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KAUAI INFORMATION FOR CONDO RENTERS


 

MORE ACTIVITIES ON KAUAI

 This information is compiled to assist guests who rent our Condo at the Cliffs Resort.  If you've arrived at this page as a result of a web search on Kauai Activity, we hope you benefit from the information.  And if you need lodging, thank you for considering us.

INTRODUCTION
On Kauai there are scores of activities that a visitor can choose from.  Many such as Helicopters, NaPali Tours, Kayaking, Beaches, and Hiking are tremendously popular and covered elsewhere for our guests.  Others such as ATV tours, Botanical Garden visits, Spa's, Movie theatres, are covered here.

- Waterskiing
- Windsurfing
- Historical Sites
- Spa
- Yoga
- Tropical Garden
- ATV and 4WD
- Motorcycle and Sports Car
- Tennis
- Hunting
- Hang Gliding
- Inner Tubing
- Museum
- Movie Theatres
- Plantation Tours
- Bird Watching
- Miniature Golf
- Bowling
- Ziplining
- More Popular Activities

WATERSKIING
Kauai Water Ski & Surf Co,  808-822-3574 or 800-344-7915.
Hawaii's only waterskiing is on the Wailua River.  Ski boats launch from the boat ramp in Wailua River State Park, directly across from the marina.  Lessons, equipment rental, and guided tours all available.

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WINDSURFING
Anini Beach is the best place for beginners to learn to Windsurf.  Lessons and equipment are available.  Serious windsurfers should head to Hanalei Bay or Tunnels Beach, both on the North Shore.

Windsurf Kauai [in Kilauea] 808-828-6838
Anini Beach Windsurfing  808-826-9463

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HISTORICAL SITES
There are numerous historical treasures from the early settling of Hawaii by white men that are open to the public in good restored condition.  All total the National Historical Register lists 38 places on Kauai.  There are also many stone structure dating to well before recorded times.  The few selections below are simply some of the more impressive sites.

Hariguchi Rice Mill.
Head for the Hanalei National Wildlife Refuge along the Ohiki Road at the west end of the Hanalei River bridge.  The old mill is on a dirt road on a levee.

Kilauea Lighthouse
Kilauea Lighthouse is the northernmost point of the main Hawaiian Islands. Built in 1913, it was had the largest lens of it's kind and guided ships heading to and from the Orient. ... Located two miles north of Kilauea town on the North Shore

Menehune Ditch
Built by the ancient natives for raising fish.  This projects is truly an engineering marvel.  Located south east of Lihue.

Kilohana Plantation Estate  808-245-5608
The site of the old Wilcox sugar plantation, this beautifully restored plantation is luxuriously furnished and depicts plantation life in the pre-World War II era. The plantation lies on 35 exquisite acres and features agricultural exhibits, local arts and crafts, specialty shops, and a garden courtyard restaurant. Twenty minute horse carriage tours pulled by Clydesdale horses are available daily.  Located in Lihue.

Grove Farm Homestead   808-245-3202
One of the oldest  (circa 1864) plantations on Kauai, this historic 80 acre homestead was originally a sugar plantation and is now a living museum filled with turn-of-the-century memorabilia belonging to the famous missionary family who built it. The original family's mansion, worker's quarters, and extensive tropical gardens are on site. Located in Lihue.

Waioli Mission House  808-245-3202
One of the first (circa 1837) missionary houses on the island, this two story frame house was built of coral limestone blocks and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The house is filled with period furnishings and the grounds contain traditional Hawaiian horticulture.  Located behind he Waioli Huia Church in Hanalei.

Wailio Huia Church
Perhaps the most photographed building in Hanalei.  Catch it on the right day and you have a magnificent backdrop of Kauai's interior mountains.

Hanalei Elementary School Building
This historic structure now serves as a commercial plaza.

Hanalei Pier
Over 100 years old, the pier is stiff functional today.

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SPA
The Princeville Hotel  808-826-5030 
www.princeville.com
A variety of different packages are available. 
Experience one of the popular body treatments such as the seaweed wrap, which tones, tightens and remineralizes the skin, the body polish with aromatherapy wrap, an exfoliation that helps to soften skin and eliminate rough areas, or the Hawaiian salt glow, a mineral salt mixed with highly concentrated Hawaiian plant extract oils, which exfoliates and nourishes the skin.  The most relaxing may be an Oceanside massage.

