Things to do on Kauai
There are lots
of fun activities and things
to do on Kauai such as Napali
Coast Boat Tours, Helicopter tours, Zipline
Tours, Tubing, deep sea fishing,
ATV Tours, Eco Tours, Kayaking, Horseback
riding, Movie Tours and much more.
TOURS - This is true adventure and a great way to see parts of
the island that are not accessible any other way. Venture deep into the heart
of Kauai, through a historic former sugar plantation. Descend a lush tropical
mountain side via a series of seven breathtaking ziplines. Fly over layers of
forest canopy on your way to the valley floor below. Glide above a tranquil mountain
stream to a bamboo grove where you can enjoy a refreshing swim and delicious picnic
lunch. You can book Kauai
zip line tours online.
TOURS - Traverse Lihue’s old sugar plantation into Kaua`i’s
pristine, emerald green interior. Enjoy breathtaking vistas. Grab a tube, don
a headlamp, and jump on your tube for a leisurely cruise. Witness Kauai`s spectacular
engineering feats as you float down a tropical waterway consisting of open ditches,
tunnels and flumes dating back to 1870. At the end of your Mountain Tubing Adventure,
you will be guided to an enchanted area by a natural swimming hole for a swim
and a delicious picnic lunch.
You should book a Kauai
tubing tour online in advance as the tours fill up quickly.
TOURS - This activity is for all age groups and is truly great
family fun. Hop on the hottest and newest All Terrain Vehicle available and go
to places more spectacular than you have imagined. Some ATV tours traverse private
lands never before open to the public.
Many go to waterfalls where they
provide wonderful picnic lunches. You can book Kauai
Atv tours online at a discount.
TOURS - This activity is also for all age groups and is a great
way to get a real feel for the island. Comfortable helmets and safe operating
procedures make for a ride that's safe and controlled, but still fun and exciting.
Guides usually stop along the way for photos and narrative on history, culture,
folklore and legends.
You'll be able to quiz your guides about native
plants, birds and trees and the best Kauai hiking trails located in Koke'e State
Park and Waimea Canyon State Park while you're in the area. As well as having
a fun ride in a beautiful place you'll learn about what makes Kauai special! Several
great Kauai bicycle
tours can be booked online at a discount. .
TOURS - Eco tours are rapidly becoming Kauai's most popular outdoor
activity. Sound Eco tourism involves travel to natural destinations, minimizes
impact, builds environmental awareness, provides direct financial benefits for
conservation, provides financial benefits and empowerment for local people, respects
local culture, and supports human rights and democratic movements. You can book
a wide variety of Kauai
eco tours online at a discount. .
TOURS - Movie tours take you to all of the famous movie locations
on Kauai - which are quite a few. You will see where scenes were filmed in movies
such as: Jurassic Park to Raiders of the Lost Ark, Donovan's Reef to Outbreak,
Gilligan's Island to Fantasy Island to Blue Hawaii to South Pacific. New air conditioned
mini-buses are very comfortable and acts as a theater on wheels featuring individual
reclining seats, large center aisle, a TV monitor, vcr and surround sound to bring
the movie scenes front and center.
Kauai movie tours can be booked online at a discount. .
- The torches are lit, the night is filled with music, and family members gather
to bring you a casual, relaxing and romantic dining experience that starts off
with the Imu Ceremony - the unearthing of the traditional pig, cooked to perfection
in an underground oven.....and thirst-quenching tropical cocktails are served
inside the luau hale. The luau meal features traditional luau favorites, tropical
fruit and a special Hawaiian dessert table Hawaiian musicians serenade dinners
during the luau meal. Young members of the family take the stage during the entertainment,
and even invite guests up on stage for a hula lesson!
grotto tours and Kauai
Luaus can be booked online at a discount.
