There is no shortage of beautiful places on the Hawaiian island of Kauai. But the community of Princeville is surely one of the most luxurious and conveniently located to take advantage of some of the best stuff happening on the island. It is an especially good place to make your home base on Kauai if you want to see some of the incredible parks that call this island home. Here are the most beautiful Kauai parks in Princeville.
Waioli Beach Park
Waioli Beach Park is a great place because it offers plenty of recreation and exquisite beauty. It sits exactly halfway between the two ends of the crescent shape of Hanalei Bay. As such, towering seaside cliffs and sandy beaches curve around you, making for incredible views regardless of where you look. You can find a shady spot on the vibrant, green lawn or take to the water, where you can usually find good opportunities for surfing. Find it at 5424 Weke Rd.
You will find this one-of-a-kind beach park under a mile to the east of Princeville. Unlike Waioli Beach, you can always count on the water to be very calm here, thanks to the coral reef just beyond the shore. You can expect to see abundant wildlife, from tropical fish to sea turtles, making this one of the best places on the island for snorkeling or just going for a casual swim year-round! Find Kalihikai Park at 3727 Anini Rd.
Hanalei National Wildlife Refuge
The beach gets all the attention in Kauai, but the inland actually provides for some of the most beautiful sites you will experience while you are here. The best way to enjoy the sweeping hills and awe-inspiring vegetation of this park is to take it all in from the overlook along Kuhio Highway in Princeville. You can also see the sites of the refuge up close by going to the end of Ohiki Rd, where you will find the Okolehao Trailhead.
The Most Beautiful Homes in Princeville
When you are not adventuring through Princeville’s parks, rest easy knowing that there are so many beautiful places for you to call home in this vibrant community. There is no better testament to this than the selection of quality vacation rentals from Princeville Vacation Rentals. You will find amazing condos in some of the most sought-after communities in the area. This means that you get the comfort and privacy of your own home with the benefits of services, fitness rooms, and much more from a world-class resort. Contact us today to book your island getaway and for more information on Kauai parks in Princeville!
Kaua‘i, the Garden Isle, is a paradise for puppies and pooches of all ages. From refreshing streams to explore to wild chickens to investigate to endless miles of sand and surf to frolic in, there’s no shortage of wonder and attractions in Kauai for dogs of all sizes and ages.
Adopt a Dog
Bringing your pet to Kaua‘i is no easy feat, requiring a lot of planning and preparation. As a result, traveling with your pet on your Hawaiian vacation is not very feasible. But never fear! If your pet gives you the okay, why not adopt a dog for a day during your stay on the island? (Assuming your four-legged friend back home won’t be too jealous.) The Kaua‘i Humane Society offers a program where you can adopt a shelter animal for the day so they can join you on dog-friendly hikes and a day of exploring attractions in Kauai, all while wearing an “Adopt Me” vest that just might help them find a new home.
A Day at the Park
Whether you adopt a dog for the day or are a Kaua‘i resident with your own pooch, there are plenty of Kauai attractions for you and your four-legged friend. Kaua‘i features two dog parks, one in the Wai Koa Plantation in Kilauea (North Shore) and the other in Līhu‘e at the Humane Society. Both parks are a great place for your dog to play and make new friends, though the North Shore park is free, community run, and offers exceptional views of the majestic mountains and sweeping coastline (the Humane Society’s park requires a donation).
Dog Days of Summer
Every day in Hawai‘i is a great day to hit the beach. Even with a dog in tow, you have plenty of pet-friendly options for a day on the sand. Maha`ulepu Beach at Poipu and Kalapaki Beach in Līhu‘e are two popular ones, but most beaches and parks not officially maintained by the county are fine for canine visitors.
Hiking with Man’s Best Friend
There are many great places to take your dog for a walk on Kaua‘i, but some of our favorites are the Sleeping Giant hike in Wailua and the numerous hiking trails and scenic Kauai attractions of Koke`e State Park and Waimea Canyon. For easier strolls there is always the Kapa`a Bike Trail, a re-purposed old rail line that makes for a great walk with some beautiful scenery.
No matter where you and your furry friend choose to explore, just remember to always pick up after your pet and to keep dogs leashed when applicable. Kaua‘i is a beautiful outdoor paradise and is quite dog-friendly, so don’t think twice about bringing your dog along on your next adventure.