Kipu Falls is a gorgeous retreat on the Huleia River, just outside Lihue.
Reached by a short walk along a former sugarcane trail, a lovely waterfall tumbles over a sheer 20-foot (6 m) cliff at Kipu, into the pool below.
Cool off with a paddle in this natural swimming pool, or join adventurous locals who fling themselves into the water using handy ropeswings attached to the surrounding trees.
Kipu Falls is west from Lihue, off Kipu Road. To get here, follow the State Highway 50 to Kipu Road.