Waimea Canyon Lookout
We got up early to hike the Waimea Canyon, which is known as the Grand Canyon of the Pacific. It was formed by erosion from the Waimea River and it boasts a scenic trail with breathtaking views.
Off of State Hwy 550, you'll find great overlooks with panoramic views of Waimea Canyon. A great option for those who are not physically able to complete the hike or if you are short on time.
Waimea Canyon Trail
We started on the Waimea Canyon Trail, which is a 3.2 mile hike with semi-steep climbs and many small rivers with only rocks or branches to hop across. The hike takes you through the forest, along the top of a ridge with great views of the Waimea Canyon, then to the top of the 800 ft tall Waipo'o Falls.
Kokee State Park
We made a quick pit stop here and happened to come across a traditional Hawaiian Hula dance.
Pu'u O Kila Lookout
Located at the very end of Highway 550 in Kokee State Park, we found one of the best views of our trip.
Kauai Coffee Company
We made a quick stop at the Kauai Coffee Company on our way back from the Waimea Canyon. The Kauai Coffee Company has a self-guided walking tour, tons of coffee samples, and a cafe and gift shop.
Spouting Horn Park
Right down the street from our hotel was the Spouting Horn Park, where water from each wave is forced through an opening and creates a blowhole. The water can spray as high as 50 feet in the air,
We ended the day by walking around the resort and grabbing a quick snack at Lava's on Poipu Beach, where they usually have nightly performances from local musicians.