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Kauai Activities and Sightseeing

Our picks for the best Kauai activities - in the air, on land, as well as in and on the ocean when you visit the Garden Isle of Kauai, Hawaii. We feature special sections on golf courses on Kauai, Kauai luaus, and a special index of our articles about Kauai.
  1. Kauai Air Activities (15)
  2. Kauai Golf Courses
  3. Kauai Land Activities (6)
  4. Kauai Ocean Activities (5)
  5. Kauai Sightseeing (10)

Top Things to Do on Kauai
There is so much to see and do on Kauai. We've chosen our top things to do on the island of Kauai, Hawaii.

Sightseeing Tips for a First Time Visitor to Kauai
The great thing about Hawaii is that each island is different from all of the others. Kauai is the oldest of the main Hawaiian Islands and thus has the densest rain forests, the deepest canyons and the most stunning sea cliffs. It is nicknamed the Garden Isle and you'll see amazing flowers almost everywhere. Here are our sightseeing tips for a...

Horseback Rides with CJM Country Stables
CJM Country Stables offers scenic trail rides on Kauai’s southern shore.

Limahuli Garden and Preserve
Limahuli Garden and Preserve is set in the Lawa'i Valley on the north shore of Kauai. The Garden is backdropped by the majestic Makana Mountain and overlooks the Pacific Ocean.

Affordable Kauai
Like most everything in life, the best things to enjoy about Kaua'i are free – or at least pretty affordable. Called Hawaii's Island of Discovery and popularly referred to as "the Garden Island" – both for good reason – Kaua'i's landscape is an enticing, exciting playground for lovers of the environment, outdoor adventure, and Polynesian...

AirVentures Hawaii Big Kahuna Air Tour
A Review of a Big Kahuna Air Tour on Kauai with AirVentures Hawaii

Captain Zodiac's Raft Expeditions on Kauai, Hawaii
A review of Captain Zodiac's Raft Expeditions six hour Na Pali Snorkel Picnic along the Na Pali Coast of Kauai, Hawaii.

Driving Tour of Kauai's North Shore
A driving tour of Kauai's North Shore from Anahola to Haena State Park and Ke'e Beach and the Start of the Kalalau Trail

Helicopter Tour of Kauai with Jack Harter Helicopters
I was thoroughly delighted with my helicopter tour with Jack Harter Helicopters. It surpassed all of my high expectations and really made me eager to view the other Hawaiian Islands from the air. Read my full review here.

Kauai Helicopter Tour Safety in Question Following Two Crashes and NTSB Report
Two recent helicopter crashes On Kauai and a February 2007 NTSB report raise serious issues of the safety Of Kauai helicopter tours.

Kauai Helicopter Tours
A helicopter tour is the best way to see the island of Kauai. Since over 70% of the island is inaccessible by land, you'll see areas that can only be seen from the air.

Kilohana Plantation
A Visit to Kilohana Plantation - 22 Degrees North Restaurant and Bar, Koloa Rum Company, Kauai Plantataion Railway and Luau Kalamaku

Kipu Ranch Adventures
Kipu Ranch Adventures on the island of Kauai offers daily tours of a historic private ranch used for filming many Hollywood movies.

Limahuli Garden and Preserve
Limahuli Garden and Preserve is set in the Lawa'i Valley on the north shore of Kauai. The Garden is backdropped by the majestic Makana Mountain and overlooks the Pacific Ocean.

Most Romantic Places on Kauai
The Hawaiian island of Kauai has everything–stunning landscapes, pristine beaches, mesmerizing waves, exotic flowers and gorgeous sunsets – that make a destination appealing to couples planning a wedding or honeymoon. Best of all, it has scores of romantic spots for picnics, photo-ops, or even "I do's." Here are 10 heavenly places on the lush,...

The New Kaua'i Movie Book
This excellent book will help you visit some famous motion picture filming locations on your next visit to Kauai.

Photo Safari Hawaii
Photo Safari Hawaii offers photo ecotours and photography workshops throughout the Hawaiian Islands.

Polynesian Adventure Tours Ali'i Movie Excursion and Scenic Hanalei Tour
A review of the Polynesian Adventure Tours Ali'i Movie Excursion and Scenic Hanalei Tour on Kauai.

Profile of Kauai's Golf Courses
There is no question Kauai is a golfer’s paradise. The Garden Island is home to five of Hawaii’s top golf courses (Golf Digest, 2004) and boast some of the most scenic and challenging layouts in Hawaii.

Smith's Fern Grotto Wailua River Cruise
Our review and photos of Smith's Fern Grotto Wailua River Cruise on Kauai.

Waimea Canyon and Kokee State Park Kauai Hawaii
Join us as we explore Waimea Canyon, the Grand Canyon of the Pacific, on Kauai in our Hawaii Diary 2002.

What's Your Favorite Thing to Do on Kauai?
Tell us what your favorite thing to do is on the Garden Isle of Kauai.

What's New on Kauai For the Spring of 2011
Check out what's new with Kauai activities, shopping and dining for the spring of 2011

Festivals and Events on Kauai For the Spring of 2011
Find out about the exciting festivals and events taking place on the Garden Isle of Kauai during winter of 2011.

What's New on Kauai For the Winter of 2011
Check out what's new with Kauai activities, shopping and dining for the winter of 2011

Festivals and Events on Kauai For the Fall of 2010
Find out about the exciting festivals and events taking place on the Garden Isle of Kauai during fall of 2010

Festivals and Events on Kauai For the Winter of 2011
Find out about the exciting festivals and events taking place on the Garden Isle of Kauai during winter of 2011.

What's New on Kaua'i For the Summer of 2010
Check out what's new with Kauai activities and dining for the summer of 2010

Festivals and Events on Kaua'i For the Summer and Fall of 2010
Find out about the exciting festivals and events taking place on the Garden Isle of Kauai during the Summer and Fall of 2010

Things to Do on Kauai's Coconut Coast
Our guide to the best things to see and do along the east side, otherwise known as the Coconut Coast of Kauai.

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