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According to US News and World Report, the best time of year to visit Kauai is from September to November and we couldn’t agree more. Although there are few days where the highs on the island are below 70 degrees, the fall months are full of picturesque sunny days. Although 2020 has brought many challenges, there are still plenty of things to do. Here are our top 5 things to do on Kauai in the months ahead.

1.Catamaran off Na Pali Coast

There is no arguing that the Na Pali Coast is one of the most spectacular natural beauties on earth – just ask any nature-based movie locations scout. But there is no better way to see the amazing waterfalls, ancient lava tubes, spectacular mountains, and magical sea caves than on a catamaran. These easy-going boats provide a comfortable viewing vessel that allows you to see the coast better than any land-based vehicle plus they typically serve a meal or two – bonus!

2.Hike Kauai

For those with a desire to a have a deeper connection with mother nature, there’s always one of the countless hikes Kauai has to offer. During the winter months, stick to the south shore hikes as they are a safer option. We love Waimea canyon known as “the Grand Canyon of Hawaii.” Think endless waterfalls, lush landscape, and never-ending places to snap that perfect family photo. Also, it is home to the infamous red dirt waterfalls.

3.4 Wheel Adventure Tours

The thrill-seeker way to see the island is via 4-wheel adventure tours, which is not for the faint of heart. Expect speed, humps, bumps, and a lot of mud. But there is no faster way to cover a lot of ground on the island. Depending on the tour, you may see deep jungle spaces, old sugar plantations, countless waterfalls, or wide-open spaces.

4.Lihue Plantation Tubing Tour

Glide down the waters of the old Kauai sugar plantations while on a seemingly indestructible inflatable tour. You will be guided through tunnels, mountains, valleys, and coastline. The waters of this adventure tour originate near the top of Mount Waialeale, one of the wettest spots in the world, then they are channeled through ditches and tunnels hand-dug by plantation workers over a century ago. You’ll leave this fun-filled journey with many laughs and a little bit of history.

5.Horseback Riding

At Ko’a Kea, we love romance, and nothing is more romantic than a scenic trot around the island with the one you love. Enjoy a gently guided tour along the coast and through relaxing site-seeing spots on horseback then relax for a picnic and some much-needed relaxation.


For assistance on booking one of these adventures or any further ideas, please feel free to contact our concierge at concierge@koakea.com.

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