17 Oct 2017
Are you looking to make your Thursday on Kauai memorable and special? Here are some ideas that could help! Kauai is full of hidden gems. Let's explore some of its best kept secrets.
#1 The Hindu Monastery in Kapaa
Visit one of the world's most historic and active monasteries. Once a week, you can enjoy a guided tour. You meet at the Monastery entrance in the gazebo at 9 am. The public tour is about 90 minutes and is free (donations welcome). Call ahead as days and times do vary.
From the website: "Nestled under a sacred volcano, painted with waterfalls, rainbows, jungles, and flowers, sits Kauai's Hindu Monastery. A true place of peace. Here the sounds of the world fade away, until all that's left is the flowing river, singing birds, rippling leaves, and the resounding echo of the soul."
#2 Na 'Āina Kai (which means "Lands by the Sea") Botanical Gardens, Sculpture Park and Hardwood Plantation
A beautiful and diverse space on 240 acres in Kilauea, where culture and art mesh with flora and fauna. You can choose from a variety of affordable tours which starts and ends at their Visitors Center and Gift Shop. Website: http://naainakai.org/.
#3 Glass Beach
Glass Beach is located on Kauai's south shore in Port Allen. Spend your afternoon walking on billions of tiny bits of colored glass. Word to the wise, make sure you have something on your feet as some of these tiny bits of "sand" still have sharp edges.
# 4 Hike Berry Flat – Water Tank – Pu'u Ka Ohelo
This looped hiking trail takes about 1 ½ hours to navigate through its thick and tropical forest. The striking jungle is abundant with a variety of trees and plants including Cedar and Koa trees. You will most definitely enjoy picturesque landscapes and scenic points to make memories that last a lifetime. More information here.