We are located near Lumahai
Beach at the very top of Map. The airport is near Lihue, bottom right.
The most beautiful area for beaches and scenery is the last ten miles from
Princeville at top, and then left to end of the red road. This is where most of
the calendar photos of Kauai are taken.
A note on
South Shore vs. North Shore.
All the calendar photos of Kauai that you have probably ever seen were taken on
North Shore, the green lush side of every island in Hawaii. I think this
makes the South shore businesses jealous, so they put out negative comments
about the North Shore being rainy or cloudy. Read GREEN! The
south sides of all our islands are the leeward, dry sides. Mesquite and
prickly pear cactus, no kidding. Sun is guaranteed and so are mega resorts
and artificial environments. On Oahu it is Waikiki, on Maui it is Kihei,
on Big Island it is Kona, and on Kauai it is Koloa-Poipu-Waimea-Kekaha.
On Kauai, a small island, the 20 mile long south side can be seen in a 2
hour drive. Forget splitting your vacation between North and South!
Stay on North Shore and visit South side one half day, see the desert and
resorts and be very pleased you chose the calendar photo green North
shore. Oh, "rough water in winter on North Shore". True,
depending on waves, but there are several sheltered beaches. We
know. We swim daily.
- From Rainbow Views to Hanalei with many
restaurants and store is 4 miles, 10 minutes
- To Princeville, stores and golf, about 7 miles, 15
- To Ke'e Beach at end of road, 4
miles, 10 minutes
- To Kapaa Town, 40 minutes
- To Lihue, (Airport) 1 hour and 15 minutes