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7 Fun Things to Do in Hanalei, Hawaii

With dazzling beaches, lush foliage and dramatic mountains as far as the eye can see, this census-designated place is the crown jewel of Kauai island!
Sonali Pimpale Jul 8, 2019

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Frolic Around Hanalei Bay

The largest bay on the north shore of Kauai, this crescent bay is the home of some of the most glorious beaches in the world, including the Pu’u Poa Beach, the Black Pot Beach and the Waikoko Beach.

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Lounge around the bay and soak up the sun rays or try your hand at surfing, snorkeling, swimming and paddle boarding under the vigilance of trained experts.

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Enjoy the Na Pali Coast Boat Tour

Admire the formidable, rugged sea cliffs and exquisite sea caves of the Na Pali coastline, along with stories and legends of Old Hawaii.

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Go for snorkeling to swim along with sea turtles. If you are lucky, you might just glimpse a dolphin or two!

An Inside Look: The awe-inspiring coast has featured in the iconic movies “Jurassic Park” and “The Descendants”.

Watch the Sunset from Hanalei Pier

The beautiful historical landmark is unfortunately bypassed by many tourists. Backed by the Black Pot Beach Park, the pier is a favored spot for camping, and offers the calmest waters for novice surfers.

Go To Town!

Meander through the streets of the lovely little town admiring the historic buildings, visiting art galleries, hunting for souvenirs and hand-made jewelry, and tempting your taste buds with delicious local cuisine.

Capture the Wai`oli Hui`ia Church in Your Lens

The 19th Century church is the most photographed building in Hanalei! Reflecting American Gothic architecture, the gorgeous green church is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Commune With Nature at Limahuli Garden and Preserve

Make reservations for either a self-guided or guided tour of the beautiful botanical garden and preserve. Admire the diverse plant life and learn about their indisputable importance in our life.

Take Off!

Soar over Hanalei in a helicopter to enjoy a bird’s eye view of the beaches and valleys.