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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

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Lihue

TodayMostly Clear67°F19°C
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Kapaa

TodayMostly Clear64°F18°C
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Thu 02/21Scattered Showers70°F21°C
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Sat 02/23Mostly Sunny73°F23°C

Oahu

Honolulu, Oahu

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West Side

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Sat 02/23Mostly Sunny76°F24°C

North Shore (Turtle Bay)

TodayMostly Clear69°F21°C
Tue 02/19Partly Cloudy71°F22°C
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Fri 02/22Mostly Sunny72°F22°C
Sat 02/23Mostly Sunny72°F22°C

Molokai

Hoolehua, Molokai

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Wed 02/20Partly Cloudy78°F26°C
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Fri 02/22Sunny78°F26°C
Sat 02/23Sunny77°F25°C

Molokai Airport

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Sat 02/23Sunny77°F25°C

Kaunakakai City

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Wed 02/20Partly Cloudy77°F25°C
Thu 02/21Partly Cloudy75°F24°C
Fri 02/22Mostly Sunny75°F24°C
Sat 02/23Sunny74°F23°C

Lanai

Lanai City, Lanai

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Manele Bay Beach

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Lanai Airport

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Wed 02/20Mostly Cloudy72°F22°C
Thu 02/21Partly Cloudy72°F22°C
Fri 02/22Mostly Sunny71°F22°C
Sat 02/23Sunny71°F22°C

Maui

Kahului Airport, Maui

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Wed 02/20Rain74°F23°C
Thu 02/21Partly Cloudy75°F24°C
Fri 02/22Partly Cloudy72°F22°C
Sat 02/23Sunny72°F22°C

Whalers Village in Kaanapali

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Tue 02/19Scattered Thunderstorms67°F19°C
Wed 02/20Mostly Cloudy69°F21°C
Thu 02/21Scattered Showers68°F20°C
Fri 02/22Scattered Showers66°F19°C
Sat 02/23Partly Cloudy67°F19°C

The Shops at Wailea in Wailea

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Wed 02/20Mostly Cloudy69°F21°C
Thu 02/21Scattered Showers68°F20°C
Fri 02/22Scattered Showers66°F19°C
Sat 02/23Partly Cloudy67°F19°C

Hawaii

Hilo, Hawaii

TodayHeavy Rain68°F20°C
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Wed 02/20Scattered Thunderstorms72°F22°C
Thu 02/21Partly Cloudy73°F23°C
Fri 02/22Rain69°F21°C
Sat 02/23Partly Cloudy70°F21°C

Kailua/Kona

TodayMostly Cloudy67°F19°C
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Thu 02/21Partly Cloudy75°F24°C
Fri 02/22Sunny75°F24°C
Sat 02/23Sunny75°F24°C

Puako

TodayShowers64°F18°C
Tue 02/19Rain67°F19°C
Wed 02/20Scattered Showers73°F23°C
Thu 02/21Partly Cloudy74°F23°C
Fri 02/22Partly Cloudy75°F24°C
Sat 02/23Partly Cloudy74°F23°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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