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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

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Tue 02/26Partly Cloudy71°F22°C

Lihue

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Mon 02/25Rain71°F22°C
Tue 02/26Partly Cloudy69°F21°C

Kapaa

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Mon 02/25Partly Cloudy69°F21°C
Tue 02/26Scattered Showers67°F19°C

Oahu

Honolulu, Oahu

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Tue 02/26Partly Cloudy70°F21°C

West Side

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Sat 02/23Partly Cloudy77°F25°C
Sun 02/24Sunny76°F24°C
Mon 02/25Scattered Showers72°F22°C
Tue 02/26Partly Cloudy69°F21°C

North Shore (Turtle Bay)

TodayPartly Cloudy71°F22°C
Fri 02/22Mostly Sunny74°F23°C
Sat 02/23Partly Cloudy72°F22°C
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Mon 02/25Rain69°F21°C
Tue 02/26Rain68°F20°C

Molokai

Hoolehua, Molokai

TodayPartly Cloudy74°F23°C
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Sat 02/23Partly Cloudy79°F26°C
Sun 02/24Sunny77°F25°C
Mon 02/25Partly Cloudy75°F24°C
Tue 02/26Mostly Sunny72°F22°C

Molokai Airport

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Tue 02/26Mostly Sunny72°F22°C

Kaunakakai City

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Sun 02/24Sunny74°F23°C
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Tue 02/26Partly Cloudy70°F21°C

Lanai

Lanai City, Lanai

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Tue 02/26Showers67°F19°C

Manele Bay Beach

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Lanai Airport

TodayPartly Cloudy72°F22°C
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Tue 02/26Showers67°F19°C

Maui

Kahului Airport, Maui

TodayMostly Cloudy70°F21°C
Fri 02/22Partly Cloudy75°F24°C
Sat 02/23Partly Cloudy73°F23°C
Sun 02/24Mostly Sunny72°F22°C
Mon 02/25Scattered Showers73°F23°C
Tue 02/26Scattered Showers67°F19°C

Whalers Village in Kaanapali

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Sun 02/24Rain68°F20°C
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Tue 02/26Showers62°F17°C

The Shops at Wailea in Wailea

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Sun 02/24Rain68°F20°C
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Tue 02/26Showers62°F17°C

Hawaii

Hilo, Hawaii

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Mon 02/25Mostly Sunny72°F22°C
Tue 02/26Partly Cloudy69°F21°C

Kailua/Kona

TodayMostly Sunny73°F23°C
Fri 02/22Scattered Thunderstorms77°F25°C
Sat 02/23Scattered Thunderstorms76°F24°C
Sun 02/24Sunny77°F25°C
Mon 02/25Mostly Sunny75°F24°C
Tue 02/26Mostly Sunny73°F23°C

Puako

TodayPartly Cloudy72°F22°C
Fri 02/22Mostly Sunny76°F24°C
Sat 02/23Scattered Thunderstorms75°F24°C
Sun 02/24Mostly Sunny72°F22°C
Mon 02/25Mostly Sunny73°F23°C
Tue 02/26Mostly Sunny72°F22°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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