Summer is right around the corner, which means summer vacation planning to Kauai is starting to heat up. Sun, sand, and jungle provide the ideal setting for many summer activities. However, there are so many exciting things to do on Kauai that creating an itinerary can feel overwhelming. That is where the team at Parrish Kauai comes in; as local experts, we’re happy to recommend fun activities for you to enjoy on your summer vacation to Kauai. Here are a few of our favorite things to do on Kauai in the summertime.
Hit the Beach
No vacation to Kauai is complete without a trip to the beach. Kauai is home to some of the best beaches in the U.S.; no matter where you are staying, a pristine beach is not far away. On the South Shore, the world-famous Poipu Beach is consistently ranked as one of the top ten beaches in America. Shipwreck Beach is another popular option on the South Shore; thrill-seekers head there to jump from Makawehi Point into the ocean.
On Kauai’s North Shore, Anini Beach, located close to our Princeville Resort condos, features the longest reef in all of Hawaii, making it a hotspot for snorkeling. Hanalei Bay is another gorgeous beach and one of the best for swimming and surfing on the island. No matter your interests, there is an impeccable Kauai beach perfect for you. For more information on Kauai’s beaches, check out our beach guide.
Tours, Tours, Tours
With a vacation destination as popular as Kauai, it is no surprise that tour companies are abundant here. In Kauai, natural beauty is everywhere, and tours can help you experience that beauty in unique ways while also providing local insights to enhance the experience.
Kauai has essentially every type of tour imaginable. Air tours, ATV tours, boat tours, horseback riding tours, nature tours, snorkeling tours, history tours, and so much more. We recommend checking out the Sustainable Tourism Association of Hawaii’s list of sustainable tour operators when choosing a tour to help keep our island beautiful.
When you stay on Kauai, you have access to fresh and well-priced fruit, herbs, salads, vegetables, and more at local farmers markets. Poipu, Koloa, Lihue, Kapaa, Hanalei Bay, and more have weekly farmers markets filled with delicious homegrown produce. Take advantage of Kauai’s produce by making a meal out of it at your vacation rental; all of Parrish Kauai’s rentals come complete with well-equipped kitchens.
If you would prefer to eat out, Kauai has plenty to offer as well. Enjoy a bite on the beach at one of Kauai’s best waterfront restaurants. On the South Shore, the appropriately named Beach House Restaurant provides delightful handcrafted food and drink with phenomenal beach views. Up on the North Shore, Opakapaka Grill and Bar provides a beachy backdrop while serving up tasty meals. Oasis on the Beach in Kapaa is another great option; they offer open-air fine dining on the beach.
Experience a Vacation of Summer Fun on Kauai
No matter what you add to the itinerary for your summer vacation to Kauai, you are sure to have a fun and memorable experience. Parrish Kauai would love to provide you with the ideal accommodations for your next trip to Kauai. Whether you are looking for a private beach home or a luxury condo rental in the ever-popular Poipu, Parrish Kauai has you covered with our wide array of vacation rentals.