Many locations are described to be just like paradise but surely no where comes closer than the beautiful Hawaiian island of Kauai. The oldest, and fourth largest of the Hawaiian Islands, Kauai is a spectacular destination with a diverse landscape of dramatic mountains, canyons, and of course beautiful beaches.
Kauai is a small island at just 33 miles long and 25 across. But there is plenty to see and do on this island which is aptly known as the Garden Isle. If you are looking for nightlife, shopping and non stop nightlife then Kauai is probably not for you. But if you want breathtaking scenery, fabulous beaches and to take things at a slower pace then this Hawaiian Island is the perfect choice.
Kauai has long been a very popular movie location with scenes from South Pacific, Jurassic Park and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides being filmed there. You may have also have seen Kauai in The Descendants starring George Clooney as major parts of the movie were filmed on location on the island.
Kauai is the perfect choice of vacation destination for families with children. Getting away from the stresses of every day life is ideal for the parents, and there is plenty to keep the children occupied too.
When is the best time of year to visit Kauai? Kauai has two main busy tourist seasons when visitor levels (and therefore prices) are at their highest. The main season runs from mid-December through Easter and from mid-June to Labor Day.
Temperatures are good all year round with an average temperature of around 78 degrees. It does rain in Kauai. A lot. In fact it rains every day somewhere on Kauai! This is usually not a problem as often all it takes to get out of the rain is to drive to the other side of the island. If you want to avoid the main rainy season then visit in the summer – but that is when Kauai is busiest too.
There are a wide variety of beautiful places to stay in Kauai. Hotels are the traditional choice but vacation homes can be a great option offering you great locations, space and excellent value. You may want to take a look at the fabulous range of vacation homes offered by SummitPacificInc.com
Wherever you choose to stay on the island of Kauai you will be overwhelmed by it’s beauty and tranquility. Kauai is a very special place that deserves to be on everyone’s list of dream vacation destinations.
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