Kaua`i

 

About Kauai
Map of KauaiKauai has a wide variety of plant, marine and animal life. Many species are rare and endangered including Hawaii’s only freshwater fish, the oopu. Vegetation zones include: coastal, dryland forest, mixed open forest, rain forest.
Average Temp. ranges 71.3 – 79.1  at Lihue airport.
Average annual rainfall ranges from 35 inches at Poipu Beach to an amazing 444 inches on Mount Waialeale (one of the wettest spots in the World).
Kauai has approximately 912,000 visitors per year (1996).
Spotlights
CAPTAIN COOK’S LANDING, WAIMEA BAY
The first place in which the intrepid British explorer set foot in Hawaii in January, 1778. This bay was for many years a favorite provisioning port with Pacific traders and whalers.
KALALAU LOOKOUT
Kalalau LookoutOnce peacocks preened their plumage in this tropic Eden and families cultivated terraces of taro. No one lives here now… nothing remains but one of the most beautiful views on earth.
KILAUEA LIGHTHOUSE & KILAUEA POINT NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
A refuge for nesting seabirds, the isolated promontory where the Kilauea lighthouse sits is open to visitors.
KOKEE STATE PARK
Adjacent to Waimea Canyon this park has picnic grounds, cabins and a wide variety of outdoor activities including hunting, trout fishing and hiking. The NASA Kokee Tracking Station is located nearby.
WAILUA FALLS
“Must-see!!!” Be sure to see Wailua Falls. This double waterfalls was made featured in the TV show Fantasy Island for many years. Visitors can drive to the observation pullout at the top.
WAIMEA CANYON
“Must-see!!!” You will treasure in memory its grandeur and jewel-tone colors, its awesome depth and breadth.
KAUAI MUSEUM
The museum in Lihue presents a factual history of the Garden Isle, using artifacts and photograph. Other historical and art exhibits are also displayed.
LUMAHAI BEACH
Chosen for “Nurses’ Beach” in South Pacific, Lumahai Beach is undoubtedly the most photographed beach on Kauai.
POIPU BEACH
The most visited beach on Kauai is Poipu Beach. Often voted the best beach in America because of it’s abundant sunshine, clean sand and water, and convenient amenities.
KAUAI ACCOMMODATIONS
There are a number of options for accommodations on the island of Kauai including many Kauai condo rentals. Accommodations in Poipu include the Grand Hyatt and the Poipu Sherriton Hotels. There are also a number of available Poipu Condo Rentals from which to choose.
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