Things to See & Do

Explore The Beauty That Surrounds You 

An abundance of unparalleled tropical beauty can be found on Kauai, the oldest and northernmost Hawaiian Island; formed some 6 million years ago. Take advantage of all the Garden Island has to offer, including shopping, sightseeing, sunset sailing along the Napali Coast, waterfall hikes in Waimea Canyon, snorkeling in Hanalei Bay, and sunbathing on Kalapaki Beach just steps from our front door! Contact banyanactivities@hawaii.rr.com for more information.

A few of the many popular activities our guest enjoy include: Smith Family Garden Luau, Helicopter Tours, Biking Tours with Kauai Outfitters, and Sailing.

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      • BEACHES

      Lihue, Kapaa & Wailua

      • Kalapaki Beach (0.2 miles, 5 min walk)
      • Lydgate Beach Park (6.6 miles, 13 min drive)
        • BEACHES

        Hanalei & Princeville

        • Kee Beach (36.3 miles, 1 hour and 9 min drive)
        • Makua Beach (Tunnels) (37.4 miles, 1 hour and 4 min drive)
        • Hanalei Beach Park & Bay (33.3 miles, 58 min drive)
        • Anini Beach (30 miles, 54 min drive)
          • BEACHES

          Poipu & Koloa

          • Shipwreck Beach (14.8 miles, 24 min drive)
          • Poipu Beach Park (14.7 miles, 25 min drive)
            • BEACHES

            Waimea

            • Polihale Beach (38 miles, 1 hour and 12 min drive)
            • Kekaha Beach Park (27.9 miles, 46 min drive)
              • GOLF

              Puakea Golf Course

              4150 Nuhou St, Lihue, HI 96766 - 2.3 Miles, 5 Min Drive
              (808) 245-8756

              A one-of-a-kind course built on volcanic cliffs and tropical undergrowth with the Pacific in view, Puakea is the World's Largest Golf Outing (WLGO).

                • GOLF

                Ocean Course Hokuala

                3351 Hoolaulea Way, Lihue, HI 96766 - 0.9 Miles, 4 Min Drive
                (808) 241-6000

                Taking time to admire the distance of that beautiful shot is better when the ocean is in view. Come, play Jack Nicklaus's signature golf course.

                  • GOLF

                  Poipu Bay Golf Course

                  2250 Ainako St, Koloa, HI 96756 - 14.6 Miles, 24 Min Drive
                  (808) 742-8711

                  A golf enthusiast's dream course, Poipu Bay is an award-winning, oceanfront course unlike any other.

                    • RESTAURANTS

                    Duke’s Kauai

                    3610 Rice St., Lihue, Hawaii 96766 - 0.2 Miles, 5 Min Walk
                    (808) 246-9599

                    Indulge in a taste of Kauai dining at Duke’s Barefoot Bar with dishes that include sandwiches, fish tacos, pizza, pupus, and the famous Hula Pie!

                      • RESTAURANTS

                      Mariachi's Mexican Cuisine

                      3501 Rice St #2006, Lihue, HI 96766 - 0.3 Miles, 6 Min Walk
                      (808) 246-1570

                      Enjoy comfort foods from south of the border at Mariachi's Authentic Mexican Restaurant, a colorful, laid-back eatery with a bar and outdoor dining options.

                        • RESTAURANTS

                        Café Portofino

                        3481 Ho’olaulea Way Lihue, Hawaii 96766 - 0.4 Miles, 7 Min Walk
                        (808) 245-2121

                        Try a variety of specialty pasta, fresh seafood, and veal, all in a Riviera-like atmosphere that combines al fresco and salon dining.

                          • RESTAURANTS

                          Hamura Saimin

                          2956 Kress St, Lihue, Hawaii 96766 - 1.6 Miles, 5 Min Drive
                          (808) 245-3271

                          A famous, no-frills noodle restaurant in Kauai, Hamura Saimin treats you to their best-known specialties – saimin and lilikoi chiffon pies– plus more.

                            • RESTAURANTS

                            Mark’s Place

                            1610 Haleukana St, Lihue, Hawaii 96766 - 3.3 Miles, 7 Min Drive
                            (808) 245-2522

                            Call ahead or stop by this takeout restaurant serving up hearty Kauai food including plate lunches, bentos, healthy salads, sandwiches, wraps and desserts.

                              • RESTAURANTS

                              Verde

                              4454 Nuhou St #501, Lihue, Hawaii 96766 - 2 Miles, 5 Min Drive
                              (808) 320-7088

                              Enjoy cheerful Mexican cuisine celebrating the essence of local food, the vibrant community and clean eating, with gluten-free and vegetarian options available.

                                • RESTAURANTS,
                                • SHOPPING

                                Harbor Mall

                                Lihue - 0.3 Miles, 6 Min Walk
                                (808) 245-6255

                                Home to a locally owned boutiques, gift shops, and a luxurious day spa, this shopping center offers vintage trolley tours, dining, and more.

                                  • SHOPPING,
                                  • RESTAURANTS

                                  Kukui Grove Shopping Centre

                                  Lihue - 2.1 Miles, 5 Min Drive
                                  (808) 245-7784

                                  From swimwear to surfboards, Kukui Grove is the place to be for shopping, dining, live entertainment on Friday nights, and a local market each Monday.

                                    • RESTAURANTS,
                                    • SHOPPING

                                    Coconut Marketplace

                                    Kapaa - 7.6 Miles, 13 Min Drive
                                    (808) 822-3641

                                    Featuring over 70 restaurants and boutiques, this open-air market offers an eclectic mix of places to shop for gifts, sample local cuisine, and stroll around outside.

                                      • RESTAURANTS,
                                      • SHOPPING

                                      Downtown Kapaa

                                      11.2 Miles, 20 Min Drive

                                      A local shopping village renowned for its specialty stores and island eateries, Downtown Kapaa is the perfect place to find authentic Hawaiian items.