are a full range of GOLF COURSES
on Kaua’i from a Kaua’i County course with fees under $15 to World
Class PGA championship courses. In Poipu is the Kiahuna Golf Club, 18-hole course
renovated in 2004 and the ocean front Poipu Bay Golf Resort, 36 holes and home
of the PGA Grand Slam. On the scenic hillside of Kalaheo Town is The Kukuiolono
Golf Course with nine holes for under $15! This 90-year-old course and adjoining
Japanese Gardens are a hidden treasure few visitors are aware of. In Lihue is
the 18 hole Puakea Golf Course with new ownership and extensive renovations completed
in 2003. Also in Lihue is the oceanfront Kaua’i Lagoons Golf Course, a 36
hole Jack Nicklaus designed championship course. A few minutes further along our
East shore is The Wailua Golf Course, an ocean front 18 hole Kaua’i County
course, renovated in 2003. Continuing north is the Princeville Golf Club and former
home of The Kemper Open with 76 holes, rated #1 in Hawaii by Golf Digest.
TOURS are the best
way to explore the magical Napali Coast. Zodiac tours, catamaran cruises, and
whale watching tours,
leave from Hanalei Lihue, Poipu and Port Allen. Five-hour combination snorkel
and sightseeing excursions of our ancient Na Pali coastline are popular. You should
reserve tours early as they fill up fast. You can book Napali
Coast Boat Tours online. Vessel choices vary with the seasons and include
Power Cats and Full Sail Catamarans, with passenger counts of 12 to 50.
Winter months are limited to the larger boats for open water off shore Humpback
Whale watching tours. The Humpback whales are normally visible in our waters,
from late December to late March.
The North Shore of Kaua’i is a winter surfing Mecca, and in the summer,
Poipu Beach on the South shore and our West shore beaches produce the best waves.
Kauai Surfing lessons
are available from Championship Surfers. Brennecke's
Beach is known for great body boarding and body surfing. Other breaks in the Poipu
Beach area are Shipwrecks Beach, Acid Drops, Waiohai, PKs and Centers.
On the West
side is the famous Pakala’s Beach just before Waimea Town. Far west beaches
of Kekaha and those of Barking Sands and Poli Hale also offer big breaks and at
times, giant expert only surf. Kalapaki Beach and Hanamaulu Bay in Lihue offer
gentle waves for beginners, while further North, Kalihiwai Bay and Hanalei Bay
is expert only in the Winter months. On Kaua’i, there are nearly as many
surf spots as there are beaches.
which BEACH to visit might
be your most challenging daily task. You can drive to Kee beach at the road's
end and enjoy some of the best snorkeling in the world.
There are swimming beaches, shelling beaches, sunset beaches, beaches
with lots of activity, and beaches where you can be totally alone. Some
of the more famous beaches are Hanalei Bay, Keala, Kalapaki, Poipu Beach, Salt
Pond and Polihale.
RIDING on Kauai
is an exciting experience. There are companies who offer 3 hour trail rides through
Kauai's back country to a waterfall, for a picnic and a swim.
are also private rides available as well as live cattle drives and sunset rides
on The South Side. You can book
a Kauai horseback
riding tour online.
There good places to snorkel from beachs such as Anini Beach which is a along
a 3 mile coastline enclosed by a long outer reef. Inside the reef, you will encounter
a myriad of colorful tropical fish and several species of coral. Ke'e Beach and
Tunnels Beach both known for their good water clarity. The best way to enjoy
snorkeling on Kauai is to book a Kauai
snorkeling tour online and get the benefit of a guided tour from an experienced
- The Waimea Canyon and Koke’e
State Parks offer numerous hikes from easy to the most strenuous. You can hike
several trails that meander throughout Kaua’i's ethereal mountain country,
where you will encounter plant and bird species found nowhere else on earth.At
the end of the road after Ke'e beach is the Na Pali Trail and trail head to the
ancient Kalalau Valley and the Na Pali Coastline. Day hikers enjoy hikes to Hanakapiai
Beach or the longer trek to Hanakapiai Falls. Hikes beyond that point require
permits and overnight camping due to the length of time to walk. From Ke’e
Beach parking area, you can hike to the magnificent Hanakapiai Falls. Short hikes
can be enjoyed from trails beginning above Opaekaa Falls lookout in Wailua. The
best way to go hiking is to take a guided tour from an experienced guide. You
can book a wide variety of Kauai
hiking tours online.
abound on Kauai. Princeville Resort has two excellent tennis Clubs. The Hanalei
Bay Resort has 7 courts overlooking Hanalei Bay, and The Princeville Tennis
Club has 6 courts. Both clubs are open to the public, and have on site tennis
pros, a racquet shop, and equipment rentals. Other very good facilities are found
in Lihue at The Kauai Lagoons, and in Poipu at The Kiahuna Racquet Club, and The
Poipu Kai Resort where National Senior's Champions Hattie and John Sommerville
teach on a daily basis.
