Day 2 of your Kauai Vacation Packages Vacation
After you get up in the morning and have breakfast at your resort you'll be ready to experience Kauai Island. On your way to Wiamea Canyon be sure and stop in Port Allen, Port Allen is about 15 miles from Poipu heading towards Wiamea Canyon. In Port Allen you'll want to schedule your trip for tomorrow sailing the Napali Coast. A suggested drive that will take about 6 hours round trip from your resort is to go to Waimea Canyon. Waimea Canyon, on Kauai's west side, is more than 3,000 feet deep and provides stunning panoramic views of crested buttes, rugged crags, and deep valley gorges. The grand inland vistas will go on for miles, which is why Waimea is nicknamed "The Grand Canyon of the Pacific." The Napali Coast is an adventure for the whole family to enjoy.
It is so beautiful that each time the Kauai Vacation Packages / Aloha Packages staff returns to the island they revisit the canyon. Kauai Vacation Packages staff returns to the canyon for excellent hiking, many trails ave available for the [Waimea Canyon - Kauai Vacation Packages] beginner to the experenced hiker. The main road, Waimea Canyon Drive, leads you to several lookout points, offering breathtaking views of Kauai's dramatic interior. The road continues into the mountains and ends at Kokee State Park. Be sure and go all the way,to the Kalalau Lookout, it's just past Kokee State park. If your lucky,you'll be able to see the Napali Coast and Mt. Waialeale. It is the wettest place on earth, raining about 450 inches a year on top of it. There are numerous trails to traverse for beginners and seasoned hikers. You can pick up trail maps at the Ranger's Station, located at the Kokee Museum.
For dinner this evening the Kauai Vacation Packages staff recommends Poipu Tropical Burgers. They have a wide selection of foods, serving breakfast,lunch and dinner. It is more of a moderate restaurant, not real fancy but affordable for the family. It is located at 2360Kiahuna Plantation Dr., Poipu Shopping Village, Koloa, Kauai, HI 96756. Kauai Vacation Packages staff has eaten here many times and it's always a good place for an affordable,quick meal.
After dinner you might want to go get some ice cream at Lappert's in Hanapepe, Kauai Established 1983. This is where it all began. All of their delicious handmade ice cream and baked treats are made there. Their gourmet coffee is roasted daily in nearby Port Allen. 1-3555 Kaumuali’i Highway ,Hanapepe, HI 96716
Hanapepe Town has many artists shops and is fun to explore. It also has a Suspension bridge which is a treat to walk on. Kauai Vacation Packages vacation
Day one of your Kauai Vacation Packages
Arrive at the airport and pick up your car. For your Kauai Vacation Packages,it is suggested that you get a car. There is so much to do on the Kauai that a car is almost a must. Kauai Vacation Packages
Check into your Resort Hotel. On Kauai we recommend for your Kauai Vacation Packages resort hotel that if you are on a budget staying at the Kauai Sands Hotel. Kauai Vacation Packages staff says this Beachfront property is located on 8 acres of well groomed lawns, and creates the relaxing atmosphere that your Kauai vacation deserves. Located in Wailua, on the Coconut Coast of Kauai, this 250-room hotel is adjacent to the Coconut Marketplace, famous for its unique shops, restaurants and nightly free Polynesian entertainment. Kauai Vacation Packages staff says this charming hotel gives you the most for your dollar! Come and enjoy the best of the garden isle at the Kauai Sands. A Kauai Vacation Packages "great value budget hotel".
If you would like to stay at a moderate resort hotel on your Kauai Vacation Packages vacation then we recommend you stay at the Courtyard by Marriott Kauai Beach at Makaiwa. It is located in Kapaa. situated on a beautiful oceanfront site, set amidst a historic grove of swaying palm trees that evoke the essence of traditional Hawaii. Centrally located on the island of Kauai in the Coconut Plantation Resort Development, within walking distance of 3 major shopping centers and popular island activities.The last time the Kauai Vacation Packages staff was on the island of Kauai they stayed at this moderate resort property. On property amenities including dining, open air lounge, award winning luau, oceanfront pool and whirlpool, day spa services, jogging paths and more.
If you are looking to stay at a deluxe resort hotel then a favorite of the Kauai Vacation Packages /
Aloha Packages staff is the Sheraton Kauai Resort and Spa. Located beachfront along Poipu Beach, the resort features Ocean View dining, private lanai's,ocean activities, spectacular sunsets and within walking distance to numerous shopping and dining options. We recommend while on your Kauai Vacation Packages Vacation that you snorkel out front of this resort and down ion front of the Kiahuna Plantation Condo Resort. Even if you don't stay here on your Kauai Vacation Packages vacation they have a public beach access. Park in the Sheraton's lot (small fee) and walk down to the best beach on the Island.This resort hotel is a"Best Pick" for the Kauai Vacation Packages staff.
