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Vacation on Kauai. Our Poipu Vacation Rental is in perfect condition and the weather is going to be great. Come out and play in the sun and the waves, visit the Garden Island of the Pacific. We are located on the southern side of the island of Kauai, located within the Poipu Kai Resort. Here we have 2 pools a spa, & 9 tennis courts. We are within walking distance of 3 beaches, Poipu Beach, Brennecke’s Beach and Shipwrecks Beach. Each of them allows you to sun, boogie board, surf or play in the waves.
As one of the oldest Hawaiian Islands, Kaua‘i is fringed with beautiful and pristine coral reefs that host countless numbers of beautiful tropical reef fish. While the strong winter waves can make swimming and snorkeling in Kauai a challenge, there are plenty of incredible Kauai snorkeling beaches accessible at various times of the year. All of which can be enjoyed right from shore. Beginning on Kaua‘i’s magnificent North Shore and working our way south, these are some of our favorites. Here are some of the best Kauai Snorkeling.
Kauai Snorkeling: Ke`e Beach
The last beach above Hanalei, the snorkeling at this popular spot can be overlooked due to unsafe conditions in winter time and most visitors coming to enjoy glimpses of the stunning Na Pali Coast (this is the starting point for the world famous Kalalau Trail). In summertime, however, the ocean currents abate and the offshore reef provides exceptional snorkeling along the undersea boulders and plateaus. Avoid the rocky channel to the left (strong currents remain here, year round) and instead enjoy the countless butterfly fish, unicorn fish, goat fish, and green sea turtles that frolic in the center of the swimming area.
With some of Hawai‘i’s largest and oldest coral reefs, fascinating underwater topography, and abundant (and colorful) marine life, Kaua‘i may be one of the better destinations for scuba diving in Hawai‘i, even if it doesn’t get the same hype as Maui and Big Island. Here you can choose from shore dives to underwater rock gardens and lively reefs, boat dives to hidden gems on Kaua‘i’s southern shore, and even day-trips to the private island marine sanctuary of Ni‘ihau. With multiple dive operators to choose from, Kaua‘i is perfect for those looking to get certified and participate in Kauai scuba diving, beginning divers and veterans alike.
Kauai Scuba Diving Charters
The best way to experience the beautiful waters around Kaua‘i is with a boat charter. Most dive shops offer two daily boat charters (each with 2 dives), with an early morning (~7am) departure and an afternoon trip that tends to cater more to beginning divers and certification courses. Either way, you can count on a beautiful day on the water as you race dolphins to your dive sites. Keep an eye out for whales (in season) frolicking in the deep blue waters, then gear up and explore popular dive sites like Brennecke’s Ledge, Ice Box, Fast Lanes, the General Store, and Sheraton Caverns (dives range from 60-100’).
Spend your surface intervals swapping fish stories with other divers and learning about Hawaiians’ cultural ties to the sea and the natural history of the islands from your guides. Once you are back underwater, make sure to pose for the underwater videographers who capture your dive in HD video for viewing back at the dive shop. Top-shelf rental gear from ScubaPro and Mares are included with your charter when you scuba Kauai, as well as dive computers and optional underwater cameras.
Kauai’s weather is warm all year round with daytime high temperatures ranging from 78F in the “colder” months to 88F in the hotter months.
Hawaii’s proximity to the equator means that the its weather is tropically warm and consistent throughout the year. Flowers are always in bloom in Hawaii.
Typically December, January and February are the coolest months, while July, August and September are the warmest months.
Evening low temperatures range from 65F in the cooler months to 75F in the warmer months.
The months of April – October tend to have less rain than the months of November – March. The following chart shows how the average rainfall varies by month and by Hawaiian Island.
This chart indicates the average rainfall trends by island. The data was collected at the major Hawaii airports. Click this link to get more information and data to help you understand Hawaii rainfall trends.
An interesting aspect about Kauai’s rainfall is that most if the Hawaiian Island precipitation falls overnight. Even if a rain shower should interrupt your day, it rarely lasts more than a few minutes before the glorious sunshine breaks through again. You may even be treated to a rainbow afterwards.
Each Hawaii island boasts its own micro-climate depending on where you stay. The island weather is very much influenced by the trade winds which generate windward and leeward regions. In general, the north and east facing coasts tend to get more rain than the south and west-facing coasts. From the following satellite view of Hawaii, notice how the north and east sides are very green in comparison to the other sides. That’s an indicator of the rainfall levels.
The tall volcanic mountains of Hawaii are significantly colder than the beach elevations. With elevations over 13,000 feet above sea level, it’s not unusual for Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa on the Big Island to get snow in the winter. At an elevation over 10,000 feet above sea level Haleakala on Maui can also get snow.
