15 Best Things to Do in Kauai for Free

Though we’re all about luxury travel, luxury isn’t always about the price tag. Sometimes the best things in life really are free, and Kauai’s no exception.

Think gaping at jaw-dropping landscapes like Waimea Canyon, toasting sunsets that defy description and chilling at beach spots. The fact is that many of the best activities you can enjoy for free!

We’ve spent serious vacation time on Kauai and picked up some useful tips along the way. So get ready to explore this Hawaiian paradise – without spending a cent!

Hang out at Poipu Beach Park

The best things to do in Kauai for free is to plant yourself on Poipu Beach. Tucked away on the island’s South Shore, it’s one of Kauai’s top swimming beaches.



Walk the Maha’ulepu Heritage Trail

Along with stunning scenery, you escape the crowds on this cliff walk. And you might even spot Hawaiian monk seals catching some rays at Maha’ulepu Beach.


Learn about monk seals

Learning about Hawaiian monk seals is truly fascinating and, if you’re vacationing with the family, ranks as one of best free things to do with kids.


Drive through the Tree Tunnel

You can’t miss the famous Kauai Tree Tunnel if you’re driving to Poipu. It’s lined with over 500 majestic Eucalyptus trees, planted more than 100 years ago.


See the Spouting Horn blowhole

Ocean waves burst up through a lava rock formation, creating a huge plume of water that can reach heights of 50 feet.

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