Local Area Guide for your vacation on the Island of Kauai.
We can recommend activities for your enjoyment. Call us and let's talk about what you'd like to do while on this gorgeous island. As always, please use caution and common sense when enjoying any outdoor activities.
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The Garden Island
With the most rainfall of any of the Hawaiian Islands (at Mt. Waialeale), lush Kauai is known as "The Garden Island." Beautifully sculpted by the Pacific winds and rain, Kauai offers spectacular scenery, and in many of its remote areas there are no roads. Truly a tropical paradise with many activities. Take in a hike on the Sleeping Giant Mountain in Wailua, or explore the remote beaches by kayak and discover the secret waterfalls. The vacation of a lifetime. Let Kauai Condo Vacations help you discover Kauai.
On this page we offer a few Kauai vacation ideas. For more information on things to do and great eats and how to get the most from your vacation in Kauai and we encourage you to contact us for additional suggestions. We have lived on Kauai for a number of years and will help your vacation be the best ever. Aloha! Contact us by phone 808-431-4419 or email [email protected]
- Royal Coconut Coast with shopping and eateries
- Best Luau on the Island
- Wailua River
- Waimea Canyon
- Cruise the NaPali Coast
- Zipline on Kauai
- Shopping on Kauai
- Horseback riding on Kauai
- Kauai Festivals
- Restaurants on Kauai
The east side of the island of Kauai includes the Wailua River and the towns of Wailua and Kapaa. The area gets its name from the fact that The Royal Coconut Coast includes acres and acres of coconut trees and also the historical significance of the sacred royalty inhabiting the east side of Kauai who never had to worry about fresh water or food shortages due to the heavy rainfall and constant supply of water. Many popular beaches, golf courses, parks, restaurants, shopping centers and hiking and biking trails are ready for your Hawaiian vacation fun.
Best Luau on the Island - Smith Family Luau
During your vacation come experience the rhythm of aloha and the taste of Hawaii. Named “best luau on the island” by Kauai Revealed guidebook. Four generations of the Smith family continue to honor the Hawaiian Luau tradition with the most famous of Hawaiian celebrations. Included is access to the
gardens and ponds on the property as well as the Imu Ceremony.
Let yourself go and enjoy the thrill of a Kauai zipline! The rugged terrain and jungle is perfect for ziplining above the treetops.
Skyline Poipu Zipline Experience
Air tours - Air Ventures
Our Kauai air tours include: views of beautiful Kauai Island,
state-of-the-art air-conditioned planes, and pilots with the most GA-8 Airvan experience in the nation come together for a Hawaii vacation experience you’ll never forget. AirVenture's six-passenger airplanes are slow flying, stable, spacious and can tour the whole island of Kauai on just twelve gallons of fuel.
Safari Helicopter Tours
Approximately 80% of Kauai is uninhabited, remote and wild. A helicopter trip over Kauai reveals the incredible history, geology and beauty of the “Garden Island.” From $189
Horseback riding on Kauai
Horseback riders enjoy guided trail rides through the gorgeous Kalihiwai interior and along Kamo'okoa Ridge on Kauai's north shore. After about 2 hours on horseback, riders take a break for a swim in a natural mountain pool (no hiking necessary). A lovely waterfall, sparkling silver in the sunlight, provides the setting for a picnic lunch. Book your horseback ride with Silver Falls Ranch near Kilauea.
- Silver Falls Ranch (808) 828-6718
- Princeville Ranch Adventures (808) 826-7669
Restaurants on Kauai
Sam's Ocean View Restaurant
One of the fiew restaurants on the island with a true ocean view.
Sam's Ocean View Restaurant + Bar is known for it's Fabulous Kauai Ocean Views, ambiance, great food and drinks. Locals and tourists alike, consider Sam's Ocean View as one of the ten best restaurants in Kauai.
One of our "new favorites". Great service and atmosphere. Serving mostly seafood with a unique twist. Very tasty.
Located near the condos this is probably our favorite "nicer" restaurant. Never had a bad meal here and the service is great. Fresh fish and local produce make this one of the best on the island. Reservations suggested. Free live entertainment most nights.
A short walk from Lae nani you can find the best Mexican food on Kauai. Always busy because it's that good.
Other great places to eat:
- Lemongrass Grill
- Wasabi Sushi
- SEA, South East Asia Kauai, great Thai food
Lae nani property photos
|Along the west side of Kauai is the incredibly rugged rain forest described as "The Grand Canyon of the Pacific." A geological wonder 14 miles long and one mile wide, and in places over 3,500 feet deep, this canyon offers scenic lookouts and panoramic views. Waimea Canyon Drive leads you to the lower lookout point, continues into the dramatic interior, ending Kokee State Park. Numerous trails for beginners and seasoned hikers.
Hawaiian Luau on Kauai
|Yes, a luau can be the "touristy" thing to do but the food can be authentic and delicious and the entertainment exciting. And yes, even the locals love a fantastic luau. Two good choices in Luaus are Smith Family Garden Luau and the Grand Hyatt Luau.
Kilauea Point Lighthouse
|On the island`s north shore on Kilauea Point and standing tall at 52 feet, this beautiful lighthouse shares an area with the Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge. The rugged north coastline and the blue Pacific waters creates the perfect photo opportunities. You`ll enjoy a wide variety of seabirds and annual migrations of humpback whales in December. A must-see on your visit to the North Shore of Kauai. Roughly a 45 minute drive north of Lihue.
||North Shore of Kauai, Hawaii
NaPali Coast Cruise
|The NaPali Coast has 6,000+ acres of land mostly located in the center of the rugged 16 miles on the northwest coast of Kauai. A favorite attraction is to catch a boat tour of the coast because the majestic NaPali Coast is accessible only by foot or by ocean. Take a cruise or paddle a kayak to this famous state park. Blue Dolphin Charters; HoloHolo Charters. Dinner cruises and snorkeling options available.
||Northwestern Shores of Kauai