Waimea Travel Guide

Located in Kauai county in the state of Hawaii, Waimea is extremely popular with tourists. People flock here in their thousands to enjoy the hiking that is on offer in the nearby canyons. In fact, Waimea Canyon has been nicknamed the ‘Grand Canyon of the Pacific’ as it offers spectacular scenery and vistas.

Basing yourself in Waimea when staying on Hauai island is a great idea as you can enjoy the best of both worlds: from the stunning beaches in the south to the fantastic hiking in the southwest. Like everywhere in Hawaii, scenery and the laid-back lifestyle is the main attraction and essentially why people come here.

Given its relatively small size, nowhere is very far away on Kauai and therefore staying in Waimea will also afford visitors the opportunity to travel around the rest of the island enjoying the beaches of Poipu, recently voted as America’s top beach by the Travel Channel, or the legendary Spouting Horn for a terrific sunset. Whatever you choose to do on holiday in Waimea, there is one thing for sure – you won’t regret it.


Waimea Canyon: nicknamed the ‘Grand Canyon of the Pacific’, this 3,500ft deep canyon provides some of the best vistas and hiking trails anywhere on earth. In the town of Waimea, there isn’t much else to do other than enjoy the canyon. For other activities, you need to head out of town to another part of the island, to Poipu, Lihue or Kapae, where you will find a host of attractions to keep you occupied.