For a luxury resort on your Kauai Vacation we recommend staying at the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa.
An excellent choice for your Kauai Vacation Packages vacation.The ultimate "Hawaiian Classic" resort with architecture and decor reminiscent of Hawaii's golden age of the 1920's and 1930's, on a spectacular 50-acre oceanfront setting on Keoneloa Bay, part of the world-famous sunny Poipu Beach District. Kauai Vacation Packages staff says this is one of the world's finest resorts and shows how even perfect experiences can improve on perfection. Guests will enjoy a wide range of complimentary activities, services and facilities. Ideal for couples as well as families, the possibilities are endless.
Since you will be arriving in the afternoon at your Kauai Vacation Packages resort hotel for an activity we recommend that you enjoy sunbathing at the swimming pool. Duke's Dinnerhouse at the Kauai Marriott has some excellent meal entree's, an excellent salad bar and you can get a table on the lanai overlooking Kalapaki Bay. If you are lucky you'll be able to see a cruise ship in the bay.
Tomorrow will be a great day to begin your activities and eating dinner in Poipu on your Kauai Vacation Package.
Day 3 of your Kauai Vacation Packages Vacation
After you get up in the morning and have breakfast you'll get ready for you trip sailing the Napali Coast on you Kauai Vacation Packages Vacation. Kauai Sea Tours does a great job taking you on your adventure.
Deluxe Na Pali Half Day Catamaran Tour - "Lucky Lady" - A kauai Vacation Packages favorite.
Experience the majestic Na Pali coast, on our new custom built catamaran. Snorkel, sailing (conditions [Kauai Sea Tours Catamaran - Kauai Vacation Packages] permitting). Captains narrate Hawaiian history & legends. Spinner Dolphins, Turtles, Whale watching (seasonal). Snorkeling, waterslide, swim platform, spacious main deck and observation deck. Two restrooms, fresh water showers with quality gear, instruction, and safety snorkel vests. Continental breakfast with fresh baked pastries, gourmet deli buffet lunch, and cold beverages, Beer, Wine & Mai Tai's served after water sports.
The Kauai Vacation Packages staff went on the 14 person Napali Coast inflatable raft last time we were on Kauai. It's a bit rough coming back but we were up close and personal with the whales which was a one in a life time experience. B sure and take sea sick pills with you. Maybe take one before you start the journey.Kauai Sea Tours is proud to feature the deluxe 60' sailing power catamaran Lucky Lady, designed to navigate the waters of Na Pali coast with ease. Lucky Lady offers prime viewing of Na Pali and marine life from the upper observation deck, shaded main deck seating and a cabin area. Forward trampolines, water slide and bow riding with the dolphins is a thrill! Friendly crew are attentive to guests and share history & legends along with information on marine life encountered along the way. Kauai Sea Tours is located at 4310 Waialo Rd, Eleele, HI 96705 (808) 826-7254. After your Napali Coast Cruise you'll have some free time to lay by the pool or go snorkeling.
For Dinner tonight we suggest going to a luau at the Sheraton Kauai Resort in Poipu. The Surf to Sunset Luau at the Sheraton will surely be a night to remember.
The Garden Isle's only oceanfront luau is at the premiere property on Poipu Beach, the Sheraton Kauai Resort. Just footsteps from the crescent shaped white sandy beach, the Surf to Sunset Luau is an ideal event for the entire family. Featuring award winning entertainment, an extensive menu for all tastes, and numerous cultural facets.
The elaborate banquet features both traditional Hawaiian delicacies, such as fresh sweet pineapple, kalua pig, lomi salmon, pipikaula, poke and poi, as well as dishes that are inspired by the numerous ethnic foods that are enjoyed by the people of modern Hawaii, such as Korean, Vietnamese, Chinese, Japanese, Filipino and Thai-inspired foods. The abundant spread is perfectly finished with desserts featuring tropical island flavors like guava chiffon pie, coconut coated haupia, pineapple upside down cake and chocolate macadamia nut cake.
The Sheraton Kauai Resort is located at 2440 Hoonani Road,Poipu Beach, Koloa, HI 96756
Phone: (808) 742-1661
Day 4 of your Kauai Vacation Packages Vacation
After eating breakfast today's a great day to go on your Kipu Ranch ATV Adventure.