Half and full day charters, with all fishing gear included, are available. Charters
depart from Nawiliwili, Poipu, and Port Allen. The captain usually divides the
fish according to the wants and needs of the parties who are fishing. The boats
usually provide all fishing gear and some beverages. All charters typically offer
trips for individuals and groups to offshore areas teeming with exciting game
fish such Sailfish, Stripe Marlin, Ono and Ahi tuna. Fresh Water Bass fishing
is also available on Kaua’i’s most beautiful fresh water reservoirs.
Good prices can be found if you book a Kauai
deep sea fishing charter online.
at its best is found at Tunnels
Beach and at Anini Beach where companies offer equipment rentals and lessons.
Other favorite spots are Hanalei Bay and Poipu Beach. You may rent equipment in
Hanalei, and drive to any spot you wish. You can also book a Kauai
windsurfing lesson online. Shipwreck Beach in Poipu is strictly for very experienced
can be enjoyed on several Kauai Rivers and in the Ocean during the summer months.
On our East shore, the Wailua River is the most popular location for river Kayaking
with both guided and self-guided trips. You can book Kauai
Kayak Tours online and Ocean
kayak tours are also available for the adventurous. Paddle up river
and take a short hike to the hidden falls and pond. Guided trips up the Hulei’a
River in Lihue are a true Hawaiian adventure through the wildlife refuge, past
the Menehune Fish Pond, with the Hawaiian family owners sharing stories of ancient
Hawaii. Self-guided Kayaking with car top carriers may also be found on the Kalihiwai
River and the Hanalei Rivers to the North.
- Kauai's clean, clear offshore
waters attract scuba divers from all over the world. There is a dive shop in almost
every town on the island, so gear rental, air, and instruction can be easily found.
Scuba lessons and certification for beginners is available in most towns. Some
adventurous tours included a Na Pali Coast Tour along with a stop at the forbidden
island of Niihau where you can snorkel and dive in its crystal clear waters. There
is a dive shop in almost every town on the island, so gear rental, air, and instruction
can be easily found. There
are several Kauai scuba
diving tours that can be booked online at a discount price.
TOURS - Several
boat companies host a variety of open ocean sailing charters in large, seaworthy,
ocean catamarans. The most popular cruise travels far up the Napali Coast where
you will get the chance to snorkel and scuba among turtle and tropical fish. Sunset
cruises complete with cocktails, as well as leisurely Kauai
sailing tours down the Napali Coast can be booked online and from many companies
around the island.
TOURS - Your Helicopter
tour over the Kauai is the most scenic and personalized tour of its kind. Everyone
should experience such a tour at least once in a lifetime, and there is no better
place than Kauai because so much of the island can only be seen from the air.
This is the only way most people can see the magnificent beauty of Kauai's remote
interior. Tours leave from Princeville Airport, Lihue, and Port Allen.. There
are few experiences that can match a helicopter flight over the most beautiful
island in the world.
tours should be booked before you arrive can be booked online at a discount.
- Kauai's largest shopping center
is found in Lihue. Every major town has a shopping center with a variety of restaurants,
grocery stores, and specialty stores. The island has an abundance of small shops
that sell items which are crafted by local artists. There are many roadside stands
with exotic tropical fruits, organic produce, and flower leis. In Poipu , at the
Spouting Horn Park, you will find an outdoor flea market where you can buy shell
jewelry and all sorts of tourist items at good prices. A great selection of Hawaiian
gifts is found in lihue at Tropic Isle Music. The finest Kauai
T-shirts are found in Eleele at Nite Owl T-Shirts and in Kapaa you find some
of Hawaii's finest art glass galleries