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.
Kokee Lodge – Restaurant, Bar and Shop
Kokee Lodge is a cozy restaurant, bar and retail shop in Kokee. Stop in for breakfast or lunch (entrees start at $5) or come in for HAPPY HOUR where you’ll find $1 off unique, handcrafted cocktails every day from 2-4 pm. On Saturdays, there’s LIVE MUSIC from 12-3pm. Kokee Lodge is open from 9 am - 4 pm, 7 days per week, 365 days a year.$5+ GET DEAL
Hawaii Discovery Horseback Rides
Comfortably astride one of Silver Falls Ranch’s seasoned horses, you’ll venture into the isolated interior of Kalihiwai and Kamookoa Ridge for breathtaking close-up views of the Makaleha mountain range. Riders age 7 years and older are welcome. Special accommodations for children 6 and younger are available. Maximum weight is 300lbs for Horseback rides. 90 minutes. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: 10% OFF! Must call to book and mention Hawaii.com.$99 BOOK NOW
Kauai Food Tour - South Shore
Follow our culinary guide in the comfort of your own car and sample the sights, flavors and history of Kauai’s sunny South Shore. The stops on our South Shore tour are a celebration of food inspired by Hawaii’s diverse cultures.
Wednesdays from 12:45p to 4:45p$99 BOOK NOW
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