Kipu Ranch encompasses 3000 acres to explore, and their ATV and four-wheel drive tours take full advantage of every inch. The Ranch, Mountain and Waterfall Adventures are all fun, providing excitement for small groups and families alike. Children under the age of 15 will need to ride in the “mule”, but kids 16 and over will love roaming the lush rainforests, hidden ravines, and miles upon miles of trails that the ranch has to offer. The local guides will provide instruction on the proper use of the vehicles, helmets and other necessary safety equipment. Guests should wear long pants and, closed-toe shoes, and bring along sunscreen and bug repellent. This tour is a great way to see the vibrant Kauai countryside. Kipu Ranch ATV Adventure is located at 235 Kipu Rd,Lihue, HI 96766-8700 (808) 246-9288
Kauai Vacation Packages / Aloha Packages staff went on the Kipu ATV Adventure last time we were on Kauai. The Kauai Vacation Packages staff actually rode "Mud Bugs", a kind of a sand/dune buggy. Our guide stopped at movie locations and points of interest to point out the local terain. Be sure and tip him.
For dinner tonight you may want to go to "The Eating House" with Roy Yamaguchi. He's one and the same that owns the world famour "Roy Restaurants" located throught Hawaii and even has several mainland locations."The Eating House" is located at the Shops At Kukuiula,2829 Ala Kalanikaumaka Road, #A-201,Koloa, HI 96756.It's Open Nightly for Dinner from 5:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Below is a sampling of how you might want to schedule a typical weeks vacation on the Island of Kauai Hawaii. The schedule includes suggested hotels, places to eat and daily activities
Be sure and go by the Kauai Visitors Bureau for your free gift from from the staff at Aloha Packages
Day 5 of your Kauai Vacation Package
After you eat breakfast be sure and get ready for your surf lesson with Margo Godfrey Oberg. She grew up in La Jolla, California where she quickly made her reputation as not only a talented athlete, but also a gifted surfer. Margo captured her first Women's World title Surfing Champion title at the tender age of 15 and went on to win 6 more crowns throughout her career. Kauai Vacation Packages.
She began the Margo Oberg Surf School in 1977 on the shores of Poipu Beach, Kauai which she still owns and operates. The Margo Oberg Surf School is Kauai's original and most successful surf lesson program. Kauai Vacation Packages. We guarantee a good time!
Located on the sunny south shore of Kauai is Hawaii's most popular vacation getaway, Poipu Beach.7 time World Champ Margo Oberg has designed her surf school to teach people of all ages and abilities the sport of the Ancient Kings.
Voted the most popular surf lesson program on Kauai, we guarantee you will "surf" in one easy lesson!
The Margo Oberg Surf School was recently named in National Geographic's Traveler Magazine as one of the top 25 things to do in Hawaii! To book your reservation please call:(808) 332-6100. Kauai Vacation Packages staff loves surfing in Kauai.
After your morning surf lesson you'll want to hop in the car and visit the north shore of Kauai. The Kauai Vacation Packages staff always loves to hike a 4 mile round trip hike of the Kalalau Trail Route. You start at Ke'e Beach and go to Hanakapi'ai (2 miles each way) This is a favorite hike of the Kauai Vacation Packages / Aloha Packages staff.
This section offers a popular day hike for able-bodied hikers. Walking the first half mile will reward you with excellent views of the coast. The summer sand beach at Hanakapi'ai is a popular destination for day hikers. Swimming or wading can be dangerous, however, and is not recommended. The surf and rip currents are variable and often extremely treacherous, but worst in winter when high surf conditions prevail. DROWNINGS OCCUR HERE REGULARLY! Allow 3 to 4 hours to complete the round-trip hike to Hanakapi’ai Beach.
For dinner this evening it's time to try out the north shore of Kauai.
Verde Restaurant is Kauai’s first opportunity to taste a blend of authentic New Mexican-style food from Chef/Owner Joshua Stevens’ Southwest origin (Albuquerque, NM) and be Kauai’s only chile-inspired Mexican restaurant. Chef Josh has worked in Hawaii’s best restaurants, formerly of Alan Wong’s Restaurant and La Mer in the Halekulani Hotel on the island of Oahu and most recently, Chef for the Sheraton Maui at Black Rock. Kauai Vacation Packages staff loves mexican food. In fact, that's what were having tonight.
The flavor of Hatch, NM green chile and red chile sauce make Verde’s dishes distinct from any other Mexican [Ahi Tacos - Verdes Restaurant Kapaa,Kauai Hawaii] food. “Red or Green or Christmas"? If unsure, you can have your chile sauce on the side. Verde’s smothered burritos, chile-seared ahi tacos, stacked enchiladas and sopaipillas with honey are a few of the local favorites. You can also enjoy a Margarita or an ice-cold beer with their complimentary chips and homemade salsa that come with every meal. Even vegetarians and gluten-free customers get to feast on Mexican food at Verde.
