Called the “Garden Island” because of the lush greenery and tropical plants that cover the land, Kauai is Hawaii’s oldest island. Over the eons of its existence and abundance of rainfall, Kauai has been dramatically shaped by the natural forces of erosion. It is this natural history that created an island like none other. Incredible features such as the Na Pali Coast, Waimea Canyon and Kokee State Park all offer scenery and experiences that cannot be had anywhere else. A common misconception about Kauai and its title as the Garden Island is that Kauai is lacking in beaches. The reality, however, is that Kauai has more stretches of soft sand beaches than any of Hawaii’s other islands. Kauai’s regions can be broken down by their relation to the prevailing tradewinds – the windward and leeward sides. The windward side is the lush, forested part of Kauai. where the wind blows and all the rain falls. The leeward side is far drier and can be defined by warm temperatures, dry weather and constant sunshine.
Like the rest of Hawaii, the main draw for visitors to Kauai is its beautiful tropical beaches that are made for relaxation. Their calm waters make them ideal for swimming, snorkeling and surfing. Unique to Kauai are the many navigable rivers and waterways, which are perfect for a river run kayaking trip to the ocean. Kauai’s unbelievable beauty is something that must be experienced. The scenery and natural features on Kauai range from lush rainforests to arid desert. Waimea Canyon has been called the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific” due to the red rock that makes up the 10-mile-long and 3,567 feet deep canyon. Featured in Jurassic Park, the Na Pali Coast is defined by thousand-foot sheer cliffs, secluded beaches and deep forests. There many types of tours offered through Kauai’s varied lands. Guests can take ATV Trips, mountain bike or kayak tours and river tubing.
With the largest town of Kapa ‘a having just about 11,000 residents, Kauai is the least populated island in the chain. And although the towns are small, each offers a different character with wonderful lodging, dining and shopping. Lihue, on the southeast coast, is the business, social and tourism hub for the island. This is where all of the best shopping, dining and activities can be found, and it is a great place to spend a day. On the north side of the island is Hanalei, a village that holds tightly to its authentic Hawaiian heritage and harkens back to easier times. Hanalei is a great starting for visits to the Na Pali Coast and it is filled with food stands, native arts and very friendly locals. The accommodations on Kauai range from the simple and rustic to major brand luxury resorts. The St. Regis Princeville Resort, Grand Hyatt Kauai and Westin Princeville Ocean Resort all offer opulent rooms, perfectly tended grounds and secluded beachfront property.
Private Aircraft Charter to Kauai FAQ
What do I need to think about when chartering to Kauai?
Lihue Airport – LIH – is Kauai’s main airport that handles all of the interisland and overseas flights from the U.S. Mainland. LIH is right next to the island’s main town of Lihue and highways 41 and 56 for quick access to all points on Kauai. While LIH airport is on Kauai’s eastern shore, getting to the rest of the island is very easy with all of the major roads within a mile. Guests arriving into LIH will appreciate that although there is commercial airline service to LIH, there is relatively little competing traffic and little to no congestion and delays
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