When you envision a Hawaii vacation, white sand beaches, adventurous activities, and the laid-back vibe of island life are likely all part of the vision. But pinpointing the exact location of your Hawaii destination may be more of a challenge. With Oahu, Maui, the Big Island of Hawaii, and Kauai all serving as popular island destinations within the state, narrowing down which island to choose is all part of the planning process. Whether you’re hopping among the islands or selecting one on which to stay, consider these top reasons to visit Kauai on your Hawaii vacation!
With over 95% of Kauai’s land considered undeveloped, the island is filled with natural beauty at every turn. Beautiful white sand beaches without buildings to mar the views and lush interior mountains and sea cliffs create spectacular backdrops across the island. In fact, local law states that no building can be built higher than a palm tree, retaining the island’s natural beauty and small-town feel. Whether you’re soaking in the views from your spot in the sand, hiking a rugged trail along the coast, or standing at the base of a thundering waterfall, Kauai does not disappoint.
With its small towns and plantation-era roots, Kauai has managed to hold on to a laid-back, uncrowded vibe that has long been gone on other islands. From the two-lane road that serves as the island’s main highway to the charming towns with small local businesses, Kauai offers small-town charm at its finest. At the same time, you’ll still find all the luxuries you’d wish for on a vacation. Kauai’s beaches are often uncrowded, especially if you venture away from those near the hotels, offering a serene island experience.
While you’ll find fewer crowds at Kauai’s beaches, all the water activities that Hawaii is so well known for are still easily accessible. Snorkeling, surfing, stand up paddle boarding, and kayaking are all popular water activities on Kauai, among others. Rent some gear for the day and go out on your own or book a lesson to try something new. Boat excursions to see the resident wildlife such as sea turtles, dolphins, and whales are also popular ways to enjoy the water.
Embrace island life by staying in a boutique hotel or condo along the island’s desirable east coast. Most of these accommodations are situated right along the shoreline, putting a white sand beach just steps from your door. Make sure you also check out our Airbnbs with a hot tub in Kauai, HI, or our Kauai, HI Airbnbs with a pool. Contact us at Premier Kauai to learn more!