You Can’t Have a Rainbow Without a Little Rain! Rainy Day Things to do on Kauai

The garden isle wouldn’t be so lush and beautiful if it wasn’t for the tropical rains that periodically make their way over the island, making locals feel extra appreciative for the abundant sunshine the island does get. Rain usually comes in short bursts throughout the island, meaning you shouldn’t let a little rain interrupt your Hawaiian vacation. Remember, you can’t have a rainbow without a little rain! Time to explore the Garden Isle with these fun rainy day activities:

Educate & Explore

Stay dry by checking out the numerous museums offered on the island. Visit the Kauai Museum and walk through “The Story of Kauai” that gives a great history of the island and even includes possessions that once belonged to the rulers of Kauai. Explore the Grove Farm Museum to get a sweet history of the 80-acre sugar plantation. Other fun and interesting museums include the Kilohana plantation era home, West Kaua’I Visitor Center in Waimea Town, and also the Kokee State Park Museum.

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Indulge Your Inner Foodie

Kauai has an amazing selection of food. From fresh seafood to local favorites, and restaurants with a nostalgic twist, you’ll find something for everyone to enjoy. Check out our list of Top 5 Restaurants on Kauai to inspire your inner foodie.

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Shop ‘til You Drop

Kauai has amazing shopping options to stroll (and eat) your way through as you dodge the rain for the day. Check out Kikui Grove Shopping Center, Po’ipu Shopping Village, Old Koloa Town, Coconut Marketplace, and Kong Lung Center to shop until you drop.

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Take a River Cruise

Travelers describe a river cruise down the Wailua River to the Fern Grotto as one of the most memorable parts of their trip! The boats are covered so you’ll stay dry, and on rainy days you’ll experience smaller crowds and personalized attention along with fun entertainment on the way back down the river. Try booking an affordable trip with Smith’s Fern Grotto Wailua River Cruise.

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Treat Yourself

Stay out of the rain and treat yourself to rejuvenating treatments at a local spa that are uniquely Hawaiian. Relax and renew by getting a facial using local ingredients from the Garden Isle or pamper yourself with wraps and scrubs in the unforgettable tropical setting of Hawaii. It’s the perfect way to revitalize and recharge on your Kauai getaway.

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Stay Inside & Get Cozy

A rainy day is an opportunity to get cozy with loved ones. Brew a cup of Kauai coffee and watch a movie or play board games as you listen to the pitter-patter of the rain outside.

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Kauai is perfect rain or shine. With so much to do – no matter the weather – it’s time to chase the rainbows on the Garden Isle. Vacation at Hanalei Bay Resort, Makai Club Resort, or Kauai Beach Villas for the perfect Hawaiian getaway. Book online or call a Vacation Specialist at (877) 477-7368
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