Hitting their sixth month, Verde has already been voted as Best New Discovery in this year’s Taste of Hawaii. Such recognition has been shared mostly by word of mouth amongst the locals. A first-timer would usually come in saying, “I’ve heard you guys are good.” A returning customer is usually asking, “What did I order the last time? It was so good.” A loyal customer would go, “I’ve been telling everybody about your food.”In and out in 30 minutes. Clean. Flavor, flavor, flavor.That’s Verde’s commitment to its customers. “‘Cause some like it hot,” says Chef Josh.
Verde Restaurant is located at 4-1101 Kuhio Hwy. A-3,Kapaa,Hawaii Phone (808) 821-1400. Closed Monday and Tuesday. Kauai Vacation Packages
Day 6 of your Kauai Vacation Packages Vacation
You'll need to get up before sunrise and eat on the run for todays adventure. You can schedule your plane ride to the other islands as early as 6:30 AM and return as late as 8:30 PM.
Today is a great day to go on a one day trip to Oahu. (Pearl Harbor) or the Big Island(See below-volcano tour) For the best prices and times it is best that you set this up with your travel agent a month or 2 in advance. Sometimes at the last minute planes are full and there aren't any rental cars available. The crew here at Kauai Vacation Packages has done this many times and it is a way to go on a great adventure supplementing your Vacation Package on Kauai. Kauai Vacation Packages says round trip air and a car for a family of 4 will cost about $498.00 including all taxes and fees. (prices vary depending on dates and based on availability) If you choose to go to Oahu and visit Pearl Harbor then you might want to go on a guided tour that visits a drive by the state capitol building, King Kamehameha's statue, Lolani Palace (the only existing palace on US soil), Arizona Memorial, Punchbowl national cemetery, Washington place, Kawaiahao church, mission houses and downtown Honolulu. Kauai Vacation Packages.
The Pearl Harbor tour will take about half of the day leaving you time to snorkel at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve. one of the most spectacular natural resources in Hawaii, it is reaping the benefits of over a decade of moves to re-establish its pristine marine ecosystem.
Not a “beach park” for beach sport, but a Nature Preserve dedicated to safeguarding the fragile marine life in the Bay, Hanauma is the first Marine Life Conservation District in the State. Kauai Vacation Packages.
Another option is to hike up to the top of Diamondhead Crater. The trail to the summit of Le'ahi was built in 1908 as part of O'ahu's coastal defense system. The 0.8 mile hike from trailhead to the summit is steep and strenuous, gaining 560 feet as it ascends from the crater floor. The walk is a glimpse into the geological and military history of Diamond Head. Kauai Vacation Packages.A concrete walkway built to reduce erosion shifts to a natural tuff surface about 0.2 mile up the trail with many switchbacks traversing the steep slope of the crater interior. The ascent continues up steep stairs and through a lighted 225-foot tunnel to enter the Fire Control Station completed in 1911. Built on the summit, the station directed artillery fire from batteries in Waikiki and Fort Ruger outside Diamond Head crater. At the summit, you'll see bunkers and a huge navigational lighthouse built in 1917. The postcard view of the shoreline from Koko Head to Wai'anae is stunning, and during winter, may include passing humpback whales. Kauai Vacation Packages
Location: Off Diamond Head Road Between Makapu'u Avenue and 18th Avenue, Honolulu.Hours: Daily 6:00 a.m. to 6:00p.m. Entrance Fee: $5.00 per car or $1 per person for pedestrians.
For your Big Island one day tour you must go visit the Volcano. (fly into the Hilo airport) You can either do this by car on your own or take a guided tour. The crew at Kauai Vacation Packages loves to go out on our own, having hiked all over the shelf built by the active lava flows. ( this is extremely dangerous,and can cause death, not to be tried unless accompanied by a professional guide says the crew at Kauai Vacation Packages)
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park displays the results of 70 million years of volcanism, migration, and evolution -- processes that thrust a bare land from the sea and clothed it with unique ecosystems, and a distinct human culture. The park highlights two of the world's most active volcanoes, and offers insights on the birth of the Hawaiian Islands and views of dramatic volcanic landscapes Kauai Vacation Packages.
For dinner tonight you might want to try out the Volcano House.
it offers the only public dining facility in the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Every year our facilities host thousands of tourists from all over the world. Sitting by the large picture windows in our restaurant or Snack Bar, visitors can enjoy panoramic views of Kilauea Caldera and its steaming fire pit, Halema’uma’u Crater while feasting our culinary delights.
