We are planning a vacation to Kauai in August for DS19 graduation. We have never been to Hawaii so are looking forward to doing as much as we can. We will probably fly into Oahu, spend a day or two doing some of the wonderful things that the post on Oahu covered, then we'd fly to Kauai.
DH and I are Scuba certified. DS19 and DD22 are thinking about doing the online PADI certification so they can do their check out dives in Kauai. Can anyone recommended a dive outfit to get certified? Also do you recommend diving on the south shore or the north shore in August?
We would also like to hike in the Waimea Canyon. What are the best hikes in Waimea and are there any other hikes people can recommend?
We plan on renting a VRBO or homeaway so we may not be located near a beach. We don't know where to stay yet as it depends if we will be diving on the north or south side of the island. Is it easy to find a beach (and parking) for some relaxation after hiking and diving?
Any other recommendations of things to do on Kauai?