Kauai

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Kauai - browse our top choices for the top things to see or do during your stay.

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  • ATV Tours

    Although all the beaches on the island are public, much of the interior land—once sugar and pineapple plantations—is privately owned. This is...

  • Aerial Tours

    If you only drive around Kauai in your rental car, you will not see all of Kauai. There is truly only one way to see it all, and that's by...

  • Biking

    Kauai is a labyrinth of cane-haul roads, which are fun for exploring on two wheels. The challenge is finding roads where biking is allowed and...

  • Boat Tours

    Deciding to see Napali Coast by boat is an easy decision. Choosing the outfitter to go with is not. There are numerous boat-tour operators to...

  • Deep-Sea Fishing

    Simply step aboard and cast your line for mahimahi, ahi, ono, and marlin. That's about how quickly the fishing—mostly trolling with lures—begins...

  • Golf

    For golfers, the Garden Isle might as well be known as the Robert Trent Jones Jr. Isle. Four of the island's eight courses, including Poipu...

  • Hiking

    The best way to experience the aina —the land—on Kauai is to step off the beach and hike into the remote interior. You'll find waterfalls so...

  • Horseback Riding

    Most of the horseback-riding tours on Kauai are primarily walking tours with little trotting and no cantering or galloping, so no experience...

  • Kayaking

    Kauai is the only Hawaiian island with navigable rivers. As the oldest inhabited island in the chain, Kauai has had more time for wind and water...

  • Kiteboarding

    Several years ago, the latest wave-riding craze to hit the Islands was kiteboarding, and the sport is still going strong. As the name implies...

  • Mountain Tubing

    For the past 40 years, Hawaii's sugarcane plantations have closed one by one. In the fall of 2009, Gay & Robinson announced the closure...

  • Scuba Diving

    The majority of scuba diving on Kauai occurs on the South Shore. Boat and shore dives are available, although boat sites surpass the shore sites...

  • Skydiving

    If you're a thrill seeker, it doesn't get any better than jumping out of an airplane over an island—oh, the views—and floating peacefully back...

  • Snorkeling

    Generally speaking, the calmest water and best snorkeling can be found on Kauai's North Shore in summer and South Shore in winter. The East...

  • Stand-Up Paddling

    Unlike kiteboarding, this is an increasingly popular sport that even a novice can pick up— and have fun doing. Technically, it's not really...

  • Surfing

    Good ol' stand-up surfing is alive and well on Kauai, especially in winter's high-surf season on the North Shore. If you're new to the sport...

  • Zip-line Tours

    The latest adventure on Kauai is "zipping," or "zip-lining." Regardless of what you call it, chances are you'll scream like a rock star while...