Adventures on the South Shore of Kauai: Must-Dos

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The South Shore of Kauai is a beautiful place to be year-round. This is where sunshine can usually be found, along with a handful of picturesque beaches and plenty of adventures to embark on. I composed a small list of absolute must-dos while on this side of the island… enjoy!

 

 

1. Visit the McBryde and Allerton Botanical Gardens

The McBryde and Allerton Gardens are two of Kauai’s hidden gems. Home to over 50 acres of diverse plant collections, it’s the perfect place to explore Kauai’s magnificent flora and fauna. Different tour options are available for purchase at the South Shore Visitors Center, or by calling the number at the bottom of this link.

2. Shop around at Kukui’ula Shopping Village

Contemporary with relaxed Kauai vibes, this shopping village is probably my favorite on Kauai. Kukui’ula Shopping Village boasts dozens of vibrant boutiques and restaurants. There are no shortage of places to visit here; you’ll want to peek in almost every shop. For more info, visit their website or call (808)-742-9545.

3. Learn to “SNUBA” Dive

Okay, I haven’t tried this one for myself yet, but it’s on my South Shore bucket-list because it sounds so cool. “SNUBA” Diving is just like scuba diving, but you’re attached to a nearby oxygen raft that allows you to breathe underwater. Anyone over the age of eight can SNUBA, even if they’ve never snorkeled before or can’t swim. For an hour and a half, you can safely frolic underwater with tropical fish on the South Shore of Kauai. Sign me up!

4. Zip on Kauai’s Longest Zipline

If you’re on the hunt for a thrill, look no further than Kauai’s longest zipline. Built just last May, the “FLYLINE” is over 3/4 of a mile long. The line takes you over the pristine Kipu Ranch, framed by the famous mountain range featured in Jurassic Park. The zipline is not only Kauai’s longest, but with a 50 ft launchpad, it’s tallest take-off in the state! Book a tour on the Adrenaline Zipline Course today to experience an adrenaline rush like no other.

5. Attend an Oceanfront Luau

This traditional Hawaiian event is located on the idyllic shores of Poipu Beach. It’s Kauai’s only oceanfront luau. Featuring live Polynesian entertainment and ono (delicious) Hawaiian food, this luau is directed by a local family that delivers one of the most authentic Hawaiian luau experiences on the island. Click this link to bask in the sunshine of the South Shore at this oceanfront Auli’i Luau.

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