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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.

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Kauai Island

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 kilometers) 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-kilometer) 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 kilometers) 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.

Q: Which airports can I fly in to for a vacation to Kauai?

A: Lihue, HI (LIH) is probably your best bet if you're traveling by plane to Kauai. This main airport terminal services 14 international flights each month.

Q: What does a Kauai vacation booking with Expedia include?

A: Activities and attractions in the vicinity? Check. Flights? Sure thing. A classy set of wheels? Of course. And after a big day of sightseeing, you'll be hanging out for a comfortable place where you can sleep. We have them all covered. Find what you want and get ready for an unforgettable Kauai adventure.

Q: What is the best way to save money on my vacation to Kauai?

A: A package deal makes traveling easier, and it can save you some serious dollars as well. Hotels, Rental Cars, Activities — Expedia is here to help. Bundle them up and start dreaming of what you'll do with all your extra spending money.

*Savings based on all vacation package bookings with Flight + Hotel on Expedia.ca from January through December 2020, as compared to price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.


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Kauai Beach Resort CA $172
Reviewed on Mar. 19, 2020
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Kauai Beach Resort

Kauai Beach Resort

4331 Kauai Beach Dr, Lihue, HI
     
    4.2 of 5
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    We had a great visit and will plan to return here! Our room was fine - reasonable size, clean, small fridge, coffee maker, comfortable king size bed, small outside seating area (we had a ground floor room). We had two breakfasts and two meals in the restaurant, which were all good, especially enjoyed ...

    Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa
    Reviewed on Feb. 28, 2020
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    Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa

    Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa

    1571 Poipu Road, Koloa, HI
       
      4.7 of 5
      4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      The views are great, the restaurant are wonderful.

      Kauai Shores Hotel
      Reviewed on Apr. 17, 2020
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      Kauai Shores Hotel

      Kauai Shores Hotel

      420 Papaloa Rd, Kapaa, HI
         
        4.1 of 5
        3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        We had a great stay here! It was conveniently located and well priced. Our room was clean although the bathroom smelled a little musty at first. The parking lot gets a bit crowded but there is a grassy lot for extra parking which meant that we were always able to find a spot. We would stay here again! ...

        Hilton Garden Inn Kauai Wailua Bay CA $178
        Reviewed on May 23, 2020
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        Hilton Garden Inn Kauai Wailua Bay

        Hilton Garden Inn Kauai Wailua Bay

        3-5920 Kuhio Hwy, Lihue, HI
           
          4.1 of 5
          3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Had a one night stay as an essential worker during covid 19. Hotel was mostly empty. Front staff was excellent.

          Plantation Hale Suites CA $150
          Reviewed on May 25, 2020
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          Plantation Hale Suites

          Plantation Hale Suites

          525 Aleka Loop, Kapaa, HI
             
            4.0 of 5
            3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            At check in the front desk gentleman was very calm & patient while checking me in & dealing with a phone call. He multitasked very well.

            Banyan Harbor Resort CA $178
            Reviewed on Mar. 10, 2020
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            Banyan Harbor Resort

            Banyan Harbor Resort

            3411 Wilcox Rd, Lihue, HI
               
              4.2 of 5
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              As one of the lowest cost options on Kauai, I was expecting the place to be a little run down but it was well kept. The washer and dryer were very useful.

              Sheraton Kauai Resort
              Reviewed on Mar. 18, 2020
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              Sheraton Kauai Resort

              Sheraton Kauai Resort

              2440 Hoonani Rd, Koloa, HI
                 
                4.1 of 5
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                The Sheraton was amazing. Great views for watching whales and dolphins. The rooms and grounds are very well kept up and enjoyable to leisurely walk around. Lots of places to walk to on the property. The beach is so enticing. There is something there for everyone. The pool area is large and plenty ...

                The Point at Poipu by Diamond Resorts
                Reviewed on Mar. 25, 2020
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                The Point at Poipu by Diamond Resorts

                The Point at Poipu by Diamond Resorts

                1613 Pe'e Rd, Koloa, HI
                   
                  4.4 of 5
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Loved the turtle viewing area. There were turtles there every time we went. Close to the beach walk so we could hike.

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