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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
Tue 01/22Sunny78°F26°C
Wed 01/23Sunny77°F25°C
Thu 01/24Sunny77°F25°C
Fri 01/25Scattered Showers75°F24°C
Sat 01/26Mostly Sunny72°F22°C

Lihue

TodayMostly Clear72°F22°C
Tue 01/22Sunny76°F24°C
Wed 01/23Mostly Sunny76°F24°C
Thu 01/24Mostly Sunny77°F25°C
Fri 01/25Rain73°F23°C
Sat 01/26Partly Cloudy69°F21°C

Kapaa

TodayMostly Clear69°F21°C
Tue 01/22Sunny75°F24°C
Wed 01/23Mostly Sunny75°F24°C
Thu 01/24Scattered Showers76°F24°C
Fri 01/25Showers70°F21°C
Sat 01/26Mostly Cloudy66°F19°C

Oahu

Honolulu, Oahu

TodayMostly Clear73°F23°C
Tue 01/22Sunny78°F26°C
Wed 01/23Mostly Sunny79°F26°C
Thu 01/24Mostly Sunny78°F26°C
Fri 01/25Scattered Showers78°F26°C
Sat 01/26Partly Cloudy71°F22°C

West Side

TodayClear73°F23°C
Tue 01/22Mostly Sunny79°F26°C
Wed 01/23Partly Cloudy80°F27°C
Thu 01/24Partly Cloudy78°F26°C
Fri 01/25Rain75°F24°C
Sat 01/26Partly Cloudy70°F21°C

North Shore (Turtle Bay)

TodayMostly Clear72°F22°C
Tue 01/22Mostly Sunny76°F24°C
Wed 01/23Partly Cloudy75°F24°C
Thu 01/24Partly Cloudy76°F24°C
Fri 01/25Scattered Showers73°F23°C
Sat 01/26Rain69°F21°C

Molokai

Hoolehua, Molokai

TodayPartly Cloudy74°F23°C
Tue 01/22Partly Cloudy83°F28°C
Wed 01/23Partly Cloudy83°F28°C
Thu 01/24Rain79°F26°C
Fri 01/25Mostly Sunny80°F27°C
Sat 01/26Breezy74°F23°C

Molokai Airport

TodayPartly Cloudy74°F23°C
Tue 01/22Partly Cloudy83°F28°C
Wed 01/23Partly Cloudy83°F28°C
Thu 01/24Rain79°F26°C
Fri 01/25Mostly Sunny80°F27°C
Sat 01/26Breezy74°F23°C

Kaunakakai City

TodayPartly Cloudy73°F23°C
Tue 01/22Mostly Sunny78°F26°C
Wed 01/23Partly Cloudy78°F26°C
Thu 01/24Partly Cloudy78°F26°C
Fri 01/25Rain77°F25°C
Sat 01/26Partly Cloudy71°F22°C

Lanai

Lanai City, Lanai

TodayPartly Cloudy71°F22°C
Tue 01/22Mostly Sunny76°F24°C
Wed 01/23Scattered Showers76°F24°C
Thu 01/24Partly Cloudy75°F24°C
Fri 01/25Scattered Showers74°F23°C
Sat 01/26Scattered Showers70°F21°C

Manele Bay Beach

TodayPartly Cloudy71°F22°C
Tue 01/22Mostly Sunny76°F24°C
Wed 01/23Scattered Showers76°F24°C
Thu 01/24Partly Cloudy75°F24°C
Fri 01/25Scattered Showers74°F23°C
Sat 01/26Scattered Showers70°F21°C

Lanai Airport

TodayPartly Cloudy71°F22°C
Tue 01/22Mostly Sunny76°F24°C
Wed 01/23Scattered Showers76°F24°C
Thu 01/24Partly Cloudy75°F24°C
Fri 01/25Scattered Showers74°F23°C
Sat 01/26Scattered Showers70°F21°C

Maui

Kahului Airport, Maui

TodayPartly Cloudy70°F21°C
Tue 01/22Sunny78°F26°C
Wed 01/23Mostly Sunny76°F24°C
Thu 01/24Mostly Sunny76°F24°C
Fri 01/25Rain76°F24°C
Sat 01/26Rain70°F21°C

Whalers Village in Kaanapali

TodayPartly Cloudy68°F20°C
Tue 01/22Mostly Sunny74°F23°C
Wed 01/23Mostly Sunny73°F23°C
Thu 01/24Partly Cloudy72°F22°C
Fri 01/25Scattered Showers69°F21°C
Sat 01/26Showers62°F17°C

The Shops at Wailea in Wailea

TodayPartly Cloudy68°F20°C
Tue 01/22Mostly Sunny74°F23°C
Wed 01/23Mostly Sunny73°F23°C
Thu 01/24Partly Cloudy72°F22°C
Fri 01/25Scattered Showers69°F21°C
Sat 01/26Showers62°F17°C

Hawaii

Hilo, Hawaii

TodayMostly Clear70°F21°C
Tue 01/22Scattered Thunderstorms74°F23°C
Wed 01/23Mostly Sunny74°F23°C
Thu 01/24Partly Cloudy75°F24°C
Fri 01/25Mostly Sunny74°F23°C
Sat 01/26Partly Cloudy69°F21°C

Kailua/Kona

TodayPartly Cloudy70°F21°C
Tue 01/22Mostly Sunny75°F24°C
Wed 01/23Mostly Sunny76°F24°C
Thu 01/24Partly Cloudy75°F24°C
Fri 01/25Mostly Sunny75°F24°C
Sat 01/26Breezy74°F23°C

Puako

TodayPartly Cloudy69°F21°C
Tue 01/22Mostly Sunny75°F24°C
Wed 01/23Mostly Sunny76°F24°C
Thu 01/24Mostly Sunny74°F23°C
Fri 01/25Partly Cloudy73°F23°C
Sat 01/26Scattered Showers69°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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