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Lihue is a picturesque town in the midst of sweeping, green valleys, with excellent views of the Pacific Ocean. Its white-sand beaches provide excellent sunbathing spots, while its large estates and museums introduce the Aloha culture. Increase your understanding of the early inhabitants to Hawaii in this dynamic town.
Take advantage of year-round warm weather with a trip to Kalapaki Beach, where you can learn to surf. Sunbathe during the hottest and driest period from April through September. Rent canoes and catamarans and watch the boats leaving and arriving at Nawiliwili Harbor.
Other scenic stretches of sand include Nukolii Beach Park, secluded Hanamaulu Beach Park and Niumalu Beach Park, which has a charming stream that features in the movie Raiders of the Lost Ark. Explore the southern coastline on foot to encounter such coastal gems as Ninini Point Lighthouse and Nawiliwili Park. Play a few rounds at the vast, picturesque Puakea Golf Course.
For a change of scenery, head into the town and visit the Kauai Museum. Here, learn about early Hawaiian life and the arrival of Captain James Cook on the island. Browse intriguing photo exhibits and admire the sculptures and paintings representing the island’s culture and traditions.
Among the region’s highlights is the Kilohana Plantation, which has a rainforest, serene gardens and a spa. Ride the elegant, mahogany passenger cars of the train around the park and arrive at the luau center in time for a traditional meal and theatrical performance. Watch fire dancers and representations of deities.
Lihue is based in the southeastern corner of the island of Kauai. Fly to Lihue Airport in the town’s northeastern outskirts from airports across Hawaii and mainland United States. See other landmarks in the region, including the Kalepa Mountain Forest Reserve, the Huleia National Wildlife Refuge and the town of Kapaa. Enjoy a slow pace of life, with picturesque scenery and cultural hubs.
You can explore 11 different Lihue hotels by browsing Expedia's up-to-date Lihue hotels guide.
If you want to make the most of island life, make a reservation at one of its more luxurious hotels, such as the Waipouli Beach Resorts & Spa Kauai by Outrigger or the Marriott's Kaua'i Beach Club. At the budget end of the spectrum are the often recommended Kauai Palms Hotel and the Tip Top Motel Cafe & Bakery.
Set on an isolated stretch of beach with an adjacent sunning lawn, the 25-acre Kauai Beach Resort- an Aqua Boutique offers complimentary shuttle service to area golf courses.
Just 1.5 miles from Lihue Airport on Kauai's east coast, this Hawaiian resort drops down a lush hillside to a crescent beach on Kalapaki Bay and is adjacent to 2 golf courses and a tennis center.
Located in the heart of Lihue, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall and Kauai Museum. Vidinha Stadium and Kukui Grove Shopping Center are also within 1 mi (2 km).
Located in Lihue, this beachfront hotel is in a shopping district and within a 5-minute walk of Nawiliwili Park and Kalapaki Beach. Port of Lihue and Niumalu Beach Park are also within 1 mi (2 km).
Situated near the airport, this resort is within a 15-minute walk of Niumalu Beach Park and Port of Lihue. Nawiliwili Park and Kalapaki Beach are also within 1 mi (2 km).
Nestled on the beach, this Lihue condominium resort is within a 10-minute walk of Kalapaki Beach and Nawiliwili Park. Port of Lihue and Vidinha Stadium are also within 1 mi (2 km).
Located in the heart of Lihue, this condo is within a 5-minute walk of Nawiliwili Park, Port of Lihue, and Kalapaki Beach. Niumalu Beach Park and Grove Farm Homestead are also within 1 mi (2 km).
Situated near the airport, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Kauai Museum and Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall. Kukui Grove Shopping Center and Vidinha Stadium are also within 2 mi (3 km).