A trip to Kauai is an incredible experience, so be sure to make it super fun for the whole family! Here a few of our top picks for things to do with kids in Kauai and what you need to know before you embark on each adventure.
Go Whale WatchingWe recently posted about whale watching in Kauai, and this is such a great experience for kids we had to include it on our list. Humpback whales travel to Kauai each year after spending the summer in Alaskan waters getting their fill of fish and krill. They then head south to our waters to give birth to their calves. The best time to catch a glimpse of these amazing and majestic creatures is during the winter.
You’ll find it easy to locate a tour company to take you out into the waters off the bays of Kauai, several of which specifically note they are kid-friendly. These tours cater to families and include activities to make sure your kids have as much fun as you do!
When heading out on a whale watching tour, be sure to wear clothes you’re OK with getting wet. If you prefer to stay on land, kids can also watch these gentle giants from land via the Poipu Beach Park, Kealia Overlook, or Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge.
Explore Botanical GardensBotanical gardens are one of the most loved Kauai attractions on the islands. Kauai is a gorgeous jewel in the middle of a vast ocean, and our botanical gardens are some of the best on the planet. The Na Ania Kai Botanical Garden is a garden specifically designed for kids.
Let the kiddos Enjoy fun mazes, a tree house and rain forest jungle, and a shallow wading pool while you kick back and take in the fragrances and sights of this breathtaking garden. The children can also explore two log cabins, a swinging bridge, and a full sized wooden train. This is hands down one of the best Kauai kid-friendly activities on the island and is guaranteed to keep your children busy for hours.