The Island of Kauai

The Garden Isle

Welcome to the Island of Kauai

Kauai - Where Timeless Beauty Enchants the Senses

From gorgeous beaches to cascading waterfalls in deeply etched valleys, the Garden Isle defines adventure, romance and blissful relaxation. Spot a humuhumunukunukuapua'a while snorkeling off Poipu Beach. Zipline above a rainforest canopy in Princeville Resort, or kayak past ancient heiau (temples) along Hawaii’s longest navigable river near Kapaa and Lihue.

Each of these coastal areas is home to Castle vacation suites that are gateways to vast island recreation. From hiking through Waimea Valley to sailing through Napali Coast sea caves or soaring above that dramatic landscape on a helicopter flight, Kauai wows with natural wonders. 

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Kauai Island Facts

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National Tropical Botanical Garden
Kauai earned its Garden Island nickname due to its lush green landscape. In fact, three of the five National Tropical Botanical Gardens in the U.S. are located on Kauai–McBryde Garden, Limahuli Garden and Allerton Garden. Tours are available at each of these botanical havens that flourish with native Hawaiian plants and other tropicals from across the globe. 

While you can go ziplining, take an ATV or fly into the heart of the island on a helicopter, one of the most unique ways is to go with the flow by tubing with Kauai Backcountry Adventures. Drifters five years and older can float, bump and twirl in heavy-duty inflatable tubes through a two mile-section of the former Lihue Plantation irrigation system. The company provides headlamps and protective gloves to keep it safe.

Splurge with a helicopter tour for aerial splendor or boat excursion that cruises from Port Allen along the Napali Coast. Napali’s famous Kalalau Valley is also accessible from an ultra-challenging 11-mile hike snaking up and down steep cliffs from Kee Beach. Hikers limited on experience and time should tackler the trail’s first two miles (four miles round trip) that leads to secluded Hanakapiai Beach

At Waimea Canyon, Waipoo Falls is a beautiful 800-foot waterfall that can be spotted at lookout points along Highway 550–the road traveling up to the museum and park. 

Just north of Lihue, the double-tiered Wailua Falls is the most easily accessible on Kauai. If it looks familiar, know that the falls were featured in the opening credits of the 1980s hit TV show, Fantasy Island. Like Wailua Falls, Opaekaa Falls is easily accessible and requires no hiking. Families with children all ages can catch the scenery by a brief walk from the parking area.

Waimea Canyon and Kokee State Park are considered must dos for trails that range in length and ability levels. Waimea Canyon Drive winds up 12 miles into Kauai’s interior while hugging the rim of the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific” along the way. The contiguous Kokee State Park inspires with 45 miles of hiking trails that range in length and ability levels. The staff and volunteers at Kokee Museum make it the go-to spot for planning hikes and the rest of a park visit. 

Castle will provide routine maintenance services on a regular basis and will facilitate the repairs of items such as air-conditioners, replacement of plumbing and electrical fixtures within the Unit, etc. The cost will be deducted from the Owner's monthly distribution. 

North of Lihue on Kauai’s eastern shore, Lydgate Beach Park features two man-made, rock-enclosed pools that are perfect for giving especially young swimmers the chance to learn how to breathe through a snorkel and the underwater world. On the South Shore, Poipu Beach Park is home to a natural shallow lagoon that’s perfect for snorkelers and swimmers of all ages. And in the summer, the tranquil South Shore water at Salt Pond Beach make it another family favorite. 

Kauai’s ziplines soar through the sky in Poipu on the South Shore as well as in Princeville on the North Shore. Tucked within 22,000 acres of Hawaii’s first sugar plantation on the South Shore, Koloa Zipline’s course features eight lines including three of the longest on the island–with the Waita line running a half-mile in distance. Those wanting to take a leap of faith on the North Shore can do so at 4,000-acre Princeville Ranch, where nine ziplines and a hair-raising suspension bridge provide ample airtime.

Many say that Hanalei Bay is not only the most beautiful place on Kauai, but in all of the Hawaiian Islands. The site of the mythical “Bali Hai” in the classic movie, South Pacific, this postcard perfect setting is popular for kayaking, swimming and stand up paddling in the bay, and shoreline snorkeling at nearby Kee Beach

 

Kauai Attractions, Tours and Activities

Kauai is known as “The Garden Isle” and is the perfect destination for true nature lovers. Enjoy the natural beauty from a Helicopter, Zipline, Kayak or Sailboat. Check out more activities and attractions.

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