Kauai is a wonderful place to venture. Known as the "Garden Isle," Kauai is
considered the jewel of the sea. Historically, Kauai is the premier island,
it was the first island to be created and the first to be explored and
THINGS TO DO Kauai Museum 245-6931
This is a great place to learn about the culture and history of the island.
The museum features Hawaiian heritage, displaying quilts, feather lies, and
Grove Farm Homestead 245-3202
This is almost just like an outdoor museum of a 1864 plantation founded by
the son of missionaries. Surrounding the buildings of the plantation are
banana patches, grape arbors, gardens and pastures. Two hour, guided tours
are available by reservation.
Huleia National Wildlife Refuge
This refuge stretches 238 acres in the Huliea Valley. Here you can find 31
different bird species including 4 different types of endangered waterbirds.
While in Kauai, one can find everything from adventuring to relaxation. Some
interesting spots to visit are:
FIND A HIDDEN BEACH
Along Kauai's shore are a series of hidden beaches. Locals are generally the
only people who know of these secrets. It often requires a long hike down,
but once reached these beaches are sometimes lacking a foot print. Perfect
for a romantic get away. Visit the Kauai website.
SKINDIVING Haena Beach
Snorkel or dive great spots in Kauai such as:
If you have your own equipment, it is still recommended that you stop into
one of Kauai's many dive shops for a map. If you are interested in renting
Snorkel Bob's Kauai 245-9433
Bay Island Water Sports Inc. 826-7509 Here not only can you rent equipment but you can also take a scuba diving
Kauai Seasports 742-9303 Kauai Seasports offer equipment rentals, lessons, tours and day and night
BOAT TOURS True Blue Charters 246-6333
Here you can rent a sailboat or take a skipperd cruise off the islands east
Paradise River Rentals 245-9580
Ideal for exploring rivers and wildlife refuge, Paradise River Rentals offer
a variety of motorboats and kayaks.
Na Pali Adventures 826-6804
Kauai is a great place to do some sailing! Because of the trade winds, Kauai
waters always offer excellent sailing. Or if its relaxation you crave, take a
cruise. Many of the cruises stop at beaches and stop for some excellent
snorkeling. For information and rentals:
SEE IT ALL FROM UP ABOVE Island Helicopters 245-8588
It is very popular to take helicopter flights in Kauai. Becoming airborne
gives you a unique view of the island.
HOTELS Garden Island Inn 800-648-0154
Banyan Harbor Resort 800-422-6926
Gloria's Spouting Horn Bed and Breakfast 742-6995
Hyatt Regency Kauai 800-233-1234
RESTAURANTS Ma's Family 245-3142
This is a local stop for the islanders on their way to the cane fields in the
morning. This is a great stop for a bargain breakfast or lunch. Closed for
Kauai Chop Suey 245-4422
Known for it's "Slavic Steak". A wonderful tenderloin that is broiled,
sliced, and basted with a wine, butter, and garlic sauce. This is a great
place to take the family.
Taisho Restaurant 742-1838
This is a cozy little Kauai restaurant with a traditional Japanese menu.