Planning a Hawaiian Vacation
Where to Stay
Kalalau Trail Campground
Trailhead at Ke’e Beach
Staying on the trail costs $20 per night. Apply for permit online. Camp at Ke’e Beach is $3 per night for out-of-state residents.
Hanalei Colony Resort
5-7130 Kuhio Hwy., Haena
Offers large condos on the famous Hanalei Bay waterfront. Encourages unplugging from technology and provides no televisions, stereos or phones. Rooms from $307 in high season.
Where to Eat
5-5161 Kuhio Hwy., No. 5, Hanalei
Known for what are reputed to be the best fish tacos on Kauai, served only Mondays and Thursdays. The relaxed and social atmosphere is perfect for refueling after the Kalalau Trail. Entrees start at $17.
5-5075 Kuhio Hwy., Hanalei
Serves local and organic vegetarian and seafood meals. Quaint but elegant, with great service. Entrees start at $20.
What to Do
Trailhead at Ke’e Beach (the end of Kuhio Highway in Hanalei)
The 11-mile trail is the only way to access the Na Pali Coast and Kalalau Valley by land. Hikers camp overnight on the trail, but there are also day hikes to Hanakapiai Beach (four miles round-trip) and the waterfall (eight miles round-trip).