Getting to Kauai Kauai’s main airport is Lihue Airport (LIH) in southeastern Lihue. Many airlines now offer non-stop service to Kauai . There is also the option of flying into Honolulu International Airport (HNL) on Oahu first and then heading to Kauai on a short, 25-minute flight.
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.
The best time to visit Kauai is between September and November or from April to June , when the weather is pleasant and airfare and hotel rates drop.
Unless you’re on a fairly leisurely schedule, you’ll need a car or other motorized vehicle to see and do everything on Kauai , which has one major road—one lane in each direction in most places—that rings the island except along the Napali Coast.
A vacation to Kauai for one week usually costs around $1,066 for one person. So, a trip to Kauai for two people costs around $2,131 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs $4,263 in Kauai.
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Here are 12 of the best local Kauai dishes we recommend you try during your vacation. Poke (pronounced po-kay) Huli Huli chicken. Lomilomi salmon . Loco moco. Poi . Kalua pig . Saimin . Spam musubi .
Stunning coastlines, towering mountains, and lush jungles abound on both islands. However, the main difference between the two islands comes down to the variety in the landscapes, which Maui wins by a narrow margin. Maui : All in all, the scenery on Maui is more accessible than what’s found on Kauai .
Although tourist areas are generally safe , visitors should always stay alert, even in laid-back Hawaii. Burglaries of tourists ‘ rental cars in hotel parking structures and at beach parking lots have become more common. Park in well-lighted and well-traveled areas, if possible.
Billionaire Brad Kelley, one of the largest private landowners in the United States with more than 1.5 million acres of ranch lands in Kentucky, Tennessee, New Mexico, Florida and Texas, has recently purchased “thousands of acres” of agricultural land in Hawaii on the island of Kauai from landowner Grove Farm,
There is no “V” sound in Kauai ! It’s pronounced like “cow eye” for mainlanders and “Cow-ah-ee” for locals. Short u with emphesis on the “why” sound and spoken quickly rather than languishing at each sylable.
One thing is certain, Kauai has the perfect beach for every type of beachgoer. Kauai Beaches are known for their beauty and drama. Miles of white sand meet with crashing surf for dramatic effect; while other more protected areas offer calm, clear seas for swimming , snorkeling, and SCUBA diving, and surfing.
The sheer beauty of Kauai cannot be beaten though. 3 days for your first visit would suffice, but I would recommend doing 2 islands instead of 3 in that short time period. If you only go for 3 days , you will more than likely want to return soon.for a longer period of time.
Many first-time visitors stop in Kauai for four days while island hopping between two or three islands. Four days is enough time to see the best of the island (except for several days-long hikes like the Na Pali Coast).