Things To Do in Kaua'i

From whale-watching and surfing to breathtaking hikes and sightseeing, there are endless opportunities for adventure in Kaua'i. Here are some of our local favorites so browse through and start planning a visit today! 

Kalalau Trail

11 miles in. 11 miles out. The Kalalau Trail is one of most famous hiking experiences in the world and offers some of the best views you can find on the island. The trail offers one of the only ways to access the Na Pali Coast by land and that is something you surely don't want to miss. The first 2 miles of the trail, from Hāʻena State Park to Hanakapi’ai Beach are great for a day hike if you're not in the mood to hike the entire trail. Camping is allowed at certain spots but make sure you have the proper permit and follow all safety precautions along the trail. Pack plenty of water!

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Na Pali Coast

Accessible by hikers through via the Kalalau Trail, the Na Pali Coast is one of the most spectacular destinations in all of Hawaii. With 15 miles of coastline running into incredible cliffs that sometimes stretch more than 4,000 feet tall. These views are not some to miss and if you don't feel like hiking, there are still some other great ways to view the Na Pali Coast in person. A drive to Kokee State Park will bring you to a lookout where you can see the Na Pali Coast. The best way to experience it however would be by sea or air. You can take a helicopter tour or boat ride off the coast to take the sights in all their glory. 

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Cruise & Snorkeling

To get a unique perspective on the beauty of the island and the water that surrounds it, take a cruise with snorkeling! You'll get to see amazing views above water and wonderful marine life below. There are many companies that offer cruises and snorkeling in the area because this activity is popular for a reason. You can take a sunset cruise for a romantic evening with a loved one or try to see some dolphins and whales depending on the time of year. Spending some time on and in the water is always worth it on Kaua'i! 

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