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Known as the Garden Isle, it is the oldest of the major islands in the Hawaiian Island chain. It is located at the Kauainorthern end of the island chain. 

Kauai is almost circular and its interior consists of jagged and hidden mountain terrain, most impossible to access aside from a helicopter. The coastline is more than 140 miles of white sandy beaches; it is also home to 62,000 residents. 

This particular part of the island is quiet and secluded. It is distinctly low-key and rural area. Brilliant blue waters, amazing green covered mountain ranges, different flowers and rich red earth accentuate this place. Lihue is the county seat of the island. In addition, it is also the business and commercial center. Schools are also located here. All of the schools are under one School District, which maintains the standard of charter schools, middle, public elementary and high schools.

The Island experiences different microclimates. This is evident with its several dry areas, green valleys, and cool foothills just below high mountain rainforests. Kauai’s temperatures range from the 70’s, while during winter it goes down to the 60’s. The summer brings about 80 degrees hotness and coolness at around the 70’s. During the summer months, you’ll still feel the calm trade winds, which create a reasonably cool climate. This is very different from the heat normally experienced in other tropical areas. 

In all of Hawaii, Kauai has the most number of sandy beaches with nearly 45% of its coastline virtually deserted. Here, you will definitely find your perfect ‘private’ beach, where you can do various water activities like snorkeling and swimming. Moreover, you’ll also find 3 of the best golf courses in all of Hawaii. 

The garden island also offers a lot of natural beauty. The area has tropical woodlands, hidden coat and green mountains, perfect for hiking. In addition, there is also the amazing Na Pali Coast and amazing Waimea Canyon. These places offer easy and challenging hiking trails. 

Also on the Island are the bountiful and pretty coral reefs and hundreds of colorful fishes. Divers would enjoy snorkeling in the waters of the lagoons because of the captivating underwater environment. On the other hand, it is also home to a variety of rare and endangered bird and plant species, which are only found here. The Kilauea National Wildlife Refuge is reservation area for tropical seabirds. Then, there is also the National Tropical Botanical Gardens where you can find an abundant collection of botanicals found here.

Kauai Real Estate as Diverse as the Island Itself

The real estate on the garden isle is very high in demand. The County has already placed restrictions on the amount of developments allowed in the area – both here and the island of Niihau. These development restrictions together with the number of people wanting to buy home here have created a greater demand that can’t be filled by existing buildings and housing. The greatest growth that can be seen in the area are in the Koloa-Poipu district and on the North Shore.

According to Kauai’s Zoning, the building restriction only allows 4% of the island’s land to be harness and developed. Moreover, there are building restrictions in place. According to the ordinance, no building can be taller than a mature coconut palm tree. A mature palm-tree can grow up to 40 feet, which is just about four stories tall. This rule was put into place so that the towering buildings will not overshadow the tree line on the island.

The island continues to grow and develop in the Kauai real estate market. As the developments here progress, more and more people will find it attractive to live or visit this amazing Garden Island.

Kauai Articles

West Island Guide

North Island Guide

South Island Guide

East Island Guide

About Napali Coast

Where to Go Kayaking

Best Snorkeling Spots

Guide to Camping

Recreational Activities You Can Do

Kalapaki Beach

Poipu Beach

Polihale Beach

Anini Beach

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4181 KAMALANI LN, PRINCEVILLE HI 96722

$1,095,000

4181 KAMALANI LN, PRINCEVILLE

This immaculate 2-level golf course residence is idyllically positioned on a quiet cul-de-sac featuring extraordinary views. Watch sunsets and waterfalls while lounging ...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 2
  • MLS 275483

4620 KUAWA RD Unit B, KILAUEA HI 96754

$1,400,000

4620 KUAWA RD Unit B, KILAUEA

Beautiful level ag land with many fruit trees and ornamentals in Kilauea, fairly close to town. Improved with a very nice home and garage/workshop/office separate buildin...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 4
  • MLS 275562

6782-K KOOLAU RD Unit 2, ANAHOLA HI 96703

$1,325,000

6782-K KOOLAU RD Unit 2, ANAHOLA

Custom two story home built (2005) with an Hawaiian indoor/outdoor life style in mind, perched on a hill side taking advantage of the 180 degree views of the Moloa'a Vall...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 3
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4436 EMMALANI DR, PRINCEVILLE HI 96722

$1,185,000

4436 EMMALANI DR, PRINCEVILLE

This home displays quality construction and detail starting with the grand travertine entry. It showcases a beautiful Cherry spiral staircase and flooring upstairs in the...

  • Beds 4
  • Baths 3
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3611 Kua Aina Street, KALAHEO HI 96741

$1,050,000

3611 Kua Aina Street, KALAHEO

Poipu Coastline and West facing Ocean views in Kakela Makai Enjoy the unique lot position of this 2 story custom home that has the benefit of both Sunrise and Sunset v...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 2
  • MLS 275489

5-7320 KUHIO HWY, HANALEI HI 96714

$1,225,000

5-7320 KUHIO HWY, HANALEI

Mapuana at Haena is a fully furnished 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom County of Kauai-approved Vacation Rental. The property sits on the makai or ocean side of the Kuhio Highway w...

  • Beds 4
  • Baths 2
  • MLS 274780

366 PAPALOA RD Unit 113, KAPAA HI 96746

$1,150,000

366 PAPALOA RD Unit 113, KAPAA

The dramatic views and sounds from this beautiful oceanfront condo are breathtaking. Additional bonus is that one can cook on a gas stove in this complex. The condo is ...

  • Beds 2
  • Baths 3
  • MLS 275281
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5121 KAPIOLANI LP, PRINCEVILLE HI 96722

$1,395,000

5121 KAPIOLANI LP, PRINCEVILLE

Privacy in the heart of Princeville! This property is situated on approximately 3/4 acre of land with two private waterfalls. You get the sense of being on top of the wor...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 3
  • MLS 275355

366 PAPALOA RD Unit 123, KAPAA HI 96746

$1,149,000

366 PAPALOA RD Unit 123, KAPAA

Stunning and breathtaking hardly are sufficient to describe this extraordinary two story villa on the ocean. Hale Awapuhi is a unique boutique complete of only 9 individ...

  • Beds 2
  • Baths 2
  • MLS 265640
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5050 LAWAI RD Unit 410, KOLOA HI 96756

$1,100,000

5050 LAWAI RD Unit 410, KOLOA

- Finally... A 2 bedroom on the surf in sunny poipu ! - Low fees, location, remodel, and rental income history can make you want to buy two! - Jaw dropping ocean views f...

  • Beds 2
  • Baths 2
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