Service Hours: Open Daily
Breakfast Buffet: 7:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Lunch Buffet: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Dinner: 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM (Kauai Vacation Packages staff says Reservations are recommended)
Day 7 of your Kauai Vacation Packages Vacation
If you have a red eye flight home then you have time for one more activity. Be sure and ask your resort hotel if they have a room for free or small fee) available for you to shower and freshen up after your days activities. If you have a day flight home then you have time for breakfast and one last time to lay by the pool and polish off that tropical tan and pack for your return trip home. The staff at Kauai Vacation Packages / Aloha Packages has done both. Each has it's own rewards.
If you are going home on a red eye flight (leaves later that night) then an activity we would recommend is a Kauai Hawaii Movie Tour.
Hawai Movie tours can be reached at
4-1596 Kuhio Hwy
Kapaa, HI 96746-1832
(808) 822-1192 Kauai Vacation Packages staff says be sure and call several days in advance to schedule tour.
A few of the movies made on Kauai are;
2000--Jurassic Park 3--Universal Studios - a Kauai Vacation Packages favorite
2000--To End All Wars--Argyll Films
1999--Legacy 11 (IMAX)-Mormon Church
1998-- Fantasy Island--ABC
1997-- The Lost World-JP 2 -- Universal Studios
1997-- George of the Jungle -- Disney Studios
1997-- Six Days, Seven Nights -- Disney Studios
1997-- Mighty Joe Young -- Disney Studios
1995-- Outbreak -- Warner Bros
1994-- North -- Castle Rock Pictures
1993-- Jurassic Park -- Universal Studios - another Kauai Vacation Packages favorite movie
1992-- Honeymoon In Vegas -- Castle Rock Pictures
1991-- Hook -- Amblin Entertainment
1990-- Flight of the Intruder -- Paramount Pictures
1990-- Lord of the Flies-- Castle Rock Pictures
1987-- Lady in White -- Frank LaLoggia
1987-- Throw Momma From the Train -- Orion Pictures
Mahalo from the staff at Aloha Packages / Kauai Vacation Packages. If you have any questions or would like us to book your Kauai Vacation Packages vacation then please give us a call at (541) 857-9251.
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When the crew of Kauai Vacation Packages arrives on Kauai we always and stock up at the local Costco, located near the airport in Lihue.
The Kauai Vacation Packages staff says the Garden Isle is an entirely accurate Description of the northern most island in the Hawaiian chain and is entwined with sharp mountain peaks, lush green valleys and jagged cliffs, all draped in a canopy of emerald green landscape. Kauai appeals to a wide audience of individuals because of its dramatic landscape and beauty, overwhelming abundance of activities, and very laid back atmosphere.The staff at Kauai Vacation Packages says this is a picture perfect island for your Kauai Vacation Packages vacation.
The verdant scenery will definitely not disappoint you on your Kauai Vacation Packages vacation. Whether hiking around the Napali Coast, sunbathing in Poipu Beach area, or exploring the expansive Waimea Canyon, the views are phenomenal. Nightlife isn’t a priority here, but you won’t miss it. The timeless beauty, green lush landscape and allure of Kauai is what makes it such a treasured destination. Many of the employees at Kauai Vacation Packages / Aloha Packages plans on retiring here.
Kauai Quick Facts:
In Waimea, the Captain Cook Monument marks the British arrival in 1778.
The Huleia National Wildlife Refuge is home to more than 30 species of birds.
Camping allows you to see the island in its rawest form. Kauai Vacation Packages
Hanalei’s one-lane bridges set the pace for the town.
Kauai’s incredible Waimea Canyon is over 10 miles long, and one mile wide.
The average daily Temperature is 75°-85° F.
Suggested clothing for your Kauai Vacation Packages Vacation
Dress very casual. Bring a light jacket for nights, semi-casual dress clothes or resort wear for formal restaurants.
We recently returned from a eight day stay at the Kauai Sheraton. We stayed in a Deluxe oceanfront room. It was exciting to wake up in the morning and watch the surfers and spear fisherman going about their daily rituals, surfing and fishing. We sunbathed at the Kauai Sheraton pool, drove all around the island from the town of Waimea to the northern coast town of Hanalei. Visiting hotels and condominium's so we can report back to our customers on the best places to stay. One of the highlights of the trip was the Kalalau Lookout in Waimea Canyon. The fog gods were on our side. From the lookout you could clearly see down the valley to the ocean and points north and south. Usually there is a heavy thick fog that prevents you from seeing clearly.