Discover Kauai - Hawaii's Garden Isle

Things To Do in Kauai

While it can be difficult to pull yourself from the serene tranquility of our private beachfront, don’t forget to take advantage of all the other things to do in Kauai! From hikes to the beautiful Wailua falls, to water sports on the Pacific Ocean, to scenic boat rides through Fern Grotto, experience some of our favorite Kauai attractions, many of which are conveniently located near Kauai Sands Hotel.

Hike “Sleeping Giant”

This iconic mountain ridge is said to look like a sleeping giant and features a hiking trail with scenic views of East Kauai.
The hike takes approximately 2 to 2.5 hours.

Tee Off: Golf at Wailua Golf Course

This well-maintained municipal golf-course offers some of the most affordable golf on Kauai. Located oceanfront in Kapa’a, the 18 hole course features scenic views and great rates.
Phone 808.241.6666 – Green Fees: $48.00 Week days; 60 weekends & holidays. Cart fee $18.00

Take a Fern Grotto Wailua River Cruise

One of Kauai’s most popular attractions and only a mile away from Kauai Sands Hotel, the Wailua River Cruise is a scenic 2 mile boat ride up the river to the famed Fern Grotto, featuring live Hawaiian entertainment
Phone 808.821.6892 – Prices from 9:30 am to 3:30pm; $20/per adult; children $10.

Feast at the Best Luau on the Island

Sample a taste of Kauai at Smith’s Garden Luau, a family-owned luau that has been entertaining guests for more than 50 years. Located in Wailua River Valley, this popular luau showcases live Polynesian entertainment and a feast of Kalua pig, poi and more local specialties.
Phone: 808.821.6895 – Adults – $88.00 ; Children (7 to 13 year olds) – #30.00 and children (3 to 6 year olds) – $19.00

Kayak Waterfalls

For a unique adventure, opt for a river kayaking trip that includes waterfalls.
Hike and Rappel – 808.246.6933 – $89.00/person. (need to be 5 feet tall).

Feel The Rush: Skydive

If you’ve always wanted to skydive in paradise, Sky Dive Kauai is a great option for spectacular views of Hawaii’s Garden Isle. Featuring tandem skydives and experienced instructors.
Phone 808.335.5859 – $229.00 plus tax and surcharge.

Get a Bird’s Eye View

Book an air tour for a stunning view of the Garden Isle’s beaches, mountains and verdant landscape from above.
Air Tour Kauai – Phone 808.639.3446 – $101.00 (Special); 60 to 70 minute tour.

Take in a Show

The South Pacific Dinner & Theatre show presents Rodgers and Hammerstein’s timeless classic play, South Pacific, as a live Dinner Theater production.
Phone 808.346.6500 – $85.00 regular seating; $115.00 VIP seating. Dinner included. Show – 2 hours.

Swim With The Fish: Snorkel Kauai

Go snorkeling and get an underwater view of Kauai’s sealife. Snorkel Bobs is Kauai’s snorkel headquarters, offering gear rental and guided snorkel trips.
Phone 808.823.9433 – Rentals of snorkel and fins; $11.00 per week.

Cruise Na Pali Coastline

Cruise Kauai’s famed Na Pali coast and see dolphins, turtles and whales along an 18 mile verdant coastline.
Captain Na Pali Adventures, Inc. – Phone 808.338.9818 – $99/per person; Lunch & snorkel gear included.

**Listed activity fees are subject to change without notice. Please contact the activity providers directly for current rates and information.

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