Once a sugarcane plantation, now the hub of paradise Kauai, Lihue beckons travelers to its shores with the promise of Hawaii at its most stunning. Yes, you might not linger in the town too long. But that's only because the eye-watering Na Pali cliffs crash straight into an azure ocean around the coast. It's only because the misty rainforests of Koloa Reserve await in the mountains. It's only because the scintillating beachfronts of Poipu lurk close by, hemmed in by rows of coconut trees and manicured golf courses. Cheap flights to Lihue run internally from the Aloha capital of Honolulu, but they also whiz in from West Coast airports like Seattle and LA, and come internationally from Canada.
The area around Kauai Beach has luxurious resorts, villas, and ocean-side swimming pools.
The Wailua River State Park encompasses the lush lands outside of Lihue, where you can go to get a taste for Hawaii's tropical flora and fauna.
Na Pali is nothing short of stunning. The region is all muscular cliffs that rise dramatically from the Pacific Ocean!
Delta, Southwest, United, American Airlines and Hawaiian Airlines fly direct to Lihue.
Delta is the best airline to fly to Lihue and it flies direct. The best budget airline is Southwest.