Kauai is gorgeous and well deserving of the nickname, The Garden Island, but you don’t get a garden without rain. If you happen to visit during one of our rainy days, don’t worry, there are lots of things to do that will keep you happy and dry. Here are some of our favorites.
Kauai Escape Room
Time will fly by as you find the clues and solve the puzzles. Be prepared to exercise your brain!
If you haven’t played an escape game, you’re in for a treat at the Kauai Escape Room. If you have played games, you’re still in for a treat and a surprise at the stellar quality of this company. You’ll have an hour to enter a themed room, find clues and solve challenges to save the world. All of the games are private, so it’s just you and your group. They can take between two and eight players per game. Slots will fill up quickly on rainy days, so reserve fast. It’s also worth a shot giving them a call as sometimes they’ll add extra games when the weather is bad.
Cost per player depends on group size: $29-40/pp
Located just a block from the Kauai Escape Room is the Kauai Museum. Learn about the history of Kauai in this quaint, Kauai style museum. Plan for an hour or two to peruse the exhibits. There is lots of parking and it’s a great way to stay dry on a rainy Kauai day.
Rum Taste at Koloa Rum and Visit Kilohana Plantation
History and free rum – what can be better? The rum tasting is for individuals twenty-one and over but walking around Kilohana is for every age. If you plan on rum tasting at Koloa Rum, go there first and put your name on the list. A normal wait is about thirty minutes but it could be busier on a rainy day. Read more about rum tasting here.
After adding your name to the list, walk over to Kilohana Plantation. Entrance is free and this beautiful plantation house has many fun shops and galleries to stroll through. If you want to warm up from the rain, grab some coffee and perhaps some freshly made treats from the Kauai Sweet Shoppe. There is also a restaurant and bar on site that has wonderful food.
Taste Jam at Monkeypod Jam
Monkeypod Jam is a hidden treasure that’s easy to miss. They’re located off the road in Lawai, near Poipu. Stop by to sample their homemade jams – made with local fruits. After tasting a few, your biggest problem will be deciding which one to buy. Hide from the Kauai rain a little longer and get cozy with a cup of coffee or tea and a freshly baked treat or steaming cup of soup – all homemade.
Try the lemon curd and the orange chocolate sauce – they’re incredible!
If your timing is right, you might even be able to sign up for a jam making class or other cooking class! The Kauai jam making class will take two to three hours and you’ll leave with a jar or two jam that you made – and they also feed you. This is a great experience that I highly recommend.
Eat! – Taste Kauai’s Diverse Culinary Offerings
Stay warm and content by sampling some of the amazing food Kauai has to offer. I personally think that Saimin is great for a rainy day. Hamura Saimin is actually right down the street from the Kauai Museum and the Kauai Escape Room – a perfect rainy day outing. See more of our favorite rainy day spots in our custom Kauai rainy day trip suggestions.
Stay inside and get a massage or body scrub – or even easier – curl up and read a good book while enjoying the rain outside. If you’re at a hotel, splurge and get room service, so you don’t even have to leave the room. Sometimes rainy days are the perfect excuse to slow down.
See Our Top Rainy Day Activities Guide
We’ve created a guide of all the activities we listed here plus a few bonus ones. Everything is on a map so it’s easy to plan your Kauai trip. You can even create a free account and copy over your favorites to create your custom Kauai trip. There’s even a free app to help you navigate your vacation to Kauai.
Have fun playing in the rain!