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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

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 Clear73°F23°C
Wed 01/23Mostly Sunny76°F24°C
Thu 01/24Sunny77°F25°C
Fri 01/25Rain76°F24°C
Sat 01/26Mostly Sunny72°F22°C
Sun 01/27Mostly Sunny73°F23°C

Lihue

TodayMostly Clear71°F22°C
Wed 01/23Mostly Sunny76°F24°C
Thu 01/24Mostly Sunny77°F25°C
Fri 01/25Scattered Showers75°F24°C
Sat 01/26Partly Cloudy69°F21°C
Sun 01/27Partly Cloudy71°F22°C

Kapaa

TodayMostly Clear68°F20°C
Wed 01/23Mostly Sunny75°F24°C
Thu 01/24Rain75°F24°C
Fri 01/25Showers74°F23°C
Sat 01/26Scattered Showers66°F19°C
Sun 01/27Partly Cloudy68°F20°C

Oahu

Honolulu, Oahu

TodayClear73°F23°C
Wed 01/23Mostly Sunny78°F26°C
Thu 01/24Sunny78°F26°C
Fri 01/25Rain80°F27°C
Sat 01/26Partly Cloudy72°F22°C
Sun 01/27Partly Cloudy71°F22°C

West Side

TodayMostly Clear72°F22°C
Wed 01/23Mostly Sunny80°F27°C
Thu 01/24Partly Cloudy78°F26°C
Fri 01/25Scattered Showers78°F26°C
Sat 01/26Partly Cloudy72°F22°C
Sun 01/27Mostly Sunny72°F22°C

North Shore (Turtle Bay)

TodayMostly Clear72°F22°C
Wed 01/23Partly Cloudy76°F24°C
Thu 01/24Mostly Sunny77°F25°C
Fri 01/25Scattered Showers75°F24°C
Sat 01/26Mostly Cloudy69°F21°C
Sun 01/27Partly Cloudy70°F21°C

Molokai

Hoolehua, Molokai

TodayPartly Cloudy74°F23°C
Wed 01/23Mostly Sunny84°F29°C
Thu 01/24Mostly Sunny82°F28°C
Fri 01/25Mostly Sunny81°F27°C
Sat 01/26Mostly Sunny74°F23°C
Sun 01/27Mostly Sunny73°F23°C

Molokai Airport

TodayPartly Cloudy74°F23°C
Wed 01/23Mostly Sunny84°F29°C
Thu 01/24Mostly Sunny82°F28°C
Fri 01/25Mostly Sunny81°F27°C
Sat 01/26Mostly Sunny74°F23°C
Sun 01/27Mostly Sunny73°F23°C

Kaunakakai City

TodayPartly Cloudy72°F22°C
Wed 01/23Mostly Sunny78°F26°C
Thu 01/24Mostly Sunny79°F26°C
Fri 01/25Mostly Sunny78°F26°C
Sat 01/26Partly Cloudy71°F22°C
Sun 01/27Mostly Sunny70°F21°C

Lanai

Lanai City, Lanai

TodayPartly Cloudy71°F22°C
Wed 01/23Mostly Sunny76°F24°C
Thu 01/24Mostly Sunny76°F24°C
Fri 01/25Mostly Sunny74°F23°C
Sat 01/26Scattered Showers69°F21°C
Sun 01/27Breezy69°F21°C

Manele Bay Beach

TodayPartly Cloudy71°F22°C
Wed 01/23Mostly Sunny76°F24°C
Thu 01/24Mostly Sunny76°F24°C
Fri 01/25Mostly Sunny74°F23°C
Sat 01/26Scattered Showers69°F21°C
Sun 01/27Breezy69°F21°C

Lanai Airport

TodayPartly Cloudy71°F22°C
Wed 01/23Mostly Sunny76°F24°C
Thu 01/24Mostly Sunny76°F24°C
Fri 01/25Mostly Sunny74°F23°C
Sat 01/26Scattered Showers69°F21°C
Sun 01/27Breezy69°F21°C

Maui

Kahului Airport, Maui

TodayMostly Clear70°F21°C
Wed 01/23Mostly Sunny76°F24°C
Thu 01/24Mostly Sunny78°F26°C
Fri 01/25Scattered Showers77°F25°C
Sat 01/26Rain70°F21°C
Sun 01/27Partly Cloudy71°F22°C

Whalers Village in Kaanapali

TodayPartly Cloudy69°F21°C
Wed 01/23Mostly Sunny73°F23°C
Thu 01/24Rain73°F23°C
Fri 01/25Partly Cloudy69°F21°C
Sat 01/26Showers65°F18°C
Sun 01/27Partly Cloudy64°F18°C

The Shops at Wailea in Wailea

TodayPartly Cloudy69°F21°C
Wed 01/23Mostly Sunny73°F23°C
Thu 01/24Rain73°F23°C
Fri 01/25Partly Cloudy69°F21°C
Sat 01/26Showers65°F18°C
Sun 01/27Partly Cloudy64°F18°C

Hawaii

Hilo, Hawaii

TodayMostly Clear70°F21°C
Wed 01/23Mostly Sunny74°F23°C
Thu 01/24Partly Cloudy75°F24°C
Fri 01/25Partly Cloudy74°F23°C
Sat 01/26Scattered Showers71°F22°C
Sun 01/27Partly Cloudy70°F21°C

Kailua/Kona

TodayMostly Clear69°F21°C
Wed 01/23Mostly Sunny75°F24°C
Thu 01/24Mostly Sunny75°F24°C
Fri 01/25Mostly Sunny76°F24°C
Sat 01/26Mostly Sunny77°F25°C
Sun 01/27Breezy75°F24°C

Puako

TodayPartly Cloudy67°F19°C
Wed 01/23Partly Cloudy75°F24°C
Thu 01/24Partly Cloudy74°F23°C
Fri 01/25Partly Cloudy73°F23°C
Sat 01/26Partly Cloudy73°F23°C
Sun 01/27Mostly Sunny70°F21°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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