Though there are many places to stay in Hawaii, there are none that can match the wonder and majesty that come with staying on the isle of Kauai. With world class beaches and breathtaking natural scenery to explore, there’s no shortage of fun to be had! Not sure where to start? No problem! Here are a few Kauai activities you need to make sure they are on your itinerary the next time you plan to visit us:
Immerse Yourself in Kauai’s Natural Beauty
I’m sure that just about everyone has seen some of the incredible pictures of the natural beauty and splendor that exists in Hawaii, but few can truly match the majesty of the Na Pali Coast State Wilderness Park. Located on the northwestern portion of the island, the wilderness park features natural wonders beyond your imagining: breathtaking waterfalls, fields of lush green, crystal clear waters and beaches that sparkle in the sunlight. In between snorkeling, hiking, and exploring, there is truly no shortage of ways to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Kauai and experience what makes this island such a truly special place to visit.
Explore the Countryside by Horseback
Sure, some people would be content with just hiking around the island to see everything the countryside has to offer… but you’re not just somebody! You’re looking to make this next Kauai vacation legendary, right? Then why not explore the island by horseback! Explore Kauai’s hidden beauty that you wouldn’t be able to find any other way such as secluded beaches, ride along the cliffside, and more. There are a few different companies that offer horseback tours such as Silver Falls Ranch and CJM Country Stables, so make sure to check both out and see which is best for you and your group’s next Kauai activities.
Experience Incredible Views from Atop the Lighthouse and Other Kauai Activities
Arguably Kauai’s greatest manmade attraction, the Daniel K. Inouye Kilauea Point Lighthouse has served as a landmark and guardian for those at sea for decades. While no longer fully active today, the lighthouse still stands tall on its peninsula 200 feet above the waves and provides travelers with some of the most breathtaking views of the ocean and of northern Kauai. This is a must-see attraction in Kauai and one landmark that should absolutely be on the itinerary of any visitors to the isle.
No matter what you decide to put on your itinerary for Kauai, you need to make sure of one thing for certain: Reserve your home away from home with Ahh Aloha! We are the premier property rental company and have a number of breathtaking properties located all across the island, so you can have confidence knowing that our world class customer service team will find the perfect home for you and your family. So don’t hesitate – contact us with any questions or to make your reservation today!
Vacations are a time for adventures and explorations, a chance to relax and recharge the batteries that run our soul and an opportunity to strengthen family bonds that weaken in the everyday hurrying and worrying of real life. They are also when we get to discover what makes other regions of the world special—especially when we spend time participating in the events that make them different from anywhere else in the world. When you visit Kauai and stay in one of Ahh! Aloha’s luxury homes, you can add a little extra sparkle to a vacation that already glitters nicely by attending any or all of the upcoming Kauai events we have listed below!
Kauai Yoga & Peace Festival, September 28th through September 30th
We all can do with a little extra peace in our lives, and when you attend this yoga and peace festival, well, that’s just what you’ll get! Experience two days of teaching, learning, meditations, and artists all working their hardest to bring peace to the world. When it’s finished, you will leave Kauai feeling lighter in the soul.
Eo e Emalani i Alakai, October 13
For one day in October you can relive the history of Hawaii with a day devoted to the beauty of Hawaii of yesteryear featuring music, chanting, and the return of Queen Emma (who is looking mighty fine at over 150 years old!) at the Kokee State Park. Costing nothing, this event that is unique to our island fits into any vacation budget.
Kauai Writer’s Conference, November 5th through November 11th
Paradise attracts talented artists from every genre, and this conference held the first week of November is a fine example. Award winning authors will present workshops that help you get your work published, and as some of the biggest publishers in the world show up as well, maybe now is the time to pull out that Great American Novel you’ve been working on for years and begin polishing it up!
Festival of Lights, Every Weekend in December and Other Kauai Events
When we think of Christmas, we most often think of snow, cold weather, and bundling up in our holiday finest to enjoy both, but a Christmas vacation spent in Kauai promises us festivities of another sort thanks to the Kauai Festival of Lights. Balmy weather, the wind blowing through the palm trees, and the sound of waves crashing against the sandy shore combine with twinkling lights, a surfing Santa, and a Spam tree; this is one festival you won’t experience anywhere else in the nation!
As Each Event Comes to a Close
After enjoying these Kauai events, you can relax and recharge in comfort and style in your classic Ahh! Aloha vacation getaway; reserve yours today and discover what makes Hawaii be a tropical paradise!
