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Kauai Tours & ActivitiesKauai Vacation Tours
Your guide to Discount Kauai Activities and things to do on Kauai.
Helicopter ToursSafari Helicopters
Tel: 800-326-3356 / (808) 246-0136
Tel: 808-335-3500 / 1-877-441-3500
Horseback RidingEsprit De Corps Riding Academy
Tel: (808) 822-4688
Hang glidingBirds in Paradise
Napali Coast Boat Rides & Sailing ToursHolo-Holo Charters
Toll Free: 1-800-848-6130 / Tel: (808) 335-0815
KayakingKayak Kauai Outbound
Tel: 1-800-437-3507 / (808) 822-9179
Fishing ToursDeep Sea Fishing Kauai
Tel: (808) 634-8589
C-Lure Fishing Charters
Scuba & Diving ToursDive Kauai
Tel: 1-800-828-3483 / (808) 822-0452
Scuba Steve On Kauai
Water Ski & Surf Lessons
Aloha Surf Lessons on Kauai
ATV TourKauai ATV
TUBING - ATV TOURS - ZIPLINE TOURS
Kauai Backcountry Adventures
Tel: (808) 245-2506 / 1-888-270-0555
Golf CoursesWailua Municipal Golf Course
Puakea Golf Course
Poipu Bay Resort Golf Course
Kiahuna Golf Course
Kukuiolono Golf Course
Museums & Island ToursKauai Museum
Tel: (808) 245-6931 / Gift Shop - (808) 246-2470
Hawaii Alive Luau Show at Kauai Marriott Resort
Luau Kalamaku at Kilohana Plantation
Travel Sites & LinksWizard Publications, Inc.
"The Ultimate Kauai Guide Book"
101 THINGS TO DO KAUA'I
VRBO from Homeaway
Martie Law - Realtor
Places of InterestOpaekaa Falls - Opaeka'a Falls English translation "Rolling Shrimp Falls" is about 1.3 miles from the start of Route 580. We are told that the shrimp in the pool beneath the falls may be seen emerging from their hiding places at night. The best view is from the path along the highway. Across the way is a great view of the sacred Wailua River.
Kaimokila Hawaiian Village - The closest thing you're likely to see to an ancient Hawaiian village. See food demonstrations, crafts, & ancient games. You can also rent Kayaks at the village and take a romantic paddle up the Wailua River, stop for a short hike to a waterfall or continue on up to the Fern Grotto. Lots of fun!! Tel: (808) 822-1192
Holo-holo-ku Heiau - Holoholo Ku (run run stand fast) Heiau, or the site where it formerly existed (a cemetery replaced it around 1890), is about 1/10-mile up Route 580 off Hwy. 56. A large stone adjacent to nearby ruins is the birthstone, the sacred site of royal births on Kauai.
Wailua River State Park - Wailua River State Park ranges over 1,000 acres and includes Lydgate Park, some archeological sites, and a picnic area at the south side of the river. It is also near a number of heiau.
Kilauea Pt. National Wildlife Refuge - Also known as "Kilauea Lighthouse" Short hike up to the light house. Beautiful views. (Bring a camera)Tel: (808)-828-1413
BeachesWailua Beach ~ Fun beach for swimming, surfing, building sand castles or just laying back. Only a few seconds away from popular sites such as the Fern Grotto, Lydgate State Park, and Opaekaa Waterfalls. Also conveniently located near the Coconut Plantation Market Place which is a great place to find gifts, eat lunch, or see a movie.
Lydgate State Park ~ Lydgate state park is perfect for beginner snorkelers, lots of fish, safe swimming, restrooms, & showers. Lydgate is an old Hawaiian rocked in fish pond. Safe swimming for children & the park also has a play ground area with picnic tables.
Kapa'a Beach ~ 10 minutes drive from our location is a quiet little beach near the Kapa'a swimming pool. This beach has a grassy area with tall coconut trees, which make for a nice picnicking place. The beach is a bit rocky with reef; however it's perfect for snorkeling, fishing, diving, or shell hunting.
Kealia Beach ~ Just 10 minutes drive from Hale O' Wailele or a 30 minute bike ride. Fun beach for Surf & Sun. Parking is right on the beach.
Donkey Beach / Kumukumu Beach ~ Next to Kealia Beach is a popular secluded beach called Kumukumu or also known as Donkey Beach. You may find this beach mentioned in most travel guide books. This beach is located 5 minutes North of Kealia Beach and can be alittle difficult to get too. As you head North on highway 56 toward Anahola you will note cars parked on the right side of the road just before the 12 mile marker, you will see a guardrail, park just before this and you will find numerous trails through either a gully or through a cane field. There is a dirt road that you will intersect and head south... there's the beach. However this beach is not recommended for swimming during certain times of the year, please use extreme caution due to the strong current. The beach is highly popular for surfing, fishing, or nude sunbathing. However in recent years and with the new development of this area, Police have been known to issue tickets for indecent exposure. "Nude sunbathing at your own risk" At this time a new jogging & biking trail is being improved from this location down the coastline to the Wailua Area.
