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.