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Top 10 Things to do on Kauai

For an off-the-beaten-path Hawai’i experience, Kauai offers you a less “touristy” vacation. Whether you dream of relaxing on the beach or floating down tunnels on old sugar plantations, choose your adventure and let the memories begin.

Nā Pali Coast

Nā Pali Coast

One of Hawaii’s most iconic coastlines, the Napali Coast is only accessible by air or sea. Take a scenic flight tour and see the lush green coast and bright turquoise waters from a bird’s eye view, or cruise out across the ocean on an exciting snorkel tour.

Waimea Canyon State Park

Waimea Canyon State Park

Dubbed the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific” by Mark Twain, this national monument is about 10 miles long and up to 3,000 feet deep. Don’t miss out on hiking through the captivating bright orange and red canyons.

Poipu Beach Park

Catch some rays at sunny Poipu Beach Park, dubbed the “sunny south side.” You can do it all at this location; whether you’d like to lay out on white sand beaches or swim along the turquoise coastline. This beach is considered among the safest in Hawaii, with a lifeguard on duty.

Hanalei Bay

Located on Kauai’s north shore, this is the largest bay on the island. This bay has gorgeous stretches of soft sand beach, surrounded by lush mountains. In the summer, the bay is the perfect place to snorkel, stand up paddle, and swim.

Wailua Falls

Just north of the little town of Lihue, Wailua Falls is located at the south end of the Wailua River. Feel the cooling mist of 73-foot waterfalls that are easily accessible just off the beaten path. The dramatic views are best experienced by foot or from the air.

Queen’s Bath

Explore the secret natural pools carved into the lava shelf on the north side of Kauai. This scenic hike is recommended for experienced hikers, so tread carefully on your journey. Surround yourself with sea life and tucked-away views at this historical site, once used as a place of relaxation for Hawaiian royalty.

Fern Grotto

Once only accessible to Hawaiian royalty, the Fern Grotto can be reached by a river tour up the Wailua River. The grotto is an all natural lava-rock, lush with hanging ferns and tropical foliage, draped by the mists of a waterfall. Keep an eye out for locations where movies like Jurassic Park and Indiana Jones were filmed.

Kilauea Lighthouse

This Wildlife Refuge is located at the northernmost tip of Kauai, and served as a beacon for ships in the 1970s. The ocean cliffs and grassy slopes near a dormant volcano protect a breeding area for many Hawaiian seabirds. The Kilauea Lighthouse is open Tuesday to Saturday, but closed on Sunday and Monday. Be sure to bring cash to pay the admission fees.

Mountain tubing in Kauai

Enjoy a float through some of the most remote parts of the Garden Island as you tube through man-made canals, caves, and jungle waterways. This waterway was dug out by hand in the 1800s and is great for kids and adults of all ages.

Authentic Hawaiian luau

A luau is a traditional Hawaiian party or feast that is accompanied by hula and fire dancing. Get immersed in Hawaiian culture and learn the story of Polynesia at a luau, perfect for honeymooners and families.

What people are saying about Kauai

We totally enjoyed kayaking. We loaded up our group and off we went. We stopped and pulled the kayaks up on shore and took a trail to a beautiful waterfall that your able to swim in. They provided lunch while sitting and relaxing by the falls. Only way to see the falls is to kayak and then Hike. The hike was easy. Our guide was wonderful. Trails were great. We accidentally booked two activities For the same day. We had to reschedule the kayaking and hiking trip for the next day. They were very accommodating. We would have lost our money if they had no openings for another day. Luckily we went in January so it wasn’t as busy as it normally is. Would definitely do this activity again

Easy booking, prompt confirmation, timely start, friendly staff and pilot. Was not fully aware it’s a propeller plane not a helicopter, but happy I was able to pay less for more air time compared to other companies. For an extra $50 they will mount a GoPro on the wing and provide you with 1 hour video and 800+ photos, totally unobstructed by any glass/reflection.

Sightseeing Flight over Kauai Reviewed by Anh, 01/01/2020

This was so much more than I expected. The snacks, drinks and dinner were wonderful. The crew was so knowledgeable and helpful. The other passengers caught on to the fun atmosphere and it was like being at a party with friends. The Napali coast is beautiful and the sunset beyond description.

Kauai: Napali Coast Sunset Sail with Buffet Dinner Reviewed by Michele, 02/22/2020

My photographer was so knowledgeable and professional. He was able to adapt the activity to meet my needs. He showed me an incredible waterfall and even went out of his way to return my cell phone when I misplaced it.

Kauai: Private Adventure Photography Tour Reviewed by Michele, 02/27/2020

Good trip. Glad we went. Make sure to bring runners you want to get rid of, or be open to using the ones they have available to borrow...you won’t want your lovely new runners ruined in all the mud!