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Tips from locals
Wonderful spot with shade. Swim in the ocean or in the river. Take paddle boards and paddle up the river a mile or so.
This beach is located at the mouth of the freshwater Kalihiwai stream. The stream is great for paddle boarding, swimming, and even offers a rope swing for fun! The beach is calmer and usually less crowded. Great beach for bodyboarding!
We can tell you about the locals-only "Dragon's Breath" that you can paddle out to and also the best times to go to swim with pods of dolphins for hours.
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“Tiki decor. Descendants was filmed here. You can sit where George Clooney sat. Good pizza. I recommend the Wednesday night luau. Quality entertainment, good food. Short drive home. :-)”
- 3 locals recommend
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“Saturday 930am - 12pm. Shop fresh & local from fruits, veggies, food & artisans.”
- 4 locals recommend
“There are a few trails to access the peak (aka, the "face") of the Sleeping Giant. The favorite trail is the Eastern Trail. This is a moderate hike depending on your hiking experience and fitness level, however, it can be dangerously muddy and slippery in wet weather. The Eastern Trail offers beautiful ocean views all the way up the 2-mile ascent. You will overlook the Wailua River and enjoy a panoramic view of Kauai's east side. Strawberry Guava trees are highly invasive and have taken over much of the trail's dense vegetation. When the fruit is ripe and a deep purple color, harvest these little guavas for a tasty treat. A good time to take a snack break and enjoy the scenic views is when you reach a small plateau with a few picnic tables. After a well-deserved rest, and if you are ambitious, then continue up the Giant's neck to experience the 360 degree view from the Giant's face. Be very careful on this steep stretch of the trail as there are points where there are 100 foot drops on both sides! On a clear day, you might be able to catch a glimpse of the top of Mount Waialeale, one of the wettest places in the world and Kauai's second highest peak. A little known secret is the "hole" that is just below the highest point of the Giant's face. If you walk to the left, just before the peak of the trail, you will discover a path that wraps around to an awesome little cave that offers the best view of the east side. When you have finished enjoying the spectacular views, it's time to head back down the trail the same way you came up - on the bright side, most of it's down hill! ”
- 14 locals recommend