The Garden Island
On the peaceful, lush, and naturally spectacular island of Kauai with its endless shades of greens and blues, you're sure to be rejuvenated and re-discover your primal connection with nature. Centuries of growth have formed tropical rainforests, forking rivers and cascading waterfalls on the "Garden Isle." The Napali Coast, Waimea Canyon, and Fern Grotto are spectacular geological wonders. The Island's laid-back atmosphere and rich culture found in its small towns make it truly timeless.
East Side - Coconut Coast
Kauai's East Side is sometimes referred to as the Coconut Coast. Amongst the clusters of coconut trees you'll find historic places, amazing beaches, and memorable attractions. In Wailua, enjoy a variety of sightseeing opportunities and outdoor activities. Kayak the Wailua River in Wailua River State Park, take a boat ride to the Fern Grotto, or take photos at Opaekaa Falls. And be sure to visit Kapaa Town to discover fine Hawaiian craft pieces, aloha-print shirts, jewelry, and art. Lihue is the government and commercial center of the island as well as a cultural and historical area and home to Kauai's main airport (the Lihue Airport) and Nawiliwili Harbor, the island's major commercial shipping center and cruise ship port.
Numerous beaches, oceanfront resorts, a quaint village area, an upscale shopping district, and the wonders of nature are some of the rewards you'll enjoy on Po'ipu's stretch of sunshine. In addition, scenic coastlines, walking trails, waterfalls, and picture-perfect golden-sand beaches make it a perfect spot to stay. Kayaking, golfing, and snorkeling are among some activities all ages can enjoy. Other fun activities such as surfing, scuba, windsurfing, scuba, or just sunbathing are ideal at any of the sunsoaked beaches. Po'ipu's beaches are also a hot spot for the endangered Hawaiian monk seals to relax.
Princeville and West Side
Kauai's magnificent North Shore provides the perfect setting for Princeville, situated among the lush, green sea cliffs that tower over the picturesque Hanalei Bay and just minutes from the world-famous Napali Coast. Princeville is an exquisitely designed ocean-view resort community simply known as "Magnificent By Nature." Kauai's West Side is defined by nature and scenery on a grand scale. From the laidback town of Waimea to the enormous drama of Waimea Canyon, this stretch of shore, road, and parkland includes some of the Island's most memorable sights and stunning panoramas.