This family-run 4-acre compound of thatched huts and other replica structures, opened in 1979 on the site of an ancient village, always looks in need of more upkeep. Nevertheless, it serves as a pleasantly low-key introduction to traditional Hawaiian culture, especially for families. Peacocks and wild chickens roam around huts designated for healing, sleeping, eating, birthing, and more, all part of a self-guided tour, with displays inside some huts. You’re also welcome to sample fruit hanging from the many labeled trees, including mountain apple, guava, and mango. A stand-in for an African village in the 1995 movie Outbreak, Kamokila is known as having the fastest (and cheapest) access for paddling to Uluwehi (Secret) Falls ★★, Fern Grotto ★★, and several swimming holes, just 10 to 15 minutes away.
Kamokila Hawaiian Village
Kuamoo Rd (Hwy 580), Kapaa, HI
Our Rating Neighborhood East Side Hours Daily 9am–5pm. Phone 808/823-0559 Prices $5 adults, $3 children 3–12. Daily canoe rentals $35 adults, $30 children 3–12. Guided outrigger canoe rides: Secret Falls $30 adults/$20 children 3–12; Fern Grotto $20 adults/$15 children; swimming hole $20 adults/$15 children. Web site Kamokila Hawaiian Village
MapKuamoo Rd Kauai
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.