What Would You Like To Do on Kauai?

You can be as busy or as “un-busy” as you want on Kauai. That’s part of its magic. Spend your days lolling peacefully on the beach, or get out and explore all the attractions our island has to offer. The choice is yours! Our concierge staff can help you arrange the activities that will most enhance your trip. There is no charge for this service. We are here to assist you, and we want to make your Kauai experience all you dreamed it would be.


Aerial Tours

For many visitors, a Kauai helicopter tour is the most unforgettable and awesome experience of their entire trip. Kauai is the oldest and lushest of all the Hawaiian islands, with 70% of the island made up of vast mountains, deep valleys, and massive waterfalls that are completely inaccessible by land and can only be viewed by air. Ask us about getting a bird's-eye view!

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Ringed by 50 miles of beautiful beaches, Kauai is a beach-lover’s fantasy. The beaches of Ha’ena, where Hanalei Colony is located, are incomparable, and each has its own personality. Whether for swimming, snorkeling, surfing, or simply sunbathing, you’ll find the perfect Kauai beach for your purpose. Ask us for beach tips!

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Kauai is a birdwatcher’s paradise, with a variety of endangered, unique, and rare birds that can be found only in the Hawaiian Islands. Many birds can be seen all across the island, but there are two north shore sanctuaries of particular interest—Hanalei National Wildlife Refuge and Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge. Ask us about birdwatching!

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Boat Tours & Sunset Cruises

Kauai’s magnificent Napali Coast sets the stage for incredible boat excursions. This world-famous coastline is best seen by sea, and Kauai’s tour boat companies offer a wide range of options from luxurious catamarans to more adventurous zodiac rafts. Enjoy a daytime snorkel cruise, darting in and out of hidden sea caves, or a romantic sunset sail. Ask us about boat tours!

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For sport fishing enthusiasts, Kauai’s waters offer some of the finest deep-sea fishing in the world. As the most remote island chain in the world, the Hawaiian Islands are surrounded by pristine waters teeming with fish—mahimahi, ono, marlin, and yellowfin tuna among them. Sport fishing companies on Kauai offer state-of-the-art boats and equipment. Ask us about a fishing excursion!

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Golf on Kauai is truly world-class in stature, with Kauai golf courses consistently ranking among the top 100 in the United States and the top 10 in Hawaii. Each of Kauai’s courses has its own character, and all are spectacular so remember to tuck your camera into your golf bag! If you are a golfer, a round of golf on Kauai is truly a "must do" activity. Ask us about golf! (Pictured, the spectacular Princeville Makai Golf Course)

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Kauai's north shore hiking trails are world-renowned. For experienced hikers, the 11-mile Kalalau Trail promises a truly legendary hike, navigating the sheer cliffs and lush valleys of the Napali coastline. There are also many guided hikes on Kauai, led by expert guides who can enhance your experience with information on the plants, animals, and culture of the island. Ask us about hiking!

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Horseback Riding

Horseback excursions provide a wonderful way to explore the hidden trails, valleys, and coastal areas of Kauai. There are a variety of horseback riding options across the island to suit your needs and your level of expertise with horses. Enjoy an adventurous ride deep into the interior of the island, or a more leisurely ride to a remote waterfall for a picnic and swim. Ask us about horseback riding!

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Limahuli Garden and Preserve

Located five minutes from Hanalei Colony, this fascinating botanical garden, nestled in a valley between two massive mountains, is believed to be one of the earliest sites of human habitation in the Hawaiian Islands. It is part of the National Tropical Botanical Garden network, along with Allerton and Lawai Gardens on Kauai's south shore. Ask us about garden tours!

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No trip to Hawaii is complete until you’ve experienced a luau, a festive gathering featuring Hawaiian food, song, and dance. You’ll be served a wide selection of traditional Hawaiian and island-style dishes, and local musicians and dancers will entertain you with songs, chants, hula, and other traditional dances from throughout Polynesia. Ask us about a luau!

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Mountain Water Tubing

Loads of fun, this one-of-a-kind excursion allows you to water-tube your way through canals, tunnels, and flumes that were once part of the irrigation system for a vast sugar cane plantation. Don your swimsuit, and you’ll be provided with a large inner tube and headlamp for your mountain tubing adventure. A truly unique experience. Ask us about tubing!

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Scuba & Snorkeling

Kauai's warm, clear waters provide the perfect opportunity to explore the fabulous tropical underwater world, and scuba and snorkeling are unrivalled here. Some of the best Kauai scuba diving sites are situated on the north shore, and two of the island’s top snorkeling beaches are located just minutes from Hanalei Colony. Ask us about snorkel and scuba arrangements!

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There’s an amazing variety of scenic drives and sightseeing options on Kauai. Whether exploring on a guided tour or driving on your own, it’s easy to get out and see the sights! So plan to hit the road for a day and discover the many attractions of the island. Guided tours make it even more interesting, thanks to expert guides. Ask us about sightseeing options!

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Stand up paddleboarding (SUP) is one of the fastest growing water sports around the world and offers a fun way to glide over the waves and see the tropical fish below you. It's easy to learn with some good basic instruction, and rental boards and lessons are readily available. Ask us about SUP!

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Hawaii was the birthplace of surfing, and there are plenty of opportunities on Kauai to ride the waves. Kauai surfing is some of the finest in the state, suitable for beginners as well as experts. Hanalei Bay has one of the longest and most challenging surf breaks in the world, but there are many easier places to learn and enjoy this traditional Hawaiian sport. Ask us about surfing!

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Water Sports

Kauai offers an incredible variety of ocean and river sports, and if you haven’t mastered them already, you can learn when you’re here! Surfing, stand up paddle boarding (SUP), ocean and river kayaking, windsurfing, and more. Rental equipment and lessons are available for the novice, as well as experts who are looking to hone their skills. Ask us about water sports!

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Zip Line & ATV Tours

Fly through the treetops and lush valleys on a zipline, one of the most popular and breathtaking Kauai activities. Or stay firmly planted on the ground and hit the road (off-road, that is!) on an ATV. Ziplines and ATV tours provide great fun for visitors looking for a more adventurous way to experience those unreachable areas of Kauai. Ask us about zipline and ATV tours!

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