8 Feb 2023
Whether it’s your first time visiting Kauai or if you’re a seasoned veteran, there are always new ways to experience and explore the Garden Isle. Here’s our top 5 things to do in Kauai in 2023:
#5 - Take a Snap of Legendary Spouting Horn
Spouting Horn is one of Kauai’s most popular natural attractions. Spouting Horn is a blowhole spout caused by a hole in the lava shelf. Ocean water rushes underneath the shelf at a force and sends water through the hole. Depending on water conditions and tide, the water can shoot up as high as 50 feet in the air! You can view Spouting Horn from Spouting Horn Beach Park.
The legend of Spouting Horn is that a giant mo’o (lizard) named Kaikapu guarded the coast from anyone, making it impossible to fish or swim near the area. Liko, a young boy, swam into the ocean where Kaikapu followed and attacked the mo’o with a spear. Liko was able to escape through the hole, however, Kaikapu became stuck and to this day, you can hear the lizard’s roar and see her breath spraying through the blowhole.
Featured Property: Poipu Kapili 10
Poipu Kapili 10 is a 10-minute drive to the iconic Spouting Horn. With 2-bedrooms and 3-baths for up to 8 guests, it provides the perfect backdrop for your Hawaiian getaway. Guests will enjoy ocean views, access to Poipu Beach Athletic Club, and a short walk to Kiahuna Beach. Book Poipu Kapili for your Poipu Beach vacation.
#4 - Hike the Trails at Waimea Canyon
If you want to elevate your Kauai experience and prefer to spend your vacation exploring the outdoors, a visit to Waimea Canyon is a must. The Waimea Canyon State Park has something for everyone – lookouts of the canyon, scenic drive, hikes at various skill levels, and more. It is known as the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific” with its deep gorges and dramatic scenery. The name Waimea means “reddish waters” as when it rains, the water turns red from the red rocks, and runs towards the sea.
Featured Property: Kahala 233
For a couple or small family, Kahala 233 provides you with all you need for your trip. Located in Poipu Kai Resort, this 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom condo is just steps from several of Poipu’s public beaches.
#3 - Visit Wailua Falls
Wailua Falls, located north of Lihue, is made up of two streams of water from the Wailua River. The two streams drop an impressive 80-feet below into a pool of water, providing visitors with a sight to remember. The fall is easily accessible from the roadside, so you won’t need your hiking boots for this one! If you’re lucky and time your hike just right, you can be greeted with a rainbow at the falls! Wailua Falls is also known for its appearance on the popular TV show, Fantasy Island.
Featured Property: Poipu Crater 17
Enjoy privacy in this 2-bedroom, 2-bath townhome. It’s an excellent affordable option for your Kauai vacation! Sit on the private lanai surrounded by trees and enjoy a calming afternoon at Poipu Crater 17.
#2 - Admire Sea Life at Poipu Beach
There’s nothing more exciting than spotting one of Hawaii’s native residents. If you’re hoping to spot honu (sea turtles), whales, Hawaiian monk seals, and dolphins, then head to the beach! If you stay in one of our Poipu Beach vacation rentals, take a short walk to Poipu Beach Park and get a chance to see the beautiful marine life. Bring your snorkel gear to view marine life in the ocean, or if you’re lucky, you may see a seal sunbathing at the beach. Please remember to be respectful of marine life and do not touch.
Featured Property: Manualoha 306
If you’re looking to increase your chances of seeing marine life during your Poipu vacation, Manualoha 306 is located directly across Brennecke’s Beach and Poipu Beach State Park. Featuring 2 bedrooms and 2 baths, guests can take advantage of ocean views while enjoying the comforts of home.
#1 - Hit Up Kauai’s Iconic Beaches
If there’s one thing you’ll be sure to do on your Kauai vacation, it’s spending time at the beach. Our world-renowned beaches offer something for everyone. From surfing to snorkeling and swimming to relaxing on the beach, it’s the perfect way to spend family quality time. Our Poipu Beach vacation rentals give you access to the best of Kauai’s south shore beaches.
Featured Property: Prince Kuhio 401
Prince Kuhio 401 provides guests with an unforgettable experience. This penthouse condo features 2 bedrooms and 1 bath, a great option for a romantic getaway or for a small family. Sip on coffee or cocktails on the oversized private lanai that overlooks the ocean.