With heavenly sandy beaches, gorgeous emerald valleys, cascading waterfalls and jagged cliffs, your Kauai vacation will take you to one of Hawaii’s most beautiful destinations.
Also called the “Garden Isle,” Kauai is the fourth-largest, oldest and northernmost island in the Hawaiian chain. It’s divided into five main regions: the South Shore, Lihue, the East and West Sides and the North Shore.
The South Shore region of Kauai is home to historic old Koloa town and the famous Poipu Beach Park, once named one of America’s best beaches. Keep an eye out for humpback whales, monk seals and green sea turtles here. Also nestled on this dramatic coast, The Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa is a haven of upscale luxury. The Outrigger Kiahuna Plantation and Sheraton Kauai Resort both offer superior beachfront idylls.
Lihue, the site of the island’s main airport, is Kauai’s administrative and commercial center with cultural and historical places, museums and spectacular waterfalls. The nearby Kauai Marriott on the golden sands of Kalapaki Beach offers an outstanding retreat.
Or make the East Shore of Kauai, also known as the Coconut Coast, the home base for your Kauai vacation. As the most populated area on the island, this coast offers various outdoor activities, such as kayaking in Wailua River State Park, boat trips to the Fern Grotto, hiking at the Nounou Mountain range, and shopping in Kapaa town.
One noteworthy superior Coconut Coast condominium choice is the Outrigger Waipouli Beach Resort. Far-from-standard, the Kauai Beach Resort lies on Kauai’s longest beach, while the Aston Aloha Beach Hotel adjoins the scenic Wailua River.
The lush North Shore is a breathtaking setting with a succession of stunning beaches, lush taro fields and spectacular sea cliffs, featuring upscale resorts and premier golf courses. It's also home to the famous Napali Coast, a magnificent rugged coastline with green valleys, cascading waterfalls and sea caves, accessible only by air, boat tour or hiking.
Set like a jewel facing Hanalei Bay, the sophisticated St. Regis Princeville Resort offers unrivalled North Shore luxury. Also highly recommended are the superior, spacious Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas.
The splendid Waimea Canyon, also known as “The Grand Canyon of the Pacific”, is located on Kauai’s sunny west side. Near the Canyon’s gateway lies Aston Waimea Plantation Cottages, a charming rustic-style condominium resort. North of the canyon, Kokee State Park features great hiking trails.
Relaxed, adventurous or refined. Your Kauai vacation will be the stuff dreams are made of. From sunrise to sunset, each day unveils rare beauty and the warmth of Aloha.