A friend of Coconut Coast Condo's Facebook page recently asked me about free activities to do on Kauai. I thought this would make a great blog post. So, here is my top 10 free things to do on Kauai:
This is by far my absolute favorite activity to do on Kauai! And it's FREE!
Though, I've paid a price when I didn't put on enough sunscreen! Slather on some sunscreen, grab a towel, and off you go to a day of bliss!
2. Check out Kokee State Park and Waimea Canyon
I know I've told you this before, but the view from the Kalalau Lookout at Kokee Park is take your breath away beautiful! There is a picnic table at the lookout which makes it an unforgettable place to have lunch. Take your time and enjoy both of these great parks.
Explore one of Kauai's many hiking trails. The first 2 miles of the Kalalau Trail on the Na Pali Coast and the Sleeping Giant Trail both offer spectacular views!
Kauai has some awesome snorkeling! In fact you don't even have to have snorkel gear to see some colorful, friendly fish. Often, you can just look down into the water and see plenty of sea life. Try Lydgate beach, Ke'e beach and Poipu beach.
Kilauea Lighthouse was first lighting the way back in 1913. The lighthouse still stands today, and the area serves as a wildlife refuge that has incredible views! You can see Nene (Hawaii's state bird), Spinner Dolphins as well as seasonal Humpback Whales.
This path called Ke Ala Hele Makalae is Hawaiian for "The Path that Goes by the Coast". The paved path runs over 10 miles from just before Lydgate beach all the way through Kapaa and north to past Kealia beach.
You can see a free hula show at the Coconut Marketplace. The Coconut Marketplace is a open-air beautifully landscaped shopping center located within walking distance of the condo. The hulas shows are every Wednesday at 5pm and Saturday 1pm.
8. Get into Some Culture
Also, at the Coconut Marketplace is the Ka U'i O Ka 'Aina Cultural Center. There are museum quality displays and cultural demonstrations. They also offer classes at nominal fees. We stopped in one day and found the volunteer to be very friendly and happy to share her heritage with us.
Take a drive out to Kauai's side and see the largest coffee farm in the US. The Kauai Coffee Company has a visitors center, a gift shop and guided tours of their huge grove. Educational as well as a feast for your eyes and nose!
Kauai is the perfect place to gaze up at the night sky. Thankfully there isn't a lot of bright city lights to interfere. In fact, from the beach in front of the condo you can look up and see the billions of stars that make up the Milky Way! What better way to spend an evening than walking along the beach and viewing Kauai's incredible night sky.
See, some of the best things in life are free! Thanks for reading the Coconut Diaries! As always, feel free to post any comments or questions!