Category Archives: Kauai See & Do

Aloha Friday Photo: Lovely Lawai Valley

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Mahalo to Lorie in Missouri for sharing this lovely photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Lorie took this photo of Lawai Valley while touring Allerton (read our review of Allerton) and McBryde Gardens when she visited Kauai in June 2014. Lorie tells us that this photo is her favorite and the most stunning view. We agree with Lorie, this view ... Read More »

Nounou Mountain, Kauai’s Sleeping Giant

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As you drive around the island of Kauai, the beautiful, green mountains towards the island’s center are always pleasantly eye-catching. One ridge that’s particularly interesting is Nounou Mountain, which appears to have the profile of a sleeping giant. In fact, the mountain is more commonly dubbed Sleeping Giant. Per GoHawaii.com, the Hawaiian legend of Nounou Mountain is: … this giant ... Read More »

Your favorite Hawaii places

Waikiki Beach and Oahu rank high on the list of favorite places in Hawaii

We thoroughly enjoyed reading your favorite places after we posed the question on the blog and on Facebook a couple of weeks ago. We found ourselves nodding in agreement with so many of your choices, but we also learned of some spots we didn’t know. Let’s take a look at your responses. How do your favorite islands stack up per ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Hanalei Bay Day

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 »

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