Do not be alarmed by the occasional tropical shower in Kauai, Hawaii during your travels. This fertile island is home to lush green foliage that requires a decent amount of rain to stay healthy. And just because it is rainy during your stay does not mean you will miss out on all of the exciting activities on the island. Here are some awesome things to do in Kauai on a rainy day:
Check Out the Museums
Kauai is home to a variety of educational, yet exciting museums and historical centers that are perfect to visit on a rainy day. Delve into the historical past of Kauai and the Hawaiian Islands. The Old Koloa Town Historical Center lets you learn about the first sugar plantation on the island, including actual artifacts and memoirs. Continue your research into the sugar plantations at the Grove Farm Homestead & Sugar Plantation Museum for even more exhibits. The Koke’s Natural History Museum will let you learn more about the island’s vibrant history and how the inhabitants’ ancestry lives on to this day.
Hit the Malls
There is no better excuse to stop by one of the many island’s malls than when you are on vacation. A rainy day is the perfect time to hit the shopping centers when the crowds have started to head home. You can enjoy the many unique shops at the Poipu Shopping Center, The Shops at Kukuiula, and Old Koloa Town just to name a few. Take home a piece of Kauai with local artwork and jewelry that make the perfect souvenir.
Make It a Spa Day
If you do not want to brave the gentle showers of the rain, then stay indoors at one of the island’s spas. Treat yourself with a relaxing facial, massage, hot bath, or more at the Spa at the Koa Kea Hotel and Resort. You can even get your hair and nails done at Anara Spa! Do not let the rain ruin your day with a relaxing time at the spa.
Relax After You Have Done All the Things to Do In Kauai
The beautiful island of Kauai, Hawaii is waiting for you to make the journey and experience the island yourself. Book with Ahh! Aloha Kauai Vacations by Arrived for an incredible experience that cannot be found elsewhere on the island. Our selection of vacation rentals will ensure you have the most relaxing trip of a lifetime. Call today and let us help you find the perfect rental for your next stay!
Ok, the secret’s out: There’s no wrong time to visit Kauai! Our island paradise is blessed with near perfect weather year-round, so if you’re thinking of a fall vacation, it’s time to get the wheels in motion. Fall is only a month away, and we don’t want you to miss out on a single minute of Kauai fall activities! As a matter of fact, to ensure that your trip is shining and perfect, we’ve provided this list of five Kauai activities to make a perfect fall trip—enjoy!
Tasting Kauai Food Tour-East Side
Although it’s still technically summer on the date this fun event is being held (September 6), we feel that anytime after Labor Day should be considered fall, don’t you? The Tasting Kauai Food Tour offers the opportunity to taste the food of the island. Costing $99 per person, there’s no food establishment safe from this tour; restaurants, food trucks, and specialty food stores all contribute to the taste of the island!
Kauaʻi Mokihana Festival
For a week in September, this celebration of everything Hawaiian is the highlight of island life and if you get to attend, will be a magical addition to your bucket list! Held September 23-29th and offering music, food, and a fascinating insight into Hawaii’s culture, the family friendly festival is free but purchasing food, drinks, and crafts will cost you.
Coconut Festival in Kauai
You’d have to be nuts not to enjoy this celebration of the fruit cartoons love to make fun of. The Coconut Festival in Kauai held October 6th from 9 until 5 at Kapa‘a Park isn’t just fun and tasty; it’s totally free! Featuring everything from tree climbing demonstrations to musical entertainment and food, your fall day on Kauai will be a sweet one!
The great thing about living in Hawaii is that EVERY day can be a great day for fishing, and the fishing charter companies that make their living off the fruits of the sea will add a luster to your already sparkling fall vacation! And because they want to make sure that their guests experience every aspect of a really good fishing trip, Hawaiian Style Fishing (call 808-635-7335 for reservations) is one of our favorite charter companies!
Stay in for a Day
Many vacationers end up coming back to real life feeling more tired than they did before they left, but our guests realize that a true vacation always involves at least one day staying in! Our homes are designed to be lived in, so pull the shades and sleep in a little late, enjoy coffee and a pastry on the back deck, and take some time for those little moments with the family that make the biggest impact. Reserve your Kauai Vacations island cottage today!
