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Holidays in Kauai

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Kauai Vacation: Coronavirus Information

Most Kauai hotels offer free cancellation. Consider booking refundable hotels rather than non-refundable ones. Just look for the ‘free cancellation’ message during your hotel search. Prices can vary, but right now we believe that flexibility matters.

For more information about the impact of COVID-19 on your Kauai trip, please visit our Coronavirus Information page.

Top hotels in Kauai

Hilton Garden Inn Kauai Wailua Bay
Hilton Garden Inn Kauai Wailua Bay
3.5 out of 5
3-5920 Kuhio Hwy, Lihue, HI
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$161 per night from 2 Oct. to 3 Oct.
4.1/5Very Good! (818 reviews)

"Friendly and helpful staffs. Really good locations and very central. Just the pillows is too soft and bathroom amenities need to have a loofa."…"

Reviewed on 30 Jun. 2020

Hilton Garden Inn Kauai Wailua Bay
Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa
Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa
4.5 out of 5
1571 Poipu Road, Koloa, HI
4.7/5Exceptional! (999 reviews)

"The views are great, the restaurant are wonderful."…"

Reviewed on 28 Feb. 2020

Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa
Kauai Beach Resort
Kauai Beach Resort
4 out of 5
4331 Kauai Beach Dr, Lihue, HI
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$264 per night from 30 Sep. to 1 Oct.
4.3/5Excellent! (1,330 reviews)

"best pool ever for families! Really enjoyed our time there."…"

Reviewed on 2 Jul. 2020

Kauai Beach Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top activities in Kauai

5-Hour Secret Falls Kayak/Hike
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5-Hour Secret Falls Kayak/Hike

AU$91
Per adult
94% of travellers recommend
Scenic UTV Ultimate Ranch Tour
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Scenic UTV Ultimate Ranch Tour

AU$217
Per adult
98% of travellers recommend
Napali Coast Sunset Tour
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Napali Coast Sunset Tour

AU$229
Per adult
94% of travellers recommend

Kauai Island Holiday

With its lush mountainous landscapes, “The Garden Island” offers exceptional outdoor activities, classic Hawaiian atmosphere and stunning natural beauty. The fourth largest and northernmost of Hawaii’s islands, Kauaʻi is known for its lush rainforests and rugged coastline, earning it the nickname “The Garden Island.”

Follow the eastern coastline to Wailua. Located along the shores of the state’s only navigable river, the town is a hub for outdoor activities. Take a boat tour along the tributary to explore Fern Grotto, then on the drive back to town, pull over to admire Wailua Falls, a towering triple waterfall.

Hawaii’s northernmost point, Kīlauea, is known for its dramatic, rugged setting. Take in the views at Kīlauea Point. Once a volcanic vent, this National Wildlife Refuge is an ideal place to glimpse some of the state’s rarest bird species, which nest around Kīlauea Point Lighthouse.

The sleepy oceanfront village of Hanalei is just 8 miles (13 kilometres) west of Kīlauea. Surf and snorkel in Hanalei Bay or hike the Kalalau Trail for unparalleled views of the coastline. Watch the sun set over Hanalei Pier, immortalized in the classic film South Pacific.

Head southwest to explore the rugged cliffs and breathtaking scenery along the Na Pali Coast. This 15-mile (24-kilometre) stretch of coastal wilderness is accessible only on foot, boat or helicopter, but is an unforgettable experience.

Waimea is located on the western coast of Kauaʻi. This relaxed beach town is just 13 miles (20 kilometres) from Waimea Canyon, often called “The Grand Canyon of the Pacific.”  

Poipu and Kōloa are two of the island’s southernmost towns. Often considered to be a single municipality, these old-fashioned villages feel like they belong in a bygone era. Stay at one of the oceanfront resorts and wake up to views of the Pacific each morning.

Kauaʻi’s Lihue Airport offers direct routes to the USA and Canada, and is connected to most major destinations throughout Hawaii. With only two main highways, one of which partly circles the island, Kauaʻi is easy to navigate. Car rental is highly recommended. The island operates a bus service, however only carry-on luggage is permitted and stops are limited.

Frequently asked questions

Q: Which airports can I fly in to for a holiday to Kauai?
A: Offering 14 international flights each month, Lihue, HI (LIH) is where you’ll most likely touchdown first for your trip to Kauai.
Q: What are the most popular types of hotels for a holiday to Kauai?
A: Kauai is brimming with wonderful accommodation. Condos are a reliable option. Hotel resorts, villas and residences also offer great alternatives.
Q: What does a Kauai holiday booking with Expedia include?
A: Flights, hotels, cars — and activities and experiences. Expedia has everything you need for an unforgettable holiday. Pick just one of these options or book one of our excellent travel packages. You’ve got the flexibility to tailor your adventure to Kauai the way you like it.
Q: What is the best way to save money on my holiday to Kauai?
A: One of the easiest ways to save is to bundle everything with the help of Expedia. Hotels, Flights and Experiences can all be quickly combined into a personalized holiday package — and by doing this, you’ll save time too. Keep this in mind before you make your booking.