- Wade amongst the flora and fauna at Ko’a Kea Resort & Spa’s exclusive saltwater pool and hot tub inspired by the natural surroundings with touchpoints of lava rock, palms, and colorful tropical plants.
- Begin or end your evening in an oversized Adirondack chair beside the warm flames of the Ko’a Kea Fire Pits.
- Kauai is home to infamous waves and iconic surfing legends. Favorite surf spots on the island include Poipu Beach, Salt Pond, Allerton’s, Kukuiula Harbor, Davidson’s at Kekaha, Pakalas, Lawai Beach (also called P.K.’s Centers and Acid Drop), Shipwrecks Beach, Nawiliwili Harbor, Hanalei Bay, Tunnels Beach, and Cannons. Let our team at Hoku Water Sports take you out for a surf lesson or take is easy with stand-up paddleboard rentals from our Kauai beachfront hotel.
- An abundance of sites to scuba dive are located at various beaches are good for both beginners and experienced divers. Boat dives, night dives, and other dive tours offer plenty of sea life to discover with cave explorations and lava tubes. Experienced divers can explore the east and west shores, while those new to scuba are recommended to start on the north or south shores (Hanalei, Kee Beach, or Poipu Beach).
- Poipu Beach is one of the prime beaches for snorkeling on Kauai. Rent fins, a mask and snorkel from the on-site Hoku Water Sports hut. Enjoy a specially designed tour of the Napali coastline to see sea caves, waterfalls, and other pristine wilderness areas.
HIKING AND BIKING
- Hiking is a treasured way to tour the island’s pristine beaches and valleys with roughly 10 percent of the island accessible by road. Trails range from easy to challenging with notables trails including Kuilau, Moalepe, Kalalau, Waimea Canyon, Kokee, and Powerline.
- Local biking trails range from easy to challenging with Waimea Canyon offering serious bikers the thrill of a lifetime. This canyon trail is a 100% downhill and makes for an exhilarating 13-mile ride. Bikers can also enjoy stops for scenic photos, chances to learn about local history and culture plus cruise many of the flat roads available. Bike rentals can be found at the on-site Hoku Watersports hut.
- The beauty and essence of the island can only be recognized from a bird’s eye view. Helicopter tours allow visitors to view some of the most spectacular scenery anywhere on earth, including the Waimea Canyon, the Napali coast, and the waterfalls made famous in movies such as Jurassic Park and Fantasy Island. The highlight of the hour long flight is flying back into the “Blue Hole” in the heart of the Mt. Waiale’ale crater, where it seems that there are waterfalls in every direction.
- Put on a harness and soar over Kauai’s breathtaking valleys and streams, embarking on a series of zip line crossings. Walking through the treetops and over waterfalls on a suspension bridge gives new meaning to the term “suspension.”
- Kayaking can be a peaceful experience or exciting adventure here on the island. For gentler excursions, try the Wailua River to the famed Fern Grotto, or Huleia River from Nawiliwili Harbor to the Menehune Fishpond and beyond. The Hanalei River is the longest and allows kayaking through the plains. Ocean kayaking is a thrilling island activity, with options including the Poipu to Port Allen course with a stop in Lawai Bay or the Napali coast.