About The Island Of Kauai
Kauai is often referred to as the “Garden Island” of Hawaii and is the fourth largest of the Hawaiian islands. It also holds the distinction of being Hawaii’s oldest and most northern island. Kauai is home to very beautiful green valleys, some sharp mountain chains and jagged cliffs. There are tropical rainforests, beautiful rivers and waterfalls, and tons of outdoor activities for you to enjoy while you are on your surface intervals.
There are areas of Kauai which are only accessible by air or water which offer incredible experiences and views.
There is also an incredible rich Hawaiian culture in its small towns which make it a truly wonderful experience.
The Weather Of Kauai
Kauai has a beautiful tropical climate with generally humid and stable weather conditions experienced year round. There are some fairly significant micro climates on the island itself. For instance, at the lower elevations, the annual precipitation can be around 50 inches per year on the northern side of the island to less than 20 on the southern side of the island. The average temperature in Lihue, generally sits between 78 degrees up to 85 degrees in August and September. The mountains of Kauai have higher elevation and with that much cooler temperatures. At the Koke’e state park for example which is up to 4200 feet above sea level, the daily temperatures can go down as low as 7 degrees in January and February.
There is also a part of Kauai which is known to be the wettest place on earth. Mt Wai’ale’ale which sits at over 5000 feet experiences more rain than anywhere else on earth. From 1949 through 2004 the average rainfall has been 374 inches per year.
How To Get To Kauai
Located on the southwestern side of the island lies the airport of Lihue (airport code LIH). It is the only commercial airport on the island and offer direct service to and from Honolulu, Maui, the mainland of the US as well as Vancouver, Canada.