Known as "the Garden Isle" and for being the oldest of the Hawaiian Islands at 5.1 million years old, Kauai is home to tropical rain forests, beloved beaches, emerald valleys, dramatic cliffs, and cascading waterfalls. These lush landscapes have served as the backdrop to for major Hollywood films and offer a multitude of things to do around the island. Kauai is a true adventure lover’s paradise with activities from surfing, kayaking, snorkeling, and hiking but is also for those that are seeking a quieter place with plenty of opportunities to be enveloped in the local culture and history.
View island updates from our hotel near Poipu, Kauai in preparation of your next stay.
Hurricane Lane Update - 8/26/18 7:30 a.m. Pacific Time
Aloha, storm watch and high surf watch have been canceled. There are currently no active weather related travel warnings at this time for the island of Kauai. The Hawaii Tourism authority has released this statement [August 25, 2018 11:00 AM HST]: As of 11:00 a.m. HST, Tropical Storm Lane is continuing to weaken, with maximum sustained winds of 50 miles per hour. The storm's center is currently located approximately 145 miles southwest of Honolulu and 160 miles south of Lihue, Kauai. Tropical Storm Lane is moving 7 miles per hour in a western direction away from the Hawaiian Islands.
- Google hurricane watch: https://google.org/crisismap/google.com/2018-lane
- National weather service Kauai advisories: http://www.prh.noaa.gov/hnl/watchwarn/island_watch...
Hurricane Lane Update - 8/21/18 *UPDATED 8/22/18 9 a.m. Pacific Time
Aloha, as of now a hurricane watch has been issued for the Big Island, Maui, and Oahu for Hurricane Lane. The safety and concern of our guests is our top priority and we will be advising on updates as we receive them for the island of Kauai.
The Hawaii Visitors & Convention Bureau has released a list of websites that offer the most up-to-date status on Hurricane Lane and can be found at the links below.
- Official hurricane forecast updates: National Weather Service Central Pacific Hurricane Center: weather.gov/cphc
- Preparedness: Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA) http://dod.hawaii.gov/hiema/get-ready/prepare-your...
- Alerts for visitors: Hawaii Tourism Authority – https://www.hawaiitourismauthority.org/news/alerts...
- Travel safety tips: Travel Smart Hawaii:
- State park closures: Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR): http://dlnr.hawaii.gov/
- School closures: Department of Education (DOE): http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/
- Hawaii County updates: http://www.hawaiicounty.gov/active-alerts/
- Maui County updates: mauicounty.gov
- City & County of Honolulu updates: http://www.honolulu.gov/dem.html
- Kauai County: https://www.kauai.gov/Press-Releases
Local News Outlets
- Hawaii News Now: hawaiinewsnow.com/
- KITV: http://www.kitv.com/
- KHON: khon2.com/
- Honolulu Star-Advertiser: staradvertiser.com/
A live cam can be seen of the Poi'pu Beach area by visiting: http://www.poipubeachkauai.com/Site/Webcam.html
Floods, Volcanoes, and Kauai Update - 6/20/18
Aloha, the Poipu Beach Resort Association has released an announcement stating that Kauai remains safe to visit and the rest of the island is business as usual. Please note that the road just past Hanalei town is closed for the time being and hiking to Hanakapiai/Kalalau is not permitted. Otherwise, keep those vacation plans and come visit the sunny south side of the island.
For up to date travel information on the Kilaueu Volcano and other island news, please visit the Hawaii Tourism Authority's webiste at: https://www.hawaiitourismauthority.org/news/alerts...
Kilauea Volcano Update - 5/18/18
Aloha, the Hawai’i Visitors & Convention Bureau has released an announcement stating that all the Hawaiian Islands are unaffected by the Kilauea volcano except for a remote area on the island of Hawaii’s east side located over 300 miles away from Kauai. All flights, activities, and attractions are operating normally, and air quality remains largely unchanged. For details visit the Hawaii Visitor Bureau’s page at: https://goo.gl/L5h7Dg . Our thoughts are with our neighbors on the Big Island that have been impacted by the Kilauea eruption and activity.