Explore Kauai


Kauai is an island that must be seen to be believed, a lush green jewel in the Pacific Ocean filled with deep forests, raging waters and towering cliffs. Almost like something from a movie - and indeed, Kauai has played backdrop to many - this island is filled with breathtaking natural scenery in every direction.

Helicopter tours offer a unique and unparalleled look at the spectacular beauty of Kauai from above. Adventure travelers may find themselves with more options on the island than time! Kauai offers excellent hiking for all ability levels, ziplining, kayaking, off-roading and so much more.

Kauai Rainbow

Our 5 Favorite Experiences on Kauai

  1. Explore Waimea Canyon, popularly known as the Grand Canyon of the Pacific
  2. Get up-close views of the rugged Napali Coast, with its jagged cliffs and lush valleys, by air or boat
  3. Soak up the sun at Poipu Beach Park. If you're lucky, you may spot a monk seal frolicking in the crystalline waters.
  4. Visit the Spouting Horn blowhole. Be sure to listen for the roar of the legendary lizard that is believed to be trapped in its confines
  5. Experience Hawaiian hospitality at a luau – we recommend the Luau Makaiwa, Aulii Luau and Kalamaku Luau
Napali Coast, Kauai

Kauai From A Different Perspective

  • Take a boat ride up the Wailua River to Fern Grotto
  • Discover Kauai's plantation heritage at Old Koloa Town and on the Koloa Heritage Trail
  • Visit the Kilauea Point lighthouse, set at the northern tip of Kauai. This is the perfect spot to spot humpback whales between December and May
  • Catch a glimpse of the majestic Napali cliffs at twilight on a sunset dinner cruise
  • Soar high above the treetops on a zipline adventure
Wailua Falls, Kauai

Kauai Like a Local

  • Hike the Sleeping Giant Trail, one of three trails in the Nounou Mountains on Kauai's Coconut Coast. You'll be rewarded with incredible views all the way
  • Snorkel amid the reefs along the shoreline of Tunnels
  • Beach on the North Shore
  • Attend a ukulele concert at the Community Center in the town of Hanalei
  • Head to Old Town Hanapepe for the Friday Night Festival and Art Walk. This lively event is ideal for families

Let us help you plan the perfect Hawaii vacation


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To plan your trip with the Hawaii experts, call 800-742-9244

The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, Waikiki

Kauai Marriott Resort

Centrally located on Kalapaki Beach in Lihue, on the Hawaiian island of Kaua'i, this beach hotel welcomes you to Hawaii with warm island hospitality and five-star service.

  • Pool View
  • 10% discount at Alexander Day Spa and Salon
  • Kids 17 & younger stay FREE
  • Ask about Honeymoon amenities
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