Island Favorites



Kauai Taxi Company: 808.246.9554

ONO GRINDS (Delicious Food):

Monicos Taqueria: Mexican food. Located in Waipouli (Kapaa area).

Pomodoro: Old World Italian food. Located in Kalaheo.

Casa Di Amici: Italian food with a French flare. Located in Poipu.


Holoholo Charters: Napali Coast Catamaran Trips.

Sunshine Helicopters: Helicopter Tours. Located in Anchor Cove Shopping Center in Lihue.


Aunty Aina: Custom, unique and amazing.


Bring PLENTY of water on any and all hikes.

Waimea Canyon/Koke’e State Park

There are dozens of amazing hiking trails up in Waimea Canyon. Stop at the museum in Koke’e State Park and purchase a great trail map for about $2.00. The staff there are very knowledgeable and happy to help you with any questions about the park and trail system.

Level: Easy to Strenuous

South Shore: Poipu

Mahaleupu Ocean Hike: Hike from the Grand Hyatt beach to Mahaleupu beach along the ocean. Access at Shipwrecks Beach to the left of the Grand Hyatt.

Level: Moderate

Mahaleupu Ocean/Cliff Walk: Access at Mahaleupu Beach second parking lot.

Level: Easy

East Side: Kapaa & Wailua

Kuilau Trail into Moalepe Trail: Beautiful Views. Short hike to picnic area. Access at end of Kuamoo Rd past Opaeka’a Falls. Park at first parking lot on right or next lot on left.

Level: Moderate

Sleeping Giant: 3 different and unique trail heads. Nounou Trail access off Kuamo’o Rd just past Opaeka’a Falls. East Trail access off of Haleilio Rd in Wailua house lots. West Trail access off of Kamalu Rd. in Wailua Homesteads.

Level: Moderate/Difficult

Ho’opi’i Falls: Short hike to river and falls. Access up in Kapahi on Kapahi Rd next to Kapahi Park.

Level: Easy/Moderate

North Shore: Haena…end of the road heading north.

Hanakapiai Trail: First 4 miles of Kalalau Trail. 4 mile round trip to Hanakapiai beach.

Level: Moderate

8 mile round trip to Hanakapiai Falls. Access at end of road heading north past Hanalei.

Level: Difficult

Kalalau Trail: Spectacular ocean & mountain trail along the world famous Napali coast. 11 miles in to Kalalau beach and camp ground. 22 miles round trip.

Level: Strenuous