Large hotels and condominiums are absent in the lush jungle area of Kilauea. Accommodations here are limited to vacation rentals and small cottages, which is a good thing in hopes of maintaining the country feel.
Kaua‘i’s north shore has a beach that will make your day: surfers revel in the world-class waves during the winter months, snorkelers enjoy pristine reefs during the summer, beachcombers can easily find shells and driftwood, and sunbathers will love the white sand and myriad nooks and crannies along the coast to find their own slice of paradise.
Tide pools and an oceanside waterfall are the beautiful rewards at the end of this half-hour hike in Kilauea on the north shore of Kaua‘i. It’s important to note that this hike should only be done during summer when the ocean is completely flat.
The Nounou Mountain Trails comprise three trails. They are all inland in the mountains above Wailua and zigzag over Nounou Ridge, the Sleeping Giant. Get insight on each trail including which is the prettiest of the three, and which trail is suitable for a fit family.
Looking for adventure in Lihu‘e? Adrenaline-fueled fun ranges from ATV rides to ziplining to an island take on water tubing. Here are tours, packages, and prices for adventures sports in Lihu‘e, Kaua‘i.
Kapa‘a and Wailua are home to some of Kaua‘i’s most talented artists and artisans; pieces for sale range from very affordable to quite pricey. Even if you’re not in the mood to buy, these galleries and stores are a lovely place to browse beautiful, local creations.