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Kauai Quick Facts

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Island Name:
Kauai

Kauai Highlights:
Napali Coast: Take an air tour or a boat tour to witness the towering cliffs along Kauai’s North Shore.
Waimea Canyon: Enjoy the panoramic views of “The Grand Canyon of the Pacific.”
Wailua River: Kauai has the only navigable rivers in Hawaii and Wailua is one of the most popular.
Kilauea Lighthouse: Visit this beautiful scenic point at the northernmost tip of the island.
Kauai Beaches: From Poipu on the South Shore to Hanalei Bay on the North Shore, explore Kauai’s amazing beaches.
 
Airports:
Kauai’s main airport is Lihue Airport (LIH) in southeastern Lihue.
 
Kauai Resort Areas:
There are five major resort destinations on Kauai: North Shore (Princeville), East Side (Coconut Coast), Lihue (Kalapaki), South Shore (Poipu), West Side (Waimea).
 
Capital City:
Lihue
 
Population:
62,640
 
Time Zone:
Hawaii Standard Time (GMT-10 hours), 5 hours behind the US East Coast, 6 hours behind during Daylight Saving Time (Hawaii does not observe Daylight Saving Time).
 
Languages:
English
Hawaiian
 
Currency:
US dollar. Credit cards are widely accepted. Travellers cheques are accepted at many businesses.
 
Climate:
Average temperature: 23˚ - 29˚ C.

Area Code/Mobile Phones:
The area code for all of Hawaii is (808). Mobile phone coverage is readily available in most places if you’re coming from the United States.
 
Internet Access:
Internet access is readily available on Kauai and at many hotels.
 
Accommodation:
Luxury resorts, hotels, holiday rentals including cottages, homes and condos (apartments), as well as bed and breakfasts are located throughout the island.
 
Transport:
Rent a car at Lihue Airport (LIH) to explore the island. Other options include tour buses, taxis or city buses.
 
Clothing:
Dress casually. Bring a light jacket for nights. Semi-casual dress clothes for restaurants and nightlife. Suits and ties are rarely worn.
 
Tipping:
US standards apply: 15-20% on meals, at least $1 per bag for porters and at least $1 - 2 per night for housekeeping.