Experience Kauai with Intention

Hawaii Lodging and Tourism Association, Kauai Chapter is committed to helping provide a better quality of life for the Kauai community and our Kauai visitors. We strive to keep you informed and excited about all things Kauai, ensuring you have the best time possible while experiencing our island!

Explore Kauai

Your source for information on a variety of attractions, locations, and places to stay in Kauai. Let us show you a map of Kauai beaches, state parks, and other fantastic Kauai locations. Get prepared for an experience of a lifetime while educating yourself about our extraordinary island!

Kauai Map

Choose a side of the island to explore.

HOVER WestSide South Side EastSide NorthShore

Kauai’s Iconic



Hanalei Bay

Anini Beach

Haena Beach Park

Kilauea Lighthouse

Tunnels Beach Kauai


From Princeville to
Hanalei Bay



28.5 Miles

 to LIH Airport

On the North Shore, you will experience lush vegetation and sprawling views of the mountains against the sea. Expect passing showers as this is the lushest, and therefore the rainiest, side of the island. You can also expect some of Kauai’s most incredible views at Tunnels Beach Kauai, Anini Beach Kauai, and Hanalei Pier.

Kauai’s Lively



Wailua Falls

Opaekaa Falls

Kalapaki Beach

Opaekaa Falls

Lydgate Park Kauai

Kealia Beach

Sleeping Giant Hike Kauai

Kauai Airports


From Wailua River to the Coconut Market Place



9.3 Miles

 to LIH Airport

Known as the Royal Coconut Coast, Kauai’s East Side is home to large groves of coconut and palm trees as well as a fantastic ocean-side bike path! Check out the gorgeous Wailua river where you can kayak and stand up paddle or drive up into Wailua to see beautiful Opaekaa Falls!

Kauai’s Sunny



Poipu Beach

Spouting Horn

Shipwreck Beach

Mahaulepu Beach

Brennecke's Beach

Tunnel of Trees Kauai


From Poipu Beach to Spouting Horn


14.8 Miles

 to LIH Airport

The South Side of Kauai is a great place to soak up some sunshine. The well-known saying “It’s always sunny in Poipu” generally holds true! There is family-friendly swimming at Poipu beach park, a beautiful walk on the cliffs above Shipwreck beach, and a great selection of restaurants and hotels near the beautiful beaches!

Kauai’s Wild



Salt Pond Beach

Kokee State Park

Kekaha Beach

Waimea Canyon State Park

Hanapepe Swinging Bridge

Polihale State Park


From Hanapepe Town to The Na Pali Coast


24.6 Miles

 to LIH Airport

If you’re looking for a mountainous adventure, the West side of Kauai is the place for you. You can drive up the mountain to explore world famous Waimea State Park and Kokee State Park. Back at sea level with drier and hotter weather, you can go to Waimea Town or further west towards Polihale State park!

Discover HLTA’s favorite beaches on Kauai

We’re here to keep you informed and excited about your Kauai experience! Learn about the best beaches in Kauai for swimming safely with your family, great Kauai snorkeling locations, or the best walking beaches on Kauai!

Know before you go!

Anini Beach

Shipwrecks Beach

Poipu Beach

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Tunnels Beach

Know the community in a new way.

Experience Kauai with intention.