Kauai is impressive on many levels. As the oldest of the Hawaiian Islands, its tropical beauty, surreal mountain ranges, sunbaked beaches, and vibrant atmosphere and culture has put it in fourth place as one of Hawaii’s most visited islands.

Choosing Accommodations

An important part of any vacation is deciding which hotel offers the best in luxurious comfort, convenience, outstanding amenities, and superior service. When these four things are your priorities, look no further than Koloa Landing Resort.

You can read more about their location in Poipu to see for yourself what you’ll have access to such as meticulously decorated and equipped deluxe studios, luxury villas, and a penthouse suite. From relaxing on a furnished lanai to preparing a meal in the gourmet kitchen, Koloa Landing Resort is an oasis of luxury in your home away from home.

Beaches

At Poipu Beach Park, enjoy picnicking, swimming, and snorkeling.

Mahaulepu Beach is bordered by the Pacific and imposing cliffs and offers three sections to the beach; Kawailoa Bay, Gillin’s Beach, and Ha’ula Beach.

Anini Beach offers a quiet respite for sunbathers and an excellent location for windsurfing.

Gardens

Take a guided tour at Allerton Garden to see examples of Hawaii’s lush tropical landscape that offers a kaleidoscope of colors with its many plants and flowers.

McBryde Garden is another example of the diverse tropical landscape in Kauai. Take your time seeing the sights with a self-guided tour.

The 1,000-acre Limahuli Garden and Preserve is noted as one of the best natural botanical gardens in the U.S.

Hiking

Along the 11 miles of Kalalau Trail in Na Pali Coast State Park, the majestic sea cliffs paint a colorful portrait against the blue sky.

At Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, observe a variety of seabirds, playful dolphins, and whales.

Koke’e State Park offers seven scenic mountain trails with views of the ocean and wildlife inhabitants.

Traverse the trail along the Sleeping Giant located in the Nounou Forest Reserve.

Points of Interest

Lighthouses are intriguing and at Kilauea Light, tour the century-old structure dedicated in 1913. Located within the Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, enjoy the panoramic views from its rocky perch above the Pacific.

There’s an abundance of wildlife activities at the 917-acre Hanalei National Wildlife Refuge located in the Hanalei River Valley. Visitors can observe the wildlife habitat and its residents from an observation point on Kuhio Highway.

Wailua Falls with its two streams cascading down to 80-feet below is a popular destination for its beauty and as a backdrop for memorable photos.

Tours

Sit back and relax and enjoy the ride to many of Kauai’s scenic attractions in comfort. Whether you choose to tour by minibus or ATV, by helicopter, or by watercraft, you’ll see the island’s highlights, hidden gems, even famous movie locations up-close and personal.

Water Activities

Below are a few examples of what’s available for novice and veteran water enthusiasts.

  • Snorkeling
  • Scuba
  • Surfing lessons
  • Sailing
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Catamarans
  • Tubing
  • Windsurfing

Ziplining

For an experience you’ll never forget, book a ziplining adventure and whisk through the tropical tree canopies like a bird in flight. Tours are available offering multiple courses with a variety of views and varying lengths. For the stout of heart, consider the ½-mile zipline and soar to new heights.

Whether your vacation plans include beaches and sunbathing, exploring the diverse terrain of the island, or ziplining through the tropical rainforest, there’s something of interest for all ages to enjoy. When you want to experience a vacation of a lifetime, Kauai makes it happen. With a destination with the nickname “The Garden Isle,” your vacation happiness is guaranteed.