Known as one of the wettest islands in Hawaii, it is likely you’ll experience some rain during your stay in Kauai.
However, you should not let this deter you, as this island is truly beautiful and has lots to offer.
The rain is what drizzles this island with beauty, and is what makes its mountains so healthily green.
You’ll also encounter some tremendous waterfalls and a navigable river (the only one in Hawaii) and that is all thanks to the rain!
If you’re looking for some escapism, sometimes slipping into a raincoat and some wellies are the best way to escape reality and feel refreshed.
Here are some wonderful activities to do in Kauai when it’s raining.
We’re starting off this list with an exhilarating activity for those adventure enthusiasts!
This tour will take you on an amazing ride through some incredible sceneries, such as waterfalls and jungles, and don’t be put off by the rain.
The more rain, the more adrenaline, as you course through tunnels and landscapes taking in the refreshing air.
This is another activity for those adventure-loving folks! This zip line has one of the longest routes on the island, and although you’ll be soaked from head to toe by the time you’re done, you’ll be itching to go again!
If you’d rather get out of the rain and have some fun indoors, why not try one of the escape rooms available on Kauai!
These are perfect for a family bonding activity (or the opposite if things don’t go well!) and will have you working your brains while the weather clears.
Become real-life detectives with these escape rooms, and some can even be played online if you rather not brave the rainy outdoors!
Vacations are fun, but they can also be exhausting, especially if you’ve got kids with you!
Why not take advantage of the rain, and treat yourself to a spa day. The Anara Spa (linked above) is the largest spa on Kauai and has everything to offer, from fitness classes and yoga to body scrubs and massages.
You are bound to find something for each member of the family here, so escape the rain and treat yourself to what you deserve.
One of the best things you can do to escape the weather is to experience the local cuisines of Kauai.
Hawaii prides itself on its vibrant food, and Keoki’s Paradise (link above) is no exception. Here you can enjoy some freshly caught fish with some tantalizing flavors, all sourced locally!
However, if you fancy something simple, you should pay them a visit on Taco Tuesday and Burger and Beer Wednesday!
They also offer brunch on the weekend, and live Hula almost every night!
Did you know that Kauai is home to the first-ever sugar cane plantation? You can visit that very sugar plantation at Grove Farm (link above) where you will learn all about the process and manufacturing as well as the history of this process.
Escape the rain and spend the day immersing yourself in the history of this island, and educating yourself on this culture that is truly captivating.
Learn A Native Skill
Whether you’re staying at a resort or a hotel, these establishments are well aware of the temperamental weather and are bound to offer an array of fun classes and activities for those who don’t want to venture outdoors in the rain.
You could learn how to dance the Hula, take some Ukulele classes, or even learn the local language.
Hawaiians are ultimately proud of where they come from and are more than happy to share their culture with visitors and show them a thing or two!
Enjoy Each Other’s Company Indoors
We are all very aware of the feeling of getting older and not having as much time with your family as you once did.
The same goes for couples – one working week spills into the next without enough time to connect and just enjoy each other’s company.
Why not have a cozy day in, listening to the rain with a cup of cocoa. You could even put some movies on that have scenes in, or are based in Kauai!
Some of these include ‘Jurassic Park’, ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’, and ‘King Kong’.
Enjoy spotting the locations you’ve stepped foot on, all while listening to the thunder and rain outside, while you keep toasty and warm.
Go For A Drive
As we’ve mentioned, the scenery in Kauai is nothing short of spectacular, so if it’s raining where you are, just get in your car (you can rent one easily) and do some exploring!
Due to the microclimates, you’re likely to find yourself in a destination that isn’t raining!
Poipu Shopping Center is filled with adorable boutiques, restaurants, and art, and they have live music along with a Hula show every Monday and Thursday!
Enjoy a stroll through the shops and treat yourself to something cute. You can also get a head start on buying all those souvenirs your friends and family will be expecting on your return!
Wait For The Blue Skies
Last on this list is to simply have patience. If you’re on the south of the island, especially, these tropical showers can often be light and over in a matter of minutes.
So, grab your beach essentials, order a scrumptious mai tai, and by the time you settle on your sun lounger with a book and a cocktail, the clouds may turn blue again!
To conclude, Kauai is a breathtakingly beautiful island in Hawaii, and although rain is common, there are likely to be areas nearby that are dry.
That being said, you definitely shouldn’t let the rain get you down, as there are several things you can do while it rains on this island.
From adrenaline-inducing activities to relaxing spa treatments, there are all kinds of things to do, whether you’re traveling solo, with a family, or with your partner!