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Things to do in Kauai

The number one must do on Kauai is to experience an authentic luau. Locations for enjoying a luau include the Luau Kalamaku in Kilohana, the Sheraton Kauai Resort and Spa, the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort, the Smith Family Garden in Kapaa and the Grand Hyatt Kauai.

Kauai is also full of outdoor activities to do. Activates include biking, hiking from the Kalalau Trail to Kokee State Park, horseback riding on a guided horseback tour, zip lining and other outdoor adventures.

If relaxing and sunbathing top your things to do on Kauai list, then be sure to visit the 50-mile white sand beach from Poipu Beach to Hanalei Bay. Kauai visitors will also enjoy swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, fishing, boating, scuba diving, whale watching, mountain tubing and surfing.

If you have never been surfing before, now is as good a time as any to start. Kauai offers a variety of vendors who teach surfing. You will be amazed that only a little bit of athletic ability is needed to stand on a moving board!

If you don't have the confidence to learn a new sport, then mountain tubing may be more your speed. The antiquated Hanamaulu ditch system which was built to bring water from the water falls to irrigate sugar fields are now gently flowing waterways that offer a unique way to view the gorgeous mountain side.

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  • Allerton Garden

    Island and European styles merge in the Allerton Garden, located in Poipu’s Lāwa`i Valley. Allerton and the nearby McBryde Garden are run by the Na... More
  • Beach at Polihale State Park

  • Bubbles Below Scuba Charters

    Explore the North Pacific waters and observe marine animals in their native habitat with guidance from the staff at Bubbles Below Scuba Charters. M... More
  • Capt. Andy's Sailing

    The natural wonders of the towering Na Pali coastal cliffs, the reefs, and marine life are easily accessed from the Spirit of Kauai or the Akialoa,... More
  • Hanakapiai Beach

    With its name meaning “bay sprinkling food,” the remote Hanakapi’ai Beach on the rugged Na Pali coast sits at the end of the Kalalau Trail, a chall... More
  • Kahuna Valley

    The six-acre Kahuna Valley retreat draws healing masters from around the globe to teach Qigong, Taoism, Reiki, and Hawaiian Kahuna healing. At the ... More
  • Kalalau Trail

    Cliffs rise 4,000 feet out of the ocean. Falling rocks, copious mud, rain, and flash floods are commonplace. Traversing Kauai’s paradisiacal Na Pal... More
  • Kilohana Plantation

    A 1930s Tudor-style mansion and adjacent restored plantation cottages have been transformed into a collection of 10 upscale shopping boutiques. The... More
  • Kokee State Park

    Visitors get to know the Garden Island through the trails of Koke’e State Park in Waimea. With the Koke’e Museum as a starting point, trails take h... More
  • Kukui Trail

  • Liko Kauai Cruises

    A number of sea tours, from kayaking to sailing charters, explore Kauai’s dramatically carved Na Pali Coast, but this is one of the best. Liko Hook... More
  • Mokuaikaua Church

    A dark, rock archway constructed in 1920, adds to the charm of Hawaii's first ever Christian church, located by the ocean and the Hulihe'e Palace i... More
  • Niihau Helicopters and Safaris

    The seldom-visited and fascinating island of Niihau off the coast of Kauai is inhabited only by a handful of native Hawaiians, and is generally clo... More
  • Outfitters Kauai

    The most popular outfitter on the island offers ziplining, ocean and river kayaking, and more. More

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