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Active Family Vacation in Unspoiled Kauai

Yes, you really can frolic in a land called Hanalei. You can also hike amid passion vines and waterfalls, learn to snorkel, and fly (by zip line) through the jungle. Welcome to Kauai, the island developers have yet to tame.

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Destinations: Kapaa · Koloa · Princeville · Kauai · Hanalei

Inspired by: Hawaii's Wild Side — by Michael Pollan, Published Mar. 2005

Hotels (3)

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    St. Regis Princeville Resort

    Unveiled in September 2009 after its conversion from a Starwood Luxury Collection property, this resort on Kauai’s North Shore borders two of Hawai

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    Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa

    The Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa isn’t intimate—it holds 602 rooms—but travelers can still find some Zen calm here. The resort is set along 50 ac

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    Hanalei Bay Resort & Suites

    Located on the North Shore of Kauai, the Hanalei Bay resort is surrounded by beaches and mountains and offers beautiful sunset views. The property

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Restaurants (3)

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    Kintaro's

    Kintaro on the Kuhio Highway in Kapa’a focuses on Japanese fare, but is best known for their inventive--and inexpensive--sushi like the Hanalei Bay

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    Hanalei Mixed Plate

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    Bouchon's Hanalei Grill & Sushi Bar

    Formerly Sushi Blues, Bouchon’s is still a sushi bar but has also added a fusion of island, Pacific-American, and French flavors. Dishes include sc

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Activities (3)

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    Air Kauai

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    Outfitters Kauai

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

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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

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Similar Trips (4)

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  • Kid-Friendly Resorts in Hawaii

    Koloa, Lahaina, Honolulu, Maui, Kauai

    Okay parents, we’ve got the best places to stay in Hawaii thanks to the thousands of Travel + Leisure readers who took our annual poll. And because these spreads are fully loaded everyone can find

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  • Cultural Family Trip to D.C.

    The Mall, Georgetown, Dupont Circle, U Street, Chinatown/Convention Center

    Visiting Washington, D.C., can feel like the school trip from hell: no matter who you are, no matter what you’re interested in, you’re stuck with the same obligatory sights. We say, Table that noti

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  • Exploring Kauai

    Koloa, Princeville, Kauai

    With opulent spa retreats, rugged canyon and sea cliff hikes, sailing adventures, and kayak tours through mangrove forests, Kauai really does have something for everyone.

  • Mini Trip: Waianapanapa Beach, Maui

    Hana, Maui, Kauai, Hanalei

    At this black-sand cove set between cliffs, watch daredevils paddle their boards to the surf breaks beyond weathered rock arches.

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