Tips for Visiting the Garden Island of Kauai

Discovering Kauai is an exciting adventure whether you choose to explore mountain trails and remote areas or just relax on the beach and enjoy the scenery. Your ideal vacation will depend upon what type of activities you like, how long you are staying and other factors.

Here are some overall tips for your Kauai vacation that will help you understand the many choices for everything from places to stay to scenic and adventure tours.

Kauai Scenery – From Waimea Canyon to the Na Pali Coast

Kauai is perhaps best known for the dramatic cliffs and spires of the Na Pali Coast. Also popular visitor destinations are the beaches of sunny Poipu, the massive gorge of Waimea Canyon and the lush and verdant north shore which is lined with a series of immaculate beaches. No matter what side of the island you stay on there will be plenty of nearby adventures and scenery nearby, and since Kauai is relatively small it’s not too far of a drive to visit other areas of the island as well.

A wide variety of activities and tours are available from sunset sails and cocktail cruises along the south shore to all-day snorkeling excursions along the Na Pali Coast, including whale watching during the winter months. You can go ziplining in the mountains and soar over the treetops, or go tubing down old irrigation canals. Also in the backcountry are horseback riding adventures as well as ATV riding along trails in remote areas.

Kauai Helicopter Tours and other Adventures

Book a helicopter tour and get a bird’s eye view of Kauai.

Another option is to fly above it all on a helicopter tour. In just about one hour you can circle the whole island and take in all the major sights from Waimea Canyon and the Na Pali to the north shore, Wailua Falls and even the peak of Mt. Waialeale, which is known as the “wettest spot on Earth” with waterfalls to prove it! Helicopter tours also allow you to see many areas of the island that are otherwise inaccessible.

Perhaps you just want to relax on the beach and enjoy a poolside massage in one of the many unique Hawaiian massage styles such as lomi lomi. We can even arrange for a professional masseuse to come right to your accommodation for added convenience, or have a chef cook you a meal customized to your tastes. To experience some of old Hawaii attend a luau event including sumptuous food as well as local-style entertainment such as hula dancing.

Enjoying Ocean Activities on the Garden Island

Snorkeling near the shore is an easy adventure with great rewards. If you are a bit more energetic take a surfing lesson, or try your hand at the popular new sport of stand up paddling. Bali Hai Realty’s Concierge service can help you plan the right activities that match your needs. We can also help guide you toward areas that are safer and appropriate to your level of fitness, and calmer ocean areas for snorkeling, surfing, stand up paddling and guided river and ocean kayak tours.

When spending time outdoors including the beach and in the ocean make sure to apply plenty of sunscreen so your visit isn’t ruined by an untimely sunburn. Wearing a hat is also highly recommended, and avoid dehydration by drinking lots of water if you are exerting yourself on a hike or other adventure. Make sure to follow all Kauai Safety Tips.

Bali Hai Kauai Concierge Services

Bali Hai Realty offers the highest level of personalized Concierge Services to help you plan your Kauai vacation activities. If you have any questions about planning your Kauai vacation or arranging for activities, tours or accommodations please give us a call and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

We look forward to assisting you in planning an enjoyable Kauai adventures including entertainment and relaxation for the dream vacation of a lifetime.

Bali Hai Vacation Rentals and Realty Services

For the finest quality Kauai vacation rentals including luxury estates, condos, cottages and beach villas, see our Kauai Vacation Rental Galleries or use our new Map-Based Vacation Rental Search feature.

If you are considering buying a home on Kauai you can see some of the island’s best real estate deals by browsing through the Coldwell Banker Bali Hai Realty Kauai Real Estate Galleries, or you can use the Map-Based Kauai Home Search.

For any Kauai real estate needs please feel free to give the Bali Hai staff a call and we will be happy to help you find the perfect Kauai vacation rental or assist you in the process of buying or selling a Kauai home.

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