Kauai is a mecca for active people who wish to kayak the Wailua River, hike one of dozens of trails, snorkel, snuba, go horseback riding, drive an all-terrain vehicle (ATV, or Quad), fly a zipline, surf, bodyboard, SCUBA dive, paddle a stand-up board, kite-surf, or camp out. Note: You need to get a permit for camping out. It’s simple and inexpensive. Find the information in the Ultimate Kauai Guidebook.

Not all the island is accessible by car or foot. Consider booking a helicopter ride or a boat cruise (we recommend Holo Holo or Captain Andy) to see the majestic Na Pali cliffs.

Not all the island is accessible by car or foot. Consider booking a helicopter ride or a boat cruise (we recommend Holo Holo or Captain Andy) to see the majestic Na Pali cliffs.

For art lovers, we have many galleries, featuring paintings, sculptures, and glass art.

While you’re here, get your camera ready, because you may come upon a rainbow unlike any you’ve ever seen. You may want to purchase a waterproof camera at a local convenience store, to capture your snorkeling or snuba adventures.

Waterfalls are too many to count. Some you can see up close, others may require a helicopter ride. The two most popular and accessible ones are Opaekaa Falls on Kuamoo Road in Wailua, along the Wailua River and Wailus Falls between Hanamaulu and Lihue.