Kauai, geologically the oldest of the major islands, is breathtakingly beautiful, its lush green interior earning it the nickname "the Garden Isle". This is one of the smaller of Hawaii's main islands, measuring only about 3½ mls E to W and 2½ mls N to S.
Jagged green mountains dominate the landscape and some parts are still untamed Na Pali Coast remains roadless, a mystic wilderness. Major resort destinations are Princeville on the N coast, the Wailea coconut coast in the E and Poipu Beach on the S shore. A law forbids any structure from being higher than the coconut palms, and so making the most of the superb natural scenery.
This island suits the middle to upmarket families, couples and incentive/corporate groups, the active and sports-orientated, independent. Mainly American tourists.
On the island there is about 90 properties, two-thirds of which are hotels; the remainder is made up of condominiums, a few cottages and B&Bs.
Kauai is an island in the central Pacific Ocean, almost on the Tropic of Cancer, 20 mins' flight from Honolulu (Oahu) via inter-island airlines. The island's major airport is at Lihue, with a smaller airport at Princeville. This is the northernmost of the major Hawaiian islands.