Last Minute Vacations To Lihue
Lihue is the second largest town on the island of Kaua’i, Hawaii. The town offers hotels and resorts and is surrounded by the island’s spectacular natural gifts. Lush rainforests, majestic cliffs, tropical palm trees and lovely golden beaches are among the island’s treasures. The town itself is only a few minutes away from several great beaches, soaring mountain peaks and tropical rainforest settings.
Getting There & Other Transportation
The Lihue Airport has many inter-island flights available daily. There are also flights to and from select places in North America.
Upon arrival to Lihue Airport, there are car rental services, taxis, hotel shuttles, courtesy buses and the Kauai County bus.
The airport is a mere 3 km from the center of Lihue, so whichever mode of transportation you use, you can be sure it will be inexpensive. For hotel shuttle services, be sure to check with your hotel to see if they provide complimentary transportation to and from the airport.
Hotels & Places to Stay
Lihue is less than 2km from the coastline and therefore many hotel resorts are located on the coast. Here are some great coastal beaches:
Marriott Kauai Resort and Beach Club
Kauai Palms Hotel
Garden Island Inn
Kauai Beach Resort – An Aqua Boutique
Kauai Lagoons Resort
Some inland hotels closer to the town are:
Kauai Marriott Resort
Kauai Palms Hotel
Dining & Nightlife
There are many restaurants in Lihue offering many types of cuisine. Being that Lihue is surrounded by unbelievable natural beauty, you can find restaurants that are set on the beach, in the forest or in the quaint town of Lihue.
Here are some restaurants worth trying:
Café Portofino (Italian)
Dani’s Restaurant (American Regional)
Genki Sushi (Japanese)
Hanamaulu Restaurant (Asian/Pac. Rim)
JJ’s Boiler (American)
Kalapaki Beach Hut (American)
Restaurant Kiibo (Asian/ Pac. Rim)
Tip Top Café/Bakery (Hawaiian)
As far as nightlife goes, the island of Kauai is not known for its after dark partying. This rural island pretty well slows down once the sun goes down. If anything on the island is going on after dark, it’s probably happening in Lihue. A few restaurants and hotels in the town offer nightlife activities of music and dancing, such as The Kauai Marriott Resort & Beach Club, Kukui’s Restaurant, Duke’s, Kauai Beach resort, and Rob’s Good Time Grill.
Tours and beach hoping are great things to do while you are in Lihue. On tours, you can explore the town of Lihue and you can explore the rainforests, swim in nearby waterfalls, hike trails through the mountains, snorkel or scuba dive, and the list goes on and on. There are also many beaches nearby Lihue. It is worth checking them out as each one is very different from the next.
Will Squyres Helicopter Tours
Aloha Kaui Tours
Polynesian Adventure Tours
Captain Zodiac Kauai Tours (rafting)
Kauai Adventure Trek (walking)
Kipu Ranch Adventures (4 wheeling)
Mountain Tubing Adventure (floating through canals)
Other Must Sees:
Wailue Falls, Kauai
Grove Farm Homestead Museum
Alekoko, Menehune Fishpond
Currency, Culture and Language
The official language in Hawaii is English.
The official currency in Hawaii is the United States Dollar (USD).