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

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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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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Lihue

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

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South Shore

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

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West Side

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

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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

Oahu

Honolulu, Oahu

Molokai

Hoolehua, Molokai

Lanai

Lanai City, Lanai

Maui

Kahului, Maui

Hawaii

Hilo, Hawaii

More Ways to Explore 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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