Kauaʻi - Places of interest

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Lydgate Beach Park

Protected from the partly rough sea, this beach park is especially popular with families, as it is also suitable for...

Kalalau Valley

Kalalau Valley is one of the most beautiful viewpoints in the Hawaiian Islands. There are several ways to see this valley and the associated cliffs...
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Anahola Beach Park

Anahola Beach Park is a relatively long but narrow beach that offers wonderful shade due to the abundance of trees....
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Keālia Beach Park

Just north of the charming village of Kapa'a is this nearly one-kilometer-long, golden-yellow, wide sandy beach on Kauai's east coast. It...
green and brown mountains beside body of water under blue sky during daytime

Poipu Beach Park

Located on Kauai's sunny south shore, about a half-hour drive southwest of Lihue, this once one of the top beaches...
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Salt Pond Beach Park

A bit west of Hanapepe is the Salt Pond Beach Park, which is also a campground. This stretch of beach...
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Kekaha Beach Park

Kekaha Beach is a seemingly endless beach park with golden sand, high waves, usually strong winds and breathtaking sunsets. Just...
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Haʻena Beach Park

Located on Kauai's North Shore, this tropical beach park is a popular beach during the summer months for swimming, snorkeling and...
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Keʻe Beach

Ke'e Beach is located at the far end of the north coast and is also the beginning of the Napali Coast and the famous...

Hanalei Beach Park

Hanalei Beach Park is one of the beach sections of paradisiacal Hanalei Bay, Kauai's largest and most spectacular bay. Here awaits...
Hiking Kauai Kalalau Trail

Kalalau Trail

The Kalalau Trail is a trail along the Na Pali Coast of the island of Kauai. The trail runs for about 18 km...
Alakai Swamp Trail

Alakai Swamp Trail

One of the most impressive hikes in all of Hawaii is definitely the Alakai Swamp Trail. With 12 km and 400 meters of elevation...
Hoopii Falls

Ho'opi'i Falls Trail

Hoʻopiʻi Falls are 2 waterfalls along Kapaʻa Creek near Kapaʻa on the east coast of Kauai. The falls...
Kuilau Ridge

Kuilau Ridge Trail

In Wailua, on the east of the island, just after the bridge over the Wailua River, turn left onto Kuamo'o...
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Kukui Trail

The Kukui Trail is one of the most beautiful hikes in Waimea Canyon. However, with 700 meters of elevation gain over 7 km, it is...
Nualolo Trail

Nu'alolo & Awa'awapuhi Trail

From the capital Lihue it is about 1.5 hours drive to Kokee State Park. Hiking enthusiasts are advised to...
Okolehao Trail

Okolehao Trail

In itself, this hiking trail in the north of Kauai is not particularly long at 9km, but with 750 meters of elevation gain it is quite steep....
Sleeping Giant Trail

Nounou Mountain Trail (Sleeping Giant)

Sleeping Giant, also known as Nounou Mountain, is a ridge west of the towns of Wailua and Kapaʻa in Nounou Forest....

Wailua River & Uluwehi Falls (Secret Falls)

The Wailuā River is a river on the island of Kauai. It rises at Mount Waiʻaleʻale and is the only navigable...
Waimea Canyon Trail

Waimea Canyon Trail to Waipoo Falls

"Waimea Canyon Trail to Waipoo Falls" is an approximately 5km hiking trail with 150 meters of elevation gain. It leads through beautiful forest,...
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