Kauai Tours & Activities
KAUAI - the garden island
Kauai is known as the "garden island" because it has the wettest climate and is the most lush of the Hawaiian islands. It is the oldest member of the major islands, so the wind and rain over eons of time have sculpted the landscape into some of the most spectacular scenery in the world. From the pinnacles of the Na Pali Coast to the deeply carved Waimea Canyon, the island will blow you away with its beauty. Helicopter tours are very popular here, as there is no other way to see the remote places where there are no roads. The summit of Mt Waialeale is the wettest spot on the face of the earth, averaging 480 inches of rain a year. The Wailua River is the only navigable waterway in the Hawaiian islands; you can take a kayak tour up the river to a secret waterfall.
Kauai is the least populated of the state’s four counties with roughly 62,000 residents. The island is 33 miles long and 25 miles wide. There are two major resort area. Poipu (south shore) is the drier area, and Hanalei / Princeville (north shore) is wetter but very beautiful. The island’s main airport is in Lihue.
If you only have time to do one thing while you are on Kauai, you should do a helicopter tour. We can't imagine spending thousands of dollars on a Kauai vacation and not spending $200 to REALLY see the island. It's the scenic tour of a lifetime. CLICK HERE
If you are on Kauai for a week we can help you have the vacation of a lifetime! Watch the slideshow above for the events that we most highly recommend ... from Kauai mountain tubing and Hawaii zipline tours ... to paddling up a jungle river to an amazing waterfall and rafting into the sea caves of the Na Pali coast ... Kauai offers stunning natural beauty and unforgettable adventure!
- Major airport is Lihue (LIH)
- Population is 62,000
- It is the fourth-largest Hawaiian island
- Kauai is a favorite destination for Hollywood filmmakers; everything from South Pacific and Blue Hawaii to to Jurassic Park and Outbreak. The pilot episode of Gilligan's Island was made here.
- With no roads accessing the rugged interior, helicopter tours are the most popular way to experience the island's beauty
- Kauai was the only island never fully conquered by King Kamehameha the Great; it became part of the kingdom when the island's ruler died in 1810
- Wild chickens are found all over this island; well-founded rumor states they were involuntarily released from a chicken farm destroyed by Hurricane Iniki in 1992
- Kauai had its own dialect in ancient times; they pronounced K like T ... so the original pronunciation was Tauai. No one knows what it means.