The old plantation town of
Kilauea is located on Kauai's north shore, not far from Princeville
and Hanalei. For those who wish to experience Kauai's rugged
beauty and explore some historic and magical landmarks, Kilauea is a
great place to spend your vacation. The historic Kilauea
lighthouse is open daily and well worth a visit. Constructed
in 1913, the 52 foot lighthouse which has the largest lens of its
type ever made, once directed a beam 90 miles out to sea. The
lighthouse has not been in service now since 1976.
At Kilauea Point you are at the most northerly point in the Hawaiian
Island chain. Here you will find the Kilauea Point National
Wildlife Refuge, a 200 acre habitat for Hawaii's ocean birds.
Kilauea is also home to some private, secluded beaches including
Kauapea Beach (Secret Beach), Kahili Beach, locally known as Quarry
Beach, Kalihiwai Beach, which offers good camping, and Anini Beach
Country Park offering top notch snorkeling and is among the best
place on the island for novice wind surfing.
A tour of the Na Aina Botanical Gardens is a must and if you like
shopping, visit the Kong Kung Centre where you will find a great
bakery, unique shops and a fish market.
Kilauea Vacation Rentals include homes and cottages on large estates
with incredible ocean views as well as beach homes and bed and breakfast inns to
welcome the weary traveler. Try renting from an owner in
Kilauea for a memorable vacation in Kauai.