Top Attractions in Waimea
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What travelers are saying
- Highly recommend visiting the Waimea Canyon! It's gourgeos and so diverse. I've been in a few other canyons before and Waimea is definitely worth your visit. Make sure you drive until the last lookout (Puu o kila Lookout) for beautiful views of the Napali Coast. If you have time, explore some of the trailheads too!Written 3 December 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- The most beautiful beach on Kauai. Simply beautiful 😍 Peaceful not crowded with people.
Serenity. Be careful water has a strong current.Written 13 November 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- I referred to the AllTrails website to get information and reviews on this hike. We choose to start the hike at the second lookout parking lot (just look for the signs). You go down a ravine, and once on the other side, go along to the Cliff Trail -- pretty short and then go back and get on Canyon Trail. I put the ravine part as more strenuous than Canyon Trail. You end up at the top of a large waterfall -- you can't see the waterfall though. One of our favourite hikes.Written 2 December 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Incredibly beautiful! Parking is limited and the potholes are unbelievable but the drive is worth it!Written 19 October 2022
- Is joined with the Waimea State Park. The scenic drive through this parks is a must do. Lots of hiking in both parks. I did the Cliff and Canyon hikes and recommend both of those.Written 2 December 2022
- Absolutely this is a must see. Kauai terrain varies so greatly on such a small island. This canyon is gorgeous and the hike was pretty tame. We ran the return from the falls and it was not strenuous.Written 8 November 2022
- Very good coffee but unfriendly service. We asked around some information regarding the area, guy working there just said he didn‘t know. Didn‘t seem like he really cared about his guests.Written 14 August 2022
- Pretty lookout with large parking lot along the way up the hill. I did enjoy some of the other lookouts more, but this was a nice quick stop.Written 16 December 2021
- We were there for a luau and songs honoring Kauaʻi's last king, Kaumualiʻi. It was an awesome show. We walked away with so much more knowledge of the island and everyone we met was so kind. We feel very honored to have been apart of something so authentic and real. Thank you for a great memory and congrats on an amazing show.Written 24 February 2020
- This is a hikers paradise. We took an easy route yet I barely. made it.The fresh fruit when we got back up was a life saver.Written 30 July 2019
- This was a nice nature walk, although a little rough. It goes in a circle and was a good stop. Signs denoting various trees are along the walk.Written 26 February 2022
- We went there after Sunday mass, so it had a minor crowd and a wait of about 20-30 minutes. I went with the special that was a variation of eggs benedict. it was delicious. I found out that I love Portuguese sausage after this meal.
I would totally go back again.Written 9 March 2020
- Captain Cook Lands in Waimea
On our way to Waimea Canyon, There is a Captain Cook Memorial in Waimea, a historic seaport. According to information at the site, wthis is here Captain James Cook first landed in Hawaii. A statue of Cook is in the center of town. Waimea is where Capt. James Cook’s ships dropped anchor off the mouth of the Waimea River on Kauai. The memorial is built on a lava rock with one plaque showing Cook’s ships and the other has the inscription: below
TO COMMEMORATE THE DISCOVERY OFTHE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS BY CAPTAIN JAMES COOK R.N WHO MADE HIS FIRST LANDING AT W AIMEA – ON THE ISLAND
OF KAUAI – JANUARY 20 1778 ERECTED BY THE PEOPLE OF KAUAI.”Written 30 May 2022
- This park gives you public access to the beaches at Mauna Lani resort. Very limited parking (about 12 spots) so arrive early. Be prepared to walk about 20 minutes to beach. Trail goes through fairly uninteresting lava field and then passes through beautiful fish ponds that are still in use. When you get to beach turn left for a sheltered sandy bay in front of beach club or right for another bay in front of hotel. Both good for swimming and snorkelling. Just don’t use the beach chairs set out for guests at the resort and you will be welcome. Locals also surf here.Written 13 February 2022
- This little detour gives the history of sugar plantations, which are not just Kauai's but Hawaii's main export. it gives good background and history of the ups and downs, the hardships and rewards their ancestors encountered while creating this now BOOMING industry! Recommended if your in the area.Written 9 September 2016
Frequently Asked Questions about Waimea
- The best day trips from Waimea according to Tripadvisor travelers are:
- Na Pali Coast Kauai Snorkel and Sail
- Ni'ihau and Na Pali Coast Snorkel Boat Tour
- Secret Kauai Tour
- Private Waimea Canyon Tour
- Kauai Highlights Sightseeing Tour. Da best of the southeast and west! 8 hrs