The Kauai Lagoons Resort  808-245-3323
Alexander Day Spa & Salon
Come and experience the Ala Lani Difference.  Luxury locker rooms, showers, mineral whirlpool baths, saunas, eucalyptus steam rooms, and swimming pool area.  A variety of different packages area available.  Located in the Marriott south of the Airport

The Royal Coconut Coast Spa  808-821-2626
Unique Hawaiian day spa offering a wide selection of massage styles, facials, body wraps, and manicures.  Specials include hot stone therapy, beachside massages, and aromatherapy.

A Touch of Aloha Day Spa  808-246-2414 
Located in the Harbor Mall across from the Kauai Marriott near Lihue.  Owner April Layne.  Affordable day rates.

Ola Massage  808-821-1100
Located in the Waipouli Complex in Kapaa.
Experience ancient Hawaiian healing methods with a spiritual lomilomi massage.

Hyatt Regency   808-742-1234   [in Poipu]

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YOGA
Karen Backinoff  808-828-0416  [in Kilauea]

Devaki's Yoga Therapy 808-826-9990 [in Hanalei]
Private lessons available.  Back pain relief.

Michaelle's Massage & Yoga  808-826-9230 [in Hanalei]
Yogalign Technique.  Serene Location Near Hanalei

Bikram Yoga  808-822-5053
Join the group for an invigorating yoga class that will stretch your senses, strengthen you awareness, and improve mental flexibility.  Learn 26 postures.  Located in Kapaa.  Call for class schedule.

Princeville Yoga  808-826-6688

Yoga Hanalei -- 808-826-9642
www.yogahanalei.com
Relax and rejuvenate your mind and spirit with Yoga on Kauai's North Shore.  30 classes weekly from beginner to master.  Hatha, Hatha Flow, Therapeutic, Restorative, Vinyasa, meditation, Pitanjali's Ashtanga, Pranayama.

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TROPICAL GARDENS
Limahuli Gardens  808-826-1053
www.ntbg.org
National Tropical Botanical Gardens
Located on highway 560 a mile before Kee Beach in Kauai's very northwest corner.   This area is one of the wetter areas easily reached by car.  Visitors report this is an excellent vacation stop.
Kauai's largest gardens.  Features 1000 acres of gardens in the Limahuli Valley.  Open 4 or 5 days a week.  Call for times and reservations.  Or reserve online at the website above.

Smith's Tropical Paradise  808-821-6895
www.smithskauai.com
Discover 30 acres of flowers, fruits, and foliage near the Wailua River Valley.  During the day, see the flower wheel, the bamboo rainforest, a replica Polynesian village, the ginger garden and fruit forest, and more.  At night the torches are lit for a traditional luau filled with scrumptious dinner and exotic pageant.

Na Aina Kai   808-828-0525
www.NaAinaKai.com
Located near Kilauea.  See the tree Park and Kaula Lagoon, International Desert Garden, Carnivorous Plant House, Poinciana Maze, and Wild Forest Garden.  Tours -- from 1-5 hours in length -- are offered 3 days a week, guided and limited to adults and children 13 or older.  Reservations are recommended, but drop in visitors are welcome on a space available basis.

Allerton Garden  808-742-2623
McBryde Garden
www.ntbg.org
Located in the Lawai Valley on the South Shore west of Poipu near the Spouting Horn Park.  100 acres of oceanfront grounds.  The visitor center is a restored 1920's sugar plantatoin home.  Reservations are required for Allerton Gardens, but not adjacent McBryde Gardens.

Olu Pua Gardens  808-332-8182
Located on the south west side of the island.  This s a privately owned garden estate.

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ATV AND 4WD RIDING
Kipu Ranch Adventures  808-246-9288
www.kiputours.com
Treat yourself to a leisurely ATV guided tour on one of Kauai's most beautiful private ranches.  Ride through mountain trails, tropical forests, river valleys, and rolling pastures.  Once a sugar cane plantation, Kipu is now a working cattle ranch with over a century of history.

Kauai ATV Tours  808-742-2724
www.kauaiatv.com
Be a kid again.  Enjoy a scenic 3 hour guided tour including check-in and instruction through a working plantation.  Explore famous movie sites, beautiful vistas, and a historic cane haul tunnel.  Ride the private dirt back-roads of 22000 private acres.  Enjoy breathtaking mountain and coastline views.

