Why Visit Lihue
If you’re flying into the island of Kauai, you’ll likely be passing through Lihue, the location of Kauai’s main airport. Lihue is home to the pristine white-sand Kalapaki Beach (which regularly ranks high on lists of the world’s best beaches), historic Kilohana Estate (come for a luau show), and Koloa Rum (the island’s first legal rum distiller). Wailua Waterfall is just north of Lihue, and the Lihue-Koloa Forest Reserve is only a quick drive away.
When to Visit Lihue
The most popular time to visit Lihue is December through March, but airfare and hotels will be marked up due to the increased demand. Visit Lihue in September or October and you’ll still have warm temperatures and not too much rain, along with lower prices and smaller crowds. Fortunately, temperatures are mild year-round, with average lows never dropping below the mid-60s Fahrenheit, so any month you pick should be warm.
Temperatures are mild in Lihue year-round, with average highs ranging from high-70s Fahrenheit in January and February to mid-80s between July and September. Rain can put a damper on Lihue travel, especially if you’re coming for the beaches. Lihue experiences significant rain in November and December, even more than the rest of Kauai, as Lihue is on the rainy side of the island. To avoid rain, visit Lihue in June.
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