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Kauai Travel Tips for Planning a Trip on a Budget

Many people dream of vacationing on Kauai but simply can’t find a way to fit it into the budget. Keeping a few Kauai travel tips in mind will help bring your dream vacation to reality.

Travel During Low Seasons

When snowfall and subzero temperatures are setting records on the mainland, flights to Hawaii are at their most expensive, with airlines taking advantage of the many snowbirds looking to escape the cold. If you have a flexible travel schedule, plan your trip during a low travel season. From spring break until the middle of June (with the exception of Golden Week during the last week of April) and from September through mid-December, travel to Hawaii is at its lowest, making it easier to find flight, hotel, and car rental deals. Traveling mid-week is also a way to get a cheaper flight deal.

Book a Vacation Condo for Your Kauai Travel Lodging

There is an abundance of privately-owned vacation condos available across the island for Kauai travel accommodation. It is often cheaper to book a vacation condo rather than booking with one of the large chain hotels. Many vacation condos still include resort-like amenities such as swimming pools, ocean views, and modern décor. Vacation condos are also usually equipped with a full kitchen, allowing you to save big on your food budget. Eating out for three meals a day can get expensive, and a full kitchen will allow you to conveniently eat some meals in, saving your budget for those special restaurants you were hoping to savor.

Take Advantage of the Island’s Natural Features

One of our top Kauai travel tips is to enjoy the ocean, mountains, and waterfalls of Kauai that are simply stunning, and all entertainment that can be completely free. There are no fees for entering any of Kauai’s beaches or state parks, leaving you with miles of scenery, trails, and water fun. Take a dip in the ocean or a stroll along the shore. If you’re interested in water sports, some vacation rentals come equipped with gear. It’s also possible to find low-cost rentals throughout the island. If you plan to do a lot of snorkeling or boogie boarding, purchasing gear from Walmart or Costco may be more budget friendly than daily rentals. Waimea Canyon State Park and Koke’e State Park offer miles of trails with jaw-dropping views and no hiking permits required.

Contact Us

We have vacation rentals at nearly 30 properties on Kauai’s north, east, and south shores. Many of our vacation rentals are perfect for those on a budget and offer amenities such as refreshing swimming pools, full kitchens, and island-inspired décor. Contact us at 866-922-5642 or [email protected] for more Kauai travel tips and to learn about other attractions on the island!