Mahaulepu Heritage Trail on Kauai's south side.

 

Photo By David Croxford

Best of Kauai 2018: Outdoor Adventures

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Beach for Families 

1. Poipu Beach  

2. Hanalei Bay  

3. Lydgate Beach Park 

4. Anini Beach  

5. Kalapaki Beach 

Botanical Gardens 

1. Limahuli Garden and Preserve  

2. Allerton Garden 

3. McBryde Garden  

4. Princeville Botanical Gardens 

Best Campground (Editors Picks) 

1. Anini Beach 

2. Polihale State Park 

3. Napali Coast State Wilderness Park 

4. Hanalei Beach Park 

5. Kokee State Park 

Hiking Trail for Beginners 

1. Mahaulepu Heritage Trail  

2. Nounou Trail (aka Sleeping Giant)  

3. Kuilau Ridge Trail  

4. Wai Koa Loop Trail 

5. Waimea Canyon Trail to Waipoo Falls

Hiking Trail for experts (Editors Picks) 

1. Kalalau Trail, aka Napali Coast Trail 

2. Nualolo to Awaawapuhi Trails 

3. Kukui Trail 

Surf Spot for Beginners (Editors Picks) 

1. Anahola Bay 

2. Hanalei Bay 

3. Kalapaki Beach 

4. Kiahuna Beach 

5. Kahili Beach (aka Rock Quarry Beach)

Surf Spot for Experts (Editors Picks) 

1. Cannons Beach 

2. Pakala Beach 

3. Hanalei Bay 

4. Waikoko Beach 

5. Lawai Beach 

Snorkeling 

1. Makua Beach (aka Tunnels)  

2. Poipu Beach 

3. Anini Beach Park  

4. Kee Beach  

5. Lawai Beach 

Diving 

1. Makua Beach (aka Tunnels)  

2. Hanalei Bay  

3. Lehua Island  


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