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Best Things to Do in Kauai

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Crystal's Travel Tips for Kauai

What are the best places to eat and drink in Kauai?

Little Fish for breakfast Koloa Fish Market for lunch Stevenson's Library for dinner

What are the best things to do in Kauai?

Napali coast boat tour with Makana Charters Mahaulepu hiking trail to Mahaulepu beach

Visited Kauai in June

Photo Shoot Location: Shipwreck Beach

Pru in Kauai for Flytographer


Leah's Travel Tips for Kauai

What are the best places to eat and drink in Kauai?

Lava Lava Beach Club- proximity to our favorite hotel, kid and adult friendly, and beach front!

What are the best things to do in Kauai?

Tunnels beach, helicopter tour

What is your best travel tip for Kauai?

Slow yourself down

Visited Kauai in May

Photo Shoot Location: Moloa'a Bay

Rachel in Kauai for Flytographer


Cora's Travel Tips for Kauai

What are the best places to eat and drink in Kauai?

I had a lovely and delicious birthday dinner at Tidepools - it was worth the splurge to celebrate a special occasion.

What are the best things to do in Kauai?

Hiking to Ho’opi falls was an overall family favorite. Anini beach was also great for our kiddo. After a couple nights at a big resort, Waimea Plantation Cottages was the perfect change of pace and we loved our time on the west coast and having Waimea Canyon and the lookouts practically to ourselves early in the day.

What is the best tip for travelling with kids to Kauai?

We usually planned one big activity per day. If we got to do more, great, but we didn’t put pressure on ourselves to see and do everything. Coming from the west coast of the mainland, we scheduled our Flytographer shoot early in our trip when we were all waking up early anyway - sunrise pics meant gorgeous pictures AND and empty beach! We also brought lots of sunscreen.

Visited Kauai in May

Photo Shoot Location: Shipwreck Beach

Michael in Kauai for Flytographer


Alyssa's Travel Tips for Kauai

What are the best places to eat and drink in Kauai?

Red salt

What are the best things to do in Kauai?

Jurassic falls helicopter landing, horseback riding, atv tours

What is the best tip for going on your honeymoon to Kauai?

The best island ever don’t bother going anywhere else and stay as long as you can

Visited Kauai in April

Photo Shoot Location: Maha'Ulepu Beach, South Shore

Pru in Kauai for Flytographer


Angela's Travel Tips for Kauai

What are the best places to eat and drink in Kauai?

Koloa Fish Market

What are the best things to do in Kauai?

Go to the beach

What is your best overall travel tip for Kauai?

Bring an umbrella

Visited Kauai in November

Photo Shoot Location: Hanalei Bay Beach

Caitlin in Kauai for Flytographer


Leah's Travel Tips for Kauai

What is your best overall travel tip for Kauai?

Go with the flow and max relax!

Visited Kauai in March

Photo Shoot Location: Shipwreck Beach

Pru in Kauai for Flytographer


Malou's Travel Tips for Kauai

What is your best overall travel tip for Kauai?

Book either a boat trip or a helicopter tour. The island is breathtaking and should be explored throughout.

Visited Kauai in January

Photo Shoot Location: Maha'Ulepu Beach, South Shore

Katie in Kauai for Flytographer


Christine's Travel Tips for Kauai

What is your best overall travel tip for Kauai?

When I’m Hawaii don’t just lay on the beach. Explore the island by boat, bike, kayak, feet, or car. Enjoy the local cuisine, and don’t judge by looks.

Visited Kauai in January

Photo Shoot Location: Hanalei Bay Beach

Rachel in Kauai for Flytographer


Heidi's Travel Tips for Kauai

What is your best overall travel tip for Kauai?

Bar-Acuda for small plates dinner. It is still as good as ever. We also love Tunnels Beach.

Visited Kauai in December

Photo Shoot Location: Hanalei Bay Beach

Rachel in Kauai for Flytographer


Blair's Travel Tips for Kauai

What is your best overall travel tip for Kauai?

Our top travel tip - Rent a Jeep! There is soo much to do & see accross the island. We mapped out each day and explored different towns/beaches/attractions each day. We were there for 10 days & still feel like we could book another trip to see more!

Visited Kauai in December

Photo Shoot Location: Hanalei Bay Beach

Katie in Kauai for Flytographer


Trina's Travel Tips for Kauai

What is your best overall travel tip for Kauai?

Napoli Coast!!

Visited Kauai in December

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Rachel in Kauai for Flytographer


Annemarie's Travel Tips for Kauai

What is your best overall travel tip for Kauai?

