Holidays to Kauai

Holidays to Kauai

The smell of plumeria blossom, the warm tropical sun, spectacular beaches and jaw dropping vistas: Kauai is truly a holiday paradise. Nicknamed the ‘Garden Isle’ for its rainforest-clad interiors, the oldest of Hawaii’s islands feels like a hidden gem, seen only from neighbouring Niihau. Shaped over millions of years, this stunning destination offers up the very best of what Hawaii has to offer: lush valleys, local culture and splendid sands. Throw yourself into life outdoors surfing the waves, zip-lining through the canopy and jumping in a helicopter for an unforgettable birds-eye-view. Want to discover all this and more? That’s where Best at Travel comes in! Our knowledgeable USA travel specialists can plan your perfect Hawaiian holiday – just give us a call.

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Kauai Travel Information

There are non-stop flights from UK airports to Honolulu, Hawaii. You will then need to take a connecting flight to Kauai.

  • Currency: US Dollar 
  • Time difference: GMT-10)
  • Flight from UK: 18 hours 
  • Visa: Yes - USA visa or waiver form/ESTA 
  • Language: English and Hawaiian 
  • National drink: Kava 
  • National dish: Plate lunch

Travel Tips & Advice for Kauai

Kauai Activities

The geological age of Kauai means it has a huge range of beaches with powdery white sand; you will find the island's best snorkelling spot at Lydgate Beach Park, a great spot for swimming and surfing at Ha'ena Beach Park and the best seats for seeing the sun set at Polihale Beach Park. Kuilau Ridge Trail offers views into the valley and of Mount Wai'ale'ale, the dramatic Wailua Falls are a Kauai must-see, while the Kilohana Plantation is home to Kauai's only rum distillery.

Kauai Food & Drink

Because Hawaii is a unique blend of many different cultures, inspired by sailors and settlers over the centuries, there is always something both interesting and delicious to taste. Be sure to try the "plate lunch", which is a staple on many menus in Kauai. This filling meal is comprised of macaroni salad, rice and meat or fish, such as chicken katsu, mahi-mahi or kalua pork. Wash it down with a glass of kava and finish it off with a sweet hot malasada, a Portuguese doughnut.

Kauai Attractions

There is no shortage of beautiful sights and variety of landscapes on the Hawaiian Islands, ranging from lowland rainforests and coastal zones to alpine forests and more. The islands also have black, white and the rare green sand beaches along with some active volcanoes. Make sure you don't miss a visit to Waimea Canyon during your stay. At a depth of almost 3,000 feet, it's considered the "Grand Canyon of the Pacific." The Kilauea Lighthouse is a special sight, offering great views.

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