Tips for What To Do on Kauai?

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  1. 13.9.2013

    Heading to Kauai and I would love some tips on the best activities, adventures, places to shop, dining and beaches. We really like to try a mix of tourist must-do's and hidden gems. I would love any tips or suggestions. We do have a rental car and we are staying in Poipu.

    • Heather J.
    • Mountlake Terrace, Vereinigte Staaten
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    13.9.2013

    I really wanted to hike the coast, but couldn't get past the first river.

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    13.9.2013

    google.com/search?q=thin…

    You could also hit a dedicated travel forum like those on Trip Advisor.  You'll get a lot more and better responses than you will here.

  2. 13.9.2013
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    13.9.2013

    Kauai is geared more towards planting your butt in the sand with an umbrella drink rather than a lot of activity.  It's the chill island of the primary ones to visit. If you're looking for adventure, honestly my recommendation is to island hop to Maui for a day.  That said, there's some ok scuba diving in Kauai and no shortage of helicopter tours or hiking excursions

  3. 14.9.2013

    Go for a hike in the big canyon on the dry side of the island. It's really amazing. As is the Na Pali (sp) coast. Kauai is a great place for long rugged hikes. Also a fun place to go wild boar hunting.

    • Jeff G.
    • Seattle, Vereinigte Staaten
    14.9.2013

    Lydgate State Park will give you an easy place to start snorkeling if you've never done it before.

    Wailua Falls is nice and you can hike around the top of the falls.

    It's very old fashioned and kind of cheesy but if you're going to do a luau do the Smiths one. It's on pretty property and the food is okay.

    Get Simin at Hamura

  4. 14.9.2013

    We stayed here for a week. We were in Princeville but traveled the entire island while there. We did drinks at the St. Regis- expensive but worth it for the view! We also dined at Roy's original restaurant- it's on a golf course and seems out of place- but amazing- we went twice!

    Other destinations- Waimea Canyon, helicopter ride that shows you the waterfalls from Jurassic Park, Kilauea Point Lighthouse, Shrimp Station in Waimea, Na Pali Explorer - tour via life boat to see the famous Napali Coast (included lunch and opportunity to snorkel), Kilauea Fish Market & Spouting Horn!

    Have fun!

    We noticed a lot of places closed down at 9 or 10pm and there wasn't much night life.

    • Jeff G.
    • Seattle, Vereinigte Staaten
    14.9.2013

    +1 Kristin and things closing down at 9:00. A lot of restaurants close around then  so you probably want to plan your meals accordingly. We usually end up getting a place where we can cook since you can get really nice ingredients at the farmers markets and local stores(Costo, Safeway etc.)

    Also, the sun drops like a rock around 6:30 which can be a little startling.

  5. 14.9.2013

    Drive along the south shore as far as you can west, through the cane fields and pot holes, and you will find the most wonderful beach at the very end of the Na'Pali Coast. Rental car agencies will tell you not to go there, but f them and go, you won't regret it.

    • Heather J.
    • Mountlake Terrace, Vereinigte Staaten
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    15.9.2013

    Agreed nightlife was very limited.

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    15.9.2013

    Skip the coffee plantation tour. Apparently, Kauai coffee isn't up to the snuff of what's coming out from the other islands. I've had my share of that bean.  Though it beats canned grind, it is still the least of the Island beans.

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    15.9.2013

    Do a lot of eating and drinking !!

    • Jeff S.
    • Seattle, Vereinigte Staaten
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    15.9.2013

    Definitely Waimea canyon. It's a beautiful hike and you'll be able to hit the Shrimp Station for some lunch on the way back. I'd try either a hike or helicopter tour of the Na'Pali Coast. That's allegedly where they filmed the opening sequence in Jurassic Park. We tried hiking it while we were there, but the trail was washed out because of heavy rains. Do it if you can.

    • Jeff G.
    • Seattle, Vereinigte Staaten
    15.9.2013

    Eat as much poke as you can. There are a lot of small places that have it. But even the safeway has several varieties.

    • Will H.
    • Long Beach, Vereinigte Staaten
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    16.9.2013

    Eat the killer burgers at Ono Burger. I still drool thinking about them.

  6. 16.9.2013

    1. Go plantation tubing (its sorta pricey but super fun) kauaibackcountry.com/tub…
    2. Eat box lunch from Po's Kitchen
    3. Waimea Canyon
    4. Rum tasting at Koloa Rum Co.
    5. Peruse the soap shops at Poipu
    6. Eat malasadas - best place is the dude that sells them in front of the K-mart

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