50 Things to do on Kauai

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Kauai offers countless activities to suit every style, mood, and personality. There’s no reason to ever be bored here, unless that’s what you’re looking for! Why don’t you:

  1. Soak up the sun at the beach – we’ve got dozens.
  2. Disappear down a lush jungle path.
  3. Go surfing – beginner waves and giants abound.
  4. Hit the links on a picturesque world-class golf course.
  5. Set sail along the Napali Coast.
  6. Luxuriate in a peaceful day at the spa.
  7. Peruse a local Farmer’s Market.
  8. Experience an exciting Hawaiian luau.
  9. Shop, shop, shop!
  10. Visit an authentic Hindu monastery.
  11. Rent a Harley Davidson and ride the highway from end to end.
  12. Explore mystical Koke‘e State Park.
  13. Kayak down a lazy river.
  14. Try SUP – Stand Up Paddling.
  15. Bring a picnic lunch to Keahua Arboretum.
  16. Visit a lush botanical garden.
  17. Sample Shave Ice – the island’s favorite sweet treat.
  18. Go deep-sea fishing – wrestle with giants.
  19. Ride a gentle horse to a hidden swimming hole.
  20. Visit a traditional Hawaiian village.
  21. Hunt for shells as the sun comes up.
  22. Take an ATV off the beaten track.
  23. Sip a mai tai by the sea.
  24. View the magnificence of Spouting Horn.
  25. Play a couple of games of tennis.
  26. Tour a working coffee plantation.
  27. Snorkel one of Kauai’s active reefs.
  28. Drift down an old irrigation ditch on an inner tube.
  29. Indulge in a seaside massage.
  30. Watch scented candles and soaps being made.
  31. Listen to live Hawaiian music – slack key guitar, ukulele.
  32. Stroll through Hanapepe Art Night.
  33. Photograph Kauai’s famous waterfalls.
  34. Tour the island by helicopter.
  35. Ride the waves in an outrigger canoe.
  36. Explore the otherworldly beauty of Waimea Canyon.
  37. View a live theater production at Hanapepe’s Storybook Theater.
  38. Walk Polihale’s endless stretch of sand.
  39. Take a train ride through Smith’s Tropical Paradise.
  40. Visit the Kilauea Lighthouse Bird sanctuary and Preserve.
  41. Ride a beach cruiser down a coastal path.
  42. Sample decadent Kauai-made chocolate.
  43. Participate in a local Yoga or fitness class.
  44. Ride a rope swing over Kipu Falls.
  45. Hunt for fossils at Maha‘ ulepu Beach.
  46. SCUBA dive through an underwater lava tube.
  47. Drop a fishing line into one of Kauai’s many rivers and reservoirs.
  48. Take a leap of faith and try skydiving.
  49. Go waterskiing on the Wailua River.
  50. Roast marshmallows over a beach bonfire.

Take a trip to Kauai for your next destination getaway and stay in the finest Kauai real estate.