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    I spent a summer in Kuaui and there was no shortage of things to do but it depends on your interests. Kokee Park is a must visit, with plenty of stunning views and trails to hike. The Nualolo Trail is a solid day hike over the canyon tops that overlook the Napali coast below. Many folks just go to the road lookouts and don't spend time in the park-do go for a hike!

    Wailua River Park also has great areas to get off the beaten path and explore the river. I'm not a lie-on-the beach person, but Poipu is popular. I personally liked Anini beach past the polo grounds, more isolated and less trafficked. Try to see a polo match of its the season. Hanalei is a classic spot with great beaches, a cool alternative vibe with health food and organic stores, restaurants, and a swimming cave. It's also the start of the famous Napali coast hike. Many areas offer kayak rentals and helicopter rides also abound. I know Wings Over Kauai were great when my parents did a ride with them. Not least, if it is wild boar hunting season, ask around of there's a locals luau with local boar-it is delicious. almost 7 years ago

    Answered by tunnsey via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    Thanks..are there any towns there with shopping? almost 7 years ago

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    There is a mall in Lihue, Kukui Grove. Poipu also has a shopping village but no idea on the kind of shops. I also suspect that the other resort areas also have higher end boutique-type shops. almost 7 years ago

    Answered by tunnsey via Site_iconAsk a Nomad iPad app
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    Very helpful, thanks!! almost 7 years ago

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    One more question...are there ferries to take you to the other islands? almost 7 years ago

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    There used to be inter island ferries for Kauai but I don't think they run anymore almost 7 years ago

    Answered by tunnsey via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    I presume you'll have a car to get around. There haven't been inter-island ferries for a number of years and flying between islands has gotten very expensive since Aloha Airlines was driven out of business in a price war with GO! Airline, which has now raised their own fares. A terrific experience we had was taking a guided ATV trip into the back country, Jurrasic Park film locations, etc. A full day trip, but worth it. If you golf, there are some great courses, but non-residents pay dearly. almost 7 years ago

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    Literally you will not want to go to the other islands when your on Kauai there is so much to do.
    You should definitely take at least one day to go to the north shore best snorkeling amazing views and calm waves compared to south shore in the summer time almost 7 years ago

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    Must rent a car. Visit Waimea Canyon. Follow the road to the very end for a spectacular view of the Pacific but stop at the various pullouts along the road as their views are great. Bring your camera!
    There is a big coffee plantation on the way out to Waimea that has a wonderful tasting area. Some 20 coffee variations to taste, all free of charge. almost 7 years ago

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    There is a chocolate farm called Steelgrass Farms (they also grow bamboo, orchids and lots of tropical fruits). Their tour is fun and includes chocolate tasting. It's a family run business and quite friendly. almost 7 years ago

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    I agree with Waimea Canyon but go to thentopnfirst, or, even if it is clear when you get theremit will soon be in clouds...so go first to the top in clear weather and let the clouds chase you down as you stop at lower scenic stops. almost 7 years ago

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    You MUST go out with Kauai ATV. It's the most fun you can have with clothes on. And it's filthy dirty too.;) almost 7 years ago

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