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—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 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!