ISLAND ACTIVITIES – What To Do On Kauai
For over 27 years Safari Helicopters has taken passengers on Kauai helicopter tours to the inaccessible wonders of “The Garden Isle.” Experience the Refuge Eco Tour w/ landing!
Offering sightseeing snorkel tours, whale watching, and sunset cocktail tours. Explore the Napali Coast for the best day of your vacation!
Snuba Diving on Kauai’s South Shore. “Experience the Thrill of Scuba with the Ease of Snorkeling!”
Where dreams can come true! Experience Kauai’s Na Pali coast.
Kayaking, Ziplining, and Mountain Biking excursions.
Na Pali, Ni’ihau snorkel and whale watching catamaran charters. Sunset dinner cruises.
Kayak and Stand Up Paddle (SUP) rentals, lessons and charters. Kayak/Hike the Wailua river and see “Secret Falls.”
Experience the best luau on the island that starts with a tram tour of the 30 acre garden followed by pa’ina or feast. Then sit back and enjoy song and dance from the cultures that live in our tropical paradise.
Kauai ATV’s guided off-road adventure will take you through the south shore’s rugged terrain from mauka (uplands) to makai (ocean). “Do Something Dirty!”
Affordable Accommodations Close to Seasport Divers. Paradise Kauai offers one bedroom vacation condos at Kiahuna Plantation Resort on Poipu Beach. This location is just one mile away from Seasport Divers to make diving easy for you. Our one bedroom condos sleep up to 4 people, have fully equipped kitchens, partial ocean view and a 5 minute walk to the best beach on the island. Several restaurants, pool, hot tub, tennis courts, golf and shopping are on site or just across the street. Our soft sand beach is excellent for snorkeling, surfing lessons, playing in the waves or just relaxing. Visit our web site at www.ParadiseKauai.com for complete details.
Whaler’s Cover Resort
Seasport Divers and Whalers Cove have joined forces to offer you spectacular diving and accommodations in sunny Poipu, on Kauai’s south shore. Swim with Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles while exploring ancient lava tubes at Sheraton Caverns, rated by Sport Diver magazine as one of the Best Cavern Dives in the World. Then relax in your luxury condo at Whalers Cove, just minutes from Seasport Divers. Large one and two bedroom condos right on the water, all with amazing views of the Pacific from every lanai. Close to shopping, golf, restaurants and beaches. Seasport Divers and Whalers Cove . . . Your Place in Paradise.
For more information go to Whalers Cove Resort in Poipu, Kauai, Hawaii or call (800) 225-2683
Kauai is the oldest of the major Hawaiian Islands and lies at the Northwest corner of the Hawaiian chain. The Island is 33 miles long and 25 miles wide with over 90 miles of coastline. Mt. Wai’ale’ale sits in the center of the island at 5,148ft and is known as the wettest spot on earth, with more then 450 inches of rain a year. Sitting in what once was the crater of the volcano is the Alaka’i Swamp, which is the highest elevation swamp in the world. At more then 13 miles across and covering 30 square miles in all, it feeds seven rivers that flow all different directions into the sea. One of these rivers is the Waimea River (meaning reddish water), which is the longest river in Hawaii and helped form The Waimea Canyon. The Canyon covers fourteen miles of the islands west side and is known as the Grand Canyon of the Pacific. On the Northwest side of the island is the Famous NaPali. Carved by wind, rain and surf over millions of years these dramatic razor sharp cliffs and 3000-foot spires are simply amazing. One look at the NaPali and you’ll understand why the road doesn’t go all the way around the island. The population of the state of Hawaii is around 1.5 million and the number of full time residents on Kauai is approx. 69,500. Kauai is known as the Garden Island and the other Islands are known as:
When pronouncing the Hawaiian language you need to remember a few basic rules. The Hawaiian alphabet only consists of 13 letters, 5 vowels and 8 consonants. The vowels are A, E, I, O, U, but are pronounced:
The consonants are H, K, L, M, N, P, W and the ‘ okina. The W can be pronounced W or V and actually will be pronounced differently in different parts of the islands. The ‘ okina is a glottal stop that occurs before vowels. If you say “Oh Oh” you can hear the break between the tow “Ohs” right? That’s the ‘ okina. Whenever you see the ‘ okina it’s a signal to stop your voice and start again, or to oki – cut off the sound so the next vowel will be distinct. Each consonant must be followed by a vowel and individual vowels must be pronounced.
Some Hawaiian words and phrases: