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Kauai

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Kauai is Hawaii’s Garden Island renown for the enchanting beauty of its cascading emerald mountains, its flower bedecked streams and its swaying palm fringed shores. Kauai is the most pristine of the major Hawaiian Islands where the feeling and pace of old Hawaii still lives. Abundant in beaches and where no building is allowed higher than a coco palm, a vacation to Kauai offers a unique new adventure and a relaxing respite from the bustle found elsewhere.

Roughly circular in shape, Kauai is 550 square miles in area and 32 miles in diameter. With little public transportation, rental cars are recommended, but getting around on Kauai is easy. Kauai’s roads almost encircle the entire coastline only to stop at the formidable Na Pali Coast where building roads would be impossible. The breathtaking steep green cliffs of Na Pali provide a natural barrier, limiting access to one of the world’s most awe-inspiring and primeval places to those walking, on helicopter or traveling via boat.

Though Kauai’s climate is tropical, it actually consists of many distinct microclimates, including sunny dry areas, lush river valleys, temperate foothills and high mountain rain forests. Most of the year, temperatures on Kauai range in the 70s, with winter nighttime lows in the 60s. Summers on Kauai bring daytime temperatures in the mid-80s and nighttime lows in the 70s. Even in the middle of Kauai’s summer, the nearly constant gentle trade winds create a cool balmy climate instead of the oppressive heat common to other tropical destinations.

A must do Kauai activity is Waimea Canyon, the Grand Canyon of Hawaii. A spectacular site. A great way to spend and half a day. It’s a drive trip of about 2 hours each way from Poipu.

Your will be flying into Lihue and most likely be renting a car. There’s a few hotels in Lihue. The Mariott and Kauai Beach Hotel are good choices. Most of our clients enjoy staying in Poipu (pronounced Po E Pu). Poipu is considered the sunny side of the island. 40 minute drive or so. You’ll drive through the famous tunnel of trees. Some of your clients will want to go to Princville on the north side of the island. Princeville is considered the rainy side . The drive up there (about an hour or so) is through beautiful lush jungle. You’ll also pass the famous Kilauea Point Lighthouse. And the rain on the north side of the island? Not really as bad as they make it sound. It’ll rain for 15 minutes and then the sun comes out spotted with big white puffy clouds. Luxury abounds in Princeville which is located on the northern part of the island.

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