Getting to Kauai
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 flying into Honolulu International Airport (HNL) on Oahu first and then heading to Kauai on a short, 25-minute flight.
Staying on Kauai
There are various accommodations to meet your needs. You’ll find everything from budget hotels to luxury resorts in Princeville (North Shore), The Coconut Coast (East Side), Kalapaki (Lihue), Poipu (South Shore), and Waimea(West Side). Kauai is also known for its charming bed and breakfasts and guest cottages. You can also rent a home from companies like Kauai Ohana Vacation Rentals, which is great for on-the-go families.
Anytime of year is a good time to visit Kauai with average yearly temperatures ranging between 84 and 69 degrees. Ocean temperatures are also perfect ranging from 71 to 81 degrees. Trade winds keep things comfortable year-round.
Traveling on Kauai
If you’re planning to explore the island, it’s best to rent a car. This will allow you the flexibility to tour Hanalei Town (North Shore) one day then spend the next on the South Shore and Waimea Canyon. Shuttles and tours are also available, though stops will be limited.
Some of the lush interior of the island is only accessible by air, so you may find yourself taking a sightseeing sky adventure by helicopter or small plane. Don’t miss the chance to travel by foot on Kauai’s magnificent hiking trails or vast, trackless beaches.
Useful Phone Numbers and Links:
The area code for the state of Hawaii is (808).
Lihue Airport Visitor Information: (808) 246-1448
Kauai Visitor Information: (800) 262-1400
Kauai Visitors Bureau: (808)245-3971
Marriage License and Civil Unions: (808) 586-4545
Agricultural Inspection: (808) 245-2831
Camping Permits: (808) 241-4463 (county), (808) 274-3444 (state)
Wilcox Memorial Hospital(East Side): (808) 245-1100
Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital(West Side): (808) 338-9431