Kauai Coast Resort at the Beachboy
520 Aleka Loop
Kapaa, HI 96746
Area Travel Guide
From Na Pali's 4,000-foot cliffs to the ten-mile long and 3,600 foot deeply carved Waimea Canyon, Kauai has some of the most dramatically beautiful scenery in the South Pacific. Its coastline shares a spectacular meeting of mountain and sea with inviting golden sand. It is an island of lush floral and fauna, where rainbows dance along the canyon peaks. And it boasts one of the richest historical and cultural histories. An island to be explored and enjoyed, Kauai's scenery is just the beginning.
For adventure seekers, the resort provides a Guest Activities Desk to help you take advantage of Kauai's natural beauty and excitement by arranging:
- Helicopter rides
- Horseback Riding
- Scuba diving
From Na Pali's 4,000-foot cliffs to the ten-mile long and 3,600 foot deeply carved Waimea Canyon, Kauai has some of the most stunning scenery in the South Pacific. Its coastline shares a spectacular meeting of mountain and sea with inviting golden sand. It is an island of lush floral and fauna, where rainbows dance along the canyon peaks. And it boasts one of the richest historical and cultural histories. An island to be explored and enjoyed, Kauai's scenery is just the beginning.
And for you adventure seekers, Kauai Cost Resort at the Beachboy's Concierge team will help you book endless exciting activities, including helicopter rides, horseback riding, scuba diving, kayaking and more. Contact 800.298.0005, ext. 231
Here is just a sampling of attractions and things to do nearby:
Princeville Golf Course (45 minute drive from resort)
Ranked in the top 100 U.S. courses by Golf Digest, this course is #1 in Hawaii, beating out the stiff competition on neighbor islands Maui and Lanai. Celebrity golf course designer Robert Trent Jones outdid himself on this course, which is known for its difficulty and versatility (there is a choice of five tees on each hole). The Princeville Makai course is comprised of three separate courses: The Ocean Nine, Lake Nine and Woods Nine. Equally renowned is the Princeville Health Club, part of the Princeville Resort Clubhouse. After a tough game, the health club offers a dozen ways to wind down.
Poipu Bay Golf Course (30 minute drive from resort)
Here, nature and renowned designer Robert Trent Jones Jr. have conspired to create a stunning venue for the star-studded PGA Grand Slam of Golf. A unique and unforgettable golf experience awaits you, one that will bring every aspect of your game into fresh and thrilling focus.
Kalalau Lookout (90-180 minute drive from resort)
This lookout offers a panoramic view of the Kalalau Valley, the largest valley on Na Pali.
Opaekaa Falls (5 minutes from resort)
Rte. 580, Kuamo'o Rd., Wailua
This waterfall is Kauai's most accessible major waterfall. The world Opaekaa means "rolling shrimp" which were once abundant in the falls.
Fern Grotto (5 minutes from resort)
Depart from Wailua Marina on mauka side of Rte. 56, just south of Wailua River
Accessible by a short boat trip up the Wailua River, the Fern Grotto is one of Kauai's signature attractions located within Wailua Marina State Park. Enter a cave cloaked with ferns and surrounded by mists of a waterfall.
Smith's Tropical Paradise (5 minutes from resort)
Wailua Marina State Park
Just south of Wailua River, mauka, on Rte. 56., Kapa'a
A lush 30-acre botanical garden, located within the Wailua Marina State Park (along with the Fern Grotto). Peacocks and many more birds thrive here, and you can also see over twenty types of fruit, tropical lagoons and replicas of Polynesian and Filipino huts. Also offers a lu'au three times a week. This paradise is perfect for an afternoon stroll or a picnic.
Koke'e Natural History Museum (2 and a half - 3 hour drive from resort)
4428 Rice St., Lihu'e, HI
Provides interactive exhibits and programs about Kauai's ecology, geology and climatology. The only museum in Hawaii open every day, at no charge.
Espiri De Corps Riding Academy (20 minute drive from resort)
Take an eco-tour horseback trail ride in a lush mountain forest reserve. Choose from beginner trail rides to more advanced. Lessons are available, as well as spiritual exploration rides, Weddings on Horseback, Day Camps and an Apprentice Program.
Coconut Marketplace (5 minutes from resort)
484 Kuhio Highway
Find something for everyone at Coconut Marketplace, with over 60 shops and restaurants. Here you can purchase unique jewelry, local artwork, collectibles, handmade crafts and resort wear. Relax and enjoy everything from local island snacks, burgers, burritos, mai tais, and more.
Heli USA Airways, Inc. (30 minute drive from resort)
5-3541 Kuhio Hwy, Princeville Airport, Princeville, HI 96722
Escape into a world of gorgeous sunsets, lush tropical forests, volcanoes, sea cliffs, and much, much more.
Hanalei Bay (45 minute drive from resort)
A long half-moon of sandy beach carved into the base of a sheer cliff on one side and narrowing into a rocky point on the other.
Kauai Sea Tours (45 minute drive from resort)
4310 Waialo Road Eleele Hi 96705
Na Pali Coast sailing ecotours and boat charters. Enjoy sailing, whale watching and ecotours to remote Hawaii beaches.
Kee Beach (1 and a half hour drive from resort)
Drive to western end of Rte. 560
Located at the foot of Na Pali Coast Trail, a famous movie location and excellent snorkeling area. You can easily follow a hiking trail and reach Hanakapi'ai Beach, only two miles away.
Kauai Coffee Company (45 minute drive from resort)
870 Halawili Rd., HI
Stop by the estate to learn more about how coffee is grown, harvested, processed, and graded. About 3,400 acres of McBryde sugar land have made this Hawaii's largest coffee plantation. Open seven days a week from 9 am to 5 pm.
Waimea Canyon (2 and a half hour drive from resort)
Named the "Grand Canyon of the Pacific," this canyon is truly a spectacular sight. The canyon is 10 miles long, 1 mile wide and more than 3,500 ft deep. Lines in the canyon have been caused by volcanic eruptions and lava flows that have occurred over the past centuries. There are numerous lookouts with stunning views.