Kauai travel, tourism and hotel guide. Kauai's spectacular natural environment and easy accessibility make it a perfect destination for today’s adventure-seeker.
Kauai is served by Lihue Airport (LIH) and Princeville Airport (HPV). Airlines serving Kauai include American, Hawaiian, United and Aloha Airlines. Visit the Airports & Airlines section for more information.
Take an invigorating mountain bike ride down Waimea Canyon Road, an interpretive nature ride through the native forests of Kokee State Park, or just a leisurely cruise on the beach. You can rent mountain bikes and take guided tours on the Island’s north, south and east shores.
Kauai is also a hiker’s paradise. The rewards are unparalleled views, tropical vegetation, streams, waterfalls, swimming holes and most of all, exquisite isolation. The Napali Coast/Waimea Canyon/Kokee region has the most extensive network of trails, and there are a few others near the Wailua River.
Kauai’s mountainous interior is also accessible by helicopter. Ride the skies into the waterfall-lined crater of Mt. Waialeale or skim through a twisting valley of the Napali coastline. Helicopter flight-seeing tours are available from Lihue, Port Allen and Princeville.
By land, by sea, or by air, Kauai is a refreshing fantasy full of adventure and discovery. Visit Go Hawaii, the official Hawaii state tourism site.
Travel & Health Insurance
Travel and medical insurance is strongly recommended for all overseas travel. Medical costs in the United States are extremely high. Visiting a doctor in the United States for even simple complaints could cost several hundred dollars for the doctor's appointment, pathology tests and medication.
Travel and health insurance is strongly recommended for all overseas travel. Travellers should check with their insurer to make sure that their policy meets their needs. In particular, travellers should seek advice from their insurer on what type of circumstances and activities are the subject of exclusions in their policy.
USA Travel Alerts
Always carry photocopies of valuables such as passport, tickets, driving licence and travellers' cheques which should be kept separately from the originals. In many countries, passports are a prime target of theft for illegal purposes. Your passport should always be kept in a safe place, as considerable inconvenience and disruption to travel plans may result from its theft or loss. If your passport is lost or stolen overseas, contact the nearest Embassy, High Commission or Consulate as soon as possible. Visit the Embassy section for USA foreign embassy listings.
Consular Information Sheets and Travel Warnings also are available on the Consular Affairs Internet home page: http://travel.state.gov. Consular Affairs Tips for Travelers publication series, which contain information on obtaining passports and planning a safe trip abroad, are on the Internet and hard copies can be purchased from the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, telephone: 202-512-1800; fax 202-512-2250.
Travelers can check the latest health information with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia. A hotline at 877-FYI-TRIP (877-394-8747) and a web site at http://www.cdc.gov/travel/index.htm give the most recent health advisories, immunization recommendations or requirements, and advice on food and drinking water safety for regions and countries.
Foreign visitors with long term travel plans are urged to register their travel plans with your country Embassy or Consulate in Washington DC.
Visit the Transportation Security Administration for global airport safety and terrorism reports. Always be vigilant and report any suspicious person or package to local authorities or airport security. Sign up to receive U.S. Department of Homeland Security/TSA critical travel alerts.