Kauai Guidebook

Discover how much there is to see and do on Kauai. Explore this informative guidebook to learn about the island’s top sights and attractions, and the defining qualities that make Kauai so unique. Browse the features below or search the guidebook topics alphabetically.

Top Sights & Attractions

Daniel K. Inouye Kilauea Point Lighthouse, on Kauai’s northernmost tip, is a wildlife refuge offering amazing views.
Timeless Hanalei Town is home to taro farms, art galleries and the Hanalei Pier overlooking beautiful Hanalei Bay.
Known as “Kauai’s biggest little town,” charming Hanapepe Town is the art capital of Kauai.
Old Koloa Town, in south Kauai, is a charming area with a historic plantation past.
Poipu Beach Park, on Kauai’s south shore, was once voted “America’s Best Beach.”
Wailua Falls is an easily accessible, 80-foot-high waterfall located north of Lihue.
Kauai has the only navigable rivers in Hawaii, and the Wailua River is one of the most popular.
Waimea Canyon, on Kauai’s west side, is nicknamed “The Grand Canyon of the Pacific.”
Whether for a weekend or for an extended vacation, find a Kauai itinerary of must see and must do attractions and activities to fit your schedule.
Kauai is the tropical centerpiece of Hawaii, full of outdoor activities, culture and attractions.
From hiking in Kokee State Park to exploring Kauai’s history, there’s even more to discover on your second visit to Kauai.