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Hotels, Resorts, and Condos on Kauai

Kuhio Shores
Condo on the ocean in Poipu, Kauai
16.3 miles from LIH (34 minute drive)
Whalers Cove
Condo on the ocean in Poipu, Kauai
16.1 miles from LIH (35 minute drive)

Things to do on Kauai

Kauai Helicopter and Air Tours
Horseback Riding on Kauai
Luaus on Kauai
Eco Adventures - Outfitters Kauai
Dolphin Excursions on Kauai
Snorkeling on Kauai
Kayaking on Kauai
Sunset Cruises on Kauai
Diving on Kauai - Mana Divers
Exploring the Napali Coast of Kauai

Kauai Resort Areas

Kapaa / Wailua
11.9 miles from LIH (30 minute drive)
Poipu
15.8 miles from LIH (33 minute drive)
Hanalei / Princeville
32.8 miles from LIH (55 minute drive)
Haena
Hanalei
Anini
Lihue

Kauai Beaches

Ninini Beach
1.5 miles from LIH (8 minute drive)
Kalapaki Beach
2.3 miles from LIH (12 minute drive)
Hanamaulu Beach
5.7 miles from LIH (18 minute drive)
Lydgate State Park
7.4 miles from LIH (21 minute drive)
Poipu Beach Park
16.9 miles from LIH (34 minute drive)
Prince Kuhio Park
16.2 miles from LIH (34 minute drive)
Spouting Horn Beach Park
17.7 miles from LIH (38 minute drive)
Mahaulepu Beach
18.3 miles from LIH (40 minute drive)
Hanalei Beach
33.4 miles from LIH (57 minute drive)
Lumahai Beach
35.7 miles from LIH (1.1 hour drive)

Kauai Island Information

Overview of Kauai

Overview of Kauai

Considered to be one of the most beautiful locations in the world, Kauai surrounds you with lush tropical beauty. The abundance of forested environments makes this "The Garden Isle".

Treat your senses with our Kauai vacations. Enjoy beautiful horizons, magnificent rainbows, jewel-tone oceans, exotic flowers and colorful birds.

Kauai is a serene island with a multitude of spectacular beaches. You could spend months here and still not get to them all. Driving time from one end of the island to the other is approximately 1.5 hours. It is not possible to circumnavigate the island by car.

Kauai Facts

Kauai Facts

Size: 552 Square Miles.
Length: 33 Miles.
Width: 25 Miles.
Coastline: 90 Miles.
Population: 61,929.

Kauai Airport

Kauai Airport

Lihue Airport (LIH)

Driving times from the airport:
From Lihue airport to:
Poipu: 14 miles. 30 min.
Waimea Canyon: 36 miles. 1.5 hrs.
Wailua: 7 miles. 15 min.
Princeville: 30 miles. 1 hr.
Haena: 40 miles. 1.25 hrs.

Kauai Weather

Kauai Weather

The wettest spot on Earth" can be found on the island of Kauai. Although the city of Waimea averages only 21 inches of rain per year and Poipu averages 85 inches, Mt. Waialeale averages an astounding 486 inches of rain per year, more than anywhere else in the world.

Temperatures on Kauai are comparable to the other islands, with average temperatures on the coast averaging 70 to 77 degrees, and the mountains averaging 55 to 65 degrees throughout the day. Occasionally at night in the winter the temperatures in Kokeie state park can drop into the thirties.

Kauai History

Kauai History

Kauai was the first Hawaiian island to break the surface of the Pacific ocean, over 5.1 million years ago, and last island to join the Hawaiian Kingdom. After a series of planned invasions by King Kamehameha which went awry due to weather and epidemics, Kauai was peacefully submitted to Kamehameha in 1810.

It was also the first island in the Hawaiian chain to be visited by Capt. James Cook, in 1778 when he landed on the shores of Waimea, Kauai's former capital. The seat of Kauai County is now Lihue, the most populated city on the island.

The people of Kauai were once known for their distinct version of the Hawaiian language (before the language went extinct). Their dialect was known for pronouncing the letter "K" as "T", making the name of the island "Tauai". The island of Nihau is one of the only places on Earth that the original Hawaiian language is still spoken, and until recently the small island off the coast of Kauai was only allowed to be visited by native Hawaiians.

The beauty of Kauai has made it a favorite for movie directors looking for a tropical setting, the most notable example of which is the 1993 film Jurassic Park. The fact that it is also one of the most westerly points in the United States makes it the ideal site for the U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility.