Posted by: kauaikolea2 | October 28, 2014

Things To Do For Free on Kauai


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 Menehune Fish Pond on Kauai

Who doesn’t love free things?  It has been said that the best things in life are free, and this is oh-so true about Kauai.

Some of our favorite free things in Kauai are:

1.  Kauai itself — the beauty, the greenery, the vistas, the ocean views, the mountains, the sunrises, the sunsets, the trade winds, the tropical foliage, the fresh air….All free the minute you step off the plane at Lihue Airport.

2. Waimea Canyon — did you know that it was Mark Twain himself who dubbed Waimea Canyon the Grand Canyon of the Pacific?  Our blog about Waimea Canyon has been our most popular blog and still receives a dozen hits a week.  Waimea Canyon is a mile wide and …..3500 feet deep!  Dark green and rust red with hits of chocolate brown, waterfalls in easy view.  It is spectacular.  It is a breathtaking hike but also a beautiful drive with numerous turnouts to take in the view, and take some photos. At the very top, the NaPali Coast, with its rugged beauty, can be seen.  If a cloudy day, just wait a few minutes.  At this elevation, above the clouds, the sun peeps in and out regularly.

3.  Hiking —  enough said!  Kauai has hundreds of hiking trails, easy to expert.  Kauai also has the path that goes by the sea — for hiking, biking, and jogging.

4.  Explore historic sites — heiaus, monuments, and burial grounds all dot Kauai, especially the east side, known as the Royal Coconut Coast (the preferred spot for ancient Hawaiian kings who knew a good place when they saw it).  For example, you can visit Prince Kuhio Park that was home to Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole (1871-1922), beloved as the “People’s Prince” for his tireless work on behalf of Hawaii’s people and the last royal heir to the Hawaiian throne. This park is located near Lawa’i, this historical setting features the foundation of Prince Kuhio’s home, a royal fishpond, a shrine where offerings were made, and heiau (ancient place of worship) where the kahuna (priests) meditated and lived.  The Captain Cook Monument and the Russian Fort are 2 other historic places, both free.

5.   Hanapepe Friday Nightsgreat street fair with art shops, Banana Leaf Pottery, and Hanapepe Café all open late.  Street vendor food includes organic vegan pieces (big slices of heaven for $5) and organic freshly squeezed tropical juices.  Cultural displays of poi making and music, too.

6.  Hula — did you know that Hawaii is the only state with its own language, music, and dance?  Hula is such a part of Hawaiian culture that we call ourselves Hula Now!  You can enjoy free Hula every Wednesday at the Coconut Marketplace or at the Harbor.  Eggberts often has free Hula during breakfast, especially on weekends.

Kauai also has the only navigable rivers in the state of Hawaii, a whale sanctuary, a bird sanctuary, and national park tropical gardens.  We have quaint quiet towns for exploring. Waterfalls are a daily view on Kauai.  The list is endless!

With so much (free) things to do and to see, you must come to Kauai.  We would love to show you our brand of warm Aloha at any one of our affordable luxury Kauai vacation rentals.  We have units that sleep 2 to 4 people in 2 full, a queen or king bed; we also have units with full kitchens (cooktop, oven, full-size refrigerator, dishwasher, etc).  Please visit our website where you can view all our Kauai vacation rentals and also can book safely and securely on line at any time…for free as we do not charge a booking fee!  Our beautiful website is www.hulanow.com.

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