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Kauai Vacations

Hawaii-Kauai Destination Guide

The "Garden Island" is considered by many to be the most beautiful of the Hawaiian Islands, because of its lush, tropical rainforest, desolate moonscapes and more than 40 spectacular beaches. Life on Kauai is unhurried from the Na Pali Coast to Waimea Canyon with plenty of unforgettable beaches and stunning waterfalls in-between. Most people have already seen Kauai on the silver screen as the lush, Eden-like backdrop for hundreds of films including Blue Hawaii, South Pacific, Jurassic Park, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Outbreak and Gilligan's Island. Yet the camera's lens could never do the island justice. Some of the best golf courses in the Hawaiian Islands are found on Kauai, including the Poipu Bay Resort Golf Course, known from the PGA Grand Slam of Golf, and the Prince Courses at the Princeville Resort.

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Kauai embraces your senses like no other destination. Kauai is the “Island of Discovery”. Explore the island by air, land or sea to experience settings you’ve only imagined in your dreams. Uncover 50-miles of heavenly beaches such as Poipu Beach and Hanalei Bay. Explore quaint and historic small towns like Koloa and Hanapepe, you’ll find here that no building is taller than a coconut tree.


There is an assortment of lodging accommodations to meet your needs. There is everything from budget hotels to luxury resorts. Kauai is also known for its charming bed & breakfasts and guest cottages. For on-the-go families, consider renting a condominium or home.

When to visit and what to do

There is no best time of the year to visit Kauai. With average yearly temperatures ranging between 84 and 69 degrees, anytime is the perfect time to visit Kauai. If you’d like to experience whale watching, the season begins in December and ends in May with peak months between January and early April.

Kayak the Wailua River, snorkel on Poipu Beach, hike the trails of Kokee State Park or for the thrill-seekers, zip-line above Kauai’s lush valleys. Or, sit back and relax and enjoy Kauai’s laid-back atmosphere and rich culture.
If you’re planning to explore the island, it is best to rent a car. This will allow you flexibility to explore where you choose to. Some of the breathtaking interior of the island can only be seen by air, so helicopter or small plane will be required. Also be sure to take the opportunity to travel by foot on Kauai’s stunning hiking trails or magnificent trackless beaches.


Weather in Hawaii-Kauai

Daytime temperatures range from the mid-70s to mid-80s, slightly warmer in the summer. The northeast trade winds provide refreshing breezes, rain usually falls only during the evening and early morning hours.

Tipping in Hawaii-Kauai

Tipping is at the discretion of the customer, normally 15 to 20%.

Wedding Requirements for Hawaii-Kauai

There is no waiting requirement for marriage licenses in Hawaii, but the bride and groom must obtain the license in person ($25 payable in cash, valid statewide for 30 days). Guests can ask at their hotel for the nearest licensing agent.

Airport Information for Hawaii-Kauai

Travel to and from Hawaii-Kauai uses the LIH - Lihue International Airport.

Rental Cars in Hawaii-Kauai

Many major rental agencies are available throughout the Hawaiian Islands.