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Things to do in Hawaii within 5 miles of Kapaa.

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Kauai Beaches - Anahola Beach - Anahola - Anahola Bay

Anahola Beach is a great choice for a beach on Kauai. Not only is Anahola picturesque with scenic vistas and a great expanse of beautiful white sand but its protective outer reef of Anahola Bay makes it a less dangerous area in which to enjoy the water than many other beach locations. Anahola Beach also has a lifeguard tower.

Kauai Beaches - Donkey Beach - This Kauai Beach is Dangerous for Swimming

The Kauai beach with the unusual name, Donkey Beach, is a beach that comes with a lot of pluses and minuses. On the plus side, it is gorgeous in all its rugged beauty. The water seems to always have movement and some type of waves or white caps. There also always seems to be a breeze and you are never deprived of a constant flow of oxygenated..

Kauai Beaches - Kealia Beach

The wide expanse of Kealia Beach can readily be seen when driving up the Kuhio Highway just north of the town of Kapaa. The beach is perhaps a half of a mile in length and 150 feet wide in most places. Kealia Beach is primarily known as a surfing beach and some size surf can usually be found here any time of the year. Though the beach faces..

Kauai Beaches - Lydgate Beach Park

If you are looking for what is probably the most "family friendly" beach and beach park on Kauai you will find it at Lydgate Beach Park. You can tell that a lot of thought and caring came together at the same time in the construction of this beach area. It is located just a couple miles east of the town of Lihue on a beach that by all..

Travel Blog Articles - All - Travel Blog #107 - Kayak Kauai Outbound, Napali Coast Kayak

If you are in decent shape and want to do something worth telling your friends about once you get home you should consider doing a Kayaking trip down the Napali Coast on Kauai. While it is a long trip (17 miles), the majority of it is normally with the current, which makes the paddle quite a bit easier then it sounds.

Travel Blog Articles - All - Travel Blog #73 - Kayaking Wailua River To Secret Falls With Ali'i Kayaks

When we checked in this morning at the Ali'i Kayaks office on the north side of the Wailua River, I knew it was going to be a wonderful day. It was one of those beautiful blue bird winter days with not a breath of wind in the air. After check in, we boarded the Ali'i Kayaks bus to make our way to the boat landing on the southern banks of the river.

Travel Blog Articles - All - Travel Blog #76 - Smith's Botanical Garden Luau

The activity that is essential to of any classic Hawaii vacation is a Luau. Going and experiencing a little bit of Hawaiian culture is something that every visitor should do when visiting the islands. Some local food, dance and drinks will always lead to an enjoyable evening (for me). On Kauai, we have one of the most classic luaus that can be..

Travel Blog Articles - All - Travel Blog #84 - Kauai Photo Tours, Drive & Light Hiking Tour

I remember passing by the sign for Kauai Photo Tours in Kapaa when I first came over to Kauai in January and thinking to myself how much I was looking forward to going on that trip. I noticed on the sign it said they had a photo shop in addition to the tour. That was great information to know because the very next day I realized that I had left my..

Travel Blog Articles - All - Travel Blog #85 - Paddling to "Secret Falls" with Wailua River Guides

I had an idea of what we were getting into when I showed up at the headquarters of the Wailua River Guides in Kapaa, but I had no idea how much I was going to really enjoy the kayak and the hike up the river that we did today with Wailua River Guides. The story actually starts before I got to the headquarters when I was getting ready to leave my..