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Make the most of your time in Kauai with our insider's guide to navigating the island. Discover up-and-coming events, tuck into local restaurants and bars, and make your way to live music venues and luaus. We’ll let you in on our favorite places to drink, dine, shop, and explore.

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    View from the Top

    March 02

    Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime! Take in the incredible views of the astounding Nā Pali Coastline when you book a Nāpali Cliff Top Hike. This challenging hike will take you thousands of feet above the ocean and give you a view of Kauai like you’ve never seen before. You will be taken into the “rain shadow,” past the towns of Hanapēpē and Waimea, and along the rim of Waimea Canyon to the North Shore. 

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    Kauai Museum

    February 03

    Not far from your stay at the Banyan Harbor Resort, is the Kauai Museum—a rich collection of exhibitions and artifacts highlighting the history of the area. This celebration of the cultural heritage of Kauai seeks to provide knowledge and understanding of the indigenous people and immigrants of the region through extensive displays, art, and research.

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    A Vibrant Art Scene to Explore

    January 06

    See what the best artists have to offer at the Hanapepe Friday Night Festival & Art Walk on Friday, January 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, and 31st. Locals and visitors to beautiful Hawaii are welcome to enjoy a full month of Fridays roaming and enjoying the gorgeous Old Town Hanapepe as well as incredible pieces created by crafters and artists from all over the area. 

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    Festival of Lights on Kauai

    December 02

    Christmas in paradise doesn’t get any better than you and your whole family enjoying the Festival of Lights in Kauai. Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., including Christmas Eve and Saturday, December 28th, you can tour the Historic County Building and enjoy the wondrous decorations created by local artists. 

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    Duke’s Kauai

    November 04

    If you are looking for a truly Kauai dining experience, then look no further than Duke’s Kauai. Named after Duke Paoa Kahanamoku, the incredible athlete and Olympian who won a gold medal in 1912 in the 100-meter freestyle and a silver medal with the U.S. freestyle relay team, along with five more medals in the following years as well as numerous other accolades.

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    Hammers N’Ales Oktoberfest

    October 07

    Celebrate Oktoberfest island-style at the Poipu Beach Athletic Club’s Hammer N’Ales Oktoberfest. This great event starts at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 12th for attendees ages 21 and older. Guests will be able to sample over 30 different craft beers from local Hawaii and mainland breweries as well as get tasty bites from local restaurants like Merriman’s Fish House, Plantation Gardens, The Kitchen at Papaya’s, Keoki’s Paradise, and more. 

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    Kukui Grove

    September 02

    Shop until you drop at Kukui Grove! Check out the latest fashions and trends in Hawaii by browsing Kukui Grove’s vast selection of stores, and come home with a whole new look. From dresses and button-down shirts to new sandals and accessories, you will find the perfect styles to strut your stuff in during your stay at the Banyan Harbor Resort.

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    Blue Dolphin Charters

    August 05

    No summer vacation to the Banyan Harbor Resort would be complete without a boat tour on our beautiful waters. Blue Dolphin Charters offers up several packages for you and your whole family to enjoy a day on the water with breathtaking views of caves, waterfalls, and the lush, green cliff-lined coast. 

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    All the Sights and Scenes from Your Favorite Movies

    July 01

    Explore Hawaii, not from the movie theater but with your own eyes, when you book a movie tour with Robert’s Hawaii. The islands have been the perfect setting for some of the most romantic, daring, and hilarious movies, and Kauai is no exception. Film buffs staying at the Banyan Harbor Resort will be thrilled to learn fascinating trivia about movie locations all over the island during this 8-hour tour. 

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    Join the Party

    June 03

    During your stay at the Banyan Harbor Resort, you have the opportunity to eat, dance, and be whisked away by one of the most time-honored celebrations in Hawaii—the luau. The Smith Family Garden Luau promises you and your family a wonderful evening of excellent food, like Kalua roasted pig, teriyaki beef, chicken adobo, and poi, as well as incredible performances of the traditional dances and music of the islands.

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    An Incredible View of Kauai

    May 06

    You don’t have to just imagine soaring through the air to explore the beautiful landscape of Kauai – simply book a helicopter tour! Mauna Loa Helicopter Tours offer private, hour-long flights for parties of 2 to 3 passengers. The party size limit ensures everyone gets a window seat to view the incredible geography of Kauai, including the gorgeous Na Pali Coast, Manawaiopuna (“Jurassic”) Falls, and Waimea Canyon. 

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    Zip Across Paradise

    April 01

    Take a quick 20-minute drive from Banyan Harbor Resort, and you and your family will be flying through the sky in no time at Skyline Eco Adventures Kauai Zipline Tour in Poipu. This two and a half hour tour will have you speeding by on eight different zip lines and getting the best views of the island. 

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    Beautiful Lydgate Beach Park

    March 04

    Only a beautiful, 12-minute drive from your luxurious accommodations at the Banyan Harbor Resort, Lydgate Beach Park offers up some of the best swimming, snorkeling, and all-around outdoor fun for you and your family to enjoy.

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    A View from the Top

    February 04

    Take a drive up the beautiful coast of Kauai and visit the incredible Kilauea Lighthouse and Wildlife Refuge. You and your family will be able to take in all of the gorgeous scenery the island has to offer as well as observe many different Hawaiian seabirds that nest and flourish within the refuge. 

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    A Hawaiian Musical Tradition

    January 07

    For a truly local experience, don’t miss out on the best live musical performance in beautiful Kauai – the traditional Hawaiian Slack-Key Guitar and Ukulele Concert in honor of musician Raymond Kane on Wednesday, January 30th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. This family-friendly event invites guests to embrace the culture and music of Hawaii with songs celebrating its rich history and traditions.

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    Journey the Tasting Kauai Food Tour

    December 03

    Want to taste the true flavors and delights of Kauai? Embark on the Tasting Kauai Food Tour and you won’t be disappointed. Tasting Kauai offers three food tours every week that explore the North Shore, South Shore, and the East Side. On this tour, you will try foods in some of the most beautiful neighborhoods of Kauai, from one-of-a-kind specialty food stores to famous local restaurants and food trucks. As you indulge in delectables, your guide will give you an insider’s view into the unique history and culture of Kauai.

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    Sunsets and Seclusion at Polihale State Park

    November 05

    If you're looking for seclusion, sunsets, and starry nights, then Polihale State Park is the place to go. At Polihale you will find beautiful beaches, clear blue water perfect for swimming or fishing, and if you are looking to make your excursion an overnight trip, an opportunity to camp out.

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    Chasing the Waterfalls of Kauai

    October 01

    When in Kauai, you will definitely want to chase the waterfalls. With an array of spectacular natural wonders to choose from, it’s best you begin with the cream of the crop. You may recognize the famous Wailua Falls, as it was the backdrop for the popular TV show, Fantasy Island. It’s also no trek at all to get to this double-tiered waterfall; no hiking is required to reach the falls, and the parking lot is so close to it, that it actually overlooks the Wailua itself.

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    The History of Hawaii’s Most Popular Flower

    September 10

    Although it would seem that these bright and fragrant flowers originated from our very own volcanic islands, they were actually transported here in the 1860s by German botanist Wilhelm Hillebrand. Thanks to Hawaii's tropical climate and rich soil, the plumeria have been thriving ever since.

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