Attractions on Kauai

The Garden Isle portrays nature at its finest so it’s no wonder there are so many Kaua‘i tourist attractions for visitors to enjoy. Cascading waterfalls and serene beaches are among the many attractions that bring visitors to this tropical paradise year-round.

The places to visit on Kaua‘i encompass the entire island, even inaccessible portions like the Nā Pali Coast. Areas like this, however, require a journey on a boat or helicopter. Tours of this nature will take you to some of the most popular attractions and must see places on Kaua‘i.

Other top attractions that give you an opportunity to do some sightseeing on Kaua‘i as well as mingle with other visitors from around the world include Kaua‘i Fern Grotto Tours which take guests on a boat along the Wailua River to an alluring cave dripping in ferns. Read more

Maybe you’d prefer to discover the most popular attractions on your own. The North Shore is the perfect place for sightseeing on Kaua‘i and beauty can be found just by driving along the highway, especially through Ha‘ena to Ke‘e Beach Park. This beautiful stretch of road hugs the mountains and there are many things to see in-route like the Waikanaloa wet sea cave as well as a dry sea cave called Maniniholo.Prior to reaching Ha‘ena, however, is another must see on Kaua‘i – Hanalei Bay. In fact, this is one of the most famous spots on Kaua‘i, offering inviting water during the summer season and a perfect place to relax in the sun. Kīlauea Lighthouse Wildlife Refuge is another Kaua‘i attraction that provides a place to see astounding views and get up close and personal with hundreds of native seabirds.The Westside of the island also includes some top attractions. Sites to see in this sunny, red dirt laden slice of Kaua‘i is the Waimea Canyon and Polihale State Park. Just make sure you have the proper four-by-four wheels for Polihale State Park, as this gorgeous beach on Kaua‘i can only be reached by way of a long bumpy, unpaved road.

Kaua‘i attractions present so much unrivaled scenery that it doesn’t matter which part of the island you choose to spend time. No matter where you go, Garden Isle beauty flourishes.

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