Explore Kauai

Your Guide To Exploring The Island

I have been living on Kauai for about a decade now and I’m delighted to suggest some of my favorite spots to explore and dining recommendations. 

An Overview Of The Island

This video provides a comprehensive overview of Kauai’s geography, which will aid in your understanding of the island’s layout.

Where To Camp In Rooftop Tent

Kumu Camp

Kumu Camp is a unique camping experience located on the island of Kauai in Hawaii. The campsite is situated on a 10-acre property surrounded by lush tropical vegetation and towering bamboo forests, providing a peaceful and serene setting for visitors to enjoy.



Camp Nauʻe YMCA is a 12-acre beachfront campground on the north shore of Kauai, Hawaii. It contains five bunkhouses, bathrooms, showers, a pavilion, a kitchen and a dining hall. To book campground call (808) 826-6419 

Favorite 2 Ground Camping Spots

Koke’e State Park

Kōkeʻe State Park is located in northwestern Kauaʻi in the Hawaiian Islands. It includes the Kōkeʻe Museum at the 15 mi marker on State Road 550, which focuses on the weather, vegetation, and bird life; a lodge which serves food and sells gifts; cabins for rent; and hiking trails.

Anini Beach Park  

Anini Beach Park Campground is one of several campgrounds operated by the County of Kauai across the island. Set adjacent to and immediately west of Anini Beach, the campground is a large lawn area, with tables, outdoor sinks and unheated showers, and bathroom facilities.

Top 5 Favorite Places To Visit

1. Na Pali Coast

This stunning 17-mile coastline boasts dramatic cliffs, lush valleys, and crystal-clear waters. Hiking, kayaking, and helicopter tours are popular ways to experience its beauty.

2. Waimea


Known as the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific,” Waimea Canyon offers panoramic views of the island’s rugged interior. Hiking trails and scenic drives are available to explore the area.

3. Koke’e State


This 4,345-acre park features stunning vistas, hiking trails, and diverse plant and animal life. Visitors can explore the park’s many natural wonders, including Waimea Canyon and the Kalalau Lookout.

4. Hanalei Bay

With its crescent-shaped beach and emerald green mountains, Hanalei Bay is one of the most picturesque spots in Kauai. 

5. Poipu Beach

Located on the sunny south shore of Kauai, Poipu Beach is a popular destination for dining and sunbathing. Visitors can also enjoy nearby restaurants and shops.

Top 5 Favorite Places To Dine

1. Kintaro

Kintaro’s is a clear favorite among locals for dining, and it’s the go-to place for any celebration. To secure a spot, be sure to make a reservation in advance.

2. Kountry Kitchen

In my opinion the best breakfast on Kauai. They have many great options including local favorites. Earlier you go the less crowded it will be.

3. El Taco Feliz

This taco truck is one of the great secret spots. They are located next to a large restaurant which they are actually much better than. I love their fish Tacos!

4. Bull Shed

If you’re looking for a great steak this is your spot. Also, the location is amazing being right on the water.

5. Wailua Shave


This is it, the best shave ice on the island. They have many amazing options but my favorite is Love Potion #2. Amazing!