About Kauai

 

Kauai, aptly nicknamed the Garden Isle, is the Hawaiian island treasured for its lush tropical greenery and sparkling sand beaches. Visitors to the island worship not only its postcard-perfect beauty, but Kauai's diversity of cultures, activities, shopping, and dining.


Verdant rainforests, impressive golf courses, vibrant scenery, friendly faces, blissful breezes, and striking waterfalls are just a few of Kauai's spectacular offerings to its guests. Exploring Kauai is to unearth secrets more than five million years old, the world's greatest natural wonders, and an island that proves that, like fine wine, some things get better with age.

Walk along beaches where the ocean marries the coastline in a heavenly match, watch with childlike awe as dolphins and whales swim in their natural habitat, and observe from a premier vantage point in your helicopter the panoramic beauty of Kauai's remarkable vistas. Vacations to Kauai are lifetime experiences that you will want to share -- with the distinct difference as the one trip you'll take that your friends will want to hear all about (and with more than a tinge of envy).

Mother Nature's moods run the full spectrum for Kauai's fortunate visitor. Where else in the world can you discover an island that truly bestows everything to its guests: soft, refreshing coolness atop a mountain; brief, misty rain showers; arid desert land, and the ever-smiling warmth of the sun and the sand?

Kauai lies amidst the sparkling blue waters of the Pacific Ocean, about 20 minutes by air from Honolulu. Kauai is the oldest and northernmost of the main Hawaiian Islands. Kauai's splendor has been the setting for Hollywood productions such as South Pacific, Jurassic Park, and Fantasy Island. Total area is 549 sq. miles - 33 miles long and 25 miles wide with 90 miles of coastline. Population is almost 60,000 residents and the highest point is Kawaikiki Peak at 5,243 ft above sea level.

The county of Kauai includes the islands of Kaua'i, Ni'ihau and uninhabited Lehua and Ka'ula. Kaua'i is known as the " Garden Island" and has a land area of 552.3 square miles. The island of Ni'ihau is privately owned and sometimes called the " Forbidden Island".

Kauai's weather is moderate year around with average temperatures ranging from70° to 81°F. The summit of Wai'ale'ale is among the wettest spots in the world with an average rainfall of 444 inches per year.

Some of the island's most scenic wonders include: Waimea Canyon, Hanalei Valley, Kilauea Lighthouse and wildlife refuge, Koke'e State Park, Fern Grotto, many stunning beaches and, for the intrepid, Kalalau Valley.

Kauai is one of the most beautiful islands on earth. Quaint towns, a diverse landscape and glistening ocean waves welcome visitors of all kinds. Whether you are looking for a fun family getaway, a tropical adventure, a relaxing vacation or a romantic trip for two, Kauai offers you the best experience possible. You will fall in love with our island, and we are sure we will see you again and again. Aloha. We extend to you a warm welcome and invite you to discover the allure of Kauai.