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Kauai

The "Garden Island"

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Welcome to Kauai

Kauai is Hawaii's fourth largest island and is sometimes called the "Garden Island," which is an entirely accurate description. The oldest and northernmost island in the Hawaiian chain is draped in emerald valleys, sharp mountain spires and jagged cliffs aged by time and the elements. Centuries of growth have formed tropical rainforests, forking rivers and cascading waterfalls! Some parts of Kauai are only accessible by sea or air, revealing views beyond your imagination. More than just dramatic beauty, the island is home to a variety of outdoor activities. You can kayak the Wailua River, snorkel on Poipu Beach, hike the trails of Kokee State Park, or go ziplining above Kauai's lush valleys. But, it is the island's laid-back atmosphere and rich culture found in its small towns that make it truly timeless. Make your escape to Kauai and discover the undeniable allure of the island.

Regions of Kauai

The North Shore of Kauai

North Shore

Home to dramatic natural beauty like the cliffs of the Napali Coast, this area is an outdoor lovers paradise.

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The East Side of Kauai known as the Royal Coconut Coast

East Side (Coconut Coast)

Kauai's East Side is sometimes called the Coconut Coast for the groves of coconut palms that grow there.

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Aerial shot of the Wailua Falls in Lihue

Lihue

The island's government and commercial center is surrounded by natural wonders like Wailua Falls.

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South Shore of Kauai

South Shore

You'll find sites with cultural, historical, and geological significance alongside beautiful beaches.

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Hiking on the West Side of Kauai

West Side

Discover the charming, art-filled Hanapepe Town, the scenic vistas of Kokee State Park, and much more.

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Video: Get Inspired to Visit Kauai
Take a tour of the "Garden Isle" and discover stunning waterfalls, relaxing beaches and much more.

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The Hawaiian Islands Weather

Kauai

Poipu, Kauai

TodayMostly Sunny72°F22°C
Sun 02/17Showers72°F22°C
Mon 02/18Scattered Thunderstorms72°F22°C
Tue 02/19Scattered Thunderstorms73°F23°C
Wed 02/20Partly Cloudy73°F23°C
Thu 02/21Mostly Sunny74°F23°C

Lihue

TodayBreezy70°F21°C
Sun 02/17Rain69°F21°C
Mon 02/18Scattered Thunderstorms71°F22°C
Tue 02/19Scattered Thunderstorms74°F23°C
Wed 02/20Rain76°F24°C
Thu 02/21Mostly Sunny73°F23°C

Kapaa

TodayPartly Cloudy69°F21°C
Sun 02/17Scattered Showers67°F19°C
Mon 02/18Scattered Thunderstorms71°F22°C
Tue 02/19Partly Cloudy74°F23°C
Wed 02/20Rain74°F23°C
Thu 02/21Partly Cloudy71°F22°C

Oahu

Honolulu, Oahu

TodayMostly Sunny73°F23°C
Sun 02/17Partly Cloudy72°F22°C
Mon 02/18Scattered Thunderstorms72°F22°C
Tue 02/19Scattered Showers68°F20°C
Wed 02/20Partly Cloudy76°F24°C
Thu 02/21Partly Cloudy74°F23°C

West Side

TodayMostly Sunny72°F22°C
Sun 02/17Partly Cloudy70°F21°C
Mon 02/18Partly Cloudy72°F22°C
Tue 02/19Rain72°F22°C
Wed 02/20Mostly Sunny76°F24°C
Thu 02/21Partly Cloudy75°F24°C

North Shore (Turtle Bay)

TodayMostly Sunny71°F22°C
Sun 02/17Scattered Thunderstorms69°F21°C
Mon 02/18Scattered Thunderstorms74°F23°C
Tue 02/19Mostly Cloudy71°F22°C
Wed 02/20Partly Cloudy74°F23°C
Thu 02/21Partly Cloudy72°F22°C

Molokai

Hoolehua, Molokai

TodayPartly Cloudy73°F23°C
Sun 02/17Mostly Sunny75°F24°C
Mon 02/18Showers76°F24°C
Tue 02/19Showers69°F21°C
Wed 02/20Partly Cloudy77°F25°C
Thu 02/21Partly Cloudy77°F25°C

