Top 10 to Try in Kaua’i
~as recommended by a 7 year old Keiki
Traveling with young kids to Kaua’i? My three children have chosen their top 10 favorite things to do on the island. Our first TOP 10 is created by my 7 year old girl, S.
- Pulka Dogs – Hawaiian Style Hotdogs. While she went with just ketchup on hers, I personally recommend the pineapple relish with Lilikoi’s Hawaiian mustard. Talk about an explosion of flavor, this small “hot-dog stand” is a royal treat.
- Poipu Beach– with a secluded area for kids to play in calm waters and a larger area for adults to experience snorkeling, this beach is a favorite for travelers.
- Hawaiian village of Kamokila– exploring the past through a reconstructed Hawaiian village. 7 year old S. was so captivated she decided this was her new home.
- Active Play- Learning about the island took a creative spin as the kids acted out becoming an island chief, created a boat and alligator from tree limbs that fell from the storm and practiced her Luau.
5. Poi- made from the stem of a taro plan, this traditional Hawaiian purple food, although bland in taste for me, was a favorite for my sweet girl.
7. Lilikoi Cheesecake- For my birthday I choose a lilikoi cheesecake from The RIght Slice. This adorable little shop with it’s decorated outdoor wall served the most delicious sweet and savory pies. The lilikoi cheesecake quickly became a favorite dessert.
8. Train Ride-through Kauai Plantation Railway, this little train took the us on an hour tour through their orchard, showing us many fruits that grow and are native to the Hawaiian Islands. We even stopped along the tour to feed the animals.
We had hoped to take a tour of the Noni Farm, however we ended up catching a bug. Luckily we stopped by a farmers market where they had a booth. She enjoyed tasting the Noni Leather, which has a distinct flavor and smell. Although I had trouble choking it down, S begged for another piece. She also purchased a small Noni Lotion that works wonders on bug bites and eczema.
10. Shopping- What little kids doesn’t like to find treasures and goodies to take home as a souvenir. What did she choose? A laminated placemat that featured a map of the island, a beautiful “Moana” Necklace, a small musical instrument and a few other small trinkets.
To read more travel ideas, check out my previous post on science fun.