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5 Water Sports To Try In Kauai

Kauai is home to some of the best outdoor activities on the planet, especially when you involve water. Once you’re on the garden island, you should consider some of the following 5 water sports to try in Kauai.

Top Water Sports in Kawai 

1. Kayaking


Now obviously you can rent a kayak and explore some of the beaches around the island (start with Poipu!), but don’t forget to go inland as well. The most popular river to kayak is Wailua River but you also try it at Huleia River or Hanalei River. 



This may be a must-try water sport. With the warm, crystal clear waters of Kauai it’s the perfect spot to check out the underwater life. Again, Poipu Beach is a great place to start because it doesn’t have as many waves and is the frequent napping spot for Hawaiian Monk Seals and Sea Turtles.

3.Scuba Diving 


Imagine being able to have encounters with sharks, manta rays, innumerable types of fishes and more animals that you have only seen in documentaries.

Well if you do scuba diving in Kauai you’ll be able not only to watch the incredible marine life but also rock formations, corals, underwater cliffs. 

4.Surf in Kauai


Not having surf lessons in Kauai is a crime! Surfing is the most popular sport on this island and remember: age doesn’t matter.

Poipu Beach has soft waves that are ideal for beginners and if you’re a more experienced surfer, check out Hanalei Bay on the North Shore. 

Villas at Poipu Kai offers  free surfing lessons to all of their guests.

5.Paddle Boarding 


You have probably heard about this sport because of its increasing popularity in the last couple of years. It’s like surfing, but with a paddle. The best beaches for practicing paddle boarding in Kauai are Hanalei Bay, Poipu Beach and Kalapaki Beach.

Well, now you’re ready to do some water sports in Kauai during your next visit. 

This island has many fun activities to do and if you want to know what else you can do visit Activities at The Villas At Poipu Kai for more information. 

If you want to book a suite with us please contact us or call us on 1-866-407-0249.

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