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Hiking & Whale Watching at Marriott in Lihue

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Hiking & Whale Watching at Marriott in Lihue

We will be staying at the Marriott Resort in Lihue in two weeks.

Can anyone tell me whether there are places nearby to view the whales and whether there are nice hiking/walking/biking trails nearby.


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1. Re: Hiking & Whale Watching at Marriott in Lihue

There are areas adjacent to the Lihue Marriott where you can walk on roads/paved paths though there's new construction which may have changed things. You could walk out to Ninini Point Lighthouse to see whales or perhaps drive 20 miles north to Kilauea Light House for another good spot.


The big blue pool is the Marriott and the lighthouse is on the right hand edge. I'm not sure how much the area in between has changed as I haven't been out there in a while. Maybe Denny will respond on the current status of that walking trail area.

There's also a combo hiking/biking trail 8 miles north in Kapaa. It runs 4 miles from Kapaa to Kealia. Another section with a 2.5 mile or so loop is only 6 miles north of you at lydgate park

Stick "bike path" in the search function for details and perhaps look at the FAQ on hiking as well.

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2. Re: Hiking & Whale Watching at Marriott in Lihue

Dave is right on......

The areas where we used to walk......along the golf course between the light house, and the bluffs above kalapali beach.....are now pretty limited.

This is due to golf course construction, and we were visited with by one of the security people. Cool guy....first thing he says " I kow you, you use to be my neighbor in puhi ! "

However , all is not lost, you can walk up the road from the marriot, or take the beach elevator up to the roadway that runs to those home above kalapaki beach and the marriot.

You will be OK, to stand next to the railing for views back to the beach and nawiliwili harbor.

Also, you continue on the road, past the d16th hole to a cement covered walkway. Here you can haul out the camera and have a great view of the ocean, and probaby see some whales.

Now, for our hikes, since they have closed off the loop hike that we used to do you can:

Go for a very nice walk around kauai lagoons .

Walking along kalapaki beach on the path between the beach and the pool, continue on. At the end, you can turn left, toward the beach access parking lot....

But walk up the hill. The first road that you come to, you can turn right to view the whales.

But, if you turn left, and continue walking up , the next road, hang a right.

Lovely trees, and flowers and shaded roadway.....stying near the road, we walk past the gold course club house and time share assembly area.

You will cross a bridge, and then cross to the other side of the road, as there is a paved path next to the golf course. Probably will see nene geese and of course a moa or two.

Walk along the path and cross the second bridge, and turn left. The lagoons will be right there, and in about 60 yards or so, there will be a walking path right next to the water.

Here we look for the black crested night herons that will be standing lunch watch trying to snare a fish.

You can walk all along here to the end of the lagoon path....finally on your right you will see three large buildings which are the brand new time share units.

Sometimes, we walk thru the breeze way and check out the golf course and ocean view, then turn around and head back the way we came.

Used to be about 3 miles but with the restricted areas, it is somewhat shorter, and takes about 1.5 hours from banyon round trip. ( Just across the road from nawiliwil park which in next to anchor cove.

We stay clear of the construction vehicles, and workers, but it is not really problem, you will see how to manage that once you are on site.

Other than that, close by: ( probably by car....just a few minutes )

kayaking the hulaia river

Viewing menehune fish pond

Anchor Cove and Harbor Mall ( restaurants, helo companies, botiques, ABC store, internet cafe, etc. ) ( walkable )

At the marriot and kalapaki:

stand up paddle boarding

surfing lessons, etc.

Gotta, go , sorry, we are off on our walk to kauai lagoons.



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