The area surrounding our beachfront home in Haena is a travel poster come to life. Haena serves as the entrance to the stunning Na Pali Coast and is just minutes from Hanalei. Here white-sand beaches, majestic cliffs, cascading waterfalls and tropical vegetation provide the ultimate escape to paradise. Whether you’re looking for an adventure or simply to relax, there is something for everyone. Here is a sampling:

Beach and Water Activities

Sparkling, turquoise waters and soft, white-sand beaches set the stage for a day in the sun. Take your pick of swimming, surfing, beachcombing or exploring waterfalls and sea caves. Experience the underwater world of tropical fish, sea turtles and coral at Tunnels Beach, a premier snorkeling destination, or simply stake a spot on the sand. At Lumaha‘i Beach, there are spellbinding views of Bali Hai, which was featured in the movie “South Pacific.”

North Shore, Kauai
North Shore Beaches


The road ends at Kee Beach and spectacular hiking begins at this gateway to the Na Pali Coast. This is the stepping off point for the Kalalau Trail, a challenging, 11-mile traverse winding through majestic cliffs and deep, green valleys.

Napali Coast Guide
Kalalua Trail
Hawaii State Parks


Unwind and enjoy one of the most popular pastimes in an unspoiled, lush setting. Mountains and ocean provide the perfect backdrop to the fairways and greens. Have kids in tow? Kauai Mini Golf lets the whole family try for that elusive hole-in-one.

• Makai Golf Club at Princeville
• Makai Golf Club at Princeville – Woods Course
• Prince Golf Course at Princeville at Hanalei
Kauai Mini Golf


Two gardens offer a concentrated display of Kauais botanical resources. Visit the verdant Limahuli Garden and Preserve to see a network of native plants and ecosystems, each with significant biological, historical and cultural features. At Na Aina Kai Botanical Gardens, living natural treasures include rare flora and fauna.

Limahuli Garden
Na Aina Kai Botanical Gardens

Hanalei Town

Restaurants, galleries, boutiques, a coffee shop and services in Hanalei Town draw a mix of locals and tourists. Dining options ranging from fresh fish to pizza satisfy every appetite. Afterward, take a stroll and check out the unique shopping opportunities and historic architecture of Waioli Huiia Church. The town sits on Hanalei Bay where you can surf, kayak, fish, go boating or find a laid-back spot from which to take it all in.

Hanalei Town Overview