6 Day Week Trip to the Garden Island of Kauai

by Sep 25, 2019

Kauai, the Garden Island of Hawaii, one of the oldest populated islands containing so much lush magical greenery that the island has been used as the set to many movies! And it’s also our home away from home for the week.

Nadia had always wanted to go to Kauai so we went to introduce her to the island.

1st Day


  • 7:00am: Fly from San Jose to Lihue, Kauai
  • 10:50am: Arrive in Lihue Airport
  • 11:30am: Pick up rental car from Hertz
  • 12:00pm: Lunch at Hamura’s Saimin for special saimin and lilikoi chiffon pie
  • 12:30pm: Costco supply run
  • 1:30pm – 3:45pm: Check into Worldmark and wait for the room to be ready
  • 4:30pm: 8 min Head to Lydgate Beach Park for easy snorkel and relax
  • 7:15pm: Go to Foodland and pick up groceries (poke, beer, etc)
  • 7:45pm: Pick up Haupia pies at McDonalds
  • 8:00pm: Go back to condo and relax

2 Tacos at Verde Kauai HI

Day 2


  • 5:30am: Nadia get up and make breakfast/get ready for work
  • 3:30pm: See Wailua Falls
    • The area is completely fenced off so you can’t hike even if you wanted to.
  • 4:30pm: Drive back towards Kapaa and stop by Pono Market
    • picked up teri-spam musubis and 3 types of poke (korean tako, sesame tako and spicy tuna)
  • 4:30pm: Drive to Anahola Beach (30 minutes away from the falls)
  • 6:30pm: Dinner at Chicken in a Barrel
    • Got sampler, chicken was the best
  • 7:00pm: Head back to condo, watch movie and eat food
  • 8:30pm: Hang out in pool and relax (watch the stars)

Day 3


  • 11:00am – 12:00pm: Lunch at Verde for fish tacos
  • 12:00pm – 2:00pm: Hike the Ho’opi’i Falls Trail, has 2 waterfalls
    • Bring bug spray!
  • 2:15pm: Pick up some teri-spam musubis, poke and/or pork lau lau at Pono Market (get some for the next day)
  • 3:30pm: Need to check into Wings Over Kauai
  • 7:00pm: Check out Aloha Friday Nights at Kukui Grove Marketplace in Lihue
    • If you work up an appetite, head to Passion Bakery
      • which serves up macadamia-nut sticky buns, and sandwiches made on soft, freshly baked bread.
      • But what you really don’t want to miss are the homemade cookies and peanut butter cups
      • you can buy a package to give to your loved ones at home
        • (if you can keep from devouring them on the way back).

Day 4


Day 5


Day 6


  • 9:00am-10:30am: Do a last morning snorkel at Anini Beach
  • 11:00am: Head back, shower and get ready to check out
  • 12:00pm: Check out of Wyndham Ka `Eo Kai
  • 12:45-1:00pm: Leave for the Lihue Airport (takes 48 minutes from the Wyndham)
  • 1:45pm: Return car and head for flight
  • 3:40pm: Fly from Lihue to San Jose

No matter what you choose to do on your vacation to Kauai, be sure to enjoy every minute of it!

Kauai

 

What do you like to do in Kauai?

You're going to eat, you might as well eat something tasty.
 
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