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Best Things to do on Kauaʻi for Spring Break 2024

The mild weather and minimal crowds make the spring months ideal here on Kauaʻi. As the choppy winter waters begin to calm, our cruises along the Nāpali are as smooth and gorgeous as ever. As always, we’d love to see you aboard for a tour, but here are a few land-bound springtime activities you won’t want to miss this year!

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Kauaʻi Photographer – Kit Furderer


Trips to Kōkeʻe State Park are beautifully crisp in the spring months. From easy family trails to challenging hikes, there is something for everyone 4,200 feet above our office at sea level. The winding drive up will guide you to several lookout points to take in Waimea Canyon and the majestic Nāpali Coast. (Give us a wave from the top!  You may see one of our catamarans cruising by taking in the views by water.) Want to stay longer? Permits are available to camp, or stay in a cabin for the full mountain experience. Be sure to book a cabin ahead of time, as they tend to fill up quickly. The meadow next to the Kōkeʻe Lodge is the perfect place to spend the afternoon flying kites, throwing a frisbee, or just lounging. You can find live music (and a delicious lunch) at the Lodge from 1PM-3PM on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday-Sunday every week, featuring Hawaiian, Country, and old time genres. To the mountains!

Hanalei Photography

Hanalei Photographer – Kit Furderer


This seems like an obvious one, but for an easy and free activity over spring break, take advantage of some beach time before the summer crowds start to arrive. The winter rain subsides during the spring months making for beautifully clear days and lush green foliage. Plumeria trees will begin to bloom, and stunning rainbow shower trees will start to flower for their big reveal in the summer months. Avocados, citrus, and lychee will be ripe for the picking, so hit the farmers market for a beach snack! Spring is also the tail end of whale season, so you may be able to catch a few of our seasonal friends breaching off the coast before they return to the North Pacific for the winter.


There are county-run spring break programs across the island for the keiki, but one of our favorite monthly happenings for kids has to be Splash & Play at Na ‘Āina Kai Botanical Gardens in Kīlauea. Recommended for kids 10 and under, the Botanical Gardens open their gates monthly form 9AM-1PM just for the keiki. Pack a lunch (outside snacks are permitted, as there are no food vendors on site,) and explore the gecko maze, jungle tree house, splash pond, and other kid-friendly attractions in a beautiful setting.


This year, on top of weekly fire shows, mini golf, and an epic playground, Anaina Hou Community Park is hosting The Expendables in concert on March 21st. The Porter Pavillion is an excellent outdoor concert venue to catch the show. Entry tickets are general admission, so be sure to BYO chair to set up on the grass. Food and both alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks will be available for purchase.


Voluntourism is a fantastic way to support the Kauaʻi community over spring break. From food distribution to getting your hands dirty at a beach clean-up, there are plenty of opportunities to make a difference during your time on Kauaʻi.


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