Lydgate Beach Park
Wailua Kayak & Canoe
Located at the boat ramp on the north bank, this outfit is very convenient for individual rentals (no need to transport the kayak). Tour...
Wailua Municipal Golf Course
This 18-hole, par-72 course off Kuhio Hwy north of Lihuʻe is ranked among the finest municipal golf courses nationally. Plan ahead...
Kauai Water Ski & Surf
The only non-ocean waterskiing in the state is found here on the Wailua, only from the Wailua Bridge to the first big bend in the river....
Smith's Tropical Paradise
Smith’s launched their luau in 1985, and today it is a Kauaʻi institution, attracting droves of tourists. It’s a lively affair, run with...
This spot is consistently buzzing and for good reason. Monico – originally from Oaxaca, Mexico – and his wife have been holding down the...
Lonely Planet review
You name it, Lydgate’s got it. Safe swimming, convenient shore snorkeling, two children’s playgrounds, game-sized soccer fields, a 2.5-mile bicycle/pedestrian path, pavilions, picnic tables and ample parking. A volunteer group, Friends of Kamalani & Lydgate Park (www.kamalani.org), built and continues to maintain the park’s unique attributes, especially the multi-featured Kamalani Playground (found at the north end) and the simpler, two-level Kamalani Kai Bridge (at the south end). If you’re seeking a secluded, pristine beach, Lydgate might seem too built-up. But most families will appreciate having multiple diversions for multiple (or easily bored) kids. Remember, the shallow seawater pool is calm thanks to the protective stone breakwater, but beware of the open ocean beyond the pool. Other amenities here include changing rooms, restrooms, showers, drinking water and a lifeguard. To get here, turn makai (seaward) on Kuhio Hwy between the 5-mile and 6-mile markers.