Your First Trip to Kauai
Lose yourself to the gentle trade winds. Take in the lush greenery. Inhale the fresh floral environment around you. Each Island has its own distinctive charm, and Kauai is the tropical centerpiece of Hawaii, full of outdoor activities, attractions and culture.
Flights arrive at Kauai’s main airport, Lihue Airport (LIH) in southeastern Lihue
. You may also fly into Honolulu International Airport (HNL) on Oahu
first and then head to Kauai. You’ll find everything from bed and breakfasts to luxury resorts
in the areas of North Shore
(Princeville), East Side
(Coconut Coast), Lihue
(Kalapaki), South Shore
(Poipu), West Side
Once you’ve settled in, break out your sunscreen and head outdoors. Explore Kauai’s beautiful beaches
where you can sunbathe, snorkel
or learn how to surf
. Then visit Kauai’s humbling natural wonders
, from Waimea Canyon
to the Napali Coast
. Take a break in Kauai’s small towns like Hanapepe
and Old Koloa Town
to get a taste of local food and art, as well as learn about the island’s fascinating history
and culture. After a long day, watch the sunset from the comforts of your resort and recharge for another day of discovery on Kauai.
Featured Sites and Attractions
Waimea Canyon, on Kauai’s west side, is nicknamed “The Grand Canyon of the Pacific.”
The Napali Coast is a breathtaking coastal range that can only be accessed by hiking, sea tour or helicopter tour.
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.
Timeless Hanalei Town is home to taro farms, art galleries and the Hanalei Pier overlooking beautiful Hanalei Bay.
Kilauea Lighthouse, on Kauai’s northernmost tip, is a wildlife refuge offering amazing views.
With a roadside lookout, this is one of Kauai's most accessible major waterfalls.