Explore the scenic nature trails and busy shops of this pleasant town that lies in the shadow of the Sleeping Giant.
Kapaa is a small commune with an excellent shopping district and watersports offerings. Its nature trails meander through dense tropical forests and its pristine beaches decorate the island’s eastern coast. Explore the parks and waterfalls that make up the scenic, eclectic terrain around this town, whose name is Hawaiian for “Solid.”
Wander through the town center and explore the shops for souvenir items, such as aloha shirts, vintage maps and jewelry. Kinipopo Shopping Village and the Wailua Shopping Plaza are among the best malls. The latter holds an intriguing antique shop and several restaurants.
Get to know the surrounding countryside with a trek along the Sleeping Giant Trailhead, which runs through the forests of its namesake mountain. Enjoy the views of the ocean and the town of Kapaa from the summit. A little southwest is Wailua Falls, a double waterfall that flows over a mossy cliff. Swim in the pool and see a rainbow in the falls on a sunny day. Visit the nearby Opaekaa Falls, which tumbles into a secluded pool surrounded by dense vegetation.
Head east to take advantage of the year-round hot, sunny weather on the wonderful sandy bays. Join the surfers and body boarders on Kealia Beach, which is near the Spalding Monument that honors a former plantation owner and offers spectacular views and trails. Farther south is Lydgate Beach Park. Bring your family here for its calm water, picnic tables and shady areas
For a sense of local culture, spend an evening at the Smith Family Garden Luau. Enjoy a traditional meal and listen to live Hawaiian music on this scenic retreat. Admire the upside-down ferns in the Fern Grotto.
Find the town in eastern Kauai. Drive north for about 8 minutes from Wailua to get here. Arrive at Lihue Airport and travel north for 7 miles (11 kilometers).
With its malls, trails and waterfalls, Kapaa is an eclectic shopping hub and nature retreat.
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Admire the tropical scenery engulfing this double waterfall that flows into a large basin surrounded by mossy cliffs and forests.
Embark on a journey down the river to this traditional family luau with feasts, music and shows in a tropical environment.
See the chutes of this glorious, accessible waterfall from the highway, before getting close to enjoy excellent picnic and photo opportunities.
This half-day trip of hiking and paddling on the Wailua River is a must-do activity while on Kauai. With an easy-going voyage in a tandem kayak and a moderate hike to a beautiful waterfall, you can truly appreciate the diversity and stunning beauty of the island, an outdoor enthusiast's paradise.
From the comfort of an air-conditioned tour bus, see Garden Isle highlights such as the majestic Waimea Canyon and historic towns. Afterward, hop on a boat for a scenic cruise up the serene Wailua River to the legendary Fern Grotto.
Venture to some of the most beautiful and remote areas in Kauai for breathtaking scenery and backcountry mountain tubing. As your knowledgeable guide shares stories of the island's history, sit back, relax, and float down a century-old waterway made of open ditches, tunnels, and flumes.
Discover the spirit of aloha with a Hawaiian luau in a true tropical paradise on east Kauai. Set in the beautiful and sacred Wailua River Valley, this evening treats you to a delicious island-style meal along with a performance that brings Polynesian music and dance to life, complete with a thrilling fire-knife finale.
From the comfort of an open-air river boat, enjoy views of the tropical scenery along the Wailua River as you are taken upstream to the mystical Fern Grotto. During the leisurely river cruise, hear songs and stories of ancient Hawaii and enjoy learning the hula from a local dancer.
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