Lihue is the Hawai island's political and commercial hub, as well as a cultural and historical hotspot. Because it is home to Kauai's primary airport (the Lihue Airport) and Nawiliwili Harbor, the island's principal commercial shipping center and cruise ship port, it becomes the most frequented town on the island.
Alekoko Fishpond, a 1,000-year-old aquaculture reservoir; Kilohana, a historic plantation mansion home to one of the island's most renowned Luaus; and the historic Kauai Museum and Grove Farm Homestead Museum are all located in the Lihue neighborhood. Lihue is the starting point for your Kauai tour.
What to expect in Lihue
There are many natural enticing beauties to discover in Lihue. The Kauai Marriott Resort and Beach Club, as well as the Hokuala Golf Resort, are located on Kalapaki Beach. If you are interested in water activities, Kalapaki is a popular place for bodysurfing, SUP, surfing, and swimming. Go to Ninini Beach which has an automated lighthouse that has been in service since 1897. Don't miss the Wailua Falls overlook, just north of Lihue, for a spectacular waterfall panorama. Make a worth visit to Alekoko Fishpond built by Menehune on Kauai’s southeast shore in one night. Stroll around the Wailua Falls which are easily accessible 80 feet high waterfall situated north of Lihue. Visit Kiluhana estate a restored plantation estate at the time of the 1930s which is well known for hosting the iconic Luau fest of Hawaiian dishes. Tour around the Grove Farm Homestead Museum which is a 100-acre sugar plantation museum provides a fascinating vista into the Kauai’s plantation.Book cheap flights to Lihue and unwind yourself!
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