Hawai’s lush “garden isle” is a natural spot for several beautiful botanical gardens. Each is unique, from the whimsical Allerton and McBryde Gardens to the life-size bronze sculptures at Na Aina Kai and Limahuli’s lava rock terraces.
Kauai has blossomed big time! So what are the best things to do in Kauai today? Paddle the Wailua River, take a hike, go tubing, visit the Kilohana Plantation, experience a thrilling helicopter tour and more!
Maui vs Kauai: Which is better? Maui is more sophisticated, with better beaches. Kauai has Jurassic Park scenery and is perfect for adventure-loving travelers. But they’re both Hawaiian island paradises.
What are the best swimming beaches in Kauai? We love Kiahuna and Poipu Beaches in winter. Hanalei is idyllic in summer. Lydgate is generally safe year-round for families. See our guide to the best Kauai beaches for swimming!
Where to bunk down on the garden island of Kauai? Check out these 10 top resorts, from a boutique adult getaway and grand 5-star resort to charming beach cottages and condos.
Whale watching, volcano exploration and surfing! There are loads of fun things for kids to do on these Hawaii cruises for families.
With tranquil rivers and calm ocean bays, there are some great places to go stand-up paddleboarding in Kauai. The Wailua River is an epic adventure. Kalapaki Beach is a good place to learn to SUP in Kauai. Hanalei Bay is also good in summer.