If you’re looking for a vacation with some of the most stunning attractions in all of Hawaii, Kauai is calling your name! The Garden Isle will take your breath away as you savor dreamy locales like Waimea Canyon, Manawaiopuna Falls, Ke’e Beach, and the Napali coastline. To enjoy the best Kauai has to offer, these 16 Must-See Kauai Hawaii Tourist Attractions are your virtual guide to sights and sensations you’ll be talking about for years to come.
1. Napali Coast Hiking (Kalalau Trail)
Imagine you’re hiking on a tropical forest trail above shimmering ocean waters on one side and steep volcanic cliffs on the other. Lush green foliage and colorful flowers adorn your every step as it feels like you’re walking in a land time forgot. This is the premier hike on Kauai, the remote Kalalau Trail which leads up and down ancient, volcanic valleys to write-homeable vistas and cozy beaches. It stretches 11 miles along the Napali coastline from Ke’e Beach in Haena all the way to Kalalau Beach. This isn’t a hike for younger children or beginners as the rough trail ascends and descends often. However, hike the first two miles of the trail, beginning at Ke’e Beach, and you’ll arrive at the lovely Hanakapi’ai Beach. No fees or passes are required for hiking. A camping permit is required.