Category Archive: Kauai Things To Do

Maybe it’s good that Joe Hollywood closed the road to Kauai’s pretty Papa’a Bay

A public uprising ignited when a once-sort-of-famous Hollywood director bought the land and gated access to Papa’a (pah-pa-ah) Bay on the northeast shore a couple of decades ago. People were arrested at a… Continue reading

Kauai’s Hanalei no ka oi (is the best)

One look at Hanalei from above (in this case, from hidden Hanalei Organic Park in Princeville on the north shore) and you will be hot to get down there and look around. Taro… Continue reading

The 20th Anniversary Edition of Kauai Trailblazer is here!

The NEW 2017, 20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION of the Sprout’s top-selling guide has been completely revised and updated. A favorite among locals and adventure travelers alike, Kauai Trailblazer is packed with new activities, dozens… Continue reading

Kauai’s Haena Beach: How sweeeeet it is!

The right moment at Haena Beach is one you will never forget.  It’s a couple miles from the end of the road on Kauai’s north shore. This couple is sitting at ‘Tunnels,’ one… Continue reading

Kauai’s Ke’e Beach: Inspiration Guaranteed

At the end of the highway on Kauai’s north shore—and at the beginning of the notorious Kalalau Trail—sweet Ke’e Beach can get killed with kindess on prime-weather days. The main parking lot gets… Continue reading

Kauai’s Napali Coast: How to find the wilderness beyond the people-jam at the Kalalau Trail

The northwest coast of Kauai—which is itself the most northwesterly of the major Hawaiian Islands—is roadless and wild, where knuckle-sets of 2,000-foot-high cliff heads greet the pounding Pacific. At road’s end past Hanalei… Continue reading

Hanalei Pier: Kauai’s walk down Hollywood Boulevard

This view of the Hanalei Pier is taken from the far end of the beach from the St. Regis Hotel in Princeville—which is across a river mouth from the beach of Hanalei Bay.… Continue reading

Kauai: beaching it

KAUA‘I Larsens Beach A short hike down from pasturelands leads to more than a mile of wild beach. Monk seals and shorebirds like the rough lava-and-coral reef, and backshore flora. Waiakalua Beach A… Continue reading

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