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MOTORCYCLE AND SPORTS CAR DRIVING
Hawaiian Riders  808-822-5409  or 888-527-0075
www.hawaiianriders.com
[Located in Kapaa]
Rent Harley's, or exotic sports cars.  Age limits, insurance and motorcycle license [for Harley] are required.

Two Wheels Rentals  808-246-9457 [in Lihue]
Rent Harley's for a ride through time, through space, and through the farthest reaches of your imagination.

Pacific Island Rentals  808-821-9090
[ in Kapaa across from the Chevron Station]
Rent a Harley for as little as 6 hours.  Various styles available.  4WD CJ5 jeeps also available.

Ray's Motorcycle Rentals  808-822-5700
[in Kapaa]

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TENNIS -- Cliffs Resort
If you are interested in Tennis and have brought your own partner, first consider the courts at the Cliffs Resort.

TENNIS -- Public Courts
Get a list from the Kauai County Parks and Recreation Dept.
via the internet or by calling 808-241-6670.   They maintain over 20 courts.


TENNIS -- Private Courts open to the Public
Princeville Tennis Club   808-826-3620
These 6 courts are associated with the Princeville Hotel and may be booked through the Hotel.  Conveniently located next to the Princeville Makai Clubhouse, you'll find the Princeville Tennis Club with six Plexi-pave courts, a full-service Pro Shop and one of the most beautiful locations for tennis in the world

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HUNTING
Bow and Arrow hunting for wild goat is popular with Island residents.

Niihau Safaris  808-335-3500  or 877-441-3500
www.niihau.us
All day private hunting tours available for Wild Polynesian Boar and Hybrid Sheep. 

The Hunting Shop of Kauai   808-245-3006 [in Lihue]
Local supplies with good knowledge of outfitters, conditions, and regulations.  Give them a call.


Other.  There are a number of small time operators who specialize in fishing and hunting guide services.  Due to limited advertising on their part, nothing more than a phone number can be provided here.  Your experience may vary widely...
   Action Plus Adventures 808-635-4351
   S Akana  808-635-4020
   June Jones  808-639-3012
   Kauai Fun 808-639-4646
   Kaye Ellsworth  808-652-4556

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HANG GLIDING
Birds in Paradise  808-822-5309  [in Hanapee]
www.birdsinparadise.com
Imagine soaring like a bird above the lush tropical rainforest of Kauai.  For those adventurers who've always dreamed of flying comprehensive introductory lessons are available on a tandem ultra-light powered glider.  30 minute mini and 60 minute cross country lessons are available.  More than 10000 people have taken to the air with  Birds in Paradise with 100% safety.  Reservations are required.

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INNER TUBING
Kauai Backcountry Adventures 808-245-2506 or 888-270-0555
www.kauaibackcountry.com
Traverse Lihue's old sugar plantation into Kauai's pristine emerald green interior and enjoy breathtaking vistas and spectacular scenery.  Then, hop in your tube and enjoy lush scenery as you float down a historic waterway built circa 1870 by plantation workers.  After a leisurely float, enjoy a refreshing dip in a natural mountain stream and a delicious picnic lunch.  Reservations are required.

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MUSEUM
Kauai Museum  808-245-6931
In Lihue at 4428 Rice Street.
Housed in two buildings, including the Albert Spencer Wilcox building which was built in 1922, this living history and art museum is dedicated to the preservation of the culture of Kauai and features galleries containing ancient Hawaiian artifacts, art work by local artists, changing exhibits, hands-on activities, and educational exhibits. An extensive gift shop is also on site.  With quiet hospitality, the museum tells the story of Kauai.

Koke'e Natural History Museum   808-335-9975
Located at Kokee State Park in Kekaha
The only museum in Hawaii that is open every day of the year, this museum features an array of interpretive programs and exhibitions showcasing Kauai's ecology, geology, and climatology plus provides basic information on trail conditions in Waimea Canyon and Koke'e State Parks. A gift shop is on site that carries maps, hiking guides, and books on Hawaiian history.

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MOVIE THEATERS
There is a theater [historic] in Kilauea just 4 miles from Princeville and cinema in Kapaa  and a  multi-screen theater in Lihue about 35 miles distant.

Kilauea Theater
The North Shore's only theater closed in July 2005 and is now home to a local church.

Coconut Marketplace Cinemas  808-821-2324  [in Kapaa]

Kuki Grove 4 Cinemas 808-245-5055 [in Lihue]

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PLANTATION TOURS
Guava Kai Plantation  808-828-6121
At the end of Kuawa Road in Kilauea.  Stop by for a refreshing free treat. Take a walk through the orchards and see guava growing on trees.  Sample the juice, purchase jams and jellies.  The plantation is open daily from 9AM to 5PM.