Ke'e Beach ~ Located at the end of the road on the North Shore (Haena State Park) This beach is fantastic for snorkeling and it's convenient to the famous Na Pali Coast hiking trail. There's a nice leisurely hike up to the platform of Hula Rock. "Great picture taking" Has showers & bathrooms. Parking is some times a challenge.
Tunnels (Makua) Beach ~ This beach is just down the road from Ke'e and is another fantastic snorkeling or diving spot.
Hanalei Bay ~ Awesome sunsets, panoramic bay views, safe swimming, some surf spots.
Kalihiwai ~ Located in Kilauea. Surf & Boogie Board Beach. Beautiful cove, breathtaking seascape, safe swimming.
Ship Wrecks at Poipu Beach ~ Famous surf site. This beach can be very popular during high surf. Breathtaking sunsets, some snorkeling, boogie boarding, & lots of sun. This is another place that is some times hard to pin point due to the fact that the same beach area has a dozen names. Surfers give the surf spots names and then the locals/fishermen give another name, then the state has the given name. Just ask a local if you have trouble finding this spot.
Hiking TrailsNapali Coast Trail - (North Shore/Haena), Trail maintained by the state: Starting point is from the Haena State Park, very rocky, wear comfortable shoes, bring water. Takes about an hour (2 miles) to hike to Hanakapiai waterfalls. Total hike is 11 miles. It's up to you how far you want to go in.
Hoopii Falls - (East Shore/Kapaa, Kawaihau) - Off the beaten path and only 5 minutes drive or mountain bike from our location is a short hike to a small secluded waterfall called Hoopii Falls. Hoopii Falls is shown on most Kauai maps. Stay on Kawaihau road till you come to Kapahi Park, as you make the bend continue straight onto Kapahi road until it comes to a dead end. The foot trail is through the bushes on the left, listen for the rushing water. During the summer this is a favorite swimming spot for the local children that live in the area. Map & description of this trail may be found is in a book called "The Ultimate Kaua'i Guidebook" on page 161.
Makaleha Mountain Hike - (East Shore / Kapaa, Kawaihau) - For the adventurous & advance hiker. Situated near Hale O' Wailele at the end of Kahuna road by the water tank .This trail goes along the Makaleha stream, through a bamboo grove and up to a small waterfall. You'll find numerous bathing pools along the way. The best map & description of this trail may be found in "The Ultimate Kaua'i Guidebook" on page 162.Be sure to bring the mosquito spray & water.
Mount Nounou Trail "Sleeping Giant" - (East Shore/Wailua) This eastern trail takes you on a hardy 1.75-mile hike to a picnic shelter on the chest of the Sleeping Giant landmark and includes views of the ocean, Wailua River and Mount Waialeale. From Kuhio Highway (Route 56), take Haleilio Road for 2 miles and look for the start of the trail on the right near telephone pole #38. It's the mountain ridge between Wailua and Kapaa which looks like the figure of a man lying on his back.
Waimea Canyon - (West Shore/ Waimea) Trails maintained by the state, Lots of trails for your choosing all marked. The most famous being the Kalalau Trail, bring water & snacks, good shoes if you plan to hike a lot, fantastic views, sometimes you can see wild goat, deer & pigs. This can take you all day just hiking and sightseeing.
Favorite RestaurantsPick up a complementary Menu Magazine at the airport when you arrive.
You'll find all the islands best restaurants and their locations listed.
Island NightlifeTradewinds - A South Seas Bar
Weekend Classic Rock and Blues - Dancing. This place gets hopping!
This is a favorite casual nightspot!
Coconut Market Place - Tel: 808-822-1621
The Point - Sheraton
Kauai Coconut Beach
Hyatt Regency Kauai
Resort & Spa - Restaurants & Lounges
Duke's Canoe Club -
Kauai Marriot Hotel
EventsWould you like to know what's happening in the islands during the time that you'll be visiting? Check out the Calendar of Events at the Hawaii Visitors & Convention Bureau website. Select the islands and event categories you're interested in, along with a range of dates, and you'll get a list of events for those dates that can help in planning your vacation. We highly recommend taking in some Hawaiian music or dance performances while you're in the Islands! Kauai Visitors Bureau Website: http://www.kauaidiscovery.com
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