This is the best getaway if you are looking for a peaceful vacation in the lap of nature with no freeways, skyscrapers, busy urban centers, flashy lights, or crowded shopping malls. The oldest of the Hawaiian Islands, Kauai is best known for its beauteous landscape and breathtaking natural setting. Each of the Hawaiian Islands is different from the other and Kauai has steeper ocean cliffs and deeper canyons compared to the other islands.
The waters of Kauai hold hundreds of species of fish while the coral reefs are magnificent and thriving! This makes it perfect for some underwater exploration like scuba diving on Kauai and snorkeling. Whale watching and kayaking are among some of the favorite activities on the Islands' shoreline. It's important that you follow guidelines by getting the appropriate gear, not walking on reefs, and staying close to other swimmers. Anini Beach has one of the longest reefs on the island.
Kauai zipline adventures are the most exciting among activities on the island. Ziplines are cables attached between two poles and once you harness yourself to these ziplines you can simply 'zip' across valleys, through treetops, and above streams. ATV tours take you through old sugar plantations and over the lush tropical terrain. You can explore the Ha'upu Mountain Range, Kahili Mountain Range, and the beautiful flora and fauna.
A Kauai zodiac ride is something worth trying out and this fun adventure will definitely be etched in your memory for a long time. Zodiacs are inflatable crafts, extremely powerful as they have two outboard motors. A zodiac ride puts the wind in your hair and water splashing all around you as you get to travel along the Na Pali Coast and enjoy its remarkable scenery.
There are plenty of choices when it comes to sightseeing tours as the island has several reputed tour operators. You can also opt for a helicopter tour if soaring high is your thing. Whether it is horseback riding along the beach or across the grassy terrain or taking a hiking trail through the forests, both are equally exciting and rejuvenating. There are several golf courses and the island is often called a golfers paradise. The locations are exotic and the courses are challenging. Poipu Bay Golf Course, Kiahuna Golf Club, and The Prince Golf Club are quite popular ones.
Finally, you can get to lay back and enjoy the island breeze as you chill out at a luau. Many hotels and resorts organize private luaus for visitors with food, drink, and entertainment. You get a fair glimpse of Hawaiian tradition and Polynesian art and culture at these luaus. Many timeshare condo complexes and hotels, as part of their usual free entertainment, will put on a fire dance or hula dance with Hawaiian music and traditional songs of Hawaii. If you're lucky, they might even ask you if you'd like to get up and hula dance with them.