Kauai is Hawaii’s oldest island. Its nickname, the Garden Isle, scarcely does justice to its wilds: with a tropical air, ample rainfall, taro fields, a jumble of jagged peaks and rushing waterfalls, Kauai will seemingly never be tamed.
Perfect forAdventurers | Families | Romantics | Soul Searchers
When to goYear-Round
Ideal length of stay1-2 Nights
Designing Your Journey
Work with Indagare to design the perfect itinerary for an immersive journey. Our travel experts know the destination inside and out, and they can make recommendations based on your travel needs and preferences.
3 Days: Essential Kauai
Indagare can plan a custom itinerary for Kauai—the wildest of all the islands—with guided tours and time at the beach or spa. Here is just one example of what our destination experts can create for you.
Start your stay with a low-key beach day, either at your resort or at one of the white sand beaches that make up fifty miles of Kauai’s shoreline. Tunnels Beach is a particularly unique spot, with some of the best snorkeling opportunities and superb views of the mountain scenery that defines the South Pacific. In the evening, return to your hotel for a relaxing massage before cocktails overlooking the water and dinner.
The best ways to see Kauai’s vast, lush landscapes are by air or by sea. You can spend the day on a helicopter tour to visit Mount Waialeale, the rainiest place on earth that is shrouded in mist for most of the year and is risky to access on foot. By sea, you can tour the Na Pali coast on a captained private boat and stop for guided snorkeling, swimming and other water activities. Enjoy dinner under the stars.
Divide your day between relaxing by the pool or beach and making the most of the many activities that the island has to offer: hiking, surfing, sea kayaking, horseback riding, golf, tennis and paddle boarding. Go solo or learn about the island’s history and ecosystems with a local guide, before an indulgent island-themed farewell dinner at your resort or in town at an Indagare-recommended restaurant.
Where To Stay
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