Hawaii: Kauai offers Travellers a bit of tropical paradise
From the soaring cliffs of the Napali Coast to the vast chasms of Waimea Canyon, Kauai embraces the senses like no other destination. Explore the island via land, sea or air to experience settings you’ve only dreamed about. Discover 50-miles of heavenly beaches from Poipu Beach to Hanalei Bay. Explore charming and historic small towns like Hanapepe and Koloa where no building is taller than a coconut tree. With so much to experience, “Hawaii’s Island of Discovery,” is begging to be explored.
Take in the lush greenery. Inhale the fresh floral environment around you. Each Island has its own distinctive charm, and Kauai is the tropical centerpiece of Hawaii, full of outdoor activities, attractions and culture.
Flights arrive at Kauai’s main airport, Lihue Airport (LIH) in southeastern Lihue. You may also fly into Honolulu International Airport (HNL) on Oahu first and then head to Kauai. You’ll find everything from bed and breakfasts to luxury resorts in the areas of North Shore (Princeville), East Side (Coconut Coast), Lihue (Kalapaki), South Shore (Poipu), West Side (Waimea).
Once you’ve settled in, break out your sunscreen and head outdoors. Explore Kauai’s beautiful beaches where you can sunbathe, snorkel or learn how to surf. Then visit Kauai’s humbling natural wonders, from Waimea Canyon to the Napali Coast. Take a break in Kauai’s small towns like Hanapepe, Hanalei and Old Koloa Town to get a taste of local food and art, as well as learn about the island’s fascinating history and culture. After a long day, watch the sunset from the comforts of your resort and recharge for another day of discovery on Kauai.
Heritage Sites of Hawaii are special places located throughout the islands that provide significant historical, cultural and environmental contributions to the understanding and enjoyment of Hawaii. Whether it’s a unique natural wonder or a sacred place that encapsulates Native Hawaiian customs, beliefs and practices; these are the sites that are “must see” destinations that have been visited by the people of Hawaii for generations.
Kauai features two Heritage Sites of Hawaii. Waimea Canyon State Park has been appropriately nicknamed “The Grand Canyon of the Pacific.” Stretching for 14-miles within Kauai’s west side, this geological wonder offers breathtaking canyon views and great hiking trails.
On Kauai’s northernmost tip, the Kilauea Lighthouse at Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge rewards visitors with amazing views of the Pacific Ocean and the island’s rugged north coast. The area around this 52-foot lighthouse is also a National Wildlife Refuge. Learn more about the other Heritage Sites of Hawaii.
Poipu Kai Resort is a great place to stay on a vacation to Hawaii.
Poipu Kai Resort is one of Kauai’s most spacious resorts. Seventy acres of tropical gardens connect two sandy beaches; Brennecke, Poipu Beach on its west side and Shipwreck Beach on its east side. Both beaches are easily accessed by strolling through the resort’s tropical gardens.
As a Suite Paradise guest at Poipu Kai Resort you’ll enjoy the carefree, beach resort lifestyle of a fine Hawaii hotel, while still relaxing in the spacious accommodations of a great Kauai resort rental condo or home.
For live tourism information regarding Kauai, call the Toll-Free Kauai Visitor Information Hotline. This service is available in all 50 states and Canada from 6AM. to 6PM Mondays - Fridays, 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekends. (HST)