Kauai

Welcome to the Garden Island

Pay a visit to the ‘Garden Isle’ and holiday in Kauai. With picturesque landscapes and verdantly dense forests, this atypical island deserves its lush name. It’s over six million years old and was originally volcanic – you’ll be situated in the oldest of the main islands in Hawaii, so grab the camera and take a few snaps for posterity! Why not take a boat along the Nā Pali coastline to gain spectacular views of the Nā Pali Coast State Park spanning 6,175 acres.

Luxury Holidays in Kauai

For the discerning traveller in search of something a little more special, let Kauai Holidays provide you with some truly exclusive and luxurious resorts. Set against the backdrop of this exquisite isle – an ambience created by the natural beauty and the oscillating sounds of the ocean reverberating in your ears – the regions’ resorts will pamper you like a weary traveller discovering paradise!

10 Great Reasons to Holiday in Kauai

  • Wailua River – Kayak along Hawaii’s only navigable river.
  • Napali Coast – Explore sea caves, remote beaches, isolated waterfalls and spectacular sea cliffs on Kauai's northern coast.
  • Poipu Beach Park – Voted one of America’s best beaches for its idyllic golden sands and crystal clear waters. 
  • Hanalei Bay - Bedecked in emerald valleys, white beaches and Taro fields where you can taste Hawaiian Poi. Also famed for its frequent ukulele concerts. 
  • Kipu Ranch- Take an AVT tour and tear through the scenic landscapes of Kauai. Try a rope swing into the river and learn about the island's rich history. Kipu Ranch's adventure tours will be the highlight of your trip to Kauai. 
  • Hollywood Movie Tour - Over 60 feature films that have been shot in Kauai, from South Pacific to Jurassic Park. Step onto the settings of Hollywood's favourite movies and see if your recognise the dramatic landscapes. 
  • Waimea Canyon - Nicknamed 'The Grand Canyon of the Pacific', Waimea Canyon is a natural wonder with breathtaking and dramatic panoramas. 
  • The Sleeping Giant - Hike to the top of Nounou Mountain, nicknamed 'sleeping giant' due to a Hawaiian myth based on the mountain's resemblance to a human figure lying on his back. 
  • Spouting Horn - Spouting horn is a magnificent blowhole which rockets water sky high at immense speeds. It is amongst the most photographed location in Kauai. The blowhole's eerie noises have been the subject of many Hawaiian legends. 
  • Wailua Falls - This grand 80 foot waterfall offers an off-the-beaten-track experience. It can be recognised from the hit TV show 'Fantasy Island' as well as various feature films.

Things to do Whilst on Holiday in Kauai

For the arty types, or just the culturally curious, why not check out Hanapepe Town. Known locally as the ‘biggest little town’, you’ll be in the epicentre of Kauai’s art scene. Buy a piece of work, support the local artists and immortalise your journey by taking back a little something to remember.

Glimpse the natural wonder of this lovely region and pop by to Opaekaa Falls. You’ll be at the most accessible of the main waterfalls on the isle! It also has a roadside lookout, making it a little easier to snap away and remember the idyllic scenes you’ll discover in Hawaii.

You’ll be absolutely wowed by the Waimea Canyon. This fabulous landscape rivals the famed canyon of Arizona, and it’s no wonder its been nicknamed ‘The Grand Canyon of the Pacific’. Why not travel back in time and visit Old Koloa Town. What you’ll find is a lovely little space with huge historic significance for the islands’ plantation past. You’ll also be able to treat yourself to a fine meal and a day at the shops!

For history buffs, did you know that this is the destination of Captain Cook’s first visit to Kauai in Waimea Town? Pay a visit to the towns Technology and Visitor centre – it’ll adorn you with historical points to make your visit worthwhile. The amount of natural wonder to gaze upon, and the host of attractions to experience – not to mention the more active endeavours to add to your itineraries – you’ll need a long break to truly appreciate what this isle has to offer!

