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Kauai In July

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Kauai In July

I am traveling to Kauai in late July. Any suggestions as to the best place to stay at that time? Things to do? Thanks

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July is a great season for enjoying the north shores of Kauai. Waters are calmer then and there is less rainfall. Things to do? It depends what you like -- but great outdoor activities there include hiking snorkeling and just driving around the island experiencing the incredible beauty of the place.

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All of Kauai will be great in July, but if we were heading over at that time of year, the NORTH Shore should be beautiful.

The South Shore will also be very nice, and a bit sunnier with less precip, but the south swells will have started up and can once in a while stir up the sand to reduce visibility for snorkeling on some days.

North Shore: Hanalei Bay Resort

South Shore: Kuhio Shores

If you are planning on coming over in july, you had better get cracking on lodging, air, and car rental reservations ASAP.

As far as things to do....also you need to get a kauai guide book today.

If you wish to pick up the Utlitmate Kauai Guide Book, they will have lots of info on:

Where to Stay, with aerial photos, prices, property descriptions, and phone numbers.

What to do: Huge section on paid activities, restuarants, luau's, botanical gardens, hikes,beaches, kayaking, view points, shopping, etc.

By reading you can select what appeals to you, and what you enjoy.

July is almost here, we usually would book several months ahead, and have it done and over with.

Denny

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Thank you for the reply

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As Denny said you need to make reservations ASAP. Make sure to get a car rental since the number of cars on Kauai is limited. Try Alamo - they have some Hawaii speciale right now.

I'd agree with the others that the north shore will be your best option in July. You'll have the option of anumber of condos in Princeville, which is on a bluff above the ocean or private houses in Anini Beach, Hanalei or Haena. Try vrbo.com and even craigslist for last minute specials. You will probably find slim pickings this late.

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Here are some websites to help you out.

http://www.summitpacificinc.com/

vrbo.com/vacation-rentals/…north

http://northshorekauai.com/

www.kauai-hawaii.com/areas.php?areas_id=1

http://www.kauaidiscovery.com/destinations/hanalei+princeville+kilauea/

TA also has a vacation rental site through Flipkey though it's hard to find what you want because there are so many, but it's always good to cross reference.

Some of these web pages are accommodations and some are activities.

As Denny said buy a guide book. Keep reading the posts on TA every day. As you find what you want, read reviews. If you don't see any reviews post a question.

As far as activities, some book up far in advance like snorkel tours. Popular attractions are helicopter tours, boat trip to Napali Coast, ATV, garden tours, seeing the canyon, hiking and kayaking.

There are some really great past threads on top things to do on the island. In the search box above type in activities and you'll see a lot of them.

So depending on what you want to do will dictate where you want to stay. If you are big into ocean sports and want to experience the lush beauty of the island then stay on the North Shore. If you want the nicest hotel then stay South at The Grand Hyatt. If your only coming for a short stay East might work out. That way you are central to the beaches and the canyon. July is a great time to visit but as others have said, get on it.

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We always stay at the Kiahuna Plantation in Poipu. The 'cottage style' buildings house about 4-6 condos per unit and if you can afford ocean view, they are the most relaxing units with spectacular views. Note that the KP does not have air conditioning but with bountiful trade winds, you'll be closing your shutters in the evening because it gets really cool. This is our 6th Kauai trip and we save all of the 'standard' hotel stays for Oahu and Maui but only stay at the KP while on Kauai.

By the way the Planation restaurant, on premisis, is exceptionally good, the menu is reasonable and the food has always been very good.

There are 3 main reasons we always return here, 1) the beach in front of the resort is excellent and the snorkling there is very good. 2)We love the 'great lawn' in front of the beach - it's a daily routine for us to grab a good book and get lost in relaxation under a palm tree enjoying the sound of the surf and the feel of the trade winds and 3)The KP is a 'laid back' community... not hustle bustle like many of the big resorts. Many of the units are individually owned and some of the units are managed by Outrigger. The individually owned units typically have 'owner upgrades' which vary a lot from owner unit to owner unit.

As far as what to do, we love to hike on all of the islands and Kauai is no exception. There are numerous hike websites and if you like I can send you some. We also did a zipline tour before, which was nice (Kauai outdoors) and we love to drive all the way up to Polihali beach.

I don't have our trip data up from this trip (May 8-16, 2009) but here is a link to our 2007 trip (see dates Apr 28-May 5) marklyn.net/website/…Hawaii2007TravelLog.html

One last thing about Kauai. Lots of people will tell you, as we've been told, there's NOTHING to do after 8pm, everything shuts down. Lots of things do shut down, even restaurants and bars if business is slow, but honestly that is one of the things we really love about Kauai... we rise with the sun and usually go to sleep a couple of hours after the sun goes down. I call it forced relaxation and it's one of the things we really like about this island.

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7. Re: Kauai In July

Aloha from Kaua'i!

"By the way the Planation restaurant, on premisis, is exceptionally good, the menu is reasonable and the food has always been very good"

This is a wonderful restaurant that is between the Sheraton Kaua'i and Kiahuna Plantation - so indeed almost on each one's property!

It is called "Plantation Gardens" and is a favorite of many folks - really lovely ambiance!

Malama Pono,

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For July I would consider the Northshore. The natural beauty IMO is hard to beat and the ocean is is typically calm for snorkeling and swimming.

Eventhough we travel in Feb.- March and always stayed in Poipu for better weather, but now split our time between both shores and feel like we get the best of both.

As others have posted there are many options for places to stay. Lot's of condo's in Princeville and homes or cottages in Hanalei or Haena that would be more beachfront. Your options may be limited since July is not that far off.

Good luck

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