If you’re looking for things to do on a rainy day in Kauai, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve put together a list of some of the best activities for when the weather isn’t cooperating. From exploring local museums to catching a movie at the theater, there’s something for everyone. So grab your umbrella and let’s get started!

Go To A Museum and Learn About Hawaii

Yes, it’s true that Kauai is mostly about the outdoors. But sometimes, you just need to take a break from the sun and spend a day inside. And when that happens, there’s no better place to go than one of Kauai’s museums. There are also several art galleries and historical museums on the island, featuring both local and international artists. So next time it rains on your vacation, don’t despair. Just head to one of Kauai’s many museums and enjoy a day indoors.

Here are some of our favorite Kauai Museums:

  • Kokee Natural History Museum
  • Kauai Museum
  • Havaiki Ocean & Tribal Art
  • LightWave Pottery

Shopping & Dinner In Koloa Town

When it’s raining on Kauai, head to Koloa town for some shopping and great food. Koloa has a variety of shops, ranging from souvenir shops to art galleries. There are also several good restaurants, serving everything from Hawaiian specialties to American comfort food. And if you get tired of the rain, you can always head to one of the nearby beaches for a swim or a walk along the shore. Just remember to bring your raincoat!

Try And Drive Away From The Rain!

This may sound like a crazy concept, but due to the unique geography and climate of Kauai weather changes quickly all over the island. Find a reliable weather radar and see what areas don’t have any cloud coverage!

It’s a great way to beat the weather and turn your rainy day into a sunny day. Remember to drive safely during heavy rains and weather.

Go Ziplining If You Aren’t Scared Of Getting Wet

Most people think that you can only go ziplining on a clear day, but that’s not the case on Kauai. We’ve got you covered – literally – with rain ponchos! And, since we’re located in Hawaii, it rains more here than just about anywhere else in the world. So, we know a thing or two about ziplining in light rain. In fact, it can be really fun!

Plus, it’s really scenic zipping through the rainforest with all the plants and trees around you. So, if you’re thinking about going ziplining on Kauai, don’t let a little light rain deter you. Come on out and give it a try!

We at Koloa Zipline run our tours even if the weather isn’t favorable – however, for safety reasons, extreme weather and very heavy rain may cause a cancellation. If you’re looking to learn more – read about how rain affects ziplining!

Go Off-Roading

If you’re tempted towards adventure, you can’t beat a muddy off-roading tour in Kauai’s beautiful scenery. Rip around the trails, stop and take in the peaceful rainy scenery, and get dirty! Even if the usual trails might not be available during periods of super heavy rain, it will be fun regardless.

There’s something about driving in the rain that just feels so exhilarating. Maybe it’s the fact that you’re surrounded by water on all sides, or maybe it’s the added challenge of trying to keep your car on the road. Either way, driving in the rain can be a lot of fun – as long as you’re prepared for it.

Kauai ATV is a great place to go experience this! They run their tours no matter the weather, whether it’s rain or shine you can expect to get out there and have a great time! Visit our tours page to learn more or book a tour now!

Don’t Let A Rainy Day Get You Down

if you’re determined to make the most of your Kauai vacation, even if it means dealing with a little rain, then check out our suggestions!

First, don’t forget your rain gear! A good waterproof jacket and a couple of umbrellas will go a long way towards keeping you dry. Second, take advantage of the rain by exploring Kauai’s amazing waterfalls. 

If you have questions or concerns about your Kauai vacation, email or call our experienced staff. We are more than happy to help you out! Thank you for reading, and we look forward to seeing you.

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