Kauai Trip Planner
Welcome to Kauai!
Kauai, also known as the Garden Isle, provides beautiful natural scenery for visitors to explore. The island is well-known for the sandy beaches that line its shores. Fans of the movie South Pacific will remember Lumahai Beach as the film's setting, but all travelers will enjoy the swimming and sunbathing opportunities at this calm oasis. The resort area of Po'ipu Beach is also quite popular. Kee Beach is noted for its exceptional snorkeling, while inviting lava rock pools can be enjoyed in Lydgate State Park. For some local history, visit the Kau'ai Museum in Lihu'e, the island's main town, which displays the art and artifacts of Native Hawaiians. Further up the coast lies Poliahu Heiau, the remains of an ancient sacred site that was used for ceremonial purposes. Hiking is popular in Kauai—adventurous hikers can challenge the cliffs of the Na Pali Coast on the Kalalau Trail near the resort area of Princeville.