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
bike 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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
There are also private rides available as well as live cattle
drives and sunset rides on The South Side. You can book
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 professional.
- 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
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 wind surfers.
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.
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.
are several Kauai
scuba diving tours that can be booked online at a discount
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.
helicopter tours should be booked before you arrive can
be booked online at a discount.
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
are found in Eleele at Nite Owl T-Shirts and in Kapaa you find
some of Hawaii's finest art
glass galleries - Kela's,