So I have a group of 11 (4 kids, 7 adults) heading to Kauai on July 5th and I am completely overwhelmed on all the amazing things you can do/see on Kauai. I don't know how to pick what to do without feeling like I missed out on something else. Being the planner of the family they seem to all be looking to me for advice on what to do on on this week long vacation. I have kept a very close eye on all of the postings over the last few months and I think that all the different pieces of advice seem to have made my planning brain go into overdrive! Any help on restaurant and must-see things would be greatly appreciated...I just feel like if I try to do/see everything I won't have much of a relaxing vacation. This is my first time to Hawaii and I would like to enjoy it stress free!
We are flying in on July 5th and leaving the 12th (late in the evening). We have rented 2 large vehicles and are staying at the Pono Kai resort on the east side of the island. So far we have booked a few excursions on the island... tubing for the entire group with Kauai Backcountry Adventures on Monday, Zipling for the adults with Kauai Backcountry Adventures on Wednesday, and a luau at the Kilohana Plantation on Friday night.
Few things that might help with your suggestions... The kids are all ages 6-10, We do have a few certified scuba divers in our group that are looking for some great spots to dive (open water or from the beach). We are all out doorsy people who would love so advice on great hiking and exploring. And we also have a birthday to celebrate the week we are there...
Any help you could give on must see things and must try restaurants would be great! Thank you for all your suggestions in advance! HELP!