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Kauai Beaches & Beach Safety

Kauai Beaches & Beach Safety

Kauai is known for its spectacular coastline and pristine sandy shores, making it a dream destination for beach lovers. When it comes to beach safety in Kauai, there are a few important things to keep in mind. Please choose from one of the life-guarded beaches for...

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Kauai’s Majestic Rivers

Kauai’s Majestic Rivers

Wailua River Rainfall is the source of all fresh water in Kauai where a part of the rainfall runs off directly to the sea in streams. There is a part of the stream that escapes into the atmosphere by evaporation and transpiration, and part moves downward through the...

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North Kauai

North Kauai

Hanalei The north shore of Kauai is a piece of paradise where you will find the villages and towns of Kilauea, Anini, Hanalei, Ha’ena and the breathtaking Napali Coast. The little town of Kilauea is home to the Kilauea Point Lighthouse constructed around 1912 to aid...

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Kauai’s Snorkeling Beaches

Kauai’s Snorkeling Beaches

Kauai’s top snorkeling beaches offers magnificent marine life, great amenities, and a bit of lawn, sun, and sand! Most times it is just a short walk from your car where you can swim, snorkel, barbeque, and just relax. Sea turtles (honu) come near the shore quite often...

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5 Best Outdoor Activities

5 Best Outdoor Activities

The outdoor activities on Kauai are endless, from the moment you set foot on this tropical paradise. It was no easy task narrowing them down to the 5 Best Outdoor Activities. Let us dive right into the best of the best here on Kauai.  Kayaking on one of Kauai’s seven...

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West Kauai

West Kauai

Polihale The western end of Kauai, can be described as the leeward side of the island where the mountains generate a more hot and dry environment. The westside of Kauai begins at Polihale and drives through the towns of Kekaha, Waimea, Hanapepe and extends to the...

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Central Kauai

Central Kauai

Lihue Lihue is the epicenter for transportation, hosting the international airport and public transport services. The name Lihue is derived from the Governor of Kauai in the 1830’s, meaning “cold chill”. The original name that is no longer used, was Kala’iamea,...

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East Kauai

East Kauai

Wailua The east side of Kauai is much cooler than the other parts of Kauai and often referred to as the windward side. The towns of Kapaa and Hanamaulu are separated by the Wailua River. This river is one of the many waterways flowing from the Mount Wai’ale’ale, one...

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Popular Movies Filmed on Kauai

Popular Movies Filmed on Kauai

Kauai, the charming island known for its spectacular natural beauty and idyllic landscapes, has captured the hearts of filmmakers from around the world. It comes as no surprise that this tropical paradise has served as the backdrop for numerous popular movies, leaving...

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South Kauai

South Kauai

Kalaheo The leeward side of the Kauai extends from the west end of the island into the south shores turning directions in the middle of the town of Kalaheo. The west facing side of Kalaheo overlooks the coffee fields of Wahiawa with the island of Niihau in the...

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Beautiful Kauai

Beautiful Kauai

The Garden Isle As the famous icon of Hawaii, Don Ho, sang time and time again: “There's an island across the sea….Beautiful Kauai, beautiful Kauai…….And it's calling, yes… calling to me, Beautiful Kauai…… Beautiful Kauai” Those very words say so much to the fact that...

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The Hawaiians of Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow

The Hawaiians of Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow

Earliest Inhabitants In the midst of unwritten traditions the earliest inhabitants among the Hawaiian archipelago were said to be the diversified aquatic organisms and thriving forests. Before the arrival of the mystical Menehune or the seafaring Polynesians of the...

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Kauai Unconquered and Unlike the Rest

Kauai Unconquered and Unlike the Rest

As the eldest island of the inhabited main islands of the Hawaiian Archipelago, Kauai is part of an island complex along with Niihau and the tiny island of Ka’ula. Kaua’i is estimated to be around 5 million years old. These three high islands represent the tip-top of...

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The Hawaiian Islands

The Hawaiian Islands

Geology The entire Hawaiian archipelago is made up of thousands of sea floor lava flows which first broke through the surface of the Pacific Ocean before the origin of man, more than six million years ago. The peaks of a great volcanic submarine mountain range formed...

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