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About Kaua‘i

When living on the island of Kaua‘i, you’ll soon come to realize that there are still many beautiful parts of Hawai‘i that still exist, Kaua‘i is one of those gems. Cultural wise, the communities on Kaua‘i are small enough for you to adapt to and also understand more.

Living in Kauai, you’ll be able to immerse yourself in the culture reflected in the small community like atmosphere that the island has.

Here, your backyard will basically be surrounded by many rainforests, emerald valleys, rivers and waterfalls. What’s there to complain about, right?

COMMUTING AROUND KAUAI

Prior to moving to Kauai, you may want to consider getting yourself a four-wheel drive vehicle, especially for the amount of off road adventures that you will end up doing once you’ve settled in.

Although Kauai has a more country-like atmosphere, you still want to consider the traffic when commuting around.

WEATHER

As it often rains throughout the island, it’s not a surprise that the island is nicknamed the “Garden Isle”. The weather on Kauai tends to range from 84 to 69 degrees, This weather isn’t too hot or too cold, but just right.

ATTRACTIONS & ACTIVITIES

Living on Kauai can offer you a limitless amount of activities that can only be experienced here. Many locals feel very fortunate to call this place their backyard, as it just takes a few minutes by foot to explore some of the many wonders of Kauai.

Like many places in Hawaii, there are still an abundance of historical sites that are easily accessible. It’s definitely interesting to learn a little more about the history and culture of the island prior to moving there. This will help you feel more at ease when adjusting to the life on Kauai.

From the panoramic views of the Na Pali Coast to countless amounts of waterfalls throughout the island, the lifestyle here can be relaxing yet exhilarating.

If you’re searching for some fresh fruit, veggies and food, you’ll definitely find all of that at the Farmers Market held every Saturday. Don’t forget your reusable grocery bag.

NEIGHBORHOODS

When deciding on a neighborhood to live in, they all have similar characteristics which might make it easier to decide on where to live. One unique thing about the neighborhoods on Kauai is that even if you’re driving around town, you won’t see a building higher than a coconut tree in the area.

North Shore

On this side of the island, you’ll discover a more exhilarating atmosphere. From the beautiful cliffs and white sand beaches to the majestic green valleys and waterfalls, having this in your backyard is definitely worth the move.

With many famous surf spots in the area, you’ll be able to catch an awesome view the winter swells. The North Shore is great if you’re really into the surf culture and lifestyle.

Some other places which are accessible when living on the North Shore include the historic Daniel K. Inouye Kilauea Point Lighthouse, Hanalei Town and beaches such as Lumahai and Kee Beach.

Also on this side, you’ll discover many restaurants, galleries and shops. This side of the island is also home to the world-class upscale resort, Princeville. If you love golf, here’s the place to head out to especially with some of the best golf courses on the island.

South Shore

If you live on the south shore, you’ll be just minutes away from many beautiful beaches, great for sunbathing and water activities. One popular beach to check out is Poipu, as it consistently has great weather throughout the year.

East Side (Coconut Coast)

On the east side of Kauai, this area is great for family as it provides a lot of entertainment for everyone. The famous Wailua River offers a number of great activities for you and the family to enjoy. Those include swimming, boating and kayaking.

Here, you can also find Waipouli Shopping Center which is great for all your home shopping. You’ll find grocery stores and other restaurants at your convenience.

Lihue

Lihue is considered the commercial and government center for Kauai. Here, you’ll find the airport as well as beaches which area great for swimming and other ocean sports. In Lihue, you’ll find it to be a little more “city-like” as compared to other areas on this island. There’s a lot of shops in the area making it conveniently accessible when it comes to finding places to shop at.

West Side

Kauai’s west side is home to Waimea Canyon, known as “The Grand Canyon of the Pacific,” which is one of the most spectacular sights of the island. It is 10 miles long, 2 miles wide and 3,600 feet deep. Kauai’s Kokee State Park is also located on the west side and offers camping, hiking, and scenic lookout points boasting breathtaking views of the Na Pali Coast.

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