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Comprehensive Resources for Princeville, Kilauea and Hanalei residents and visitors

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Where is Kauai?

Kauai is located 72 miles northwest of Oahu island across the Kauai Channel. Kauai is Hawaiʻi’s fourth largest island and is often referred to as the “Garden Island.”

How big is Kauai?

Kauai is 552 square miles, and almost circular in shape. Beaches cover almost half its shoreline while the center is a lush green tropical jungle with beautiful mountainous.

What are the zones of Kauai?

Kauai is separated into five main zones: Līhuʻe (the major hub and location for your arrival on the island), the East Side (Coconut Coast), the North Shore (including Princeville), the South Shore (including Poipu, the major tourist destination) and the West Side.

Why is Kauai Special?

After finding out where is Kauai, and how big is Kauai, people usually ask why is Kauai so special. Well, its the oldest and northernmost island in the Hawaiian chain is draped in emerald valleys, sharp mountain spires and jagged cliffs aged by time and the elements. Centuries of growth have formed tropical rainforests, forking rivers and cascading waterfalls! Some parts of Kauai are only accessible by sea or air, revealing views beyond your imagination. The forces of nature are inextricably connected and shape all living things and it is this sense of connection that is the foundation of the Hawaiian culture. Understanding that we all have a mandate to malama, to care for our environment and for one another. So being a responsible visitor to the island of Kauai is very important to sustain the unique beauty, culture and heritage that has made Kauai so special in the first place. The spirit of aloha is omni present in Kauai. It teaches us lessons of peace, kindness, compassion and responsibility to future generations. These lessons are expressed through chant, music, hula, arts and cultural practices, and through the warm, genuine greetings that are a hallmark of Hawaiian hospitality.


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Where is Kauai – Hawaiian Traditions and Culture. Photo courtesy of the Kauai Visitors Bureau


Where is Kauai and where can I get more info on Kauai?

Kauai Visitors Bureau

The Kauai Visitors Bureau (KVB) is Kauai’s official tourist information center. They provide an enormous amount of great information about Kauai, the history, culture,  language, traditions, customs, art and more. The Kauai Visitors Bureau also provides very extensive travel information about the island of Kauai, including activities, lodging, dining and more. For more information visit https://www.gohawaii.com/islands/kauai

Here are also some shortcuts to get you started on their site:

Hawaii travel requirements: https://www.gohawaii.com/travel-requirements
Hawaii experiences: https://www.gohawaii.com/experiences
Hawaii culture: https://www.gohawaii.com/hawaiian-culture
Hawaii planning overview: https://www.gohawaii.com/trip-planning
Hawaii visitors guide: https://www.hvcb.org/hawaiivisitorsguide/

Where is Kauai and where can I get more information on Princeville?

Princeville is located on the north shore of Kauai. For great information on Princeville visit the following resources pages on I Heart Princeville.

Top 5 reasons to love the North Shore of Kauai.
Charities that serve the North Shore of Kauai.
Events Calendar for the Princeville, Kilauea and Hanalei.
Clubs on the North Shore of Kauai


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