The People's Kauai - 8 days in Paradise.

Group 6 Kauai, Hawaii
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
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About the location

Kauai is known as the “garden island” and for good reason. It has been the backdrop of numerous Hollywood movies including: Jurassic park, South Pacific, Raiders of the Lost Arc and many more. There is no shortage of gorgeous coastline to explore (Kauai is has more miles of beach than any other island!) And the hiking is unparalleled. If you're looking for a guidebook that focuses on the natural wonders of the island, delicious food (from food trucks to fresh poke)with adventures that can be done on a budget and help you feel like a local-- then this is the guide for you!

We explored as a family in January and found it is the perfect place to seek adventure or relax on a pristine beach. With 3 kids in tow (all under 6) all of the hiking we did can be done by the majority of people and the beaches we explored are perfect for solo travelers and families alike. I am stoked to share the wonders of Kauai with you. Mahlo!

Guide Highlights

Beach guide. There are so many beaches to explore here!

The guide breaks down beach spots by shore location then helps you find the best one. Tells you about best activity, and lifeguard presence.

The food. Don't be fooled by the exterior. Some of the best food comes from markets, food trucks and walk-up windows!

From the freshest poke found in a market to the perfect burgers on the way to Hanalei there are memorable food stops all across the island!

Guide Summary

There is a reason I called this guide the peoples' guide to Kauai. There is something for everybody! You don't need to have tons of money, be a great swimmer, a great hiker or a pro-surfer. From beaches for little kids to back-country trails there are so many options that are definitely not going to disappoint!

This guide features incredible food spots to check out, a breakdown of lodging information, almost a dozen beaches organized by shore ( north, south, west, east), as well as hiking trails for every level of hiker. The guide concludes with our favorite activity ideas, hidden gems, tips & etiquette and a packing list.

This guide is easy to follow, full of good info and will definitely give you a great vacation in Kauai.


Featured in this guide

Local food
Healthy food
Photo spots
Foodie favorites
Group 39 Art
Laid-back or relaxation
Group 14 Hidden Gems
Group 38 Bike-friendly
Group 32 Historical
Group 36 Shopping
Water sports
Group 33 Walkable
Kayaking / Canoeing

Great for these trips

Cultural / Historical
Family with kids
Girls / Guys Trip
Family without kids
Romantic / Honeymoon
Active / Adventure
Wellness / Rejuvenating


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  • Guide Architect

    Alexandra Moritz-Hanson

    Alexandra Moritz-Hanson

    Mama to three wild things.❤ Wisconsin-->Everywhere. Lover of coffee, big vistas, good food and adventure.

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