Molokai Airport

TodayPartly Cloudy73°F23°C
Sun 02/17Mostly Sunny75°F24°C
Mon 02/18Showers76°F24°C
Tue 02/19Showers69°F21°C
Wed 02/20Partly Cloudy77°F25°C
Thu 02/21Partly Cloudy77°F25°C

Kaunakakai City

TodayPartly Cloudy72°F22°C
Sun 02/17Scattered Thunderstorms73°F23°C
Mon 02/18Scattered Showers74°F23°C
Tue 02/19Rain68°F20°C
Wed 02/20Partly Cloudy75°F24°C
Thu 02/21Partly Cloudy75°F24°C

Lanai

Lanai City, Lanai

TodayMostly Sunny71°F22°C
Sun 02/17Mostly Sunny71°F22°C
Mon 02/18Mostly Sunny73°F23°C
Tue 02/19Rain69°F21°C
Wed 02/20Partly Cloudy74°F23°C
Thu 02/21Partly Cloudy72°F22°C

Manele Bay Beach

TodayMostly Sunny71°F22°C
Sun 02/17Mostly Sunny71°F22°C
Mon 02/18Mostly Sunny73°F23°C
Tue 02/19Rain69°F21°C
Wed 02/20Partly Cloudy74°F23°C
Thu 02/21Partly Cloudy72°F22°C

Lanai Airport

TodayMostly Sunny71°F22°C
Sun 02/17Mostly Sunny71°F22°C
Mon 02/18Mostly Sunny73°F23°C
Tue 02/19Rain69°F21°C
Wed 02/20Partly Cloudy74°F23°C
Thu 02/21Partly Cloudy72°F22°C

Maui

Kahului Airport, Maui

TodayPartly Cloudy71°F22°C
Sun 02/17Mostly Sunny73°F23°C
Mon 02/18Sunny74°F23°C
Tue 02/19Rain67°F19°C
Wed 02/20Mostly Cloudy76°F24°C
Thu 02/21Partly Cloudy72°F22°C

Whalers Village in Kaanapali

TodayPartly Cloudy68°F20°C
Sun 02/17Scattered Thunderstorms66°F19°C
Mon 02/18Scattered Showers67°F19°C
Tue 02/19Rain65°F18°C
Wed 02/20Scattered Thunderstorms70°F21°C
Thu 02/21Showers67°F19°C

The Shops at Wailea in Wailea

TodayPartly Cloudy68°F20°C
Sun 02/17Scattered Thunderstorms66°F19°C
Mon 02/18Scattered Showers67°F19°C
Tue 02/19Rain65°F18°C
Wed 02/20Scattered Thunderstorms70°F21°C
Thu 02/21Showers67°F19°C

Hawaii

Hilo, Hawaii

TodaySunny72°F22°C
Sun 02/17Mostly Sunny73°F23°C
Mon 02/18Mostly Sunny74°F23°C
Tue 02/19Scattered Thunderstorms69°F21°C
Wed 02/20Rain73°F23°C
Thu 02/21Rain71°F22°C

Kailua/Kona

TodayMostly Sunny71°F22°C
Sun 02/17Sunny73°F23°C
Mon 02/18Sunny73°F23°C
Tue 02/19Rain73°F23°C
Wed 02/20Showers75°F24°C
Thu 02/21Partly Cloudy75°F24°C

Puako

TodaySunny72°F22°C
Sun 02/17Mostly Sunny72°F22°C
Mon 02/18Sunny71°F22°C
Tue 02/19Rain67°F19°C
Wed 02/20Showers76°F24°C
Thu 02/21Partly Cloudy73°F23°C

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More Ways to Explore Kauai

Hiking to a scenic overlook in Kokee State Park, Kauai
Find dramatic views on the West Side of Kauai

With so much to see and do on the island of Kauai, you could easily spend your entire trip exploring the island. Here's some more info about things to see and do around the island. 

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