Kauai, the Garden Isle
Kauai is the oldest of the seven main Hawaiian Islands and is also called the Garden Island or Garden Isle. It is volcanic in origin and its highest peak is Mount Kawaikini. Another prominent peak is Mount Waialeale, which is one of the wettest places on Earth and has created deep valleys and canyons with breathtaking waterfalls due to its high annual rainfall of 460 inches.
Lihue is the county seat of Kauai County and has two 18-hole golf courses, while Kapa’a is known for its sacred sites, Hawaiian cultural attractions, fine restaurants, and distinctive shops. Waimea Town is located at the mouth of the Waimea River, which flows through the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific,” Waimea Canyon.
Kauai has attracted many Hollywood filmmakers and is home to natural wonders like the Alakai Wilderness Area, Allerton Gardens, Fern Grotto, Iraivian Temple, and miles of sandy beaches. However, exploring all of the island’s scenic spots requires extensive travel. Hawaii Car Rentals offers well-equipped vehicles to suit every budget, and their comprehensive website answers any possible queries a potential visitor may have, allowing them to relax and enjoy their mobility needs while on the island of Kauai.
There is one main airport and one private airport on Kauai:
- Lihue Kauai Airport (LIH) – On the east coast of the island at Lihue town.
- Princeville Kauai Airport (HPV) – On the north shore of Kauai at Princeville.