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We are in an ideal location for all of your sightseeing!

Very Central Location to all attractions

  • 20 minute drive from Kauai, Lihue Airport
  • 15 minute drive to Kapaa town, restaurants, shopping and local white sand beaches
  • 30 minutes to Kilauea Lighthouse & Bird Sanctuary
  • 45 minute drive to Poipu Beach and Princeville
  • 1 hour drive to Hanalei Bay and Waimea town
  • 1.5 hours to Waimea Canyon, Tunnels Beach and Na Pali Coast trail
Above: Lydgate Beach Park - a short 15 minute drive from the Kauai Country Inn, offers save swimming & snorkeling.

All of the island’s attractions are close by
and it's only a short 15 minute drive from the Lihue Airport to get to the Kauai Country Inn. Grocery stores and restaurants can be found in Kapaa town, just a short 10 minute drive down the road from us.

As the whole island is ONLY 27 by 32 miles big, there is no need to arrange for accommodation on different sides of the island. Everything is close by and visitors typically plan day trips to the North Shore or West Side, both of which can be reached within an hour from our central location. Staying on the North Shore or West Side of Kauai can make for LONG day trips to other parts of the island, while staying on Kauai's East Side allows easy access to all which Kauai has to offer.

As our name indicates, the Inn is situated in lush tropical countryside, less then a 10 minute drive away from beautiful east shore beaches and the many restaurants and shops located in Kapaa town. On your way to and from the Inn you will pass splendid waterfalls, tropical rainforest and drive through gorgeous valleys. We are close to many beautiful hiking trails – yet less then 10 minutes away from some of the best beaches and restaurants on the Island.

Above: Waimea Canyon Lookout

We are in an ideal location for all of your sightseeing! Most of the island’s attractions are close by: Just 5 minutes away from the Inn are the Opaeka’a Waterfalls and the Wailua River, where the Smith’s Tour Boats will take you to the famed “Fern Grotto”, used as a location in Elvis’s “Blue Hawaii” movie. Kapaa town, less than a 10 minute drive away, offers the most variety in restaurants and shops. The Wailua Golf Course is just south of Kapaa and offers an 18 hole course with quite reasonable green fees.

Above: One of the many reservoirs on Kauai - a 5 minute drive from Kauai Country Inn

Our central location offers quick access to the scenic sugar country of the south shore, or the taro fields of the northern coast.

Drive 30-45 minutes north of Kapaa and you will get to Kauai’s famed North Shore and the towns of Princeville and Hanalei. More beautiful beaches await you. Check out Hanalei Bay, a 2 mile white sand beach famed for it's winter surf and make sure to drive all the way to the end of the road, where Ke’e Beach, one of the best snorkel beaches in the State of Hawaii, awaits you.

On your way back, stop at the Kilauea Lighthouse and learn it's rich Island history and don't miss the bird sanctuary surrounding it.

Above: Kauai offers many swimming holes right in the jungle. Our favorite is a short 15 minutes drive from Kauai Country Inn.

In the other direction, a 30-45 minute drive south will take you to famed Poipu Beach, the “Spouting Horn” and "Shipwreck Beach". Or carry on around the Island and check out Waimea town where time seems to be standing still. This is where Captain Cook first set foot on the island. Don't forget to check out the "Russian Fort" just outside Waimea town.

Another 30 minutes drive will take you high into the mountains to gaze upon the Waimea Canyon, affectionately named the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific” by Mark Twain. Don't miss the Kalalau Lookout while you're up there – this will give you your closest view of the Na Pali coastline, a panoramic view of Kauai’s North Shore, unless you want to get 'up close and personal' and take a 3 day / 11 mile hike :-) or more conveniently go by boat or helicopter.

Above: Hanalei Bay on Kauai's North Shore - 1 hour drive from Kauai Country Inn

Above: Kayaking the NaPali Coast - what an adventure!

Above: Hanalei Bay on Kauai's North Shore - 1 hour drive from Kauai Country Inn

Call us at 808-821-0207