1. Hike to the top of the Sleeping Giant
If you follow the East Trail for 2 miles, you will reach the top of the Sleeping Giant and be rewarded with a breathtaking 360° view.
2. Free sunset yoga by the sea
Even if you’re not into yoga, Renata’s free yoga classes are worth a try! Wednesday’s at 5:30 pm in Kapa’a right behind Kaua’i Beach House Hostel, yoga teacher Renata offers amazing beach yoga classes for all levels. She also offers mats – the only thing you need to bring is your own towel. It is free, but you can tip if you liked the session. Believe me, it is sooo relaxing to practice yoga by the sea: you’re lying on a mat on the grass between swaying palm trees with the relaxing sound of the waves in the background and on top, you’ll witness a beautiful sunset.
3. Visit Turtle Cove
Turtle Cove is located near Princeville and it’s only a short hike along the cliffs and rocks down to the cove. Once you reach the end of the rocks, jump into the water and walk (or swim) to the cove. It’s pretty dark inside the cave, so make sure not to step on a turtle. I’ve read somewhere that you can spot up to 100 turtles, but when we got there, it was a little disappointing – we didn’t spot a single turtle. But still, it is an amazing location and also a great photo spot!
4. Bike along the Coconut Coast
A $30 million bike and walking path has been constructed on the east side of the island and you should definitely take a bike tour along the scenic Coconut Coast. On the way, there are countless beautiful beaches where you can lay in your hammock and enjoy the island life to the fullest while listening to some Hawaiian island reggae. By the way, the path’s official name is Ke Ala Hele Makalae!
5. Jump off Ho’opi’i Falls
You can jump off, climb behind, or just take a refreshing bath in one of the rock pools – I really enjoyed it!