Category Archives: Kauai See & Do

Aloha Friday Photo: Hanalei Bay Day


Mahalo to Robin Kramer for sharing this lovely photo with us for Aloha Friday. Robin took this photo in February. While most of us in North America were shivering in the cold, Robin was enjoying the warm Hawaiian sunshine. Robin’s photo is of  Hanalei Bay on the north shore of Kauai. The dramatic mountain backdrop standing by this wide bay make ... Read More »

Kauai’s Fern Grotto

Kauai's famous Fern Grotto

For many years, one Kauai’s must-do activities has been to take a guided boat trip up the Wailua River to see the Fern Grotto. The Fern Grotto is a shallow cave near the base of a fern-covered volcanic mountain. The area has been a famous wedding site due to its natural, cathedral-like setting and acoustics. Unfortunately the grotto ain’t what ... Read More »

Hike the Waimea Cliff/Canyon Trails on Kauai

Waimea Canyon

One of the sights you’ve got to see on your Kauai vacation is Waimea Canyon. Seeing the Grand Canyon of the Pacific from a lookout is great, but to stand along a cliff edge — that juts out into the canyon for a 360-degree view — is even better. The Cliff and Canyon Trails are definitely among our favorite Hawaii hikes. ... Read More »

Kauai Backcountry Tubing Adventure

kauai backcountry tubing irrigation ditch

Relaxing and fun — aren’t words that typically go together, but that’s how we describe our experience with the Kauai Backcountry tubing adventure. The adventure starts in Lihue where you meet the fun guides and get your gear consisting of a helmet with a headlight and gloves. An informative and sometimes bumpy 30 to 45-minute van ride leads to a nice ... Read More »

Kauai photo tour

kilauea lighthouse

We wanted to share some of our favorite photos and highlights from our recent trip to Kauai. We’ve organized the photos by geography to make it useful for your Kauai vacation planning. The links will lead to more information about the location. From the North Shore On the road to Kilauea Lighthouse, this view towards Hanalei captured our attention. Then, just ... Read More »

Best places to find free entertainment and cultural activities in Hawaii


Getting to and staying in Hawaii can leave a dent in your wallet, but once you’re there, you don’t have to spend a lot of money to enjoy local culture. As we’ve visited Hawaii over the past decade, we’ve been pleasantly surprised at the quality and availability of free entertainment. We’ve enjoyed everything from free music performances from award-winning musical artists to ... Read More »

Hawaii humpback whale watching is in full swing!


It’s that super duper awesome time of year when the humpback whales swim around their Hawaii playground. Having the opportunity to watch 40-ton whale leap out of the ocean to create a big splash is one of the many reasons that make winter a good time to visit Hawaii. Hawaii is a sanctuary for humpback whales. The shallow waters around ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Napali Coast


Today’s Aloha Friday Photo comes to us from Melanie Martin of Atlanta, Georgia. She took this photo off the Napali Coast of Kauai during a sunset cruise in September. This majestic coastline will surely evoke awe. We highly recommend you see the Napali coast by land, air and/or ocean as Melanie did. Mahalo to Melanie for sharing her photo with ... Read More »

Five Adventures to Spice Up Your Hawaiian Vacation


We have a guest post today written by Donna Hull — a baby boomer travel expert. Donna shares her ideas for adventurous activities for Kauai and the Big Island.  Is lounging on a beach to the soothing sounds of the surf crashing onto shore your idea of a Hawaiian vacation? Or, perhaps you picture yourself sipping a tropical drink as the sun ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Wailua Falls on “Fantasy Island”


Today’s Aloha Friday Photo is a beautiful Kauai waterfall that’s also a TV star. If you’ve ever seen the ABC hit series Fantasy Island that aired in the late 1970s and early 1980s, then you’ve seen Wailua Falls. Wailua Falls is definitely a waterfall worth seeing on your Kauai vacation. In fact, I list it as one of the top ... Read More »

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