Kauai, USA
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Climate & Best time to visit Kauai

Climate in Hawaii:

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Best time to visit Kauai:

Spring (March to May):

  • Spring in Hawaii offers comfortable temperatures and fewer crowds than the winter months. Daytime temperatures range from the mid-70s to mid-80s Fahrenheit (24-29°C). It's an ideal time for outdoor activities, hiking, and exploring the islands before the peak summer tourist season.

Summer (June to August):

  • Summer is the busiest tourist season in Hawaii. The weather is warm, with daytime temperatures reaching the 80s and 90s Fahrenheit (27-37°C). This is the best time for beach vacations, snorkeling, and water sports. However, be prepared for larger crowds and higher prices during this season.

Fall (September to November):

  • Fall is another great time to visit Hawaii. The weather remains warm and pleasant, with daytime temperatures in the 70s and 80s Fahrenheit (24-29°C). It's less crowded than summer, making it an ideal time for a more relaxed vacation. Fall is also the start of the humpback whale-watching season.

Winter (December to February):

  • Hawaii experiences mild, consistent weather throughout the year. December to February is considered the winter season, but temperatures remain pleasant, with daytime highs in the 70s to 80s Fahrenheit (21-30°C). This is an excellent time for whale-watching, as humpback whales migrate to Hawaiian waters during these months.

Note on Rainfall:

  • Hawaii experiences trade winds that bring sporadic rainfall to different parts of the islands. The windward (eastern) sides tend to be wetter, while the leeward (western) sides are drier. Be prepared for occasional rain showers regardless of the season.

Note on Hurricanes:

  • Hawaii can be affected by hurricanes, primarily during the hurricane season, which runs from June to November. Be aware of weather forecasts and any potential storm warnings if you plan to visit during this period.

Money & Prices

Currency in United States of America:

U.S. dollar (USD)

How expensive is a trip to Kauai?

Eating out:
Simple meal:
20.60 USD
Fast food meal:
12.98 USD
Mid-range meal:
39.45 USD
Bottle of water:
1.72 USD
Soft drink:
2.60 USD
6.57 USD
Local Beer:
7.39 USD
Public transport - one way ticket:
2.93 USD
Taxi - 1km:
2.63 USD
Refer to the Hotels section for the most up-to-date accommodation prices.
* Prices are approximate. Make sure to check the latest exchange rates when planning your trip.

General information

United States of America general information:

Voltage: 120 V, Frequency: 60 Hz
  • Type A (North American/Japanese 2-pin)
  • Type B (American 3-pin)

Visa & Travel Requirements

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