Hawaiian Islands. The island is circular shaped, has many white sand beaches and is a popular tourist destination due to its tropical climate, natural beauty, and vacation activities offered including swimming, snorkeling, surfing, boating, fishing, and hiking. The Waimea beach in Kauai is said to be the first place in Hawaii that Captain James Cook landed in 1778.
The center of the island is a densely forested and mountainous region, which includes Kawaikini Peak, 5,170 feet tall, and Mount Waialeale, just under 5,080 feet. Mount Waialeale averages 488 inches of rain a year, and is considered the rainiest spot on earth.
Kauai has public transportation in the form of bus and paratransit services. There are also rental cars available, taxis, tour buses and limousines. The main airport, Lihue Airport is located 1.5 miles east of the city of Lihue, on the southeast coast of the island. The smaller Port Allen Airport is one mile southwest of the town on Hanapepe on the south shore of Kauai.
- ↑ http://www.kauaidiscovery.com
- ↑ http://www.kauaihistoricalsociety.org/
- ↑ http://www.netstate.com/states/geography/hi_geography.htm
- ↑ http://www.50states.com/facts/hawaii.htm
- ↑ http://www.kauai.gov/
- ↑ http://www.hawaii.gov/dot/airports/kauai/lih/
- ↑ http://www.hawaii.gov/dot/airports/kauai/pak/index.htm