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- Private room
Beautiful Marriott Vacation Club resort. Stay in a beautiful Garden View Parlor Suite with Kitchenette. The room has a Queen Murphy Bed. Easily put the bed away and have a nice living space for the day time. Close to incredible hikes. Includes free airport shuttle & parking. Restaurants on property. Pricing is more than HALF of what you would pay booking directly with the hotel. Hot tubs, pools, long path along the beach. Feel free to message me for same day stay and I'll check availability
- Entire serviced apartment
In a prime position to explore both the northern and southern coastlines – and the spectacular western coast is just a short helicopter ride away. • Guest checking in must be 18+ with valid ID & card for $100 refundable security deposit (credit card only) • Resort tax of $8.86/night and $85 cleaning fee paid at check in • Name on reservation must match photo ID at check-in.
- Private room
Our air conditioned private bedroom and private bathroom are close to a hiking path to Anini Beach, walking distance to Princeville shopping center, restaurants, park and library. You’ll love our place because of its central location to the outdoor hiking and ocean activities on the North Shore of Kauai. Our place is good for couples and solo adventurers. business travelers. Because we are close to the entrance road into the resort community there may be some road noise occasionally.
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Your guide to Kauai
All About Kauai
Kauai’s reputation as the most tropical of all the Hawaiian Islands is well deserved. The verdant isle, which erupted into existence over 5 million years ago, is 552 square miles of emerald jungles, jagged volcanic spires, lush waterfalls, aquamarine pools, and some of the world’s most beautiful beaches. If you’re the active type, there’s so much to do on Kauai — hiking, snorkeling, sailing, scuba diving, horseback riding, and much more. The island is also a mellower and less crowded experience when compared to either Oahu or Maui, and it’s not uncommon to find a stretch of beach or hiking trail to call your own.
How do I get around Kauai?
Direct flights from the mainland into Kauai’s quaint Lihue Airport (LIH) are the most convenient and affordable way to reach the Garden Island. Alternatively, some may consider flying first into Honolulu’s Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) in Oahu for a stay before continuing on to Kauai, as flights between the two islands take only 25 minutes.
Renting a car upon landing is advisable if you plan to venture beyond resort towns like Princeville. Many of the most scenic destinations around the island, such as Waimea Canyon and Alakaʻi Wilderness Preserve, are best experienced by car, and having your own wheels offers opportunities to explore smaller beaches, tide pools, waterfalls, and other sites along the way.
When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Kauai?
Vacationers will be pleased to know temperatures are pleasantly warm in Kauai year- round, peaking around August with an average of 85 degrees Fahrenheit. However, reflective of the island’s lush greenery, it also drizzles and rains year-round. The dry season spans from April through October, with wetter storms arriving more regularly between November and March. But rain is often intermittent, allowing interludes of sunshine to peek through most days.
Despite its Garden Island moniker, Kauai hosts numerous microclimates to prepare for if you explore beyond the beaches. These microclimates span from shirt-soaking humidity in the tropical rainforests to arid heat on the southwestern side, where cactus can be common. It’s always a good idea to pack a light windbreaker, hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen when visiting Kauai.
What are the top things to do in Kauai?
Na Pali Coast Trail
Even if you don’t consider yourself much of a hiker, the first 2 miles of the 11-mile out-and-back Kalalau Trail deserve the effort. The views along this steep oceanside trail are spectacular, with a picturesque pocket beach and the hidden valley of Hanakāpī‘ai awaiting.
Waimea Canyon State Park
Imagine the Grand Canyon overtaken by a tropical jungle and you get a rudimentary sense of the awe-inspiring vistas visitors experience while surveying this majestic, red-tinged canyon.
Anyone approaching the sheer emerald walls of Mount Waiʻaleʻale, which reach upward 5,148 feet, shouldn’t expect to stay dry. Reputedly the wettest place on Earth and the originating source of all seven of Kauai’s rivers, Mount Waiʻaleʻale requires a special guide (or helicopter ride) to explore, but is a uniquely Kauai experience.