Kauai is an amazing place. I still can’t believe I live here sometimes. Everyone is different but our family likes to be active and hiking is one of our favorite things. If you are like us and about to visit, wondering what to do, these are my suggestions of what we think everyone on Kauai should do at least once.
The top five things to do on Kauai:
5. Take an ATV tour at Kipu Ranch Adventures. You ride an ATV through some of the most beautiful areas of Kauai. Think Jurassic Park. But prepare to get muddy, and Kauai dirt stains. Unless you want to bring home a spattered shirt as a souvenir, I’d recommend wearing something you don’t care about.
4. Snorkel at Tunnel’s Beach. It’s a pain to get to, and I hate dealing with the parking situation, but it’s a magical spot and is worth the hassle. Some of the best snorkeling on Kauai, in an insanely beautiful spot.
3. Visit Waimea Canyon. It’s called the Grand Canyon of the Pacific and for good reason. It’s unbelievable! It’s a drive up to the mountains, but totally worth it. If you get car sick, sit in the front of your car. And bring a sick bag, just in case. As you can see, the view is worth it.
2.Hike to Hanakapi’ai. (Hah nah kah pee eye) It’s a two mile trip to the beach, but you should avoid the water there. It is one of the areas where the most people have drowned on Kauai. Please be safe and don’t do anything unwise. It’s another two miles in to the Hanakapi’ai falls but it’s very worth it. We’ve taken all four of our kids there twice now. It’s an all day event. If you want to see some of the views of Na Pali but don’t want to hike that far, if you go about a mile up the hike, you will get stunning views of Na Pali coast and then Ke’e (Kay eh) Beach and its cool reef. Get there early, wear lots of sunscreen, bring a bunch of water, and enjoy the views.
1. See Na Pali coast. This I cannot say enough. It is amazing. So incredibly beautiful and pictures cannot do it justice. It is something that must be experienced to understand. We love to take Captain Andy’s zodiac tours, which are pretty high adventure. If you’re not up for that much, the sailing tours are still incredibly fun. Both come with snorkeling and a lunch. They do a really good job of taking care of you. If you get sea sick, you may want to take a helicopter ride, which isn’t something we’ve done, but have heard amazing things about it. I just like being in the water. Hopefully some of these suggestions will give you an idea of what to do here on Kauai. Aloha!
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