Things to do in Kauai
Whether you take a guided tour or rent a kayak, the experience is delightful. Here are a few specific suggestions of things to do in Kauai:
-Explore the volcanoes: The lava flows from Kauai volcanoes have left some extraordinary formations behind. Visit a garden where lava flowed over trees centuries ago, burning the trees to ash and leaving a forest of tree-shaped rock behind.
-Play on the beach: The sugary white sand beaches of Kauai are legendary. Go swimming, surf in the sparkling waves, or just lie in the golden sun with a book and relax.
-Go scuba diving: See the fluorescent coral reefs and admire the diversity of the tropical marine life.
-Take a helicopter ride: For a birds-eye view of the island, take a helicopter ride and observe all the natural wonders of the island from the deep gash of Waimea Canyon to the dizzying cliffs of Na Pali.
-Hike to the Secret Falls: One of the most breathtaking sights on the island of Kauai, the Secret Falls lie at the end of a relatively easy trail.
-Go horseback riding: Gallop along the beach and watch the sun set over the Pacific Ocean.
You’ll never run out of things to do in this tropical paradise. After exploring the trails and the beaches, come inland and learn more about the island’s culture and history on a Kauai plantation tour. You may also want to spend an afternoon indulging in a one of the many world class Kauai spas or teeing off on an emerald green golf course. At the end of the day, enjoy dinner and drinks on the balcony of your ocean rental with views of the mountains and the setting sun. If you’re making plans for a wedding, remember there is nothing more romantic and memorable than Kauai honeymoons and Kauai weddings. Be sure to keep this beautiful island in mind as you plan your big day or next getaway.
** Personal favorites**
- Spouting Horn (blow hole)
- Snorkel at turtles cove (south of spouting horn).
- Koloa town (oldest village in Kauai)
- Dinner at Brekenche restaurant
- Shipwreck Beach
- **Waimea Canyon drive to the tip all the way to the end of the road West side ~ start early and end your day back at the resort for a shower and nice dinner out.
- Alan’s port take the morning catamaran out
- **Barking Sands (furthest west you can go- west side) is a must!!!! All the way beyond the gravel dirt road. Park at the rest area, the beach is so amazing. Pack an ice chest with water.
- Go tubing down water canals
- **Tour Napili coast by boat from Alan’s Port
- Whale watching tours
- **Canoe the Wailua River, secret falls and hike to the waterfalls.
- Trees Lounge for local music
- Hula Girl for Breakfast and Mimosa’s (2.50)
- Smith family ranch has the BEST Luau
- **Rent bikes at the islander shops and take the bike trail (pack a lunch)
- Lydgate park for snorkeling and a picnic
- Hike Sleeping Giant
- Wednesday Sunshine Market
- Kapaa Pasta (sit in the back in the lounge area) ~ Love this place
- Tahitian Lanai Bar and Grill for early afternoon drinks
- Oasis on the Beach for more food
- Monaco’s Mexican Restaurant and best Mango Margaritas
- **Ono Shaved Ice a must to do
- Bobby V’s Pizza, sit in the back patio and bring your own wine.
- Sit on the patio at St Regis to watch the sunset and have a drink (get there early for a good seat)
- Zip lines
- **Tunnels Beach to Snorkel ~ Go early if you want to find a parking place ~ finish by 1pm and head to Hanalei for lunch.
- Hanalei, you can also canoe at many points near here
- **Stop at the light house, its the largest lens in the world (Kileau) and whale watch from this point ~ I think it’s the best place to watch whales
- Tropical tacos
- Tahiti Nihu and listen to live music
- Watch the Sunset from Ke’e beach. Or just take an excursion for a sunset cruise that departs out of Alan’s Port. Or just get to Ke’e beach later in your day to end at that point?
Links to other sites for things to do
Princeville and the North Shore of Kauai
- Golfing at Makai Golf Course and the Prince Golf Course
- Tennis on Kauai
- Hiking on Kauai
- Queen Emma’s Bath, a natural pool above a lava flow
- ‘Anini Beach, a great place for snorkeling
- Hanalei Bay, a beautiful beach, with all sorts of water sports, especially for those interested in surfing
- Tunnel’s Beach, a great snorkeling spot
- Ke’e Beach, start of Kalalau Trail, world famous for its majestic trail views and scenic points.
- Horseback riding
Waipouli, Kapaa and Wailua Riverside Located on The Royal Coconut Coast
- Wailua River: great for kayaking, wake boarding, water skiing, fresh water swimming
- Na Pali Coast
- He’iau a temple of the ancient Hawaiian royalty, also a birthing site
- Wailua Beach: great for wind surfing and body boarding
- Opaekaa Falls: view, hike
- Ancient Hawaiian villages
- Lydgate Park offers swimming, snorkeling, picnics
- Keahua Arboretum
- Off-roading using a 4-wheel drive to find the “Blue Hole” and along the way has lots of waterfalls
- Miles of Hiking Trails
- Shopping, restaurants, theatre, grocery stores
Call us at 714.580.8458 and we can help you reserve or book an activity before your arrival or during your stay.