Nawiliwili is the gateway to the Hawaiian ‘Garden Island’ of Kauai, as well as being the main port, founded in 1930, for the area. Kauai is the most northerly of the Hawaiian Islands and is also the oldest at five million years, the greenest and the wettest. Captain James Cook is credited with first discovering Kauai when he set foot in Waimea Bay in 1778.
Apart from being wet, the climate is temperate with an average July temperature of 82°F and an average winter one of 62°F. Though it rains a lot, it is never really cold.
With a population of around 5000, Nawiliwili is not so much about fun and sun, but its spectacular surroundings and what you can do there. One of the sights not to be missed is the volcanic and pre-historic looking Na Pali coastline. For new arrivals to Nawiliwili, the ‘garden isle’ scene is set immediately by the lush green of the countryside and the brilliant colours of the abundant tropical flowers.