Kauai is one of my favorite islands. It’s the first Hawaiian island I visited and I’ve been back more than 30 times.
Known as the “Garden Island,” Kauai is the ultimate island for families who want a slower pace with an emphasis on outdoor adventures, organic produce, and small-town charm.
BEST PLACES TO STAY ON KAUAI
Grand Hyatt Kauai
This luxury resort in Poipu has freshly renovated rooms, a championship golf course, 6 restaurants, a spa, a kids club, and several incredible pools. Check the latest rates and availability.
Royal Sonesta Kauai
Enjoy one of the largest family-friendly pools in Hawaii and enjoy breathtaking beachfront views at the Royal Sonesta Kauai Resort on Kalapaki Beach. Check the latest rates and availability.
Ko’a Ke’a Resort
Ko’a Kea has been voted the top resort in Kauai and Travel + Leisure Magazine ranked it the number 5 resort in Hawaii in 2019. And TripAdvisor named it in their “Top 3 Most Romantic Hotels in the U.S.” Check the latest rates and availability.
TOP THINGS TO DO ON KAUAI
See Waimea Canyon
Nicknamed the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific” the Waimea Canyon is one of the top Kauai attractions. There are several scenic lookouts and opportunities to go hiking.
Go on a Helicopter Ride
Kauai is one of the most beautiful Hawaiian islands and it’s full of secret waterfalls only accessible by helicopter.
Hiking on Kauai
There are tons of hiking trails on Kauai for all skill levels. One of the most famous is the Kalalau Trail along the Na Pali Coast.
PLACES TO EAT ON KAUAI
If you’d like an upscale take on Hawaiian plate lunches, head to Mark’s Place in Puhi. This is a hidden gem on Kauai with food that will knock your socks off.
This is a nice, sit-down restaurant that features a modern twist on classic Hawaiian dishes as well as tasty seafood. Sometimes they have live music or entertainment.
Kauai Food Trucks
Over the past few years, Kauai has become a haven for foodies because of its food truck scene. Head up to Hanalei, over to Kapaa, or down to Koloa to try them out.
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