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Kauaʻi Travel Tips

Getting to Kauaʻi

Kauaʻi's main airport is Līhuʻe Airport (LIH) in southeastern Līhuʻe. Many airlines now offer non-stop service to Kauaʻi. There is also the option of flying into Honolulu International Airport (HNL) on Oʻahu first and then heading to Kauaʻi on a short, 25-minute flight.

Staying on Kauaʻi

There are various accommodations to meet your needs. You'll find everything from budget hotels to luxury resorts in the areas of North Shore (Princeville), East Side (Coconut Coast), Līhuʻe (Kalapakī), South Shore (Poʻipū), West Side (Waimea). Kauaʻi is also known for its charming bed and breakfasts and guest cottages. You can also rent a condominium or home, which is great for on-the-go families.

Anytime of year is a good time to visit Kauaʻi with average yearly temperatures ranging between 84 and 69 degrees. Ocean temperatures are also perfect ranging from 71 to 81 degrees. Trade winds keep things comfortable year-round.

Traveling on Kauaʻi

If you're planning to explore the island, it's best to rent a car. This will allow you the flexibility to tour Waimea Canyon one day then spend the next in Hanalei Town. Shuttles and tours are also available, though stops will be limited.

Some of the lush interior of the island is only accessible by air, so you may find yourself taking a sightseeing sky adventure by helicopter or small plane. Don't miss the chance to travel by foot on Kauaʻi's magnificent hiking trails or vast, trackless beaches.

Useful Phone Numbers

The area code for the state of Hawaiʻi is (808).
Līhuʻe Airport Visitor Information: (808) 246-1448
Kauaʻi Visitor Information: (800) 262-1400
Kauaʻi Visitors Bureau: (808)245-3971
Marriage License and Civil Unions: (808) 586-4545
Agricultural Inspection: (808) 245-2831
Camping Permits: (808) 241-4463 (county), (808) 274-3444 (state)
Wilcox Memorial Hospital: (808) 245-1100
Kauaʻi Veterans Memorial Hospital: (808) 338-9431

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