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Spring Break isn't just for kids! If you're looking for the ultimate escape in a tropical destination, look no further than Hanalei Colony Resort. Unwind, unplug, and let out your inner keiki (the Hawaiian word for "child") with these fun activities:

Surf & SUP

Ride the waves and hang ten at Hanalei Bay. For beginners there are a variety of options in surfing and stand up paddling (SUP) lessons. These are favorite pastimes for Hawaiians and visitors alike!


Swim with a school of fish or examine the underwater lava tubes when you snorkel along Kauai's beaches. Snorkeling is an easy, fun activity that won't break your vacation budget.

Take an aerial tour

After exploring the underwater world, take to the skies for a bird's-eye view of Kauai's majestic beauty. About 70% of the island is made up of vast mountains, deep valleys, and massive waterfalls that can be seen only by air and the views are absolutely breathtaking.

Zip line

For a different kind of aerial experience take the plunge and soar among the treetops on a zip-line for a thrill unlike any other.

Attend a luau

A great way to end a busy day! A luau is a Hawaiian celebration with traditional food, song and dance. It's a must-do experience when you visit Hawaii. Luaus are fun for visitors of all ages, so enjoy it with the whole family. The popular Hanalei By The Sea Luau takes place every Tuesday evening at the Mediterranean Gourmet Restaurant at Hanalei Colony.

Learn a Hula

The spirit of aloha is conveyed through the graceful dance and storytelling of hula. Hawaiian history and culture are captured and shared through the movements, songs and chants of hula. Our staff can give you pointers on where to watch a hula presentation or learn a simple hula yourself. Come back to Hanalei Colony Resort and practice your new moves in one of our comfortable suites.

Whale watching

The winter whale watching season slowly dwindles to an end in April and May, but you'll feel like a kid again, watching the horizon and waiting for that magical moment when one of these majestic creatures appears. Spend a relaxing morning on the beach counting your whale sightings.

Mountain water tubing

Take a ride through history in an inner tube as you meander along canals that were once part of an irrigation system for a sugar cane plantation. Your adventure starts near the top of Mount Waialeale and ends at a natural swimming hole.

Have a picnic on the beach

Pick up some fresh local foods at one of Kauai's Farmers Markets, pack a lunch, and dig your toes into the sand for a beach picnic. Our concierge staff is available to make recommendations on finding a secluded spot for a romantic picnic or a great family picnic area.

Feel like a movie star

The annual Hawaii International Film Festival will leave you star-struck and give you a movie experience you can't find back on the mainland. Enjoy Hawaiian culture-rich movies or delight in a more international flavor with a selection of films from Asia. For dates and theater venues, visit the official website of the festival.

No matter what activities you choose on the island, you're sure to have an unforgettable experience! Hanalei Colony's concierge staff is available to make recommendations and assist with all your activity arrangements for your own personal spring break.