KAUAI
FILMED HEREJURASSIC PARK
POPULATION OF KAUAI66,000
ANNUAL VISITORS1.3 MILLION
Kauai is the oldest and least populated of the main Hawaiian Islands. It is a tropical climate and the island is stunningly lush. The landscape feels like it is from another world... so much so that dozens of sci-fi, adventure, and fantasy movies have been filmed here. The short list includes Jurassic Park (and Jurassic World), Avatar, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Raiders of the Lost Ark. From unforgettable waterfalls to world-class beaches, Kauai is a wonderful place to visit.
  • NAPALI COAST

    The most iconic landscape on Kauai is the 17-mile stretch of cliffs that expand dramatically from the sea. There are a variety of experiences to take in all the views, including by foot, boat, and helicopter.

  • WAIMEA CANYON

    The Waimea Canyon is known as the "Grand Canyon of the Pacific". The canyon runs 3,600 feet deep and 14 miles long. The park is free to visit, and the views are priceless.

  • BEACHES

    Like the other Hawaiian islands, the Kauai beaches are diverse and beautiful. Surfers enjoy the waves of Hanalei Bay, while snorkelers prefer the still waters of Tunnels Beach.

  • WATERFALLS

    Kauai has dozens of must-see waterfalls. When visiting Waimea Canyon, be sure to see Waipoo Falls, which is an 800-foot waterfall. Hanakapiai Falls is on Na Pali Coast. The falls are the reward for a bit of a hike through streams and over rocks.

THE WEATHER
  • Like all of Hawaii, the weather is very consistent throughout the year. Winter highs are typically just shy of 80 degrees. The winter holidays see larger crowds and higher rates.

  • Most travel experts recommend visiting Hawaii in late spring or early fall. April and May are considered the off-season and rates drop.

  • Summer is a busy time with families travelling during summer breaks. Highs aren't much different than the rest of the year as they push towards the mid-80s.

  • September and October are similar to late spring, in that the tourism drops. If possible, consider choosing the off-season to visit as you'll get cheaper hotels and fewer crowds.