Surf Lessons by Margo Oberg
Owned and operated by a seven-time world champ, one of the longest-running surf schools on Kauaʻi has a fine rep. Group classes can...
Mahaʻulepu Heritage Trail
This outstanding coastal hike runs for 2 miles each way between Shipwreck Beach and Haʻula Beach. Leaving from Shipwreck Beach, park in...
If you're a fan of garlic and shrimp, find the white van parked on a grassy roadside patch near Koloa Landing for heaped plates of...
Koloa Landing information
Koloa Landing, at the mouth of Waikomo Stream, was once Kauaʻi's largest port. Nineteenth-century farmers used it to ship Kauaʻi-grown sugar, oranges and sweet potatoes from here. It was the third-busiest whaling port among the Hawaiian Islands, surpassed only by Honolulu and Lahaina, Maui.
The landing waned after the road system was built; it was abandoned in the 1920s. Today only a small boat ramp remains. Underwater, it's another story: Koloa Landing is popular for snorkeling and it's also the best shore-diving spot on the South Shore. Its protected waters reach depths of about 30ft and it's generally calm all year. See underwater tunnels, a variety of coral and fish, sea turtles and monk seals await.