Kauai Things To Do

It is hard to imagine a more beautiful playground than Kauai.

Discover championship golf courses; white-sand beaches; deep sea fishing and freshwater kayaking; horseback riding and hiking trails designed by the gods. All within easy reach from your resort. 

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Explore Kauai with Kipu Ranch Adventures

Kipu Ranch Adventures offers a new way to experience Kauai. From base camp, jump in an ATV and hang on as you explore off-road waterfalls, lookouts, and movie locations. The knowledgeable tour guides will share local knowledge and stories about Kauai’s past.

Insider tip: Bring a Fresh Bites snack from the resort, or book a tour that includes a lunch. All that exploring works up an appetite!

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Experience Kauai

Golf anywhere
Each of the island’s seven courses offer challenges for every handicapper and views that will make you wish you’d packed your camera in your bag.

Hike Waimea Canyon
The “Grand Canyon of the Pacific” is the stuff hikers dream about. Ten miles long, 3,600-feet deep and stunning.

Paddle the Wailua River
Hawaii’s largest inland waterway is beautiful and mellow. Pack your fishing gear in the canoe and dine on smallmouth bass for dinner.

Visit Old Kapaa Town
For a more relaxing adventure, stroll the streets of this quaint 19th century plantation town. Discover charming shops selling local wares, and outstanding restaurants.

Snorkeling and Scuba Diving
Discover the underwater worlds of the island’s southern shores. The waters are calm and clear, and the visibility is amazing.

Learn to Windsurf
Kauai’s consistent trade winds provide ideal windsurfing conditions. Try Anini Beach Park, Kalapaki Beach and Poipu Beach. More advanced? Haena Beach on the north shore is ideal.

Horseback Riding
Really, you must do it at least once. There are breathtaking trails along the coast and in the valleys. Hanalei Valley, Haupu Valley and Waimea Canyon will make you forget that you’re sore.

*Photo provided by Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA)/Tor Johnson

See the Na Pali Coast
A photographer’s dream, it features majestic cliffs, sea caves and other natural wonders. Best seen by hiking or boating.

Kaua`i by Helicopter
Tour Jurassic Falls, the Na Pali Coast, Mt. Wai‘ale‘ale Crater, Wailua Falls and other stunning locations which are only accessible by helicopter. Experienced pilots offer a new understanding of the island’s history and ecosystems.

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Kaua`i by Catamaran
Touring the majestic Na Pali coastline by boat is a must-do experience because of its vertical cliffs, which create the “Cathedral of the Pacific.” View sea caves, waterfalls dropping straight into the ocean, and playful spinner dolphins and humpback whales during whale season (Dec - March). None of these wonders are viewable from land.

*Photo provided by Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA)/Tor Johnson

Learn about the inspiring spirit of Hula.

Join Kumu Hula (teacher) Kapu Kinimaka-Alquiza as she talks about how the spirit of Kauai inspires her hula. Then watch her halau (school) perform on Kauai.

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*Photo provided by Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA)/Tor Johnson