Top 5 Things to Do When Vacationing In Kauai, Hawaii
The Hawaiian Island of Kauai, also known as the "Garden Isle," is the oldest of the main Hawaiian Islands. It's also the least commercially developed of the Hawaiian islands, and therefore hosts copious amounts of waterfalls, scenic drives and more than 60 pristine beaches. Here's a list of activities/excursions that are not to be missed if you are lucky enough to visit.
1. Captain Andy's Sailing Adventures: Their Star Na Pali Snorkel and BBQ Sail is a must! This 5 ½ hour exploration of the Na Pali coast on a luxury sailing catamaran includes a continental breakfast, delicious BBQ lunch, snorkeling, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and cannot be beat! The service is outstanding and you’ll likely be treated to a close up view of Spinner dolphins racing and BEATING this amazing vessel. This is a splurge, but worth every penny if you factor in all that you get to do, see and eat. Don’t forget the Dramamine!
2. Queen's Bath: This amazing nature made piece of heaven really doesn't need an introduction. The best time to go is during low tide and it's not recommended for small children. All you need to knowis that it’s FREE and BEAUTIFUL!
3. Tubin’ the Ditch: Kauai Backcountry Adventures is the only company to have exclusive access to the historic irrigation system of the former Lihue Plantation. The ditch and tunnel system that once irrigated sugar crops runs through some of the most beautiful and remote land on the island. Including spectacular views of the mountains and Waialeale Crater, the waters which originate near the top of Mount Waialeale, one of the wettest spots in the world, are channeled through ditches and tunnels hand-dug by plantation workers over a century ago. Lunch is provided!
4. Snorkeling at Tunnels Beach (Makua): Tunnels is the ultimate snorkeling and scuba divers beach. Lava tubes form the many underwater caverns and give it its MAGICAL underwater atmosphere along with the beautiful inhabitants. You don’t have to go deep to enjoy the amazing sea creatures, which makes this place perfect for the kids. Don’t miss the spectacular sunset from this North Shore beach. Be sure to get there early – this amazing beach is no secret and parking can be a nightmare if you go too late in the day.
5. Hiking at Waimea Canyon: Located on the far western side of Kauai in the Waimea Canyon State Park, it is often called the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific,” and is known for its ENTHRALLING vistas, colorful red soil, depth, and spectacular views. The canyon is free to visit with plenty of parking and public facilities. Another freebie that can’t be beat!