Please mention where you found us when you call
- Panoramic ocean view
- Oceanside swimming pool
- Two master bedrooms – both with King size beds
- Air conditioning and ceiling fans
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Washer and dryer
- 32” plasma screen TV
- Free high speed internet
- DVD player and IPod dock system
- BBQ on ground
- One porta crib
- One high chair
- Oversized walk-in marble tile shower
- Elevator in building
Fun Things to do on Kauai
There are lots of fun activities and things to do on Kauai such as Napali Coast boat tours,
helicopter tours, zipline tours, tubing, deep sea fishing, ATV tours, eco tours, kayaking,
horseback riding, movie tours and much more.
ZIPLINE TOURS - This is true adventure and a great way
to see parts of the island that are not accessible any other way.
Venture deep into the heart of Kauai, through a historic former
sugar plantation. Descend a lush tropical mountain side via a series
of seven breathtaking ziplines. Fly over layers of forest canopy
on your way to the valley floor below. Glide above a tranquil mountain
stream to a bamboo grove where you can enjoy a refreshing swim and
delicious picnic lunch.
TOURS - Traverse Lihue’s old sugar plantation
into Kaua`i’s pristine, emerald green interior. Enjoy breathtaking
vistas. Grab a tube, don a headlamp, and jump on your tube for a
leisurely cruise. Witness Kauai`s spectacular engineering feats
as you float down a tropical waterway consisting of open ditches,
tunnels and flumes dating back to 1870. At the end of your Mountain
Tubing Adventure, you will be guided to an enchanted area by a natural
swimming hole for a swim and a delicious picnic lunch.
TOURS - This activity is for all age groups and
is truly great family fun. Hop on the hottest and newest All Terrain
Vehicle available and go to places more spectacular than you have
imagined. Some ATV tours traverse private lands never before open
to the public. Many go to waterfalls where they provide wonderful picnic lunches.
TOURS - This activity is also for all age groups
and is a great way to get a real feel for the island. Comfortable
helmets and safe operating procedures make for a ride that's safe
and controlled, but still fun and exciting. Guides usually stop
along the way for photos and narrative on history, culture, folklore
You'll be able to quiz your guides about native plants, birds and
trees and the best Kauai hiking trails located in Koke'e State Park
and Waimea Canyon State Park while you're in the area. As well as
having a fun ride in a beautiful place you'll learn about what makes
TOURS - Eco tours are rapidly becoming Kauai's
most popular outdoor activity. Sound Eco tourism involves travel
to natural destinations, minimizes impact, builds environmental
awareness, provides direct financial benefits for conservation,
provides financial benefits and empowerment for local people, respects
local culture, and supports human rights and democratic movements.
TOURS - Movie tours take you to all of the famous
movie locations on Kauai - which are quite a few. You will see where
scenes were filmed in movies such as: Jurassic Park to Raiders of
the Lost Ark, Donovan's Reef to Outbreak, Gilligan's Island to Fantasy
Island to Blue Hawaii to South Pacific. New air conditioned mini-buses
are very comfortable and acts as a theater on wheels featuring individual
reclining seats, large center aisle, a TV monitor, vcr and surround
sound to bring the movie scenes front and center.
- The torches are lit, the night is filled with music, and family
members gather to bring you a casual, relaxing and romantic dining
experience that starts off with the Imu Ceremony - the unearthing
of the traditional pig, cooked to perfection in an underground oven.....and
thirst-quenching tropical cocktails are served inside the luau hale.
The luau meal features traditional luau favorites, tropical fruit
and a special Hawaiian dessert table Hawaiian musicians serenade
dinners during the luau meal. Young members of the family take the
stage during the entertainment, and even invite guests up on stage
for a hula lesson!
There are a full range of GOLF
COURSES on Kaua’i from a Kaua’i County
course with fees under $15 to World Class PGA championship courses.
