C.A. asks from Gilroy, CA on September 12, 2010
N.K. answers from Phoenix on September 12, 2010
Definitely do the catamaran tour, it is awesome and I will do it every time we go back. I will have to find the name of the company we used and do an edit on my post to let you know. Some of the company's boats are too large and cannot fit back in the alcoves and what not, so the company you use is important. Also, any horseback riding is amazing in Kauai. Our tour took us through some desert/mountain landscape and also down by the beach. A luau is a must, of course. Kauai is amazing and you will have a wonderful time no matter what you do! It is so beautiful and relaxing, makes me want to move there every time we visit.
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T.F. answers from Dallas on September 12, 2010
We love Hawaii. We go to Maui so I am not much help on Kauai.
The one thing we always do is go on a whale watch. If they are coming through at that time, you'll know because the whale watch boats go out often. We love watching them and they get close to the boat.
Try to go to an authentic luau as well.
A.T. answers from Stockton on September 13, 2010
My auntie took me there when I was about 14 along with a cousin who was 10. We both LOVED snorkeling and practically had to be dragged out of the water to eat! It didn't take long to learn how and we rented the equipment from our hotel. A luau is fun too and just hanging out on the beach.
A.P. answers from San Francisco on September 13, 2010
I didn't go to that island but keep in mind that it'll be raining off & on all the time. fyi. have fun
G.Y. answers from Sacramento on September 13, 2010
We took our boys there when they were 10yrs and 5yrs. There is a beach a little south of Kapa'a that is great for families. They have a section of is walled off from the ocean so you can't accidently get dragged out there but the water doesn't go too far past an adults shoulders. It's great for bringing snorkeling gear and watching all of the fish in the tide pools. There is a luau at the Princeville resort that is really nice and a little less expensive. There is also a luau right at the resort right next to The Beachboy Resort in Kapa'a. If you can take a day to drive out to the west side of the island and see Waiamea Canyon. They call it the Grand Canyon of the Pacific. Absolutely beautiful but be prepared for a full day that way. Traffic moves kind of slow so even though your not going far it's takes some time. There are a couple of really good boat tours but I am not sure if they will allow a 1yr old on the boat. The Pacific Whale Conservation might be the one that will. The road to Hanalei is on the north side of the island and is a nice ride and there are a couple of nice beaches there. Just becareful of the tides on the north side. Especially in November.
L.P. answers from San Francisco on September 15, 2010
Here is an article on activities in Kauai.
K.M. answers from San Francisco on September 13, 2010
swimming, ocean swimming, snorkeling... My family went to Kauai for our Hawaii trip a couple years ago. Ask at the resort where you are staying because our hotel let the little kids come every morning and feed the pond fish. Also, dont worry about trying to pack the small stuff. The Walmart there has everything you need not carry. Checking your luggage again and again was a BIG deal at every airport, so minimize your luggage. We loved it and I'm sure you will too. We got an underwater disposable camera (or 12) and took pics of the fish while we were snorkeling. Also, one morning it rained - my husband and I went out on the beach anyway. We were all alone out there, and we got into the water, and saw a group of sea turtles swimming by. was great. One thing I regretted not doing was taking a charter boat out to swim with the turtles. have fun !!!