Things to do in Kauai
Kauai is one of the least visited of the Hawaiian Islands, so travelers will understand why it’s called the “island of discovery.” Over 90 percent of Kauai is inaccessible by road, a tantalizing statistic for adventurers looking to for things to do in Kauai unencumbered by the hordes of cars and people that plague Oahu and Maui. There are many excellent scuba and snorkeling locations where divers can spot sea turtles, dolphins, sharks, playing along the colorful reef. If you are a hiker, you cannot pass up the opportunity to take on the Kalalau Trail that traverses the Na Pali Coast. The steep inclines and flashfloods of rain make this red mud trail one of the most dangerous hikes in the world, but the views are unforgettable. If you’re not up to hiking, a helicopter ride is the next best way to see Waimea Canyon and the Na Pali coastline.
If you are looking for things to do in Kauai that don’t involve throwing yourself from heights, kick back with a shave ice from one of beach trucks and hang out at the beautiful beaches along the coastline. Take a pit stop for lunch in one of the quaint towns like Hanapepe and Koloa and peruse the local shops for crafts like kukui nut necklaces or woven-palm beach hats. If you have never been surfing before, now is as good a time as any to start. Kauai offers a variety of surf lessons and rental boards around the island. Check out the list below to find out what to do in Kauai.
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