Krazy about Kauai


This summer (or fall), discover the captivating Hawaiian island of Kaua’i.  This is a great destination to explore nature’s wonders:  hike a waterfall, kayak along the Napali coast, take in the majesty of the soaring cliffs and valleys accessible only by helicopter tour.  Nature here is truly a departure from your “Every Day”!

If you are not quite the adventure aficionado, no worries.  This slice of paradise location is also perfectly suited for lazy days around the pool, exploring the quaint shops in town, or enjoying a shaved ice while people watching.

Allow at least 6 days for your Kauai vacation (with a redeye flight on the return).  Have over 9 days for your vacation?  Kaua’i combines well with a stay on Maui, Oahu, or the Big Island.  Kauai is great for a honeymoon or family reunion.

Where to stay

  • Grand Hyatt Kaua’i Resort – recent renovations have made this great resort even better.  The best pool on the island.  Ideal for couples and families.
  • St. Regis Princeville Resort – a refined resort with amazing vistas.  Perfect for the honeymoon or Dream Trip.
  • Koa Kea Hotel & Resort – a quiet, upscale boutique hotel for those looking to escape.
  • Aqua Kaua’i Beach Resort – a light, bright choice that’s easy on the wallet.

What to do

  • Snorkel catamaran cruise
  • Helicopter tour Napali Coast (a must-see)
  • Kayak (river or ocean)
  • Zip line (8 companies to choose from)
  • Scuba dive (beginner to advanced)
  • Waterfall hike (on your own or with a guide)
  • Spa treatments (ahhhhh)
  • Luau (cliché, but darned good fun!)
  • Golf (like a champ)

Poipu Bay Championship Golf Course

Not to miss

Roy Yamaguchi (of the infamous Roy’s Restaurant) has recently opened Eating House 1849 on Kauai’s south shore.  If you are a foodie this Hawaiian Fusion is a must.