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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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Sat 04/27Partly Cloudy77°F25°C
Sun 04/28Scattered Thunderstorms78°F26°C
Mon 04/29Scattered Thunderstorms76°F24°C

Lihue

TodayPartly Cloudy71°F22°C
Thu 04/25Scattered Showers74°F23°C
Fri 04/26Partly Cloudy76°F24°C
Sat 04/27Partly Cloudy76°F24°C
Sun 04/28Scattered Thunderstorms76°F24°C
Mon 04/29Thunderstorms74°F23°C

Kapaa

TodayShowers69°F21°C
Thu 04/25Scattered Showers73°F23°C
Fri 04/26Scattered Showers75°F24°C
Sat 04/27Partly Cloudy75°F24°C
Sun 04/28Thunderstorms74°F23°C
Mon 04/29Thunderstorms73°F23°C

Oahu

Honolulu, Oahu

TodaySunny73°F23°C
Thu 04/25Partly Cloudy78°F26°C
Fri 04/26Partly Cloudy80°F27°C
Sat 04/27Mostly Cloudy79°F26°C
Sun 04/28Scattered Thunderstorms80°F27°C
Mon 04/29Thunderstorms76°F24°C

West Side

TodaySunny71°F22°C
Thu 04/25Rain81°F27°C
Fri 04/26Partly Cloudy82°F28°C
Sat 04/27Scattered Showers80°F27°C
Sun 04/28Scattered Thunderstorms78°F26°C
Mon 04/29Thunderstorms77°F25°C

North Shore (Turtle Bay)

TodayBreezy72°F22°C
Thu 04/25Partly Cloudy75°F24°C
Fri 04/26Partly Cloudy76°F24°C
Sat 04/27Mostly Cloudy76°F24°C
Sun 04/28Partly Cloudy76°F24°C
Mon 04/29Thunderstorms73°F23°C

Molokai

Hoolehua, Molokai

TodayMostly Sunny73°F23°C
Thu 04/25Partly Cloudy85°F29°C
Fri 04/26Partly Cloudy85°F29°C
Sat 04/27Cloudy85°F29°C
Sun 04/28Scattered Thunderstorms82°F28°C
Mon 04/29Scattered Thunderstorms80°F27°C

Molokai Airport

TodayMostly Sunny73°F23°C
Thu 04/25Partly Cloudy85°F29°C
Fri 04/26Partly Cloudy85°F29°C
Sat 04/27Cloudy85°F29°C
Sun 04/28Scattered Thunderstorms82°F28°C
Mon 04/29Scattered Thunderstorms80°F27°C

Kaunakakai City

TodayMostly Sunny72°F22°C
Thu 04/25Partly Cloudy81°F27°C
Fri 04/26Partly Cloudy82°F28°C
Sat 04/27Cloudy82°F28°C
Sun 04/28Scattered Thunderstorms79°F26°C
Mon 04/29Thunderstorms78°F26°C

Lanai

Lanai City, Lanai

TodayBreezy71°F22°C
Thu 04/25Mostly Sunny76°F24°C
Fri 04/26Partly Cloudy77°F25°C
Sat 04/27Scattered Showers76°F24°C
Sun 04/28Scattered Thunderstorms76°F24°C
Mon 04/29Thunderstorms73°F23°C

Manele Bay Beach

TodayBreezy71°F22°C
Thu 04/25Mostly Sunny76°F24°C
Fri 04/26Partly Cloudy77°F25°C
Sat 04/27Scattered Showers76°F24°C
Sun 04/28Scattered Thunderstorms76°F24°C
Mon 04/29Thunderstorms73°F23°C

Lanai Airport

TodayBreezy71°F22°C
Thu 04/25Mostly Sunny76°F24°C
Fri 04/26Partly Cloudy77°F25°C
Sat 04/27Scattered Showers76°F24°C
Sun 04/28Scattered Thunderstorms76°F24°C
Mon 04/29Thunderstorms73°F23°C

Maui

Kahului Airport, Maui

TodayPartly Cloudy71°F22°C
Thu 04/25Mostly Sunny78°F26°C
Fri 04/26Partly Cloudy77°F25°C
Sat 04/27Cloudy79°F26°C
Sun 04/28Partly Cloudy78°F26°C
Mon 04/29Thunderstorms77°F25°C

Whalers Village in Kaanapali

TodayPartly Cloudy68°F20°C
Thu 04/25Partly Cloudy73°F23°C
Fri 04/26Mostly Cloudy72°F22°C
Sat 04/27Rain71°F22°C
Sun 04/28Rain71°F22°C
Mon 04/29Thunderstorms70°F21°C

The Shops at Wailea in Wailea

TodayPartly Cloudy68°F20°C
Thu 04/25Partly Cloudy73°F23°C
Fri 04/26Mostly Cloudy72°F22°C
Sat 04/27Rain71°F22°C
Sun 04/28Rain71°F22°C
Mon 04/29Thunderstorms70°F21°C

Hawaii

Hilo, Hawaii

TodayPartly Cloudy69°F21°C
Thu 04/25Partly Cloudy72°F22°C
Fri 04/26Rain71°F22°C
Sat 04/27Scattered Showers70°F21°C
Sun 04/28Cloudy74°F23°C
Mon 04/29Scattered Thunderstorms73°F23°C

Kailua/Kona

TodayPartly Cloudy71°F22°C
Thu 04/25Partly Cloudy79°F26°C
Fri 04/26Partly Cloudy77°F25°C
Sat 04/27Mostly Cloudy77°F25°C
Sun 04/28Mostly Cloudy77°F25°C
Mon 04/29Thunderstorms76°F24°C

Puako

TodayMostly Sunny68°F20°C
Thu 04/25Partly Cloudy75°F24°C
Fri 04/26Partly Cloudy77°F25°C
Sat 04/27Rain75°F24°C
Sun 04/28Mostly Cloudy75°F24°C
Mon 04/29Thunderstorms76°F24°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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