Stay on the south end in Poipu Beach for the best weather (sunny and warm 90% of the time) but certainly see the north shore as well- Hanalie Bay is too beautiful too miss! Explore the many beaches available and enjoy all the local Hawaiian food and culture. Take a helicopter or small airplane ride over the island- that is the best way to see the rugged beauty of this magical tropical place. Don't forget to visit all the small roadside food trucks for local favorites and farmers markets for the freshest fruit. Don't forget to bring your sunscreen and several swimming suits. Kauai is such a relaxed place- the atmosphere is very soothing. Great place to explore and discover the Hawaiian culture.

Visited Kauai in November

Photo Shoot Location: Maha'Ulepu Beach, South Shore

Katie in Kauai for Flytographer


Marisha's Travel Tips for Kauai

What is your best overall travel tip for Kauai?

You must do a helicopter ride! Hiking to waterfalls.

Visited Kauai in November

Photo Shoot Location: Maha'Ulepu Beach, South Shore

Katie in Kauai for Flytographer


Cassandra's Travel Tips for Kauai

What is your best overall travel tip for Kauai?

Definitely check out Waimea canyon and take in the serenity and peace of the island.

Visited Kauai in November

Photo Shoot Location: Lawa'i Bay

Katie in Kauai for Flytographer


Leslie's Travel Tips for Kauai

What is your best overall travel tip for Kauai?

Explore as much of the island as possible! Each area has its own attractions and beautiful landscapes. Personally, we our favorite views were from the Nāpali Coast!

Visited Kauai in October

Photo Shoot Location: Moloa'a Bay

Katie in Kauai for Flytographer


Mary's Travel Tips for Kauai

What is your best overall travel tip for Kauai?

The Grand Hyatt in Poipu is the best of the best on Kauai! It's the most magical place on earth!!

Visited Kauai in October

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Katie in Kauai for Flytographer


Adriana's Travel Tips for Kauai

What is your best overall travel tip for Kauai?

Our favorite shaved ice that we tried in Kauai was Wailua shaved ice! We literally dream about it now!

Visited Kauai in August

Photo Shoot Location: Hanalei Bay Beach

Rachel in Kauai for Flytographer


Prerana's Travel Tips for Kauai

What is your best overall travel tip for Kauai?

Snorkel at Poipu

Visited Kauai in August

Photo Shoot Location: Shipwreck Beach

Rachel in Kauai for Flytographer


Kristense's Travel Tips for Kauai

What is your best overall travel tip for Kauai?

Bring your hiking shoes.

Visited Kauai in August

Photo Shoot Location: Hanalei Bay Beach

Rachel in Kauai for Flytographer


Jane's Travel Tips for Kauai

What is your best overall travel tip for Kauai?

On Kauai, you have to experience the following: A helicopter ride of the island featuring Na Pali Coast, Waimea Canyon and the majestic waterfalls. A zodiac boat ride along the Na Pali Coast into the sea caves. A tour of Waimea Canyon and a boat ride on Wailua River to the Fern Grotto.

Visited Kauai in August

Photo Shoot Location: Hanalei Bay Beach

Rachel in Kauai for Flytographer


Caitlin's Travel Tips for Kauai

What is your best overall travel tip for Kauai?

The scenery is absolutely incredible. Try to stick around to watch the sunset from Hanalei Bay.

Visited Kauai in August

Photo Shoot Location: Hanalei Bay Beach

Rachel in Kauai for Flytographer


Alice's Travel Tips for Kauai

What is your best overall travel tip for Kauai?

I would recommend trying different restaurants, especially the fresh seafood. I also recommend snorkeling and being surrounded by the fish and the turtles.

Visited Kauai in June

Photo Shoot Location: Shipwreck Beach

Katie in Kauai for Flytographer


Carrie's Travel Tips for Kauai

What is your best overall travel tip for Kauai?

Get a smoothie or açaí bowl from Ànakē’s Juice Bar.

Visited Kauai in May

Photo Shoot Location: Maha'Ulepu Beach, South Shore

Katie in Kauai for Flytographer


Jordana's Travel Tips for Kauai

What is your best overall travel tip for Kauai?

Eat acai bowls every day, and grab a breakfast sandwich at Hanalei breakfast company!

Visited Kauai in May

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Rachel in Kauai for Flytographer


Stephanie's Travel Tips for Kauai

What is your best overall travel tip for Kauai?

Helicopter ride for sure! Just soak in the beauty!

Visited Kauai in April

Photo Shoot Location: Shipwreck Beach

Katie in Kauai for Flytographer


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