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Kauaʻi Travel Tips

Kauaʻi's world-famous land- and seascapes aren't pristine by happy accident. This island's raw, rejuvenating natural beauty is maintained thanks to the wisdom of local culture that prizes our connection to the outdoors above all else. We share local secrets for keeping the Garden Island lush and untouched not only for the sake of the island, but because when visitors learn how to care for Kauaʻi the way we do, their time here is so much more rewarding.

Rules of the Road

Kauaʻi's untouched beauty means that some rivers may only be crossed on one-lane bridges. Please follow the local practice of driving with aloha by alternating traffic every five vehicles, so drivers in both directions have a chance to traverse the bridge.


Emergency Numbers


  • 9-1-1 — Serious medical problem, fire, life-threatening situation or crime in progress. Be aware of your location.
  • 9-1-1 (text) — Only text 9-1-1 if you are unable to make a voice call.


  • Non-Emergency (808) 241-1711 — Non-emergency, non-life-threatening. Kauaʻi Police Department


  • Crimestoppers (808) 246-8300 — Kauaʻi County Crime Stoppers – to provide anonymous tips.

Visitor Services 

  • Visitor Services (808) 926-8274 - Visitor Aloha Society of Hawaiʻi - provides support services to visitors in need. Call for initial assistance until family and friends at home can be contacted.

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