Kilohana 808-245-9593
www.kilohanakauai.com
Free admission to a beautifully restored plantation estate.  Relive the 1930's when Kilohana's sugar was in its hey day.  Hawaii was home to many successful sugar businesses -- Kilohana was the grandest.  Kilohana was the center of a 27000 acre sugar tract and the hub of Kauai culture and social life.  The main house itself is 15000 sq ft on 35 manicured acres.  Today the visitor can tour the grounds, shop some of Kauai's most exclusive boutiques, climb aboard a turn of the century carriage drawn by Clydesdale horses, or revel in an authentic Hawaiian luau.

Gay & Robinson Sugar Plantation Tour  808-335-2824
www.gandrtours-kauai.com
Immerse yourself in a world seldom seen by visitors and residents.  Let the local guides show you this private plantation and sugar factory.  Learn about the unique history and culture of the only operating sugar plantation on Kauai.

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ZIP LINING

Princeville Ranch Adventures 808-826-7669 or 888-955-7669
www.adventureskauai.com
The North Shore's only Zip Course featuring 8 ziplines.

Kauai Backcountry Adventures 808-245-2506 or 888-270-0555
www.kauaibackcountry.com
Hop aboard an open air all-terrain vehicle or a ride deep into Kauai's emerald green interior.  Enjoy breathtaking vistas and witness the dramatic backdrop of Mount Waialeale.   After a thorough safety briefing you are ready to descend a mountain side via a series of seven ziplines.  Enjoy spectacular views and the thrill of flying over the forest canopy.   Reservations are required.

Outfitters Kauai   808-742-9667  or 888-742-9887
www.outfitterskauai.com
Choose from two adventures:
1] A fun leisurly and informative kayak trip on the Huleia River followed by a ride in a covered wagon across Kipu Ranch.  Hike to a waterfall followed by a picnic lunch.  The highlight of the day comes when you harness up and ride a wild zipline through jungle valleys.
2] A half day trip of adrenalized soaring on ziplines through rainforest canopy high above rivers and waterfalls.  Careful safety procedures inspire confidence.  Hiking jungle trails, swimming, and a rope swing into a deep-water pond at a mountain stream waterfall round out this awesome adventure.

 Just Live Kauai  808-482-1295
www.justlive.org
Choose from two trips
1] The Wikiwiki Zip tour is exciting, beautiful and a shorter version of the Zipline Treetop Tour [#2].  Enjoy 3 zipline runs combined with canopy bridge crossings.  Two of the 3 zips are 800 feet long.
2] The Treetop Tour is an amazing zipline canopy experience that combines zipping high above the treetops with unique and exciting bridge walks.  Soar through a lush forest of 200 foot tall norfolk Pine trees on ziplines up to 800 feet in length.  Fly 60-80 feet above the ground over mango, bamboo, eucalyptus, and other native plants.  The mountain views are outstanding.

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BIRD WATCHING
Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge
One mile north of Kilauea, adjacent to the Lighthouse.

Hanalei National Wildlife Refuge
Along Ohiki road paralleling the west side of the Hanalei River.

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MINIATURE GOLF
Kauai Mini Golf & Botanical Gardens   808-828-2118
www.kauaiminigolf.com
In Kilauea near Princeville.  This is not your typical miniature golf course. There are no clown’s mouths or windmills to shoot through. This 18 hole putting green style course is set amongst beautiful botanical gardens representing the different eras of Hawaii’s culture.  Meanwhile, water hazards, pipe shots, and many other obstacles make for a fun and challenging experience.

 Aloha Mini Golf  808-246-6464  [in Lihue]

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BOWLING
Lihue Bowling Center  808-245-5263  [in Lihue]

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- Beaches
- Biking
- Boating
- Children's Activities
- Dining
- Diving
- Driving Tours
- Fishing -- Deep Sea
- Fishing -- Fresh Water
- Golf
- Guided Tours of Kauai
- Helicopter Rides
- Hikes

- Horseback Riding
- Inner Tubing
- Kayaking
- Movie Location Tours
- Nightlife
- Rainy DayActivities
- Romantic Spots
- Shopping
- Snorkeling

- Surfing
- Waterfalls
- Ziplining
- More Activities
 
 

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