Beyond the CitySee all 101 Things To Do on Kaua‘i!

Book a Sightseeing Trip

There was a time when Hawai‘i visitors didn’t leave home without booking SIGHTSEEING TOURS on a bus or a boat. Climbing aboard with a driver or captain, who doubles as a tour guide, was much easier than solo navigation in what was then foreign territory. Today’s visitor tends to be more independent and adventurous, and… Continue »

Ride to the Fern Grotto

FERN GROTTO, known to the ancients as Ma‘ama‘akualono, is a lovely spot at the base of Mauna Kapu (Forbidden Mountain). Draped in long sword ferns that hang upside down from the roof of the cave, it is known for its excellent acoustics. “The Hawaiian Wedding Song,” a traditional Hawaiian ballad, has been performed thousands of… Continue »

Hike Kalalau Trail: Paradise in the Rough

No list of America’s consummate BACKPACKING trips would be complete without mention of the KALALAU TRAIL. This daunting wilderness hike follows Kaua‘i’s dramatic Napali Coast shoreline along an ancient trail still ruled by the high priests of nature. The challenge is traversing the demanding and occasionally perilous footpath—if done in full it’s 11 miles in,… Continue »

Visit Hawai‘i’s Largest Coffee Plantation

The state’s largest coffee plantation is located on Kaua‘i’s southwest side, about 17 miles from Lihu‘e Airport. A 3,100-acre estate, KAUAI COFFEE COMPANY PLANTATION boasts tours, lines of coffee trees (4 million trees total!) and even a visitor center for the curious coffee drinker. KAUAI COFFEE VISITOR CENTER offers information about coffee growing and its… Continue »

Ride in Style

If taking a luxe boat dinner cruise at sunset suits your fancy, the Garden Isle has many options for you. Measuring in at 65 feet of waterborne luxury, CAPTAIN ANDY’S SOUTHERN STAR offers up two adventures that allow smaller groups to enjoy a lavish BOAT-AND GOURMET-FOOD EXPERIENCE en route to amazing destinations. STAR CLASS DINNER… Continue »

Zip Kaua‘i

With its uneven terrain and tangled jungle canopy, Kaua‘i’s backcountry is a natural setting for ZIPLINING. A thrill ride above the treetops, ziplining is a wild, let-yourself-go experience that calls for shrieking from beginning to end. Simply put, a zipline is a cable stretched between poles. Harnessed to the cable, zipliners sail through the treetops,… Continue »

See Opaeka‘a Falls

Take a scenic (and surprisingly convenient!) pit stop two miles up Route 580 to see one of Kauai‘i’s most accessible major waterfalls. OPAEKA‘A FALLS is an east side wonder equipped with an advantageous parking lot for easy-access. Making memories here is a breeze! Keep an eye out for signs in Wailua directing you to the… Continue »

Go to the Grove

GROVE FARM is one of the leading players in an island-wide movement towards sustainability and locavorism with a history as rich as the soil that supports its diverse crops. At 40,000 acres, it has shifted from sugar chief to leading Kaua‘i’s community and economic development—and being a steward of its ‘aina (land). This year it… Continue »

Get a Little Culture with the Keiki

Let’s face it—KIDS can only build so many sand castles before they start running off to new adventures. Keep an eye on your keiki—or take time off from your watch—with one of several island outlets ranging from exploration of an operational cattle ranch to movie time by the pool. CLASSES AT NA KEIKI O KA… Continue »