Kauai is Hawaii’s fourth largest island and is referred to as 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. Some parts of Kauai are only accessible by sea or air, revealing views beyond your imagination.
Kauai is really all about its dramatic beauty and the island’s laid-back atmosphere combined with rich culture found in its small towns and along its one-lane bridges that make it truly timeless. And we would almost forget: yes there is also some fantastic diving to be done!
Kauai Cove Cottages www.kauaicovecottages.com
Coastline Cottages www.coastlinecottages.com
Hideaway Cove www.hideawaycove.com
Poipu Bay www.bedandbreakfastinhawaii.com
17 Palms Kauai www.17palmskauai.com
Fern Grotto Inn www.ferngrottoinn.com
Inn Paradise Kauai www.innparadisekauai.com
Kauai Country Inn www.kauaicountryinn.com
Kapaa Sands www.kapaasands.com
Fathom Five Divers
Garden Island Divers
Bubbles Below Kauai www.bubblesbelowkauai.com
Because Kauai has only two seasons: The dry season from April to October and the rainy season generally runs during the winter from November to March. It rains everyday somewhere in the islands at any time of the year, but the rainy season can cause "gray" weather. The year-round temperature is usually from about 21° to 29°C. But it depends on where you are. Kauai has leeward and windward sides. The leeward sides (the west and south) are usually hot and dry, whereas the windward sides (east and north) are generally cooler and moist. If you want arid, sunbaked, desert like weather, go leeward. If you want lush, often wet, jungle like weather, go windward. Your best bet for total year-round sun is the Poipu coast
Kauai’s main airport is Lihue Airport (LIH) in southeastern Lihue. Many airlines now offer non-stop service to Kauai.
There is also the option of first flying into Honolulu International Airport (HNL) on Oahu and then heading to Kauai on a short flight with either Hawaiian Airlines (www.hawaiianairlines.com), Island Air (www.islandair.com) or Moluke Airlines (www.mokuleleairlines.com).