Category Archives: Kauai See & Do

Kauai’s Waimea Canyon and Kokee State Parks

No visit to Kauai is complete without seeing the beautiful Waimea Canyon and the Kalalau Valley. When you see Waimea Canyon, you might think you’ve been transported to Arizona, because Waimea Canyon has been dubbed the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific”. The canyon is one mile wide by ten miles long and over 3,600 feet deep. Waimea Canyon State Park ... Read More »

Kauai’s Spouting Horn

In the Poipu area of Kauai, you will find an impressive blowhole called Spouting Horn.  A blowhole forms at the end of a lava tube and as waves crash in, water goes into the tube and it builds up pressure to blow the water back out.  The spouts of water can reach up to 50 feet high. Not only does the ... Read More »

Q&A with Experts in Snorkeling and Diving in Hawaii

  If you are going to Hawaii on vacation, do yourself a favor and plan to snorkel or scuba dive in some of the best waters on earth.  I wanted to provide you with some tips to help you decide how to choose the best snorkeling or diving excursion.  So I went to a source that I trust, which is Trilogy out of ... Read More »

Hawaii Hiking Resources

Over the past few months, I’ve written about several free online hiking guides here at Go Visit Hawaii. Since those guides were scatter through the site, I thought it would be useful to consolidate all the hiking resources in one post. I plan to keep this post updated as I hear of new guides and helpful information. So, if you ... Read More »

Kauai Waterfalls – Opaeka’a Falls

This picturesque waterfall easy to find just off Kuamo’o Road (Highway 580) near Wailua on the east side of Kauai. (This Google Map indicates the location of Opaeka’a Waterfall.) You will find ample parking. The overlook to the waterfall view is easy to access and conveniently located just off the road. While you are in the vicinity, also check out the ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation News Roundup for July 16th

The Sheraton Kauai Resort has added a third night to its Surf to Sunset Luau for a limited time.  This luau is Kauai’s only oceanfront luau.  They regularly offer the event on Mondays and Fridays starting at 6:00pm.  Now they will be adding on Wednesdays through September 12th per the Garden Island.  If you are looking for a good luau in ... Read More »

Fantastic Kauai Hiking Trail Guide

A few months back I spoke highly of the excellent Kauai Explorer Beach Guide.  Now, here I go again heaping praise on Kauai Explorer, but this time it’s for their new online Kauai hiking trails guide.  So far they have ten popular Kauai trails detailed.  One feature that blew my socks off is that the guide has virtual tours of trails.  Wow!  The guide ... Read More »

Discover the Underwater World with Snuba

Snuba is a cross between snorkeling and scuba diving and gaining popularity in Hawaii.  Snuba allows you to be and breath underwater without having to be certified for scuba diving.  With snuba you breathe through mouthpiece that is connected to a hose that is attached to a scuba air tank.  The air tank sits on a raft that floats on the water ... Read More »

Hawaii Golf Resorts Dominate 2007 Conde Nast List

Hawaiian golf resorts earned very high marks with Conde Nast Traveler Magazine readers.  The magazine asks their readers to rate the top courses across the world according to course design, pro staff, speed of play, accommodations, service, food/dining, and facilities.  Here is how the top Hawaiian courses ranked among readers: 1. FOUR SEASONS RESORT, THE LODGE AT KOELE, Lanai, Hawaii ... Read More »

Kayaking the Na Pali Coast

With its rugged green cliffs, waterfalls, sea caves, and remote white sandy beaches, the Na Pali Coast is arguably one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world.  Perhaps one of the most adventurous ways to soak in the 17 miles of stunning scenery is by kayak.  In fact in the March/April 2000 issue of National Geographic’s Adventure magazine, it rated America’s ... Read More »

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