Top Five Activities for Kids on Kauai
Kaua‘i is a great place for families to visit. Keiki (Hawaiian word for kids) will love to frolic in the gentle surf, build castles in the sand and warm their happy, little souls in the sun.
You can’t go wrong taking the kids to the beach. This is by-far the most popular of all activities for kids, and the best part about it is that it doesn’t cost a dime. Caution is to be taken, however, when selecting the best beach to bring your family to. Kaua‘i waters can get rough so it’s wise to pick a lifeguarded beach; one that is protected against tempestuous currents like Lydgate Beach Park. This eastside beach has a small enclosed swimming area that’s even great for the kids to test out their snorkeling skills.
There are many guided adventures that your kids can have a blast on like ziplining. Imagine flitting from tree to tree atop a rainforest canopy. This is exactly what you’ll do when you book a trip with a company like Kipu Ranch Adventures in Lihue that offer a leisure kayak, wagon ride, ziplining, and dip in a luscious fresh water pool.
Another guided adventure consists of hopping in an ATV and traversing uncharted territory with your family. By booking one of these trips with a company like Kipu Ranch Adventures you’ll have fun bumping and bopping around in an all-terrain vehicle while catching glimpses of views on private land that even kama‘aina (Hawai‘i residents) don’t get to see.
Maybe your kids have sea legs. If so, then a sailing adventure around the Na Pali Coast is the way to go. Make a game of spotting dolphins, turtles and flying fish while you journey to these inaccessible parts of the island. Companies like Blue Dolphin Charters also offer safe opportunities to snorkel along the way.
5) Kilauea Point Wildlife Refuge
If you want to show your kids some of the native wildlife, then a stop at the Kilauea Point Wildlife Refuge is the perfect opportunity. Here, children can delight in the hundreds of sea birds that float among the cliff edges and dance in the sky only a few feet above visitors’ heads. This is also a great location to whale watch. Your kids will be amused observing the animals while learning about the island’s fauna at the same time.
Whale Watching Along the Napali Coast
Experience the majestic humpback whales acrobatic displays aboard Holo Holo! Humpback Whales are seen regularly on our Kauai and Niihau boat tours from December through April. Holo Holo Charters offers four great Na Pali Coast and Niihau tour options to chose from — so you can select the tour that fits your vacation schedule and budget.$15 OFF BOOK NOW
Napali Coast Snorkel Sail with Holo Holo Charters
Join us aboard Leila, a beautiful 50 foot sailing catamaran. Take in the grandeur of tall, fluted cliffs, green valleys, waterfalls and hidden beaches along the Napali Coast. Drop anchor and snorkel in the pristine waters. Get $15 off when you book online.$15 OFF GET DEAL
Tropical Trails Adventure
Let’s explore Kauai. This ride, which includes a picnic and the opportunity to swim at Silver Falls, is for the explorer in you. It’s an excursion that takes you deep into Kauai’s interior—on hidden trails through an ancient volcanic caldera to the base of Mount Makaleha. Riders age 7 years and older are welcome. Special accommodations for children 6 and younger are available. Maximum weight is 300lbs for Horseback rides. 3 hours. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: 10% OFF! Must call to book and mention Hawaii.com.$139 BOOK NOW
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