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Best Things to Do in Kauai

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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


Deepika's Travel Tips for Kauai

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

None--we weren't big on the food scene!

What are the best things to do in Kauai?

Loved the water tubing

What is your best travel tip for Kauai?

Bring swimsuits and towels!

Visited Kauai in August

Photo Shoot Location: Shipwreck Beach

Elizabeth in Kauai for Flytographer


Nishi's Travel Tips for Kauai

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

1.) J02- amazing cuisine. Fusion of Japanese, Thai, and Indian flavors. Great for people who are meat lovers and vegetarian! 2.) Kauai Beer Company- great flights of beers

What are the best things to do in Kauai?

1.) Back-country Mountain Tubing 2.) Kipu ATV Tour 3.) Rum Tasting

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

Try to fly during their normal nap time. Embrace the time change!

Visited Kauai in August

Photo Shoot Location: Shipwreck Beach

Elizabeth in Kauai for Flytographer


Kyle's Travel Tips for Kauai

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

Olympic Cafe

What are the best things to do in Kauai?

Hanalei Bay

What is your best travel tip for Kauai?

Understand Weather

Visited Kauai in August

Photo Shoot Location: Hanalei Bay Beach

Elizabeth in Kauai for Flytographer


Alanna's Travel Tips for Kauai

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

Tiki Iniki was just a lot of fun and the food was great, reasonable priced and huge portions.

What are the best things to do in Kauai?

Queens bath was our most memorable day.

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

Book a photo shoot, completely worth it. Explore local markets and TRY the fresh fruits.

Visited Kauai in August

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Elizabeth in Kauai for Flytographer


Rachael's Travel Tips for Kauai

What are the best things to do in Kauai?

Hike up the cliff to enjoy Sunrise at Shipwreck beach, Poipu beach go at night and see the turtles sleeping, Waimea Canyon, we also enjoyed seeing glass sand beach.

Visited Kauai in August

Photo Shoot Location: Shipwreck Beach

Caitlin in Kauai for Flytographer


Pam's Travel Tips for Kauai

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

Eating House 1849, Umeke Kitchen, sushi at Stevenson’s

What are the best things to do in Kauai?

Helicopter tour (Jurassic Park), beach days, outrigger rides and sailing

Visited Kauai in August

Photo Shoot Location: Shipwreck Beach

Elizabeth in Kauai for Flytographer


carol's Travel Tips for Kauai

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

The Cabana beach bar at Poipu Beach Club The Dolphin Savage Shrimp

What are the best things to do in Kauai?

Holo Holo charters sunset tour of the napali coast

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

Snacks! We rode the train at the kilohana plantation and fed the pigs and donkeys they liked that

Visited Kauai in July

Photo Shoot Location: Shipwreck Beach

Caitlin in Kauai for Flytographer


Merry's Travel Tips for Kauai

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

For the best shave ice, try Wishing Well in Hanalei. The Caffeine Monkey is incredible and definitely worth the wait in line.

What are the best things to do in Kauai?

We loved our helicopter tour of the island as a way to get oriented on the first day, and a boat tour of the Nepali Coast is a must.

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

Plan some relaxation time to hang out at a local beach. Be sure to pack plenty of reef-safe sunscreen and water.

Visited Kauai in July

Photo Shoot Location: Shipwreck Beach

Elizabeth in Kauai for Flytographer


Holly's Travel Tips for Kauai

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

Eating house 1849

What are the best things to do in Kauai?

Chaka tour guide app Waimea Canyon Capt. Andy’s Napali Coast Cruise Back Country Tubing Adventure Lydgate Beach Salt Pond Beach Snorkel Bob’s

Visited Kauai in June

Photo Shoot Location: Shipwreck Beach

Michael in Kauai for Flytographer


Lyndsey's Travel Tips for Kauai

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

Dukes serves an amazing meal but also has Hula Pie! Definitely a favorite!

What are the best things to do in Kauai?

We highly recommend seeing Kauai by foot (hiking), land (ATVs), sea (snorkle/ boat tour), and sky (a helicopter tour). We did it all and it was all uniquely gorgeous!

Visited Kauai in July

Photo Shoot Location: Maha'Ulepu Beach, South Shore

Elizabeth in Kauai for Flytographer


Marcie's Travel Tips for Kauai

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

We love Wishing Well Shave Ice up in Hanalei because they use fresh fruit and the ambiance is great.

What are the best things to do in Kauai?

We did a Samoan fire knife experience where we learned how to twirl fire and got a private fire dancing show. It was epic!

Visited Kauai in June

Photo Shoot Location: Hanalei Bay Beach

Elizabeth in Kauai for Flytographer


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

Elizabeth 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


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

Elizabeth 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

Elizabeth 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


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