Step back in time to the the charm of Kauai’s West Side, a magical place that maintains the true feel of old Hawaii with it’s small town charm. The west side is a unopened book waiting for you to explore the pages of its history. Explore fascinating attractions such as  Captain Cooks Landing on the shores of Waimea, the Russian Fort and the bygone era of the sugar plantations.

The West Side is also the gateway to the Waimea Canyon “The Grand Canyon of the Pacific” and Kokee State Park. While waterfalls and jungle might be lacking at sea level on the West Side, you wont have to look far to see exceptional beauty along the stretches of beach and canyon overlooks. Whether you ascend to the heights of Kauai’s high country amongst the rare Kauai plants and endangered wildlife or watching the sun set serenely over the forbidden island of Niihau, the West Side is well worth your time.

At the end of the road on the in Kekaha you will find Polihale State Park. The long dusty drive on a unpaved bouncy road will reward you in the end with the longest stretch of white sand beach in Hawaii, eroded cliffs tell a story of long ago and the most spectacular sunsets are experience from this spot. If it is solitude and sunshine you are searching for, you can find it in Mana.

West Side Activities