What Are the fun things to do in Kauai hi

Kauai is the second oldest of the major Hawaiian Islands – at a cool 5.8 million years of age. Also known as The Garden Isle, this tropical island offers incredible glimpses into nature.

The lush tropical jungles, canyons, world-class beaches, and exciting excursions are some of the many reasons to visit. Here are the fun things to do in Kauai, HI – just to name a few. 


Some activities to do in Kauai

Take A Scenic Hike

Some of the hikes that I recommend are Awa’awapui Trail in Kokee, Sleeping Giant Trail in Kapaa, Shipwreck’s Beach trail in Poipu, and Canyon Trail to Waipoo Falls in Kokee. Be sure to download the Alltrails app on your Iphone or Android and you will have a better idea of what to expect.  Bring ample water and hiking boots if you are going on a hike!

Do A Helicopter Tour

Book a helicopter tour of the island, I assure you that you will not regret seeing this amazing island from a birds-eye view.  On these helicopter tours, they will take you to the world-renowned Waimea Canyon and Napali Coast.


These areas are jaw-droppingly beautiful and just as always, the pictures don’t do it justice. You will also get to see incredible waterfalls from above that look photoshopped (one of which being Jurassic falls)


A neat bonus is that you will visit the wettest point on earth known as Mount Waialeale – where it rains up to 683 inches per year. It should be noted that the only way to see the Napali Coast is via helicopter, unless you plan to hike 22 miles round trip via Kalalau Trail or you book a catamaran. 

helicopter tour in hawaii

pay a visit to hanalei bay

snorkel and see beautiful marine life

Get some delicious coffee

Drive up Waimea canyon

One of the most scenic drives you can do in Kauai. Drive up the mountain to view the Waimea Canyon – nicknamed the Grand Canyon of the Pacific. Beyond the canyon, Kokee is teeming with amazing plant species, birds, mountain streams, waterfalls, and gorgeous lookouts. 

Head over to Kalalau Lookout and be prepared to be dazzled. From here you can see the Napali Coast and the magnificent cliffs that make it. Be sure to go on a hike while you are up there, because many people say the best hikes are all located up in Kokee.

Book a catamaran

You should consider booking either a raft or catamaran to view the Napali Coast from a boat. This is something that people come from all around the world to do, and for good reason. You will get a chance to see the sea caves, gargantuan cliffs, and sacred beaches of the Napali Coast.

You will also have a good chance of seeing dolphins, turtles, and depending on the season – whales. My recommendation is to book through Blue Dolphin as I used all of the companies but this one had the best staff and by far the most comfortable boat.

kayak the wailua river

kayak the wailua river

In summary