Living in Kauai from a Child’s Perspective

Living in Kauai as a child is amazing! There’s so much to do and so many beautiful places to visit including the amazing beaches, hiking, horseback riding, and zip-lining are some of the cool things for kids to do on Kauai.

child surfing on kauai


We are all a big community that respects and helps one another when in need. Here in Kauai, everyone feels like Ohana. Everyone treats the Keiki (kids in Hawaiian) really well. We have Aunties and Uncles always looking out for the children and, of course, everyone respects the Kupuna (elders).

children look out at kauai mountain views

Living in Kauai is an amazing opportunity to learn the real Hawaiian culture and how we have to value and take care of mother earth, each other as well as the land. There are so many family restaurants great for kids and the whole family.


Going to school in Kauai is so fun when the playground and the backyard is the nature and you see waterfalls everywhere every day. Very often you get to see some amazing rainbows on your way to school. And wait, there is more, you get to wear slippers to school, how fun is that!?

rainbow over school in kauai


Our playdates are full of excitements in nature like jumping from the pier, fishing, surfing, climbing trees, playing with sand on the beach, and running barefoot on the grass. When is raining we actually play in the rain and often buggy board in the puddles.

kids running in ocean on kauai beach


Birthday parties, a lot of times, are held at the beaches swimming in the ocean with friends and ending the day with beautiful sunsets and bonfire with s’mores and searching for crabs. Often times when not at the beach we celebrate in special places like Queens Bath, snorkeling, watching dolphins and turtles.

To live in Kauai is one of the luckiest things a child can experience. The soothing waters of the ocean, fresh majestic fruit, amazing hula dancing, and the calm peace of nature are just a few things to name! Surfing and catching barrels are also fun, getting shave ice, ice cream, and acai is delicious. And that’s what makes childhood so special in Kauai.

children play in kauai lagoon

Written by Isadora Luz and Luahn Luz

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