Are you looking for a family adventure that’s sure to leave your kids with lasting memories? Then look no further than the north side of sunny Kauai, Hawaii! With breathtaking mountain views, crystal-clear blue waters, and an abundance of activities suitable for all ages, it’s an ideal destination to explore with your children. From snorkeling on one of the many beaches to discovering secret waterfalls in the jungle – there is something new and exciting around every corner! So pack up your swimsuits, beach towels, and don’t forget your camera – it’s time for some unforgettable family fun in paradise!

Kauai, Hawaii is awesome.

For me, it was one of those places you think you would like to go and think you never will. I still can’t believe we got to go. Hopefully, I can go back when the kids are a little older. There were very few things families can participate in when kids are as young as ours were during our visit.

I really loved the fact that we were in a tropical environment in the middle of winter and we were still in America.

Here is an overlook near our hotel, the Bali Hai.
Kauai Hawaii

Anini Beach

This was Anini Beach. You can tent camp here and there were a lot of people camping when we visited. There is not a lifeguard at Anini Beach, but it is considered to be one of the safest beaches on Kauai’s North Shore during the summer months, because of the protective coral reef. Anini has the longest and widest fringing reef in all of the Hawaiian Islands. We did snorkel here, but to be honest, it was not that good. We found much better snorkeling in other parts of the island.

Anini Beach

Anini Beach Kauai, Hawaii

Tunnels Beach

Tunnels Beach on the north side. The beach was nice, but a little cold. There was a huge cave that we walked through. According to my research, Tunnels is a fun surfing, windsurfing, and kite surfing beach, although there was none of this going on when we visited.

Lava tubes formed the many underwater caverns giving Tunnels it’s name as well as an interesting underwater world to explore. We didn’t snorkel here, but apparently, it’s amazing.

Tunnels Beach Kauai, Hawaii
Tunnels Beach Kauai, HawaiiTunnels Beach Kauai, Hawaii

Hanalei Beach

Hanalei beach on the north side. This area was not as warm as some other parts of the island. Only 70 degrees in December! To us this was plenty warm. I read online that surfing is really good here, but when we visited there were no surfers.
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Hanalei Beach Kauai Hawaii
Hanalei Beach Kauai Hawaii

Overall, the north side of Kauai is a great place to visit whether you are looking for an adventure or just want to relax. There are plenty of activities and sights to keep you busy and the scenery is some of the best on the island. Be sure to add it to your list of places to see on Kauai! Where is your favorite place on the north side of the island?

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