Find the Kauai, Hawaii visitor information you need with ideas, pictures, maps of Kauai and Poipu Beach, things to do while on the island and great vacation rentals at Kauai’s best beach resorts with discounted condos, villas and homes. Let’s start with the Island of Kauai itself…
Kauai is called Hawaii’s Garden Island.
It’s renowned for the enchanting beauty of its cascading emerald mountains, its flower bedecked streams and its swaying palm fringed beaches.
Kauai is the most pristine and secluded of the major Hawaiian Islands where the feeling and pace of old Hawaii still lives.
Information on Getting Around Kauai, Hawaii
Roughly circular in shape, Kauai is 550 square miles in area and 32 miles in diameter. With little public transportation, a rental car is highly recommended. Check out our interactive map of Kauai.
Kauai’s roads almost encircle the entire coastline only to stop at each end of the formidable Na Pali Coast where building roads would be impossible. The breathtaking sea cliffs called Na Pali provide a natural barrier, limiting access to one of the world’s most awe-inspiring and primeval places to those walking, in a helicopter or by boat.
Abundant in sandy beaches and where no building is allowed higher than a coco palm, Kauai offers a unique new adventure and a relaxing respite from the bustle found elsewhere.
Explore information about Kauai, Hawaii on our web site to discover what many return visitors already know: the magic and wonder of old Hawaii is alive and flourishing on Kauai!
Many visitors choose our Poipu condo rentals as the ideal location from which to explore Kauai since it is roughly equidistant from other famous Kauai attractions; Waimea Canyon, Polihale and the NaPali coast. Poipu is also a prime visitor destination on its own because of its beaches, tropical beauty and sunny climate.
More Kauai, Hawaii Information: Did you know these facts about Kauai?
Kauai, Hawaii has more sandy beaches than most other Hawaiian islands, plus nearly 45% of its coastline is virtually deserted. It’s a safe bet you will find your perfect and “private” beach for snorkeling or sunning.
Kauai is home to three of the top ten rated golf courses in Hawaii. Kauai has more great golf courses than you could possibly find time to play in a week, maybe two.
Kauai has huge tropical forests, deserted coasts and lush mountains suitable for hiking, including the awe-inspiring Na Pali Coast and Waimea Canyon — known as the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific.” All of these areas have easily accessible hiking trails.
Kauai’s bountiful coral reefs are teeming with multitudes of colorful fish. It is easy and delightful to snorkel the clear warm waters of Kauai’s lagoons.
Kauai is home to numerous rare bird and plant species, which exist nowhere else in the world. Kauai is also home to the Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge where albatross and tropical seabirds fly closely by only yards away and two locations of the awe-inspiring and educational National Tropical Botanical Gardens.
Air Travel to Kauai and Hawaii
Low cost airfares between the Hawaiian Islands or from the western U.S. are available from Hawaiian Airlines.
If you’re looking for more information on activities and fun things in Poipu and the rest of the island, check out our hand-picked selection of e-books and printed Kauai guides!