Fall in Love in Kauai with these Top Romantic Destinations
With its lush green landscape, sweeping cliffs, slow-paced life, and beautiful beaches, the island of Kauai is a nature lover and adventurers’ paradise. If you’re looking for things to do in Kauai, read on for some must-see attractions, and learn more about the best Kauai accommodations below:
Limahuli Garden and Preserve
Limahuli Garden and Preserve | Kauai, HI
One of the best Kauai activities for nature lovers is the Limahuli Garden and Preserve on the north shore. It boasts plenty of unique flora and fauna species that you’ll never see anywhere else in the world. Limahuli Garden has won many major awards, including “best natural botanical garden,” and extensively incorporates indigenous management and conservation practices.
Waimea Canyon Lookout
Waimea Canyon Lookout
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Waimea Canyon is a breathtaking sightseeing stop and a must-see for adventurers of all ages. At over 3,500 feet (about 1066 meters) deep and 10 miles (16 km) long, it’s the largest of its kind in the Pacific. Visitors might be shocked at the red color of the water in the Waimea River below. There are three different lookouts to choose from. If you have your own rental vehicle, be sure to gas up and be prepared for a steep climb. Or contact Waimea Canyon Tours to find out your options for exploring this beautiful sight, including helicopter tours.
Hanapepe Friday Night Festival & Art Walk
Art lovers should be sure to check out the weekly arts festival in the village of Hanapepe. This is a great chance to sample the local fare, pick up some handmade souvenirs and get a taste of the island’s culture.
At the end of a long day of touring, there’s nothing quite like checking out a spectacular sunset at Polihale State Park in Waimea. If you’re looking for a secluded spot that’s a little bit off the beaten path, this is a beautiful, quiet place to rest your weary bones and take in the natural ocean beauty. The roads can be rough at some times of the year, so make sure you have a sturdy vehicle.
Tunnels Beach, Kauai
If there’s one thing any Kauai visitor must try, it’s snorkeling or scuba diving. Tunnels beach is an excellent place for all ages to dive in and explore the beautiful marine life and lava tunnels that make the island such a unique place for underwater adventures. If you’re feeling adventurous, this is a great spot to try out some surfing, windsurfing or kitesurfing. The mountain backdrop keeps it secluded and quiet, and it’s a favorite for locals and tourists alike.
While exploring these stunning Kauai destinations, don’t forget to top it all off with a romantic stay in the Waimea Plantation Cottages -- Book your stay today.