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Kauai
Relaxing and pristine Kauai (the Garden Island) is the least commercially developed of the Hawaiian islands. Waterfalls, scenic drives and more than 60 beaches dot the landscape. Some beaches have great snorkeling, others offer child-friendly tidal pools and some are perfect for all kinds of water sports. Dry-land activities include hiking the Kalalau Trail on the Na Pali coastline, taking a day trip to Waimea Canyon and experiencing life on a sugar plantation at Grove Farm Homestead Museum.

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Na Pali Coast
Na Pali Coast
A scenic area offering beautiful beaches and dramatic cliffs.
Attraction type: Geologic Formations; Mountains
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Kauai Photo Tours
Kauai Photo Tours(Kapaa)
Owner description: We take you to Kauai's most spectacular and beautiful photo locations! See and photograph Kauai's BEST with a local, professional photographer. We'll visit numerous off the beaten... more Owner description: We take you to Kauai's most spectacular and beautiful photo locations! See and photograph Kauai's BEST with a local, professional photographer. We'll visit numerous off the beaten path gorgeous settings to see and experience the natural beauty that is Kauai! One amazing photo location right after another the entire time. An incredibly satisfying and rewarding Kauai island experience. We have several different Photo Tours you can choose from (Walking, Hiking, Portraits our Private tours), and digital SLR camera rentals -with polarizers- also available. All of our photo tours are smaller for a more intimate, personal, quality & enjoyable experience. Most tours start between 9:30-10:30 am and return 5.5 hours later, though times can be often adjusted when needed. Designed for beginners, to advanced, to professional photographers and just sightseers alike. Kauai is a true photographers paradise! Take our tour early-on and have time to revisit the places you enjoyed the most during the rest of your stay. Snacks and drinks Included on all tours! Visit our website for a complete list of information, pricing and photos. (Group tours are $119 per person and Private Tours are $439 and *include* two people and $75 for each additional over two.) Mahalo! less
Attraction type: Scenic Drives; Nature & Wildlife Tours; Sightseeing Tours; Beaches
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Waimea Canyon
Waimea Canyon(Waimea)
"The Grand Canyon of the Pacific," Waimea Canyon is 10 miles long and 3,600 feet deep.
Attraction type: Canyons; State Parks; Lookouts
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Kalalau Trail
Kalalau Trail
Kauai's hiking trail along the Na Pali coast.
Attraction type: Hiking Trails; Nature & Wildlife Areas
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Kauai Path
Kauai Path(Kapaa)
Attraction type: Hiking Trails
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Nearby recommended restaurants:

Porky's Cart
Porky's Cart
Ranked #1 of 17 Restaurants in Hanapepe
Price: $5 - $9
Cuisines: American, Street Food, Hawaiian
Dining options: Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available, Street Parking, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Pink's Creamery
Pink's Creamery
Ranked #1 of 41 Restaurants in Hanalei
Price: $4 - $9
Cuisines: Sandwiches, Dessert, Barbecue, Hawaiian
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch
Makai Sushi
Makai Sushi
Ranked #1 of 35 Restaurants in Koloa
Cuisines: Sushi
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
Hukilau Lanai
Hukilau Lanai
Ranked #1 of 114 Restaurants in Kapaa
Price: $20 - $40
Cuisines: Seafood, Hawaiian
Good for: Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Hee Fat General Store
Hee Fat General Store
Ranked #2 of 114 Restaurants in Kapaa
Cuisines: Dessert
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Brunch, Coffee & Tea

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Makaleha Bed and Coffee
Makaleha Bed and Coffee
$75
Ranked #1 of 16 Kapaa B&B and Inns
Garden Island Inn
2.5 of 5
Garden Island Inn
$127 - $162
Ranked #2 of 11 Hotels in Lihue
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Kauai Cove Cottages
Kauai Cove Cottages
$95
Ranked #8 of 29 Specialty Lodging in Poipu

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Marjorie's Kauai Inn
Marjorie's Kauai Inn
$140 - $195
Ranked #1 of 3 Lawai B&B and Inns
Fern Grotto Inn
3.0 of 5
Fern Grotto Inn
$170 - $235
Ranked #1 of 15 Specialty Lodging in Kapaa
17 Palms Kauai
17 Palms Kauai
$219 - $340
Ranked #2 of 15 Specialty Lodging in Kapaa
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Koa Kea Hotel & Resort
4.5 of 5
Koa Kea Hotel & Resort
$437 - $552
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Poipu
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Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa
4.5 of 5
Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa
$479 - $715
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Poipu
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Poipu Kapili
4.0 of 5
Poipu Kapili
$360 - $362
Ranked #7 of 29 Specialty Lodging in Poipu
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.