Updated: Feb 28
It is the second wettest spot on earth, but do not let that put you off from visiting Kauai.
Hawaii’s fourth largest island is sprinkled with stunning waterfalls, rugged sea cliffs and beautiful beaches.
A super quick flight from the super popular Waikiki, Kauai has plenty to offer for all adventurers. Swimming, surfing, hiking, catamaran rides, chopper flights - it is brimming with natural beauty and emanates a wonderfully welcoming laid back vibe.
The Na Pali Coast is one of Kauai’s biggest attractions. A coastline stretching 26 kilometres, with towering sea cliffs, deep hanging valleys and magical waterfalls, it is a hiker's delight but be warned.. while it is possible to do the hike, it takes a full day to go one way and is not for the inexperienced.
Waimea Canyon is another must see in Kauai. Nicknamed the Grand Canyon of the Pacific by Mark Twain when he swung by many moons ago, it is a fantastic day trip and the perfect spot for an overnight camping pit stop. Pitch a tent on the canyon floor but remember, whoever goes down, must hike back up.
Wailua is Kauai’s longest river and is simply breathtaking. Home to sacred waters and religious sites, it even houses a ‘secret’ waterfall that must not be missed. You can experience Wailua River in a number of ways. On foot, or via kayak and it’s perfectly safe for kids.
Surf enthusiasts won’t want to miss riding a wave at Hanalei Bay. The late Andy Irons and legendary Laird Hamilton built their reputations surfing it’s breaks. Not a surfer? No problem, the beach is flanked by magnificent jade mountains. There’s something for everyone.
Underwater adventurers should head to the South Shore which is full of underwater delights. Snorkel or dive the incredible lava caves and ledges, get up close with the resident monk seals, turtles, sharks, and tropical fish. At the right time of year you may even spot a dolphin pod or whale. Koala Landing is the perfect place for advanced free divers.
at one of the 50 food trucks on the island. Kauai is chock full of these culinary cruisers all of which have had the aloha spin. They serve anything from pork belly burgers to fish tacos and the famous shave ice. Your insides will be full, you will be happy.
At the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa. Set on 50 acres of lush gardens and pristine pools, this classic Hawaiian resort is situated on the soothing white sands of the sunny south shore. It has seven restaurants, a golf course, three tennis courts and a 24 hour swimming pool complex complete with waterfalls and watersides.
Aside from its natural beauty, Kauai is also famous for appearing in the Jurassic Park franchise. Spielberg fans should find time to do the time warp and take a chopper ride to the majestic Manawaiopuna Falls which featured in the opening shot of the first film. The site is located on private property and is only accessible via helicopter, so you'll need to take a tour with one of the helicopter companies that are permitted landing access.
Frontier guests that chose to stay at the Grand Hyatt Kauai receive:
Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability-capped at Club Ocean View
Daily Buffet breakfast for 2 guests per bedroom
$100 USD Resort/Hotel credit to be utilised during stay
Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability