Kaua'i  regions

Notable resort areas include the Poipu area on the South Shore, the Princeville area on the North Shore and various resorts along the Lihue/Kalapaki area and the Coconut Coast.  On Kaua'i you will find the perfect venue for your wedding or honeymoon at the island’s many outstanding accommodations.

From boating along the sea cliffs of the Napali Coast to kayaking down the Wailua River toward the Coconut Coast, you’ll find they’ll be no shortage of stories to tell from your trip to Kauai. Even the golf courses here seem more intense, where the unique landscape can make your course hazards even more challenging. 

An important value for Native Hawaiians and Hawaii locals is the idea of “malama aina” or to care for the land. On Kauai there are a variety of activities visitors can explore to see how Native Hawaiian traditions continue to be used to work the land and how locals today are keeping Hawaii more sustainable for generations to come.


Occupying 552 square miles, Kauai is circular in shape with lush, mountainous regions in its center and beaches covering almost half its shoreline. Kauai’s age makes it one of the most scenic islands in Hawaii from the 3,000-foot elevations of Waimea Canyon to the waterfalls and deep gorges of 5,148-foot Mount Waialeale in the uninhabited center of Kauai, which you can only view by air.

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Kauai offers seven distinct microclimates, from lush interior spots to arid areas on the West Side. Mount Waialeale (elevation 5,148 ft) is at the heart of Kauai's uninhabited interior and is a quintessential rainforest with over 400-inches of rain per year. The rain that falls around Mt. Waialeale generally does not affect the coastal parts of the island, which get far less rain than the central spots (as little as 18-inches a year in western areas). Much of Kauai's rainfall is a nightly occurrence, and the rain showers that do occur are almost always brief. When you do see rain, wait for the beautiful rainbows that follow.
Kauai has an average yearly temperatures ranging between 84 and 69 degrees. Ocean temperatures are also perfect ranging from 71 to 81 degrees year round.

Waimea Canyon, on Kaua'i's west side is nicknamed "The Grand Canyon of the Pacific"

Napali Coast is a breathtaking coastal range that can only be accessed by hiking, sea tour or helicopter tour.

Wailua Falls is an easily accessable 80-foot waterfall located north of Lihue.

Spouting Horn Park features a blowhole that's one of the most photographed spots on Kaua'i.

Kauai is Hawaii’s fourth largest island and is sometimes called the “Garden Isle,” 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. Centuries of growth have formed tropical rainforests, forking rivers and cascading waterfalls.

Kauai is separated into five main regions: Lihue, the East Side (Coconut Coast), the North Shore, the South Shore and the West Side. Kauai's most striking geographic feature is the Napali Coast, which rivals any of the world's grandest coastlines.  The Napali Coast's 17-mile coastline took millions of years to form from wind and water erosion.  The results are cliffs thousands of feet high, complete with green valleys, towering waterfalls and hidden sea caves.

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