice bath to aid in injury recovery and detox among other health benefits, which is so great for all the local surfers.

 

WISHING WELL SHAVE ICE

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This spot in Hanalei town has all your cravings covered. Using only the freshest organic ingredients, they make the best coffee, shave ice, and acai bowls on the North Shore. It's a perfect place to hang, refuel, and see familiar faces after a long day at the beach or en route to your adventure of the day.

 

HANALEI BAY

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We learned how to surf in Hanalei Bay. This little bay is our pride and joy. From our very first surfing competitions to Jr. Lifeguards, to sunsets and barbecues galore, this spot is so dear to us.