The Garden Isle, At Your Fingertips
An oceanfront home at Timbers Kaua‘i is a place both far off the well-worn tourist paths yet ideally positioned as a base camp for the whole island. Headed to Hanalei? It’s less than an hour away. Po‘ipū? Less than a half hour. There are plenty of places to visit in Kaua‘i in just a single day, and because the airport is just five minutes from your Hōkūala home, your first and last days on the island will be just as fun and fulfilling as the days in between.
1. Nāpali Coast
The iconic and untouched Nāpali Coast – its 4,000-foot cliffs are accessible only by helicopter, boat, or adventurous hike. There is no more spectacular meeting of mauka and makai.
2. Waimea Canyon
The Grand Canyon of the Pacific is 14 miles long, 3,600 feet deep, and home to majestic waterfalls, dazzling red rocks, and lush foliage, all begging to be explored.
3. Kalalau Trail
In a word, epic. Traverse 11 miles from coast to valleys, over freshwater streams, and through waterfalls and jungles of twisted vines, wild ginger, banana, guava, and ti plants. There’s a reason it is one of the most spectacular hikes on earth.
A town, a bay, a beach. Postcard perfect. Calm in summer, and one of the best surf breaks in winter. Be sure to stay long enough to experience the breathtaking sunset.
Leading to this beautiful bay is a rugged coast dotted with pristine beaches and a world-famous wildlife sanctuary. Here, too, is a charming town and the 52-foot historic lighthouse that has been lighting the way for mariners since 1913.
6. Spouting Horn
A scenic stop along Kaua‘i’s South Shore features a blowhole of Hawaiian legend. The surf channels into a natural lava tube, spouting water that can reach up to 50 feet high.
7. Old Kōloa Town
The island’s first sugar mill opened in Kōloa in 1835. Today, the clapboard storefront hamlet is home to boutiques, unique galleries, and dining with events held throughout the year.
Kapa‘a, Anahola, and Po‘ipū, along with Kalapakī Beach, are among the best beaches in Kaua‘i. You may have to share them with the turtles and monk seals that love to nap on shore—snorkelers may even catch a glimpse of the state fish, the humuhumunukunukuāpuaʻa.