Fun Things to Do in Kauai, Hawaii

Fun Things to Do in Kauai, Hawaii
If you love the outdoors, then Kauai is a dream vacation. There are so many different activities available on this small, remote island. Kayakers will find that there are numerous rivers to kayak as well as some wonderful ocean kayaking. In addition, some of the best hiking in the state can be found on the island of Kauai.

Snorkel at Lydgate Beach Park

If you're traveling with children, or if you're not that comfortable in the water, Lydgate Beach Park is the best place on Kauai to learn how to snorkel. According to the website 101 Things to Do Kauai, the beach park has two rock-rimmed pools of water that are protected from the open ocean. Both pools are great for beginner snorkelers and children, even when the ocean is particularly wavy. At Lydgate, you'll be able to see lots of unique fish that can only be found in Hawaiian waters, like the Hawaiian Lionfish.

Lydgate Beach Park
Nalu Road
Lihue, HI 96766


Paddle a River

Kauai has many rivers that are excellent for paddling. One such popular river to paddle is Wailua River. Wailua River is actually two rivers that become one body of water for a mile, just upstream from where it converges with the ocean. Many companies offer guided tours along Wailua River. Outfitters Kauai offers a paddle-hike tour that takes you through a Hawaiian rainforest and up to a 100-foot waterfall.

Outfitters Kauai
2827A Poipu Road
Poipu Beach, HI 96756
(808) 742-9667

Hike Waimea Canyon

Waimea Canyon can be best described as a miniature Grand Canyon. In fact, it is nicknamed "The Grand Canyon of the Pacific." The canyon was formed by Waimea River and is 10 miles wide and 3,000 feet deep. There are numerous trails throughout the canyon, some more difficult than others. One of the most popular trails is to the spectacular Waipo'o Falls, which is 800 feet high. For the best information on trails, be sure to visit Koke'e Natural History Museum in Koke'e State Park, close to where the canyon is located.

Koke'e Natural History Museum
3600 Kokee Rd
Kekaha, HI 96752
(808) 335-9975


Article Written By Shiromi Nassreen

Shiromi Nassreen has been writing professionally since 2005. She specializes in travel and outdoor topics, and her articles have appeared in various print and online publications, including "DISfunkshion Magazine" and Matador Travel. Nassreen holds a Bachelor of Arts in theatre studies from Rose Bruford College of Speech & Drama.

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