Kapaa Activities & Attractions

 

Discover Kauai…there are a number of scenic attractions within a few miles from the Lae Nani Condos including Opaekaa Falls, Sleeping Giant hiking trails and the Forestry Arboretum. Lydgate Beach Park is also just minutes away with two man-made reefs for protected swimming and snorkeling. The Wailua River is a short walk from the Lae Nani Condominium and is Hawaii’s largest and only navigable river where you can enjoy a boat tour to the Fern Grotto or a peaceful paddle up the river on Kayak to Secret Falls. There is an abundance of watersports and activities to enjoy in the area including snorkeling, diving, surfing, kayaking, waterskiing, boating, kiteboarding and stand up paddling. Enjoy a challenging round of golf on one of Kauai’s world-class golf courses. Or simply wander barefoot on the soft warm sand that fronts the property.

Lydgate Beach Park & Play Ground

 

Less than 5 minutes away from Lae Nani Condos is Lydgate Beach Park, one of the safest snorkeling and swimming spots on Kauai with its man-made pools.  There are picnic facilities, bathrooms, and showers.   The Park also features a community-built playground, slides, and fort.

Wailua Golf Course

 

Reasonably priced golf is a mile away at the 18 hole Wailua Golf Course.  Golf Digest lists the Wailua Golf Course as one of Hawaii’s best 15 golf courses.  Amenities include a Golf Shop, restaurant, and bar, locker room with showers, driving range, putting green, chipping green, practice bunker and ATM machine.  Click here for more information.

Wailua River

 

Hawaii’s only navigable river offers water skiingkayaking, paddle boarding and boat rides to the Fern GrottoThe Kayak adventures include a hike to Secret Falls at the end of the river.  Smith’s Boats offers leisurely trips up the river to view the Fern Grotto.

Opeaka`a Falls

 

Cascading down into a hidden pool, this waterfall is easily one of the island’s most accessible major waterfalls. Located 2 miles up Kuamoo Road (Route 580) from Hwy. 56, signs clearly point to the roadside lookout on the right. This convenient stop makes for a memorable photo opportunity.  Walk uphill from the Opaekaa lookout and across the road for another great view of the Wailua River valley.  Just below the Wailua River lookout is the Kamokila Hawaiian Village where you can explore an Old Hawaiian Village site on a cultural tour.

Kapaa Coastal Path

 

The Kapaa bike and walk path begin just North of Lae Nani at Fuji Beach. Enjoy a leisurely stroll or rent a bicycle to ride along the scenic coastal path that extends a few miles North to the beautiful white sands of Kealia Beach and beyond.  Visit Coconut Coasters for more information and rentals.

Keahua Forestry Arboretum

 

This peaceful mountain location is home to monkeypod, mango, and fragrant eucalyptus trees. Picnic tables and pavilions are available throughout the area. Several streams and freshwater pools provide a cool relaxing area to swim and frolic.  Numerous trails, such as the Kuilau Ridge Trail and Powerline Trail, start or pass by here, as well as the trail through the arboretum.

Hindu Temple

 

Kauai’s Hindu Monastery is nestled within a jungle-like splendor and is the site of the hand-carved San Marga Iraivan Temple which houses a 700+ pound crystal.  Home to monks of the Saiva Siddhanta Yoga Order as well as ‘executive offices’ for the worldwide publication Hinduism Today, the monastery is available to tour every day, but only a limited self -guided version. To really experience the beauty of the temple and the temple grounds in person one must call ahead of time to reserve a spot for the 90-minute guided tour held just once a week.  For more information on touring the Hindu Monastery and Temple, click here.

Sleeping Giant Trails

 

This is one of three Nounou Mountain Trails. It is referred to as the “Sleeping Giant Trail” because you will be hiking right across the big guy’s chest. The “giant’s” profile is most easily seen from nearly anywhere in Kapa’a – it’s easiest to spot his chin first. The “Sleeping Giant Trail” is a gently ascending stroll through forested mountains with excellent views.  For more information about the Sleeping Giant Hiking Trails, click here.

Kealia Beach

 

Local surfers, boogie boarders & sunbathers frequent this beach with a lifeguard station, picnic pavilions and bathrooms.   Located off of the Kapaa Coastal Path. Its a great place for a long beach stroll and the best area for swimming is to the far left (North end) by the rock break wall.