There are so many things to do in Kauai to keep you happy and active, or happy and relaxed.
"Jurassic Park Canyon" As We Called It
From beach combing or sun tanning on many of the exquisite beaches to boogie boarding or taking one of the many tours like a helicopter tour over Na Pali and Waimea Canyon.
Here we list some of the more popular things to do in Kauai including:
With over 140 miles (or 225 km) of beaches in Kauai, there are lots of choices of where to bake out on the beach or do beach activities.
The Princeville Resort Beach
This island is the oldest island in the Hawaiian Islands, it has more sand beaches per mile of shoreline than any other. Some are easy to access, some are hotel beaches, some are secluded, some you will have to hike to, or take a boat to.
Some examples are:
Ask around for non tourist beaches or pick up a copy of "The Ultimate Kauai Guidebook, Kauai Revealed" by Andrew Doughty. It is a great guide to secluded and not well known beaches.
There are many adventurous things to do in Kauai. They include:
Check out this Video of Zip Lining we did with Kauai Backcountry Tours. There were honeymooners, older people and a 12 year old in our group. This was one of the coolest adventures of our trip!
Kauai offers the best hiking in all the Hawaiian Islands.
Hiking in Kauai
The trails are amazing and you could spend weeks upon weeks trying to hike them all. There are officially maintained trails and more that aren't "Official".
You can rent camping gear on the island if you would like really make it an adventure.
Some areas for hiking are:
A trip to Kauai is not complete without a Helicopter Tour over Waimea Canyon and the world famous Na'Pali Coast.
Whatever your budget, make sure you budget this tour in. There are only 3 ways to see the Na'Pali Coast - by air, sea or hiking in 11 miles. We have been fortunate to see the Na'Pali Coast by air and by sea.
I was so moved by the beauty of the island I actually cried while on this tour - yah I know what a baby - but really it is quite incredible!