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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

TodayPartly Cloudy70°F21°C
Wed 03/27Scattered Thunderstorms74°F23°C
Thu 03/28Partly Cloudy73°F23°C
Fri 03/29Mostly Sunny71°F22°C
Sat 03/30Partly Cloudy73°F23°C
Sun 03/31Partly Cloudy76°F24°C

Lihue

TodayPartly Cloudy68°F20°C
Wed 03/27Scattered Thunderstorms75°F24°C
Thu 03/28Scattered Showers74°F23°C
Fri 03/29Partly Cloudy69°F21°C
Sat 03/30Partly Cloudy70°F21°C
Sun 03/31Mostly Cloudy75°F24°C

Kapaa

TodayPartly Cloudy65°F18°C
Wed 03/27Scattered Thunderstorms73°F23°C
Thu 03/28Showers71°F22°C
Fri 03/29Scattered Showers67°F19°C
Sat 03/30Mostly Cloudy69°F21°C
Sun 03/31Mostly Cloudy74°F23°C

Oahu

Honolulu, Oahu

TodayClear69°F21°C
Wed 03/27Scattered Thunderstorms77°F25°C
Thu 03/28Rain75°F24°C
Fri 03/29Mostly Sunny74°F23°C
Sat 03/30Mostly Sunny73°F23°C
Sun 03/31Partly Cloudy78°F26°C

West Side

TodayClear68°F20°C
Wed 03/27Scattered Thunderstorms77°F25°C
Thu 03/28Partly Cloudy76°F24°C
Fri 03/29Partly Cloudy72°F22°C
Sat 03/30Mostly Sunny74°F23°C
Sun 03/31Partly Cloudy80°F27°C

North Shore (Turtle Bay)

TodayMostly Clear70°F21°C
Wed 03/27Scattered Thunderstorms76°F24°C
Thu 03/28Rain73°F23°C
Fri 03/29Mostly Cloudy70°F21°C
Sat 03/30Partly Cloudy71°F22°C
Sun 03/31Partly Cloudy74°F23°C

Molokai

Hoolehua, Molokai

TodayClear67°F19°C
Wed 03/27Sunny80°F27°C
Thu 03/28Mostly Sunny79°F26°C
Fri 03/29Mostly Sunny75°F24°C
Sat 03/30Partly Cloudy77°F25°C
Sun 03/31Partly Cloudy85°F29°C

Molokai Airport

TodayClear67°F19°C
Wed 03/27Sunny80°F27°C
Thu 03/28Mostly Sunny79°F26°C
Fri 03/29Mostly Sunny75°F24°C
Sat 03/30Partly Cloudy77°F25°C
Sun 03/31Partly Cloudy85°F29°C

Kaunakakai City

TodayClear68°F20°C
Wed 03/27Mostly Sunny78°F26°C
Thu 03/28Rain76°F24°C
Fri 03/29Rain72°F22°C
Sat 03/30Partly Cloudy74°F23°C
Sun 03/31Partly Cloudy80°F27°C

Lanai

Lanai City, Lanai

TodayBreezy69°F21°C
Wed 03/27Sunny74°F23°C
Thu 03/28Mostly Sunny73°F23°C
Fri 03/29Partly Cloudy70°F21°C
Sat 03/30Partly Cloudy71°F22°C
Sun 03/31Partly Cloudy75°F24°C

Manele Bay Beach

TodayBreezy69°F21°C
Wed 03/27Sunny74°F23°C
Thu 03/28Mostly Sunny73°F23°C
Fri 03/29Partly Cloudy70°F21°C
Sat 03/30Partly Cloudy71°F22°C
Sun 03/31Partly Cloudy75°F24°C

Lanai Airport

TodayBreezy69°F21°C
Wed 03/27Sunny74°F23°C
Thu 03/28Mostly Sunny73°F23°C
Fri 03/29Partly Cloudy70°F21°C
Sat 03/30Partly Cloudy71°F22°C
Sun 03/31Partly Cloudy75°F24°C

Maui

Kahului Airport, Maui

TodayMostly Clear67°F19°C
Wed 03/27Sunny76°F24°C
Thu 03/28Partly Cloudy76°F24°C
Fri 03/29Partly Cloudy72°F22°C
Sat 03/30Partly Cloudy72°F22°C
Sun 03/31Partly Cloudy77°F25°C

Whalers Village in Kaanapali

TodayMostly Clear64°F18°C
Wed 03/27Scattered Showers68°F20°C
Thu 03/28Rain68°F20°C
Fri 03/29Rain67°F19°C
Sat 03/30Scattered Showers66°F19°C
Sun 03/31Partly Cloudy72°F22°C

The Shops at Wailea in Wailea

TodayMostly Clear64°F18°C
Wed 03/27Scattered Showers68°F20°C
Thu 03/28Rain68°F20°C
Fri 03/29Rain67°F19°C
Sat 03/30Scattered Showers66°F19°C
Sun 03/31Partly Cloudy72°F22°C

Hawaii

Hilo, Hawaii

TodayClear63°F17°C
Wed 03/27Partly Cloudy73°F23°C
Thu 03/28Mostly Sunny75°F24°C
Fri 03/29Partly Cloudy74°F23°C
Sat 03/30Showers69°F21°C
Sun 03/31Scattered Showers72°F22°C

Kailua/Kona

TodayMostly Clear65°F18°C
Wed 03/27Sunny76°F24°C
Thu 03/28Sunny75°F24°C
Fri 03/29Sunny76°F24°C
Sat 03/30Mostly Sunny78°F26°C
Sun 03/31Mostly Sunny77°F25°C

Puako

TodayMostly Clear60°F16°C
Wed 03/27Sunny75°F24°C
Thu 03/28Mostly Sunny75°F24°C
Fri 03/29Partly Cloudy75°F24°C
Sat 03/30Partly Cloudy73°F23°C
Sun 03/31Partly Cloudy77°F25°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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