Which Hawaiian Island is Right for You? Getting to know Kauai…
One of the most frequent questions we’re asked is which Hawaiian island is our favorite… a very difficult question when faced with so many equally beautiful choices!
The truth is that each Hawaiian island has a distinct personality and culture all its own, and choosing which one to vacation on depends mostly on how you want to spend your time while on island.
Here’s a quick overview of the Hawaiian islands and what you can expect from each, starting with OUR favorite, Kauai.
With a population of just over 65,000, Kauai is Hawaii’s fourth largest island and is appropriately known as the “Garden Ilse” for its dramatic natural beauty. Over 80% of Kauai is inaccessible by roads, making this the perfect escape for the outdoor adventurist or those wanting to enjoy its peaceful natural beauty. Kauai offers 7 distinct microclimates, ranging from the rain-soaked Mount Waialeale (over 400 inches of rain a year!) to the arid West side. The rainfall in Kauai falls mostly in the interior, creating the dramatic waterfalls Kauai is famous for, but with little impact on the coastal areas. Key sites to see include the beaches of the Coconut Coast, Waimea Canyon (The Grand Canyon of the Pacific), Poipu Beach Park and the Wailua River (Hawaii’s only navigable river). Bike the Kapaa Ocean Trail, browse the local products and produce at the Coconut Marketplace, or try your balance on a stand up paddleboard in one of the many calm and tranquil bays. Life in Kauai is relaxed, casual and filled with outdoor activities.