• Na Pali Coast State Park

Kauai Holidays

Kauai holidays offer the chance for visitors to indulge in a slice of paradise island life surrounded by sublime natural beauty. While there are plenty of islands to visit across Hawaii, Kauai is the oldest and northernmost island in the archipelago. 

Holidays in Kauai are ideal for nature lovers and adventurers, with plenty of exciting outdoor activities to take part in, and beautiful landscapes to explore. Fortunately, the natural landscapes of the island are still largely untouched, and you are in for a treat as all your senses will come alive during your Kauai holiday.

Experience sublime natural beauty on Kauai holidays

The small and rainy island of Kauai is known as Hawaii’s ‘Garden Island’. It's home to ancient rainforests, brilliant green valleys, and dazzling waterfalls to explore and hike. Sun seekers will find plenty of pleasure too. Kauai is peppered with golden sugar sand beaches and pretty coves that are perfect for sunbathing. 

For sublime snorkelling conditions, a visit to Poipu Beach is a must. The warm, shallow blue waters make it easy to spot sea turtles cruising around the vibrant reefs, along with plenty of colourful species of fish. You can also keep an eye out for the endangered Hawaiian monk seals, who sometimes lie lazily in the sun on the golden sands of Poipu Beach Park.

Don’t miss a visit to the sprawling Waimea Canyon, otherwise known as the ‘Grand Canyon of the Pacific’. Here you can admire panoramic views over the deep-red soiled canyon. For a once-in-a-lifetime experience, soar through the skies on a helicopter to admire the views of Waimea Canyon and the frothy Wailua Falls from a sky-high perspective.

 

 

Destination Highlights
  • Kayak along the calm waters of the Wailua River, passing an old Hawaiian village during your journey
  • Admire the jaw-dropping views of Waimea Canyon, also known as the ‘Grand Canyon of the Pacific’
  • Hike along the 45 miles of scenic trails in the verdant Kokee State Park
  • Snorkel the shallow sparkling blue waters off Poipu Beach. Keep an eye out for turtles and plenty of colourful fish

Our favourite hotels

Kauai is peppered with idyllic resorts and accommodation options to suit all tastes. Browse our recommended options for a wonderful holiday in paradise.

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Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa

Kauai

H&J Rating

Guide Price

 €3,849  pp

Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa
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Sheraton Kauai Resort

Kauai

H&J Rating
Sheraton Kauai Resort

Time Zone

GMT -11 hours

Flight Time

Approx. 16 hours; flights are indirect via mainland USA

Currency

USD - US Dollar

Visa Information

Ensure you have a valid ESTA prior to travel

Language

Hawaii is the only American state to have two official languages, Hawaiian and English

Health Information

No vaccinations are required for travel to Hawaii

Types of Kauai holidays

Driving around the Island

Self Drive Hawaii

Self Drive Hawaii

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