Kauai has many activities to enjoy. This section provides a few ideas. We recommend The Ultimate Kauai Guidebook. It has great up-to-date information about Kauai with reviews and recommendations that you can trust. Some of the activities that we have enjoyed include:
Hiking (Many great trails to choose from)
Helicopter Tour of Kauai
Na Pali Snorkel Boat Tour
Sunset Cruise along Na Pali Coastline
Wailua River Tour to the Fern Grotto
Tubing Down Sugar Cane Plantation Irrigation canals
Golf at Wailua Municipal Golf Course
Mini Golf and Botanical Garden - also has trails behind golf course
As an added bonus, when you take a tour or activity, the guides do a great job teaching about the island, its people and its history. The following pictures show the beauty of the Kiluaea Lighthouse and Wildlife Refuge.
Lighthouse in the Distance
Birds Nest on the Nearby Hills
Path to Lighthouse
Island Near Lighthouse
Coast Looking North from Lighthouse
White Specks are Birds
Close-up of Birds Nesting
Activities Near Wailua Bay View
The condo is right on a 12 mile multi use path along the East coast. You can rent bikes in Kapa'a. This path is still being constructed so there are some gaps. You can go south over the Wailua River to Lydgate park a mile south of the condo. When you go North from the condo, the trail stops at the Coconut marketplace. You can take other roads north until the path begins again. You may want to simply start where the multi-use path restarts farther north. Going North on Kuhio Highway take a right turn at Kaloku Road. This is just past the Burger King. Kaloku Road leads to the multi-use path. This is the prettiest part of the trail. Maps of the Kauai Multi-Use Path are provided here.
Many people enjoy kayaking on the Wailua River nearby. Wailua Bay has good conditions for surfing, boarding and wind surfing. It is fun to watch from the lanai or do yourself if you are adventurous. The Wailua Municipal Golf Course is a beautiful public golf course along the east shore. It is about one mile south of Wailua Bay View condominiums. The following pictures are from Wailua Golf Course.
Wailua Golf Course
Par 3 Tee Facing Ocean
Palm Trees and Mountain Views
Kauai Mini Golf and Botanical Garden
Why waste a day on Kauai playing miniature golf? Because it is fun, the grounds are beautiful, and they have a great concession stand with excellent local coffee and tasty food options. They also have an extensive set of trails behind the golf course.
Entrance on Kuhio Hwy North
Palm Trees and Waterfalls
Water to Avoid
Nets Provided to Fish Out Balls
Great Sandwiches and Coffee
Trails in Back