Out Here it's all about activities
Those that know Hawaii best will tell you that Kauai is the most inviting and accessible of all the islands. It’s easy to get around and even short distances bring dramatic contrasts. From Hokuala in the same time it takes to scoot over to Poipu’s sunny beaches, one can just as easily be hiking through a tropical rainforest on the North Shore. What makes every day special is that every day can be so different.
on the water
SURF AND SAND
Paddle, snorkel, surf, fish, frolic. If water is your muse, this is heaven on earth. As you come to know Kauai, you come to realize that all the best beaches are in your neighborhood. Throw a bag over your shoulder and stroll over to the sandy crescent that is Kalapaki Bay beach. Minutes away, through the tree tunnel, are the endless stretches of Poipu and the cliffs at Shipwreck. There are simply no boundaries to the ways you can immerse yourself in the wondrous Pacific. Imagine deep sea fishing, spellbinding diving, whale watching and more.
above the surface
JUNGLE AND RIVERS
Rain forests, soaring waterfalls and inland rivers unique to Kauai – this is the essence of native Hawaii. Where better to venture than the misty jungles of Kauai, to the lands unchanged by time? Here are the heavenly waterfalls, Wailua, Waipoo, Waialeale, Opaekaa and Hanakapiai. Here is the tranquil Wailua, the only river in Hawaii you can explore by canoe, kayak and paddleboard. This is a land of unspeakable natural beauty. Soaring mountains. Deep ravines. Endless rain and dazzling sunshine. At Hokuala, you are at the center of it all. Picture zip-lining over lush canopies, ATV or jeep excursions or tubing along a plantation-lined series of canals as just a start to the adventure that awaits.
Here the spirit soars, literally. On zip lines through the jungle, helicopters skirting 4,000 ft. pali (cliffs), Kauai dazzles with new discoveries. Is anywhere so different and diverse as this? Giant green sea turtles, or honu, swim past your paddleboard. Dolphins play alongside your sailboat. And each spring, the humpbacks return from vacation and to birth their calves. To the northwest is the iconic Na Pali Coast, accessible only by helicopter or boat. And to the northeast is the Grand Canyon of the Pacific, Waimea Canyon. Fourteen miles long, one mile wide and 3,600 feet deep, it is home to majestic waterfalls, dazzling red rocks, and lush green foliage on its gorges and crags. Legend has it that a young boy lured a giant dragon into the lava tube at Spouting Horn. As each wave arrives, you can hear the roar of the trapped beast as the blowhole erupts. This is Kauai, a garden of earthly delights beckoning exploration. And happily, as the least populated, most unspoiled in all Hawaii, exploration remains a very intimate and personal experience.
BIG ADVENTURES FOR THE LITTLE ONES
You deserve a relaxing vacation. We have developed personalized programs that give both kids and adults the opportunity to experience meaningful activities that incorporate exercise, culture and fun. Integrating play with culture, kids learn through art about endangered Hawaiian monk seals and Nene (Hawaii’s state bird), and through crafts about palm frond weaving and haku lei making like Native Hawaiians of old. A splashing good time will be had at the pool (always a favorite)! For our older kids (ages 8-15), island excursions are tailored to the groupʻs abilities and interests. Babysitting services are available upon request. Please inquire with the concierge on scheduling and fees.
Here at Hokuala, the spirit of aloha is in everything we do and represents our connection to the people, land, sea and sky. We were inspired by this article from the The Huffington Post – 5 Ways To Live Life With More Aloha, because everyone can benefit from a little more aloha in their lives.