Kauai Travel Guide


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Plan Your Kauai Vacation

Even a nickname like "The Garden Island" fails to do justice to Kauai's beauty. Verdant trees grow canopies over the few roads, and brooding mountains are framed by long, sandy beaches, coral reefs, and sheer sea cliffs. Pristine trade winds moderate warm daily temperatures while offering comfort for deep, refreshing sleep through gentle nights.


Kauai Hotels

Prices listed in our hotel reviews are the lowest cost of a standard, double room in high season, which generally include... read more


Kauai Restaurants

Smoking is prohibited in all Hawaii restaurants and bars.

Where should we eat? With dozens of island eateries competing... read more


Kauai Experiences

  • Kauai and Hawaii Today

    Despite its small size—about 550 square miles—Kauai has four distinct regions, each with its own unique characteristics. The windward... Read more

  • Top Attractions in Kauai

    Some things defy words, and the Napali Coast is one of them. Besides, beautiful, verdant, spectacular, and amazing lose... Read more

  • Top 5 Kauai Outdoor Adventures

    Kauai's spectacular scenery makes getting outdoors a must-do activity for most people. There are endless options here for spending time... Read more

  • Top 5 Kauai Scenic Spots

    Verdant valleys, epic cliffs, plunging waterfalls, and majestic canyons are just a few of the features you'll find on Kauai. You might... Read more

  • Top 5 Kauai Beaches

    With more than 50 miles of sandy shores—more than any other Hawaiian island—Kauai is a beach bum's dream. It's easy to give in to... Read more

  • Kauai for Kids and Families

    With dozens of adventures, discoveries, and fun-filled beach days, Hawaii is a blast with kids. Even better, the things to do here do not... Read more

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