Things To Do in Hanalei and Princeville

Start planning your next getaway to the beautiful north shore of Kauai with our Local Area Guide. We're sharing our favorite things things to eat, drink and do in Hanalei Bay and Princeville. Find out what we love about the north shore!


The tropical beauty of Hanalei Bay provides the perfect backdrop for exploring and adventuring on the island. Discover why what we love so much about Kauais North Shore.

The Beach

Our beach houses put you right in the heart of Hanalei Bay. The 2-mile-stretch of stunning beachfront features a sandy bottom and tropical reefs at both ends.

Rentals & Lessons

Always wanted to try surfing? Now is the time. We have the best instructors and rental shops on the island.


There are some really cool ones. On the Road to Hanalei has all kinds of cool things from everywhere. Ive gotten gifts & clothes here including my last birthday gift to me which was native basketry from some place in the Amazon. The clothing store in the Dolphin building has desirable island fashions (for everyone) as does the Back Door (younger set) and the Hanalei Surf Company.


From corner markets with cheap beer and snacks to higher-end health foods stores, youll find everything you need to stock your vacation rental kitchen.


Explore the churches on our island.

Hanalei Resources

We have links to festival information, Kauai information, baby sitting, equipment rentals for both health aids and children, and our local paper.


Experience great restaurants while visiting Hanalei; from fresh island seafood to pizza and Mexican, there is something for everyones palate. Enjoy fabulous views of the ocean and the mountains while dining at many of the local area restaurants. Check out our restaurant guide for our favorite breakfast, lunch, and dinner spots.