Princeville and Hanalei on the North Shore of Kauai brings a mixture of sunshine and showers needed to make all of the wonderful rainbows and waterfalls.
The East and South shores like Poipu are likely to offer more sunshine and less rainfall.
Take notice that the popular resort area of Poipu is the driest region, followed by the east side towns of Kapaa and Lihue where many hotels and Poipu vacation rentals Like our is.
Frequently asked Hawaii weather questions:
When is the best time to go to Kauai?
Anytime is a great time to go to Kauai. We’ve been to Kauai several times in every season and enjoyed wonderful weather. For the best weather and prices, we recommend visiting Hawaii in mid/late April, May, early/mid June, September and October.
Is Kauai cold in the winter?
We don’t think it’s cold. Look at the above weather charts which indicate that even in the coldest months, the average daytime high temperatures average between 78 and 82F, which is quite pleasant. You’d have to visit Kauai during a particularly odd weather pattern to be cold in Kauai. During winter months, you might want to have a light sweater to wear in the evenings, but during the daytime, you’ll most likely enjoy “bikini weather” while playing in the ocean.
Is Kauai’s weather humid?
The degree to which a person feels humidity depends on the humidity of the climate where they live. For example, someone who lives in the humid southeastern United States probably won’t notice much humidity, while someone from an arid southwestern state may take more notice in the humidity.
If the trade winds are blowing, which they normally do, the breeze helps to keep you comfortable in the humid environment.
Do I need to be concerned about rain in Kauai during the winter months?
As previously mentioned, the north and east sides of the island tend to get more rain than the south and west sides of the islands. If you plan to stay on the south and west sides of the islands, you’ll likely minimize your chances of experiencing rain.
Is winter a good time to go to Kauai?
Are the northern Hawaiian Islands colder than the southern Hawaiian Islands?
There’s perhaps just a few degrees difference between the extremes, but nothing drastic. If you flew from one island to the other, you probably wouldn’t notice a difference. Review the above temperature charts for Kauai, the northernmost Hawaiian Island, to the Big Island, the southernmost Hawaiian Island for comparison. Note that there’s very little difference.
What’s the water temperature in Kauai? Can I swim in Kauai in the colder winter months?
You can swim in the ocean in Kauai throughout the year — even in winter months. The average ocean temperature for Kauai is 78F and ranges from a low of 76F to 81F.
So with this information at hand You can’t go wrong by reserving your time at our Kauai Vacation Rental, Manualoha Condo 601 for any time you are looking to go. It is in the Southern part of Kauai along the beaches of Poipu, Kauai.
Once a year with the King’s Parade, Hawaii celebrates one of the greatest kings in it’s history: King Kamehameha. He is remembered for uniting the islands in 1810. He was a fierce warrior, and for ushering in an era of peace, prosperity, and unity to the Hawaiian Islands we know today. King Kamehameha Day is a celebration of everything he stood for and accomplished for the islands. This June will mark the 147th celebration of King Kamehameha, and each island celebrates the day a little bit differently.
In Kauai, we celebrate with the fabulous King Kamehameha Celebration Floral Parade in Lihue starting at Vidinha Stadium and ending at the lawn of the Historic County Building on Rice Street. The parade celebrates the paniolo (Hawaiian cowboy) traditions and is full of beautiful colors and dancers.
After the parade, there is a Hoʻolauleʻa (Hawaiian festival) on the lawn of the Historic County Building. There will be hula dancers, live Hawaiian entertainment, delicious food booths, craft vendors, and more!
The event is free, and is a great experience for the whole family. If you’re in Kauai on June 8th, we highly recommend you attend.
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Fabulous Floral Kings parade starts at 9:00am starting at the Vidinha Stadium. It heading up onto Rice Street ending at the Historic County Building. Pa’u Island Horse Units, Floats, Walking & Riding Units and much more. At the end of the Parade our Ho’olaule’a will begin with lots of Hawaiian entertainment.
Stop by and visit our Food booths, Crafts, Hawaiian Cultural Demonstrations while enjoying the hula and music.
Mark your calendars for the King’s Parade on King Kamehameha Day!
King’s Parade Details:
Date: Saturday, June 9th, 2018 Time: 8:00 am – 2:00 pm Cost: Free
Art & Crafts Community Entertainment
For More Info:
Contact: Melissia Sugai Phone: (808) 635-7205
County of Kauai Hawaii Tourism Authority
Historic County Building 4396 Rice St Lihue, HI 96766
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Summer Sale & Cheap Airfare!
Southwest Airlines announced plans to serve the Hawaiian Islands with one of the routes being to Kauai. The competition is on and airlines are cutting airfare prices for summer. We’ve seen some fantastic sales from American and Hawaiian Airlines.
With Summer Sale lowest rates & airfare of the year, We hope to welcome you to Kauai this summer!