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Kauai Free Activities: Kalalau Lookout

The views on Kauai are going to be spectacular from wherever you are standing. You are visiting a true tropical paradise—how could they not be? Palm trees swaying in the breeze, the sun shining golden in a sky that is the bluest blue imaginable, and that ocean stretching out across the horizon with waves that crash on the sandy shores in a constant ebb and flow: If this isn’t paradise, we’d like someone to tell us what is! But even though you may already be witnessing views that take your breath away, when you’re ready to experience views that change your life, it’s always better to go high, and in this case, one of the best Kauai free activities, the Kalalau Lookout is where you want to be!

One of the Best Free Things to Do in Kauai HI: Is it Possible for a View to Change Your Life?

We think it is, and while nothing anyone can say may change our minds, we are pretty sure we can change the minds of doubters out there with just one visit to the lookout. Located at the highest point you can reach by road at the 18-mile marker on Kokee Road in Kokee Park, this Kauai free activities will give you the life changing views we are talking about.

As you stand against the iron fence found at the edge of the cliff (Don’t lean too far over, no matter how tempted you may be!), the waters of the Pacific Ocean look blue and beautiful, stretching out before you for miles. The velvety green valley you see was once home to local farmers who struggled to make a living under difficult conditions. One of the two ways to get to the place where their homes once were is to hike along the Kalalau Trail, a 22 mile long perilous trail that leads you along narrow cliff side paths, across streams, and through five different valleys; the other is by boat and may be the best choice for those who are less adventurous and are not avid hikers.

But let’s turn our attention back to the free things to do in Kauai ‘s fantastic views, shall we? Depending on the weather and the time of day you visit, the clouds can shroud the valley from your view, allowing just a peak at its glorious beauty, shifting every so often to allow unobstructed views, then shifting back to hide again. Peaceful and magnificent, you can’t help feeling small as you look down at the rest of the world. No matter how tough your days are, you will always have this moment of awe to look back on. And you’ll always have your wonderful Kauai vacation rental to go back to at the end of the day when you rent with us at Princeville Vacation Rentals!