Here’s a short video of my quick adventure to Kauai. My best advice for this trip is to rent a 4×4 vehicle and plan on spending the majority of your time exploring the entire island. It’s not very big so you’ll be able to do it in a couple days. We just asked people where to go, but if you’re planning a trip you may want to have a few destinations lined up before you arrive. Pick up The Ultimate Kauai Guidebook for location and activity advice.
I highly recommend the Hanakapiai Trail that leads to a waterfall you can swim under. The water is really cold, but it’s completely worth it after you hike two miles. If you’re certified, you also have to get in a few dives. Other than that, it’s worth mentioning that Kauai pretty much shuts down after 8:00 PM. If you’re looking for a nightlife scene, this isn’t the place for it.
Also, the main image and video clips including the lighthouse are in Honolulu. I spent two days there on the way back from Kauai and discovered Makapuu Point. I happened to get there right at sunset and also watched the Supermoon. It’s definitely an experience I’ll never forget!