Late Flight? Things to Do
If you have a late flight out of Kauai and a late check out is not available, we have some options available for you to spend your last day in Paradise. Keep in mind, it's always better to reserve the property for your last evening in advance for peace of mind and a truly relaxing last day. The charge is half a night's rent if booked when you make your reservation.
If you depart late at night you can inquire with the Sheraton Kauai Resort or the Grand Hyatt Kauai about purchasing a day pass. As long as rooms are available, you can secure a booking and there you can shower, rest up, and relax as you prepare for your flight. Here’s contact information for both hotels:
Sheraton Kauai Resort
2440 Hoonani Rd, Koloa, HI 96756
Grand Hyatt Kauai
1571 Poipu Rd, Koloa, HI 96756
Join Poipu Beach Athletic Club. Play some basketball, work on your tennis serve, exercise at the fitness center, then lounge around the pool to cool off and have dinner at Imu Bar and Restaurant. You may also purchase a membership through Great Vacation Retreats (memberships are limited) and use the club for a week, including your last day. The club will store your luggage if you are a member.
Schedule an activity! There are short tours that won’t take up much of the day and you can head straight to the airport afterwards. Take for instance, the 2 hour sunset sails with Holo Holo Charters or Captain Andy’s. You’ll get to sail the south shore, food and drinks are provided, and you may even be surprised by sightings of humpback whales and bottlenose dolphins along the way. Other tours we recommend are the Mahaleupu Beach horseback rides with CJM stables, the Wiki Wiki Zipline with Just Live, and the full circle tour with Island Helicopters.
Last minute shopping? We may not be known for our shopping centers, but there’s certainly something for everyone. This could be a good time to purchase gifts to take home to friends and family members. Or, how about some local food to bring on the plane? If you’re staying in the South Shore one place that is worth a stop is Aloha Exchange. They’re located in the small town of Kalaheo and their local based products make for great remembrances.
Depending on your departure date, checkout this list of farmer’s markets. Or, this list of Kauai’s art nights.
One of the best things you can do as a family, a group of friends, or if it’s just you and your partner, is to go out for a dinner or lunch together. Talk about your stay, reminisce on the adventures, and look forward to the next one! Some of the best places we recommend going to is Keoki’s Paradise, Duke’s Restaurant, Merriman’s Restaurant, or Tortilla Republic; all are great spots for serving parties of all sizes. If you prefer to dine closer to the Lihue airport Gaylord's, Duke's and Kauai Pasta are close enough. Check with your airline, but you will most likely be able to check in and then go to dinner for extra peace of mind.