Na Pali Experience leaves from Kikiaʻola Small Boat Harbor, which is located at the very far end of the island on the west side. We understand this can be a bit out of the way from where you might be staying on the island so we want to give you a few suggestions where to stay!
Since we have several different departure times all leaving from Kikia’ola Harbor in Kekaha it is important to allot an ample amount of travel time to ensure prompt arrival at the harbor. Included below is an approximate time sheet for you to plan your day!
If you are looking for more of a pampered stay, the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa is another favorite of ours. Located on the south side of Kauai in Poipu (about a 45 minute drive from the harbor,) the Hyatt boasts some of the most elaborate views overlooking Shipwrecks Beach. With several relaxing pools, delicious restaurants, and the Anara Spa, you will be pampered from head to toe by the time you leave Kauai! With the added benefit of being in the heart of Poipu, you could walk to the nearby shopping centers for shopping and additional dining.
Another great place to stay is in Lihue at the Kauai Marriott Resort! It is located right in the heart of the island and is close to all the shopping such as Kukui Grove Mall, Safeway, and Walmart. Lihue is about an hour away from the Harbor and is a straight shot once you get onto the highway. The Marriott is known for its incredible views, and excellent service.
A more island central hotel is the Hilton Garden Inn Kauai Wailua Bay. This hotel is about an hour and 5 minute drive from the harbor. It is however, the most central hotel for accessing both the north shore, south side, and most importantly the west side (where our tour departs!) With a beautiful view of the Wailua Bay, the Hilton Garden Inn Kauai is one of the newest and most recently updated hotels on the east side of the island!
If you have any questions regarding your stay on Kauai, feel free to give us a call at 808-635-1131 for any additional recommendations for places to stay! For directions to Kikiaʻola Small Boat Harbor and recommended drive times visit this link for our detailed page!