Conquer the mammoth, but highly rewarding 11-mile Kalalau trail from Ke’e Beach to Kalalau Beach, along the Napali Coastline. If long treks are not your thing, Kokee State Park has a ton of easy and moderate trails that go through waterfalls, valleys and forests.
By law, a building in Kauai is not allowed to be taller than a coconut tree. Here, you can get as far away as possible from digital screens and mid-day meetings. Only 3% of Kauai is drivable, so wander holoholo (for the fun) around the “garden island” to your heart’s content. Walk the rugged lines around Waimea Canyon. Kayak like a pro through open sea caves on the Napali coast, and snorkel with sea turtles at Poipu beach.
Float, float, float your tube, gently down the stream, while your tour guide shares trivia about Kauai. Then eat lunch in a scenic picnic area. Book this tour through Kauai Mountain Tubing Adventure.
Glide across 22,000 acres in Hawaii’s first sugar plantation at sunset, fly above a waterfall, or zipline under the stars; Kauai has many incredible zipline tours.
You can’t visit Kauai without seeing its beautiful gardens. It is the “garden island” after all. Experience the island’s seven micro climates, see colorful Hawaiian flora and learn about efforts to conserve native plant species at McBryde and Limahuli gardens.