6. Drive to the "end of the road": I'm sure by now you've heard about the one-lane bridges and gorgeous beaches between Hanalei and the "end of the road." Stop at Lumahai Beach along the way to see where South Pacific was filmed. Visit the famous Tunnels Beach for snorkeling. Then, end up at Ke'e (KAY-ay) Beach where the North Shore meets the Na Pali cliffs.
7. Take a short hike on the Kalalau Trail: Everyone tries to tell you to take the hike on the Kalalau Trail to the first beach (2 miles) and then continue to the waterfall (another 2 miles). Well, guess what, that's an 8 mile hike in a day and, while we've done it, we just can't recommend it to the average visitor. Instead, put on your hiking shoes and bring plenty of water and hike the FIRST MILE along the Kalalau Trail and then return back to Ke'e Beach to enjoy the rest of your day. If you start early enough, you can make it back in time for lunch. The first mile of the trail lets you experience the Na Pali Cliffs and their amazing views firsthand without taking up your whole day.
8. Visit a Botanical Garden: On the North Shore, there are two to choose from: Na Aina Kai in Kilauea or Limahuli Gardens near the end of the road. Either one is well worth seeing. Na Aina Kai generally requires a tour reservation while Limihuli is a 'tour on your own' garden. They are both great.
9. Buy Fresh Fish at the Hanalei Dolphin Fish Market: Just a short drive from the condo is the Hanalei Dolphin Restaurant and Fish Market. Stop in the fish market and see what looks good. Then, buy some fish steaks, brush them with melted butter and grill them on the electric grill out on your lanai. There is no fresher fish in the world.