2024 is just about here and there’s no better place to kick things off in the new year than Kauai. Known and loved as the Garden Isle, Kauai is a captivating vacation destination to enjoy year-round which is sure to thrill when you make it your first getaway locale in 2024. Whether you’re excited to spend as much time as possible on the sand or can’t wait to get out in the water, you’ll find the scenery, sunshine, and warm weather endlessly inviting no matter how you fill your time. The following are just a few of the many reasons you’re going to want to kick off 2024 in Kauai.
You Can Enjoy the Beauty of the Kalalau Trail
For adventurers who love to lace up their hiking boots and hit the trails wherever they roam, the Kalalau Trail in Kauai promises to please. You’ll want to set aside at least a half day of fun for this route which spans 11 miles and offers up some stunning views of the Na Pali Coast on the North Shore. The Kalalau Trail provides trekkers with an amazing challenge in the first hour as it’s relatively steep but the reward for the effort is found in the panoramic vistas that await complete with turquoise ocean and bold tropical flowers. Trekking poles come highly recommended for this thrilling adventure in Kauai! Click here to make your reservation to hike this trail (must be done at least 30 days in advance).
Take in the Views from Above
While the views from the land across Kauai are sure to inspire, there’s nothing quite like getting a bird’s eye perspective on the island while you’re here in 2024. During your getaway, consider booking a spot on a scenic helicopter tour over Kauai. It’s an amazing opportunity to savor sights of dynamic cliffs, waterfalls, tropical forests, and shorelines from above in a one-of-a-kind touring style. Your pilot will point out amazing landmarks along the way and if you’re really looking for some adrenaline-pumping fun, many companies offer doors-off experiences upon request.
Sail the Na Pali Coast
If you find yourself longing for a little luxury on the waves, booking a sightseeing cruise along the Na Pali Coast is a must when you visit Kauai in 2024. Typically, tours depart from the south coast of the island and elegant catamarans will whisk you through the water in comfort and style. Whether you enjoy a dining sail, a sunset tour, or a wildlife watching outing, the views are captivating and there’s a good chance it will be a highlight activity of your stay. With options to book sailing experiences that last anywhere from 3 to 6 hours on average, there’s plenty of time to enjoy the water at your own preferred pace.
Experience a Luau
Hawaiian culture is rich across Kauai and a great way to connect with traditional flavors, dances, music, and heritage is to book a Luau while you’re here. These celebrations are a glimpse into the traditions that have long defined the Hawaiian Islands and a great way to connect more closely with the place you’ve come to enjoy and explore. Just be sure to make reservations in advance as they nearly always fill up fast.
Explore the Best Waimea Canyon Has to Offer
An impressive and always worthwhile natural landmark to explore whenever you find yourself in Kauai is the Waimea Canyon. Located on the southwest side of Kauai, Waimea Canyon is a destination that’s often referred to as the Grand Canyon of the Pacific. Once you set your sights on its stunning dimensions, it’s not hard to see why. The canyon sprawls across 14 miles and is more than 3,600 feet down to the bottom. While there are options to drive the canyon and stop at the various overlooks, there are also options to hike the canyon or enjoy a guided trek through the terrain. Plan a sunset hike and tour to the canyon and you’ll be in for a spectacularly colorful treat at the end of the day.
Spend Quality Time Snorkeling at Tunnels Beach
Sometimes referred to as Makua Beach, Tunnels Beach is a beautiful stop to add to your itinerary when you find yourself in Kauai in 2024. During low tide, it’s a wonderful place to set your sights on tropical fish, enjoying snorkeling, and make the most of a refreshing swim too. While you can’t swim or snorkel in the large inner reef known as Makua Lagoon, you can still enjoy time in the water near the beach which is just as thrilling.
Book Your Stay in Kauai Today
When adventure is calling you to Kauai in 2024, the team at Premier Kauai is here to make sure you have amazing accommodations to match. Reach out today to learn more about our luxurious and inviting vacation rental options available across the island and how we can help you make more of every moment.