Na Pali Coast State Park

Destination

Kauai Holidays

The Garden Island

A true slice of paradise, Kauai is Hawaii’s very own ‘Garden Island’ thanks to its sultry rainforest, emerald valleys and sparkling waterfalls. Kauai is the oldest and northernmost island in the Hawaiian chain.

Dotted with golden beaches and hidden coves, lose yourself in this island’s natural splendour; witness the towering peaks along the northern Napali Coast  and be taken back to the world of Jurassic Park, when dinosaurs roamed the earth; kayak along Wailua River or take a boat ride to the Fern Grotto. Breathe in the wonderfully warm, tropical air and be at one with Kauai’s dramatic beauty. Some parts of this island are only accessible by sea or air, allowing for the landscapes to keep their untouched, natural beauty. For out-of-this-world views of the island, take a helicopter flight over the Wailua Falls and Waimea Canyon, also called the 'Grand Canyon of the Pacific' for unbelievable panoramas.

Relax and soak up the suns rays on the South Shore, where you can find perfect beaches around the Poipu area. Look out for the endangered Hawaiian monk seals that sometimes sunbathe on the shores of the golden-crescent of Poipu Beach Park and for a popular photographed spot, head to Spouting Horn and witness a blowhole that releases a spout of water some 20 feet into the air. Over on the East Side, known as the Coconut Coast, you will find Lydgate Beach Park in Wailua; the lava rock enclosed ocean pools which is a perfect place for families and first time snorkellers.

Combine your trip to Kauai with an island-hopping holiday to see more of these Polynesian wonders or stop over in California where you can cycle over the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, hit the theme parks in Los Angeles or taste wine in vineyards spread across the region.

 

Destination Highlights
  • Kayak along the Wailua River
  • Snorkel on Poipu beach
  • Visit the breathtaking Waimea Canyon
  • Witness the dramatic sea cliffs of the NaPali Coast
Essential Information
  • Time Zone GMT -11 hours
  • Currency USD - US Dollar
  • Visa Information Ensure you have a valid ESTA prior to travel
  • Language Hawaii is the only American state to have two official languages, Hawaiian and English
  • Flight Time Approx. 16 hours; flights are indirect via mainland USA
  • Health Information No vaccinations are required for travel to Hawaii

Top Tips from our Experts

Anneka

Commercial Executive

"You have to visit Waimea Canyon, the landscape is such a dramatic contrast to the rest of the island and at the lookout we had panoramic views that went on for miles."

Charlie

Destination Manager

"Book a helicopter trip to see the island from above, the landscapes are incredible and you will feel like you are soaring above Jurassic Park!"

Types of Kauai holidays

Overlooking Kalalau

Kauai Multi Centre Holidays

Multi Centre Holidays
Driving around the Island

Self Drive Hawaii

Self Drive Hawaii

Frequently Asked Questions

Even though there are no direct flights to Kauai, it is a great destination to include as part of your USA multi centre adventures, such as Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle. Island-hopping around the Hawaiian Islands is also a great way to experience the Aloha spirit and explore the jurassic landscapes and beautiful beaches.

The flight time to Hawaii is approx. 10 to 11 hours to the west coast of the USA and Canada and then a further 5 to 6 hours onwards to Hawaii.

Our favourite hotels

Our favourite places to stay are below. We know everyone is different, so if you can’t see something you like, we'd be more than happy to help.

Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa

Kauai

H&J Rating

Guide Price

£2,839 pp

Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa

Sheraton Kauai Resort

Kauai

H&J Rating

Guide Price

£2,309 pp

Sheraton Kauai Resort

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