Kauai facts

  • Kauai is one of the main islands in the Hawaiian Archipelago which consists of 132 islands and atolls stretching over 1,500 miles in length.
  • Kauai has no billboards, rabies, snakes or seagulls. 
  • Hawaii has its own time zone. It does not observe daylight savings time. 
  • About 200 of the 680 types of fish in our local waters can be found nowhere else in the world. 
  • The island of Kauai is home to one of the wettest spots on Earth. The average yearly rainfall on Mt. Waialeale is about 426 inches. 
  • Kauai is the oldest of the main Hawaiian Islands - over six million years old. 
  • By law, no building on Kauai is allowed to be built taller than a palm tree. 
  • Polihale Beach, on Kauai's western side, is Hawaii's longest beach. It is 17 miles long and 300 yards wide. 
  • Imported from Wyoming, buffaloes roam the Hanalei River Valley on Kauai. 
  • The Wailua River is the only navigable river in Hawaii.
  • Difraser of Kauai Video Productions shot his first film in Kauai in 1982, and is without question one of the island’s foremost film professionals.