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Things to do in Hawaii within 5 miles of Princeville.

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Kauai Beaches - Anini Beach - Kauai's Windsurfing Beach

Anini Beach is a narrow sliver of a beach that extends along Kauai's North Shore for somewhat over two miles. Anini Beach is an oddity on the North Shore because it is largely protected by a huge fringe reef that is one of the largest in the state. Not only is this reef long but it is very wide as well measuring as wide as 400 yards in..

Kauai Beaches - Hanalei Bay

Hanalei Bay is by far the largest bay on Kauai and is the heart and soul of all the beaches on the North Shore. The area upon which the ocean touches the shores of the bay is what is known as Hanalei Beach the this colossal spectacle of a beach is perhaps two-miles long and in most places over 100' wide. Hanalei Beach is so large in fact..

Kauai Beaches - Hideaway Beach Kauai (this can be a dangerous beach for swimming)

Hideaways beach is a small sliver of a beach perhaps only one-hundred yards long which is located down the side of an extremely steep cliff at Princeville. This is not a beach for everyone primarily because of the difficult and potentially dangerous hillside trail that carves its way down the cliffs to the ocean below. A metal rusted railing was..

Kauai Beaches - Ke'e Beach

Like so many beaches on the North Shore of Kauai safety is a big issue for Ke'e Beach. This remarkably beautiful beach has been the scene of many drownings over the years and everyone entering the water here needs to be able to access the dangers clearly. As is true of the other North Shore beaches the largest waves will impact Ke'e in..

Kauai Beaches - Lumahai Beach

Lumahai Beach is Kauai's equivalent of the Venus Fly Trap. A case could be made that this may perhaps be the most beautiful beach on the island. Because of its beauty Lumahai Beach was the spot that was chosen to film South Pacific and it is hard to take a photo of this beach that does not come out picture postcard perfect. By all measure..

Kauai Beaches - Queen's Bath (this place is extremely dangerous and not a recommended spot to visit)

The only reason we are including the Queen's Bath on our list of beaches on Kauai is to dissuade you from going there at all. At the time of this writing I am not exactly certain how many people have lost their lives here but a year has passed by since the official tally had reached 29 persons. As far as we are concerned at Tom..

Kauai Beaches - Rock Quarry Beach (this beach can be dangerous for swimming)

Rock Quarry Beach provides the visitor with a "mixed bag". The beach, which is also known as Kahili Beach, is rustic in its own way and has a certain charm as it provides a beautiful white sand beach that is rimmed with Ironwood Trees. There is usually plenty of room to spread out and enjoy your privacy here but a down side at times is..

Kauai Beaches - Secret Beach Kauai (this beach is dangerous and is not recommended for swimming)

Another one of Kauai's spectacularly beautiful beaches is Secret Beach. This long series of gorgeous white sand beaches can be readily seen from the Kilauea Lighthouse as you look toward the Na Pali Coastline. Secret beach is surrounded by steep cliffs on all sides which are covered with trees and this is a favorite spot for Kauai artists to..

Travel Blog Articles - All - Travel Blog #81 - Hawaiian Surfing Adventures, Learning To Surf

I remember the first time I stood up on a wave. It was a sunny day at a break near Oluwalu on Maui. It was in the middle of one of the summertime adventures with my uncle Dennis that were commonplace during my childhood. I was about 5 years old and the surf was a little over waist high on me at the time. I was on an old short board that was..

Travel Blog Articles - All - Travel Blog #90 - Horseback Riding with Princeville Ranch

When I woke up this morning and looked out the window, I couldn't help but smile when I saw that it was an absolutely classic sunny Hawaiian day outside. I put on my long pants, socks and shoes, then made a quick breakfast before I left to go on the waterfall ride with Princeville Ranch Stables. I knew that there was going to be some sort of mountaineering that was involved in the days trip, so I was pretty excited.

Travel Blog Articles - All - Travel Blog #91 - The Waterfall At Silver Falls Ranch

Before we even got to the ranch I knew that we were in for a special experience. The ride that we had scheduled for the day was at Silver Falls Ranch, which is located deep in the jungle, on the north side of Kauai. We had just had some rain the night before our ride; all the foliage seemed like it had become a brighter shade of green then it was..

Travel Blog Articles - All - Travel Blog #95 - Zip Lines at the Princeville Ranch

This year my girlfriend Simone and I decided that we were going to celebrate Valentines days a little bit differently then we have in the past. We decided that we were going to go up to the North Shore of Kauai and try out the zipline at the Princeville Ranch.