Kauai vacation rentals are located on the Kauai, the most northern of Hawaii’s major islands. It is also the oldest island in consequence of which it has more miles of sandy beach than any of the other islands.
With so much sea and sand it is not surprising that most visitors to Kauai self-catering vacation accommodation come for the beaches; snorkelling, swimming, surfing and relaxing in the sun are all obvious pursuits. There is, however, much more to do. Kauai has some wonderful mountain bike and hiking trails especially around the Waimea Canyon and the Na Pali Cliffs. Check out some of the hiking tours and down hill bike tours.
Wherever your Kauai vacation rental is on the island it will be near one of the many navigable rivers making river tubing and kayaking popular holiday occupations. On days when the surf is calm it is even possible to combine kayaking down the river with paddling around the bays and along the ocean shoreline. On days when the rivers are running fast tubing and kayaking can be very exciting.
There are several small towns and villages that are worth visiting while staying in Kauai holiday accommodation. Hanalei is a delightful Hawaiian village to the north, just a short way from the Na Pali coast, an incredible geological feature with sheer cliffs thousands of feet high. If you want a little less nature and a little more creature comforts then to the east of the island you’ll find Kapa’a, a small town with a cinema, internet café and several good restaurants.
A short inter-island flight to Honolulu from your Kauai holiday home makes for a great day out in a completely different setting. Honolulu is a huge city with numerous sights and attraction as well as great restaurants and night-life. Start out in the historic downtown area, home of the state capitol, the harbour, museums and the commercial centre; it is hard to resist the shopping here. Enjoy some of the excellent local cuisine and soak up the laid-back atmosphere.
Kauai holiday rentals are in a region with a tropical climate. However, the island has many distinct microclimates with dry sunny areas, green river valleys, temperate foothills and high mountain rain forests. The trade winds here create a cooler, balmier temperature to most tropical destinations.
Lihue Airport (LIH) is the main airport for Kauai self-catering vacation rentals as in served by both international and inter-island flights. From the UK it is best to fly to Honolulu (HNL) and take an inter-island flight from there. UK airports for Honolulu include London-Heathrow (LHR), London–Gatwick (LGW), Belfast City (BHD), Newcastle(NCL) and many more. Airlines for Honolulu are Delta, American Airlines, KLM, and Continental..