- Bar-Acuda5-5161 Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei, HI 96714recommended Bar-AcudaI stayed on Kauai for a month on the north shore and I was here all the time. Very metro, which is rare for such an isolated location.
- Koke'e State Park3600 Kokee Road, Kekaha, HI, United Statesrecommended Koke'e State ParkOn the west side of Kauai, you can drive up into the highlands to this quiet state park, full of hiking trails that lead to Na Pali Coasta cliff overlooks and into pygmy-forest swamplands. On the ... read moredrive up, pull over at scenic viewpoints of Waimea Canyon, nicknamed the Grand Canyon of the Pacific.
recommended WaimeaSeriously one of the most beautiful places on earth. I feel like I could have just kept staring for hours at the pristine, undisturbed landscape. The canyon is a must see while you're here. It's worth ... read morethe long, winding drive to reach the lookout.
- Sunshine Helicopters KauaiAnchor Cove Shopping Center, 3416 Rice Street, Lihue, HIrecommended Sunshine Helicopters KauaiExpensive, but wondrous. You fly over one of the wettest places on earth, with multiple waterfalls thousands of feet high pouring into verdant basins along the whole flight. You get to fly over the ... read moreNapali coast as well, and it ends in the most spectacular canyon with waterfalls crashing thousands of feet down all sides of a crescent shaped canyon, where you just to donuts for a while.
recommended Hanalei BayOne of my favorite Hawaiian beaches. The classic crescent shape catches great surf from many different swells, and plenty of sand to stroll on, and find a place of your own.
- Kayak Kauai5-5070 Kuhio Highway # A, Hanalei, HIrecommended Kayak KauaiMy friends and I rented the kayaks from Napali Kayak. They are one of two local businesses that provide that service. It took quite a lot of effort to call and coordinate with them for the equipment ... read moreand date reservation. They were friendly the day of the pick-up and drop-off of the equipment at the beach. When they picked us up, our group did a lot of the lifting and loading of the kayaks. By the end of our paddling and kayaking excursion, we were tired and that just added more soreness to our shoulders and back. We did pay extra to have them drop us off at the airport. Other than the not-so-cool extra work we had to do for lifting and loading of the kayaks, I would recommend renting the equipment from them.
- Hanalei Valley LookoutHwy 56, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714recommended Hanalei Valley LookoutThe Hanalei Valley Lookout is an awesome spot to stop at on your drive around Kauai. The Valley is beautiful and lush green. From the lookout point, you can see the rich taro fields, other floral and ... read morefauna plants stretching for miles. You can also see the mountain ranges, which makes for a beautiful photo op.
recommended Kalalau TrailThe 11-mile Kalalau Trail is one of the most popular activity/adventure on Kauai. The trail starts at Hanalei and ends at Kalalau Beach. Inside the valley, there are streams with small fishes, hikes ... read moreto pools of water and little waterfalls, and lots of fruit trees along the way.
- Kilauea Lighthouseend of Kilauea Road, Kilauea, HI 96754recommended Kilauea LighthouseA trip to Kauai wouldn't be complete without stopping to see one of the most beautiful and scenic spots. The Kilauea Lighthouse is a place for endangered birds and wildlife refuge, and good place to ... read moresee dolphins and whales (when in season). The month of May marks the lighthouse's 100th birthday and it has gone through a $2.5 million renovation. It is being renamed Daniel K. Inouye Kilauea Point Lighthouse, "in honor of the late United States senator who was integral in securing federal funding for both the renovation work and procurement of additional lands to expand the wildlife refuge."
- Waimea CanyonKoke'e Road, Kekaha, HI 96752recommended Waimea CanyonThe beautiful Grand Canyon of the Pacific, it's 10 miles long and 3000 feet deep. Waimea means "reddish water", caused by the erosion of the canyon's red soil. Drive along and stop to see an amazing ... read moreview of the land, canyon, and rivers below.