Kauai is the greenest and most lush Hawaiian island. With its breathtaking landscapes, tropical rainforests, sparkling waterfalls, jagged peaks and colossal volcanoes, “The Garden Isle” it’s no wonder thousands of travellers book flights to Kauai every year for a holiday on one of the most spectacular islands in the world. Don’t let the island’s reputation of being the wettest place on earth deter you from finding cheap flights to Kauai — the vast amount of rainfall is precisely why it’s so green, and on any given day you’re guaranteed to see at least one rainbow.
Kauai is less developed than its neighbouring islands but still offers visitors the same level of service and exclusive resorts. It’s less crowded than the other islands so you’re bound to find miles of empty sandy beaches and jungles to explore. If you’re after a more active trip you can spend your days hiking the Kalalau Trail on the Na Pali coastline or diving among the sea turtles.
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Year-round temperatures typically range from the low 20s to high 20s (Celsius).There are two seasons, dry and rainy. The rainy season runs from November to March, and the dry season is the rest of the year, although there is some rain, especially in the rain forests. June to November is the time for hurricanes. The islands’ valleys, coastal plains, and mountain peaks create microclimates. For example, Hilo gets 450cm of rainfall a year, but Puako, 60 miles from Hilo, gets less than 15cm a year.
Prices are high and the resorts are fully booked from mid-December through March and sometimes into April. The last two weeks of December are particularly busy in Hawaii. The summer school holidays brings a lot of families to Hawaii, but you can get better deals on packages and airline and hotel rates than in winter.
Cheap flights to Kauai are available in the spring and autumn, mid-April to mid-June and September to mid-December, which is also the best weather. However, if you’re coming the last weekend of April, book your reservations early as that is Japan’s Golden Week (four national holidays in one week), and the islands are very busy with Japanese visitors.
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There are several flights to Kauai that fly from Singapore. Changi Airport in Singapore, which is a major transport hub, has flights to Kauai’s main airport, Lihue Airport. Flight duration can range between 38-59h and depends on the number of stopovers the airlines take. Some airlines provide quick service and take about 38h 30min, while those that provide cheap flights to Kauai can take around 59h with many stops in between. The other option to travel to Kauai is by landing at the Honolulu International Airport. There are flights that service the Honolulu Airport from Changi Airport and can take between 29-42h; from there, a domestic flight to Lihue Airport takes about 40min to reach the Kauai islands.
There are no direct flights to Kauai from Singapore. If you are travelling to Lihue Airport from Changi Airport, Singapore, there is a minimum of two stops, in Doha, Amsterdam, Tokyo or selected airports of the United States, including the Honolulu International Airport. There are many airlines like Hawaiian Airlines, Singapore Airlines and Qatar Airways that provide flight deals to Kauai. Singapore Airlines and Hawaiian Airlines together service flights to Lihue Airport, Kauai, with Kauai flight deals that are cheap along with a relatively short flight duration.
Kauai can be travelled around by using a shuttle, taxi, tour bus or almost any other transport system, but travelling by hire car is recommended as you can save a lot of time. There are only a few major highways on the island and so driving is relatively easy. However, since most tourists choose this option, hire cars are in high demand and should be booked in advance. Also, last-minute bookings are more expensive, so it is good if you can organise this early. Major car hire agencies like Avis also offer cars that can be hired at airports. Ride-sharing apps are also available in Kauai. By car, you can reach most of the places like Koke’e State Park, Waimea Canyon and Anini Beach in about 1h.
Kauai is part of the Hawaiian Islands and is in the Central Pacific. Most of the island is covered by tropical rainforest and is called the Garden Isle. Kauai has many mountains, waterfalls and a substantial coastline. The main attraction is Waimea Canyon, which is known as the Grand Canyon of the Pacific. It has many jungles, waterfalls and streams making it a colourful, scenic place. Close to the Waimea Canyon is the Koke’e State Park, which gives a great view of Kauai. There are also many beaches to explore, like Anini Beach which is ideal for kids, Mahaulepu Beach which is good for swimming and Polihale Beach which is a romantic beach with a view of the sunset.
All passengers flying to Kauai from Singapore are required to travel with a passport. However, citizens of Singapore can stay up to 90 days without a visa; they will instead use an Electronic System for Travel Authorisation, ESTA, before travelling. The standard time to process the ESTA application is one day and the processing fee is about S$ 20.