Weather in Kauai

You’ll find that the coolest month of the calendar year is January, while the hottest is in August. The majority of the regions’ rainfall occurs in December, but remember that it often comes down during the night and in short periods.

Interesting Facts About Kauai

  • Area – 562.3 sq. miles
  • Population – 65,689
  • Currency - US Dollar
  • The highest point of Kauai is Kawaikini

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Top Pick Hotels

1 Hotel Hanalei Bay

5* out of 5 stars

An island escape where the scenery is out of this world. Five award-winning dining options, an ocean-front golf course and a serene spa create luxury holidays to remember.

Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa

5* out of 5 stars

Stunning scenery, sumptuous dining options and fun activities characterise your stay at this luxury Hawaiian retreat, while the deluxe Anara Spa awakens body and soul.

Sheraton Kauai Resort

4* out of 5 stars

Guests holidaying at Sheraton Kauai Resort step into a vibrantly beautiful setting accompanied by world class facilities and luxury amenities. Each room features a private balcony.

Things to do in Kauai

Waimea Canyon State Park

Waimea Canyon State Park

Waimea Canyon State Park, is often called the "Grand Canyon of the Pacific." Spanning approximately 14 miles long, one mile wide, and over 3,600 feet deep, it showcases vibrant red, brown, and green hues, carved by millennia of erosion. The park offers stunning vistas, hiking trails, and lookout points, providing breathtaking views of the canyon's rugged landscapes and waterfalls. Waimea Canyon State Park is a must-visit destination for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts seeking unparalleled natural beauty and adventure.

Poipu Beach Park

Poipu Beach Park

Poipu Beach Park, located on the sunny south shore, is a premier destination for beachgoers and water enthusiasts. Renowned for its golden sands, crystal-clear waters, and abundant marine life, the park offers excellent swimming, snorkelling, and surfing opportunities. Families enjoy the park's amenities, including picnic areas, playgrounds, and lifeguard services. The beach's calm, sheltered area, ideal for children, and the chance to spot Hawaiian monk seals sunbathing on the shore make Poipu Beach Park a beloved spot for relaxation and adventure.

Kalalau Trail

Kalalau Trail

The Kalalau Trail, located on the Napali Coast, is a challenging yet stunning 11-mile hike offering breathtaking views of rugged cliffs, lush valleys, and pristine beaches. Starting at Ke'e Beach and ending at Kalalau Beach, the trail traverses diverse landscapes, including dense forests and steep, narrow paths. Hikers experience the natural beauty of waterfalls and scenic vistas along the way. Known for its difficulty and dramatic scenery, the Kalalau Trail is a bucket-list adventure for experienced hikers seeking an unforgettable wilderness experience.

Nā Pali Coast State Park

Nā Pali Coast State Park

Nā Pali Coast State Park is renowned for its dramatic, rugged cliffs that rise majestically from the Pacific Ocean. Spanning 16 miles, the park features lush valleys, cascading waterfalls, and secluded beaches accessible only by boat, helicopter, or hiking the challenging Kalalau Trail. The coastline's emerald peaks and vibrant blue waters offer unparalleled natural beauty. Nā Pali Coast State Park is a paradise for adventurers and nature lovers, providing breathtaking vistas and a unique glimpse into Hawaii's pristine wilderness.

Wailua Falls

Wailua Falls

Located near Lihue, Wailua Falls is a stunning double waterfall that cascades 80 feet into a serene pool below. Easily accessible by car, the falls are a popular destination for visitors seeking a glimpse of Kauai's natural beauty. Surrounded by lush tropical vegetation, Wailua Falls offers picturesque views and photo opportunities. The falls are best viewed in the morning when the sunlight enhances the vibrant colours of the landscape. Wailua Falls' serene and majestic presence makes it a must-see attraction on the island.

Useful information

  • Local time GMT (-10)
  • Currency US Dollar ($)
  • Language English & Hawaiian
  • Location Kauai is an island in the Central Pacific, part of the Hawaiian archipelago
  • Flying time 17 hours & 16 minutes (1 stop)

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