Kaua'i is such a mellow island that there’s not much going on after dinner. If you’re looking for some nighttime entertainment that doesn’t include drinks at a local bar, grab a blanket and relax under the stars. Star gazing can be done anywhere of course, and any of Kaua'i’s top beaches or campsites in the forest make for ideal spots. But if you’re in the mood for company and something more organized, join a group of star gazers who head out once a month to relax outdoors at night revel in the light of the sparkling stars.
From June to September, the Kaua’i Educational Association for Science and Astronomy (808/332-7827, www.keasa.org) gathers star gazers together at the Kaumakani ball field to watch a celestial cinema. It’s a great activity because even though it’s something that can be done anytime, most of us don’t take the time to soak up the beauty of the sparkling night sky over Hawaii very often.
To get to the star gazing spot, head west from Hanapepe and look for the Thrifty Mart Bakery in Kaumakani on your left. Next, take a right at the Kaumakani sign, then right again to the ball field. With no city lights around, the stars out here burn bright.