In Poipu is the Kiahuna Golf Club, 18-hole course renovated in 2004
and the ocean front Poipu Bay Golf Resort, 36 holes and home of
the PGA Grand Slam. On the scenic hillside of Kalaheo Town is The
Kukuiolono Golf Course with nine holes for under $15! This 90-year-old
course and adjoining Japanese Gardens are a hidden treasure few
visitors are aware of. In Lihue is the 18 hole Puakea Golf Course
with new ownership and extensive renovations completed in 2003.
Also in Lihue is the oceanfront Kaua’i Lagoons Golf Course,
a 36 hole Jack Nicklaus designed championship course. A few minutes
further along our East shore is The Wailua Golf Course, an ocean
front 18 hole Kaua’i County course, renovated in 2003. Continuing
north is the Princeville Golf Club and former home of The Kemper
Open with 76 holes, rated #1 in Hawaii by Golf Digest.
the best way to explore the magical Napali Coast. Zodiac tours,
catamaran cruises, and Kauai whale watching tours, leave from Hanalei Lihue, Poipu and Port
Allen. Five-hour combination snorkel and sightseeing excursions
of our ancient Na Pali coastline are popular. You should reserve
tours early as they fill up fast. Vessel choices vary with the seasons
and include Power Cats and Full Sail Catamarans, with passenger
counts of 12 to 50.
Winter months are limited to the larger boats for open water off
shore Humpback Whale watching tours. The Humpback whales are normally visible
in our waters, from late December to late March.
SURFING - The North Shore of Kaua’i is a winter surfing Mecca, and in
the summer, Poipu Beach on the South shore and our West shore beaches
produce the best waves. Kauai
Surfing lessons are available from Championship Surfers. Brennecke's
Beach is known for great body boarding and body surfing. Other breaks
in the Poipu Beach area are Shipwrecks Beach, Acid Drops, Waiohai,
PKs and Centers.
On the West side is the famous Pakala’s Beach just before Waimea Town.
Far west beaches of Kekaha and those of Barking Sands and Poli
Hale also offer big breaks and at times, giant expert only surf.
Kalapaki Beach and Hanamaulu Bay in Lihue offer gentle waves for
beginners, while further North, Kalihiwai Bay and Hanalei Bay
is expert only in the Winter months. On Kaua’i, there are
nearly as many surf spots as there are beaches.
Deciding which BEACH to
visit might be your most challenging daily task. You can drive to
Kee beach at the road's end and enjoy some of the best snorkeling
in the world.
Hawaiian beaches come in several flavors. There are swimming beaches, shelling beaches, sunset beaches, beaches
with lots of activity, and beaches where you can be totally alone.
Some of the more famous beaches are Hanalei Bay, Keala, Kalapaki, Poipu Beach,
Salt Pond and Polihale. There are also many non beach ocean attractions like the Queen's bath, spouting horn, or Kilauea lighthouse.
Kauai is an exciting experience. There are companies who offer 3
hour trail rides through Kauai's back country to a waterfall, for
a picnic and a swim.
There are also private rides available as well as live cattle drives
and sunset rides on The South Side.
There good places to snorkel from beachs such as Anini Beach which
is a along a 3 mile coastline enclosed by a long outer reef. Inside
the reef, you will encounter a myriad of colorful tropical fish
and several species of coral. Ke'e Beach and Tunnels Beach both
known for their good water clarity.
- The Waimea
Canyon and Koke’e State Parks offer numerous hikes from easy
to the most strenuous. You can hike several trails that meander
throughout Kaua’i's ethereal mountain country, where you will
encounter plant and bird species found nowhere else on earth.At
the end of the road after Ke'e beach is the Na Pali Trail and trail
head to the ancient Kalalau Valley and the Na Pali Coastline. Day
hikers enjoy hikes to Hanakapiai Beach or the longer trek to Hanakapiai
Falls. Hikes beyond that point require permits and overnight camping
due to the length of time to walk. From Ke’e Beach parking
area, you can hike to the magnificent Hanakapiai Falls. Short hikes
can be enjoyed from trails beginning above Opaekaa Falls lookout
in Wailua. The best way to go hiking is to take a guided tour from
an experienced guide.
abound on Kauai. Princeville Resort has two excellent tennis Clubs.
