Known as Hawaii’s Island of Discovery; Kauai certainly doesn’t disappoint with its towering mountain cliffs, lush green jungle like landscapes and stunning waterfalls. From the magnificent Waimea Canyon to some of the best snorkeling in the world; this island offers visitors a chance to explore the natural beauty and learn more about Hawaiian history. Rich with culture and legends you will feel invigorated once you have visited this island. From small towns to white sand beaches, whether you are looking for romance, adventure or relaxation; Kauai delivers memories that will last a lifetime. Discover our favorite twelve things to see and do in breathtaking Kauai.
1. Waimea Canyon
Often called “The Great Canyon on the Pacific”; Waimea Canyon should definitely be on your list of places to visit while on Kauai. Stretching over 10 miles long the canyon treats visitors to spectacular colors of deep red soil paired with lush green foliage and blue skies. The 40-mile Waimea Canyon Road will take you twisting and turning all the way to the top. To take full advantage of all the panoramic views be sure to pull off at the official and non-official look out points. Start early in the morning to avoid the clouds that tend to roll in during the afternoon and make sure you have a full tank of gas; as there are no gas stations along the road. If you plan on hiking one of the amazing trails within the canyon, be sure to pack a picnic lunch and stop off at the ranger station for a map. Whether you choose to drive the scenic route or hike through the striking landscape; Waimea Canyon will exceed your expectations.