How to Find Cheap Air Travel to/from Kaua’i
Kaua’i's Lihu’e Airport (airport code LIH) might not be as big as its southern neighbor in Honolulu, but it is your gateway to Hawai’i's oldest and most lush island. Lihu’e is a small airport – it was not even until 1996 that nonstop flights from the US mainland even flew there. It has historically been used for inter-island flights, though now there are several nonstop flights from the US that come in every day. Taking advantage of the famously brilliant Hawai’i weather, there are not many walls at the airport in Kaua’i, and check in is completed outside. You will be able to finish off your suntan as you wait in line to get your boarding pass – how cool is that?
Lihu’e is not a hub for any airline, but United Airlines, American Airlines and US Airways operate several flights per day to the US mainland. Alaska Airlines will begin offering service to Kaua’i in late 207. For a complete list of airlines serving Lihu’e, see this page.
The Kaua’i airport has a few restaurants and shops to choose from, but due to increased security measures luggage storage is no longer available. You can find more information about passenger services here. Your ground transportation options are listed here, and are relatively limited. A car is really the best way to see the island, as some of the scenic spots are quite remote.
A visit to Kaua’i can be a nice change of pace from the more developed – and more touristy – other Hawai’ian islands. Kaua’i has the most sandy beaches of any of the other major islands, and yet since it is smaller and more rural there are fewer residents as well as tourists. And in addition to its lovely beaches, Kaua’i is also home to stunning Waimea Canyon and Wailua Falls, so if lying on the beach for days on end gets boring, there are always other things to do and see in Kaua’i.
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