The Hanalei Bay Resort has 7 courts overlooking Hanalei Bay,
and The Princeville Tennis Club has 6 courts. Both clubs are open
to the public, and have on site tennis pros, a racquet shop, and
equipment rentals. Other very good facilities are found in
Lihue at The Kauai Lagoons, and in Poipu at The Kiahuna Racquet
Club, and The Poipu Kai Resort where National Senior's Champions
Hattie and John Sommerville teach on a daily basis.
Half and full day charters, with all fishing gear included, are
available. Charters depart from Nawiliwili, Poipu, and Port Allen.
The captain usually divides the fish according to the wants and
needs of the parties who are fishing. The boats usually provide
all fishing gear and some beverages. All charters typically offer
trips for individuals and groups to offshore areas teeming with
exciting game fish such Sailfish, Stripe Marlin, Ono and Ahi tuna.
Fresh Water Bass fishing is also available on Kaua’i’s
most beautiful fresh water reservoirs.
at its best is
found at Tunnels Beach and at Anini Beach where companies
offer equipment rentals and lessons. Other favorite spots are Hanalei
Bay and Poipu Beach. You may rent equipment in Hanalei, and drive
to any spot you wish. Shipwreck Beach in Poipu is strictly
for very experienced wind surfers.
can be enjoyed on several Kauai Rivers and in the Ocean during the
summer months. On our East shore, the Wailua River is the most popular
location for river Kayaking with both guided and self-guided trips. Paddle
up river and take a short hike to the hidden falls and pond. Guided
trips up the Hulei’a River in Lihue are a true Hawaiian adventure
through the wildlife refuge, past the Menehune Fish Pond, with the
Hawaiian family owners sharing stories of ancient Hawaii. Self-guided
Kayaking with car top carriers may also be found on the Kalihiwai
River and the Hanalei Rivers to the North.
- Kauai's clean,
clear offshore waters attract scuba divers from all over the world.
There is a dive shop in almost every town on the island, so gear
rental, air, and instruction can be easily found. Scuba lessons
and certification for beginners is available in most towns. Some
adventurous tours included a Na Pali Coast Tour along with a stop
at the forbidden island of Niihau where you can snorkel and dive
in its crystal clear waters. There is a dive shop in almost every
town on the island, so gear rental, air, and instruction can be
TOURS - Several
boat companies host a variety of open ocean sailing charters in
large, seaworthy, ocean catamarans. The most popular cruise travels
far up the Napali Coast where you will get the chance to snorkel
and scuba among turtle and tropical fish. Sunset cruises complete
with cocktails, as well as leisurely sailing tour down the Napali Coast can be booked online and
from many companies around the island.
TOURS - Your
Helicopter tour over the Kauai is the most scenic and personalized
tour of its kind. Everyone should experience such a tour at least
once in a lifetime, and there is no better place than Kauai because
so much of the island can only be seen from the air. This is the
only way most people can see the magnificent beauty of Kauai's remote
interior. Tours leave from Princeville Airport, Lihue, and Port
Allen.. There are few experiences that can match a helicopter flight
over the most beautiful island in the world.
SHOPPING - Kauai's largest
shopping center is found in Lihue. Every major town has a shopping
center with a variety of restaurants, grocery stores, and specialty
stores. The island has an abundance of small shops that sell items
which are crafted by local artists. There are many roadside stands
with exotic tropical fruits, organic produce, and flower leis. In
Poipu, at the Spouting Horn Park, you will find an outdoor flea
market where you can buy shell jewelry and all sorts of tourist
items at good prices. A great selection of Hawaiian
gifts is found in lihue at Tropic Isle Music.
A video of our condo and
beautiful Poipu beach!
We loved the view and the sound of the ocean waves.
~ JB, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Lynn, I cannot thank you enough for all your kindness in helping us to have a memorable holiday.
~ Laurie H & the crew,
Doug and Laurie H