Not all vacations have to last for a week or more. Sometimes our most magical memories come from those quick getaways where you get in, spend a couple of days, and then get out as fast as you arrived. The downside is that the 48 hours pass by so quickly, you end up missing out on some of the best of what that area has to offer in Kauai activities—but that’s not going to happen on your wonderful weekend in Kaua‘i, because you have Ahh! Aloha on your side, giving you all the suggestions necessary to ensure your next 48 hours in paradise are going to be the best 48 hours of your life!
As the Sun Rises Over the Island of Kaua‘i
As breakfast is the most important meal of the day, our first order of business will be filling your tanks with a hearty breakfast from the Kalapaki Beach Hut. A local tradition since 1973, the Portuguese Sweet Bread French Toast will give you the fuel you need for your next adventure. Don’t linger long over your first meal, though. It’s time to start the next phase of your Kaua‘i experience with a zipline tour from Kaua‘i Back Country Adventures. Sometimes the best way to see a place is from above, and the zipline allows our guests a birds eye view of some of Kaua‘i’s most scenic spots and includes a dip in their natural swimming pool; this should kill another couple of hours of your day. Finishing up the rest of day one at Kalapaki Beach will feed your soul, as you frolic in the waters, shop at the boutiques along the way, and enjoy lunch at any of the beachfront eateries located right on the beach. The day ends with a drive further south for a romantic dinner at the Beach House Restaurant at sunset before heading back to your Ahh! Aloha weekend escape to rest up for the next day!
Day 2 in Paradise
Breakfast on the lanai is always a great start to any day, so enjoy a cup of Kona coffee and some scrambled eggs for a few leisurely moments of peace and quiet, and then slip into your hiking shoes—today is about hiking trails and waterfalls! Start at Wailua Falls, which may look familiar to you, as they were prominently featured in the opening credits of the popular 70s television show, Fantasy Island. Wailua State Park offers some of the best scenic views on Kaua‘i, so plan on spending most of day two here. Pack a lunch and remember to carry out what you bring in; not all trails offer trash cans. Your last night in Kaua‘i should include a dinner at Sam’s Ocean View Restaurant before heading back to pack and prepare for tomorrow’s departure.
Excitement in Kauai Activities Starts at Home
Our Ahh! Aloha homes, that is. Some of your best adventures and most magical memories will get their start right here! Reserve yours today and make the most out of your 48 hours in Kaua‘i!
You will find no fresher air than you will on the Hawaiian Island of Kauai. Cool breezes off the Pacific Ocean will find you regardless of where you are on the island, and endless vegetation creates a thriving oasis in the middle of the ocean. With that being said, it can feel a bit hot during the summer due to ceaseless sunshine. When you begin to feel like you have had enough of the heat, it is good to know there are plenty of ways to cool off. The following are some fun Kauai activities that will serve to cool you off.
Find a Waterfall
Hawaii, and this island in particular, is known for incredible tropical landscapes and the countless waterfalls that you can find. Not only are these waterfalls beautiful, but they offer a shady space along with cool mist off the falls, and of course, a one of a kind opportunity to take a refreshing dip. There are many options, but Wailua Falls is a good place to start, as it is the easiest to reach. Simply take Highway 56 about three miles north out of Lihue and you cannot miss it!
Hit the Beach
Kauai is home to more beaches per mile of coastline than any other island in the world, and they are all among the most beautiful. Obviously, you have to take advantage while you are here! Lucky for you, there is no better way to stay cool than taking a dip in this cool water that is always beautiful. You can count on the ocean being cool and comfortable, with average temperatures in the mid-70s. Pair this with a toasty day and you can do no wrong.
This may not sound like a great way to stay cool, but in Hawaii, the only reason you will feel hot is from endless sunshine. So finding a beautiful hiking trail that provides plenty of shade and cool air is the perfect refuge from the heat. You can find many opportunities like this throughout the island, particularly inland. One of the best examples of a Kauai hike that will keep you cool is the Sleeping Giant Trail. Find the trailhead on the eastern side of the island near the town of Wailua.
Find a Cool Place to Stay with Ahh! Aloha
Perhaps the most important decision you will make throughout your vacation is one of the first in where you will be staying while you are here. Beautiful homes are almost as plentiful as beautiful sights in Kauai, and nobody provides more of them than Ahh! Aloha. Our quality and selection are unparalleled, and unlike other vacation rental companies, Ahh! Aloha offers properties on every corner of the island. So regardless of where you want to be or what you want to take advantage of while you are here, you can find a beautiful home in the perfect location. See for yourself by contacting us today!