With shallow, reef-protected beaches, family-friendly hiking trails and biking paths, and beautiful weather to spend your days outdoors, the area is the perfect destination for a Kauai family trip.
Kauai has many lifeguarded, family-friendly beaches with tranquil water perfect for children. Hanalei and Anini beaches on the North Shore, Lydgate on the East Coast, Poipu Beach on the South Shore, and Salt Pond Beach Park on the West Coast are all beaches where your children can enjoy time in the water. Many children enjoy riding the gentle waves on boogie boards, which can be picked up inexpensively from Walmart or Costco or rented from one of the many surf shops. Pick up a snorkeling mask and fins and delve into the underwater world, where children and adults alike will be delighted to swim among honu (green sea turtles) and brightly colored tropical fish. Older kids will enjoy taking a surf lesson, where knowledgeable guides will give instructions and help your child catch their first wave.
Biking & Walking
The Kauai Coastal Path offers eight miles of paved coastal trail, perfect for families to walk or bike. Various shops along the path offer an assortment of bikes such as beach cruisers, tandems, child-sized bikes, and bike trailers. During your Kauai family trip, stop for a swim, a bite to eat, or a picnic lunch during your ride at one of the many beaches, restaurants, and green spaces lining the path.
Kauai Kids Activities & Tours
Kauai offers a variety of family-friendly tours to help you experience all of the beauty the island has to offer. Whale watch from a boat, zip-line through the rain forest, tube down a gently flowing river, go off-roading aboard an ATV, learn the art of hula dancing at a luau, or admire the Na Pali coastline from a bird’s eye view in a helicopter. While all of these Kauai kids activities are child friendly, many have minimum age requirements, so be sure to check each company’s guidelines.
We have rentals at nearly 30 properties on Kauai’s north, east, and south shores. Many of our rentals have fully equipped kitchens, multiple bedrooms, and onsite pools, perfect for families traveling with children. We are in the know about all of the best places to stay and things to do on the Garden Island. Contact us at 866-922-5642 or [email protected] to make your booking and to learn more about Kauai kids activities.