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Kauai is Hawaii’s Island of Discovery!

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Kauai Guide

Consistently rated as one of the world’s best island destinations, Kauai is the perfect place to relax, unwind, and enjoy all that this tropical paradise has to offer.

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Plantation Hale Suites is in the perfect location to enjoy all of what Kauai has to offer. The ideal location on the Royal Coconut Coast on the Eastside of Kauai means you are in close proximity to beautiful beaches, the Wailua river — the only navigable river in the state of Hawaii — excellent hiking trails, plus a scenic coastal bike and walking path.

In addition to a variety of outdoor activities to enjoy, there are also a diverse assortment of shopping and entertainment options, including the popular Coconut Plantation Market Place offering a variety of boutiques and family-style restaurants. The charming town of Kapaa with its abundance of markets, specialty shops, cafes and galleries is a short drive away, as well as the Kauai Village Shopping Center with a Safeway, Starbucks Coffee and numerous dining and boutique shopping options.

Water sports and activities can be arranged on-site by our friendly concierge. They specialize in helping guests get the most out of their vacation. Many scenic vistas, parks, and historical sites are nearby, including waterfalls, the Wailua River and Fern Grotto and an ancient Hawaiian village. The east side of Kauai is midway between the lush Northshore and sunny Westside making it the ideal location from which to visit each of these unique aspects of the island. The Northshore has its rugged cliffs and lush tropical rainforests while the West side has vast Waimea canyon and miles of sand at Polihale Beach, the largest beach in the state.

Before you head out to the beach, please review these beach and ocean safety tips.

Seasonal Temperature Averages for Kauai, Hawaii

MonthAverage HighAverage Low
January78°F65°F
February78°F66°F
March78°F67°F
April79°F69°F
May81°F70°F
June83°F73°F
July84°F74°F
August85°F74°F
September85°F74°F
October83°F73°F
November81°F71°F
December79°F68°F

Hollywood’s Tropical Backdrop

Plantation Hale Suites’ surroundings look like a scene from the movies, because they are just that! The island of Kauai has been used as the backdrop for major films throughout the years, with some of the biggest names in Hollywood spending time on the island.

Kauai’s scenic landscapes and beautiful backdrops have been in popular demand since the filming of White Heat in 1934, and some of the silver screen’s most epic and enduring images have resulted since. Boasting tropical jungles, mountain ridges and valleys, 143 miles of magnificent coastline, and year-round waterfalls and streams, it’s no wonder why Kauai hosts more movie crews than any other island in the state.

Older films like Blue Hawaii with Elvis Presley, and the iconic South Pacific have captivated audiences for years. Kauai sets the scene for a variety of films from blockbusters such as Avatar and Jurassic Park, to action films like King Kong, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Hook, and Six Days Seven Nights. Most recently, Kauai was the star in the 2011 Academy Award nominee The Descendants with George Clooney and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides starring Johnny Depp. Some of film’s most timeless moments have happened in the scenic natural beauty of Kauai.