South Shore Kauai offers a wealth of things to do on your Kauai vacation. Whether it is exploring the area’s natural beauty, cultivating a tan on the beach, combing the shops for your gift list or sampling island treats, the water beckons and the surf is gentle year-round.
After a drive through the fragrant Eucalyptus tree tunnel, experience Hawaiian history at the birthplace of Prince Kuhio. Feel the charm of small communities like Koloa town where sugar was once king. Hike along the historic Mahualepu trail with its breathtaking ocean views. See the spectacular National Tropical Botanical Kauai Gardens near Spouting Horn with a rainbow colored spray during Kauai sunset. At the end of the day there is plenty to do with fine Kauai dining at Poipu Beach and The Shops at Kukui`ula.
When you are ready for more Kauai adventures, continue to the West Side Kauai and end at breathtaking Polihale to explore seven miles of sandy beach that touches the Na Pali coast. On the way back to Poipu Beach, look up country and follow the road to Waimea Canyon where there is a Kauai hike to fit any active lifestyle.