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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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      • SHOPPING

      Gear for Rent

      Need a baby stroller or a child carrier for the day?

      ALOHA!! Welcome to the beautiful island of Kauai. My name is Shaylene Moore. Mother of 5 beautiful and silly kiddos. Fur mommy of Ginger and Halia (our mini Australian shepherds) I would love to help your Ohana on your next trip to Kauai. Please feel free to reach out anytime if you have any questions. Mahalo! You can checkout our gear for rent here.

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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)
        • A scenic beach with a wooden pier extending into calm water, people on the beach, mountains in the background, and fluffy clouds in the sky, always ending the sentence.
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          • 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)
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            • BEACHES

            Poipu & Koloa

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

              Waimea

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

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                  • 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.

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                    • 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.

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                      • 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!

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                        • 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.

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                          • 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.

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                            • 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.

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                              • 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.

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                                • 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.

                                • A sign for Harbor Mall with listings for various restaurants including Mexican, Mariachi's, Bark Grill, Lilikoi, Pietro's Pizza, Thai & Sushi, and South East Cuisine.
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                                  • 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.

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                                    • 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.

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                                      • 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.

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                                        • 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.