Nicknamed the Garden Isle of Hawaii, Kauai is not only known as one of Hawaii’s most specaular islands, but also as one of the most unique and beautiful spots in the entire world. The smallest of the Hawaiian islands with a substantial population, Kauai is also the one of the oldest islands in the chains, which has greatly effected the landscape of this beautiful island. Emerald draped mountains of the Na Pali coast dipping into the azure Pacific waters below, great beaches and the dramatic Waimea Canyon all make Kauai a particularly spectacular place to visit.
Snorkelers and scuba divers will also be happy spending their time underwater at Tunnels beach, which feature old lava tubes, lots of coral and is often considered one of the world’s best dive sites. The Kalalau Trail, which leaves from Kauai’s Noth Shore and winds through the uninhabited and stunning Na Pali coastline also offers adventurous travelers access to some of the most beautiful vistas in the world.
While Hawaii is well known the world around for its natural beauty, it is not necessarily a budget destination. However, with a wide variety of accommodation options catering to travelers on all kinds of different budgets, Kauai has many hotels at a wide range of prices. Most travelers either chose to stay on Kauai’s wetter North Shore near Hanalei, or the drier side near the Lihue airport.
If you are looking for a high end resort, the Princeville resort has long been one of the most respected hotels on Kauai. If you are looking for a more budget-friendly option, the Aloha Beach Resort offers family friendly accommodations and two pools. If you’d rather opt for a reliable chain hotel, there is a Marriott Kauai Beach Club. If you are on a super tight budget, you might be better off staying in a Kauai hostel or camping in Kauai.