Kauai, also called the Garden Isle, is the fourth largest island in the Hawaiian archipelago. Covered in lush rainforest and towering cliffs, Kauai’s magnificent jungle landscape has appeared in many Hollywood films over the years.
This adventurous getaway is home to miles of sandy beaches, waterfalls and rainforest. Relax on the golden sands of Poipu beach during your stay at the Lodge at Kukui’ula or venture out and experience Kauai’s natural splendor.
Explore the mountainous shoreline of Napali Coast! Boasting a picturesque view complete with jutting cliffs, tumbling waterfalls, and lush rainforest, Napali Coast truly is a sight to behold. Visit by boat or air for a breathtaking view of Kauai’s northern shore.
With the majority of the island accessible by car, hiking gives you a less-traveled view of Kauai. Follow the trails through Kokee State Park, or take a trip down to the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific,” Waimea Canyon. There are countless trails to follow through the rainforest.
Between the gushing rivers and crystalline ocean, there’s almost as much to do in the waters of Kauai as there is on land. Enjoy a scenic float down the Wailua River, or if the water is calm, paddle down the enchanting Napali Coast.
Kauai is home to several beautiful golf courses including the course at Kukui’ula, designed by Tom Weiskopf, and Princeville Makai Course on the North Shore. From high end resort courses to affordable independent courses, mountain ranges and seascapes will undoubtedly outline your golf experience.
WHEN TO VISIT
Like the rest of the Hawaii islands, Kauai is pleasant year-round and the South Shore is the sunniest and driest area of the island. Consider visiting in the fall for a great combination of wonderful weather and a quieter island or in the spring for amazing whale watching as the humpback whales make their way up north.
WHAT TO PACK
Pack lightweight, breathable layers so you can take advantage of all the activities the island has to offer and easily go from snorkeling, to hiking to kayaking!