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Although it's the oldest of the Hawaiian Islands, Kauai still boasts a gorgeously sprawling natural splendor. With lush greenery and picturesque ocean views everywhere you turn, the best things on the Garden Island – from the Alakai Wilderness Area to Moloaa Bay – are free. Better still, a Kauai vacation doesn't have to cost you a mountain of cash. With the help of CheapTickets, you'll be well on your way into the wilderness with these budget-friendly highlights.

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The St. Regis Princeville Resort

5 stars
4.5 / 5 36 reviews
Five-star resort on emerald cliffs, overlooking sand and seaFeatured in the Conde Nast Traveler 2011 Gold List, the St. Regis Princeville Resort offers guests a full resort experience on the enchanting shores of Hanalei Bay, considered one of the most beautiful spots in Hawaii. Located in the exclusive resort community of Princeville, this five-star resort offers guests exclusive access to one of the world's most beautiful beaches. Guests also have access to incredible snorkeling on the island of Kauai; the world-class 18-hole Makai Golf Club; a 5,000 sq. ft. infinity pool, surrounded by lush tropical gardens and natural lava rock; and a large number of dining and drinking options. Guests can relax with a cocktail poolside or beachside. The Mailani Dinner Show features traditional Hawaiian hula, chanting, and storytelling. 3 Reasons to Stay:Full-service resort; beautiful beach location at Hanalei Bay, on the exclusive North Shore of Kauai Island, Hawaii 10,000 sq. ft. Halele'a Spa features 12 treatment rooms; a 5,000 sq. ft. infinity pool; the Makai Golf Club, designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. Dining options include Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten's Kauai Grill; Mediterranean cuisine at Nalu Kai; local fare at Manaka Terrace St. Regis Princeville Resort RoomsThe St. Regis Princeville Resort offers 252 guestrooms and suites. Units range in size from 540 square feet to a massive 2,400 square feet in the Royal Suite. All guestrooms and suites have a contemporary Hawaiian décor featuring custom furnishings that guests will find relaxing and peaceful. All units have a view of either the ocean or the large gardens with the Na Molokama mountain range in the distance. Many rooms and suites feature private balconies. Rooms contain either a king-size bed or two double beds complimented with embroidered linens. Suites feature a separate seating area and original artwork. All guestrooms at the St. Regis Princeville Resort have a full marble bathroom with oversized bathtub, double vanity, and complimentary bath amenities. High-speed Internet access and room service are available (fees apply). Things to Do:Hanalei Beach Park (0.3 mi/0.5 km) Waioli Mission House Museum (1.4 mi/2.2 km) Limahuli Garden (5.1 mi/8.2 km) Koke'e State Park (12 mi/19.3 km) Snorkel Bob's Kauai (16 mi/25.7 km) National Tropical Botanical Gardens (23 mi/37 km) Policies and feesValet parking: $30.00 per day
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Hanalei Bay Resort

3 stars
3.4 / 5 16 reviews
Casual and low key overlooking Hanalei Bay beachA naturally lush landscape and a freeform pool with splashing waterfalls welcome guests to the Legacy Vacation Resorts - Hanalei Bay. Meander through picturesque hillside grounds and down to Hanalei Bay beach for some snorkeling or relax on the open-air lanai off each room. This Princeville Kauai resort on the north coast offers budget rooms with kitchen facilities and a quiet ambiance. Several beaches are nearby, and staff can divulge where to take the kids to boogie board, spy on sea turtles or steal a peaceful nap on the sand. HighlightsFreeform swimming pool with waterfalls, kiddie pool and hot tubEight tennis courtsA scenic walk down to the beach from this hillside resortEconomical rooms have kitchen or kitchenette and lanai LocationOn the northern coast of the "Garden Island" of Kauai, Legacy Vacation Resorts - Hanalei Bay overlooks the mellow beach and bay. Nearby, try surfing, zip lining, hiking and horseback riding or spend a day shopping, golfing or strolling through exotic botanical gardens. RoomsAir conditioning cools the casual guest accommodations at Legacy Vacation Resorts - Hanalei Bay, just minutes from a day at the beach. Each includes a kitchen or kitchenette for easy, in-room meals and a lanai balcony or patio. Many rooms offer expansive hillside views out to Hanalei Bay for a guaranteed place to watch the sunset over Kauai. High-speed and wireless Internet access are available (fees apply). FeaturesJoin the locals and enjoy a more serene side of Hawaii in Kauai at Legacy Vacation Resorts - Hanalei Bay. Spectacular ocean and mountain views defy its reasonable rates, plus guests have access to a secluded white sand beach or a children's pool. Ask the concierge to book adventurous local excursions for the whole family or a romantic day in tropical paradise. Laundry facilities and barbeque grills add convenience. TransportationLihue International Airport (29.7 mi/47.7 km) AttractionsMakai Golf Club at the St. Regis Princeville Resort (1 mi/1.6 km)Na Aina Kai Botanical Gardens (8.4 mi/13.6 km)Kilauea Lighthouse (8.7 mi/14 km)Limahuli Garden and Preserve (10.9 mi/17.6 km)Kapaa, HI (21.8 mi/35 km)Wailua Falls (32.6 mi/52.5 km)Waimea Canyon State Park (64.2 mi/103 km) BusinessWi-Fi and wired Internet access are available for a fee. Policies and feesThe lounge and restaurant are undergoing renovation works until Jan 2015.Guests must be atleast 21 years old to check in.There is a resort fee of $12 USD per day charged at check-in.Housekeeping is available for rentals after four nights.
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Koa Kea Hotel and Resort

4 stars
4.7 / 5 88 reviews
Intimate resort on Poipu Beach evokes the pleasures of island romanceThe antithesis of cookie cutter, Koa Kea Hotel & Resort is an intimate, 121-room boutique hotel on 3 serene acres. It conjures up romance at every turn, offering services and amenities galore so guests can simply sit back and enjoy. Everything here says Hawaii. Spa treatments meld island therapies with native ingredients like Kauai red clay, and chefs at upscale Red Salt flavor fragrant dishes with coconut creme fraiche and lilikoi. Elegant yet utterly relaxed, Koa Kea Hotel & Resort is quintessential island luxury. Highlights Steps from beachSpa focuses on local ingredientsFine-dining restaurant LocationIntimate Koa Kea Hotel & Resort sits at the edge of Poipu Beach on the southern coast of Kauai. This is arguably the sunniest region of the island, and the coastline here harbors many of the best beaches on the island for swimming, snorkeling and young families. RoomsAccommodations at Koa Kea Hotel & Resort are sleek and elegant with accents that evoke the rich colors of Kauai, from vibrant coral reefs offshore to the deep blues, greens and earth tones of land and sky. Garden view or oceanfront, all rooms have a lanai and wall-to-wall sliding doors to bring the breezy tropics in. Niceties include iPod docking stations, Nespresso machines, air conditioning, mini refrigerators and flat-screen HD televisions. Service includes twice-daily housekeeping. FeaturesThis resort is about a personalized experience. While relaxing and enjoying the spa may be the choice for many guests, Koa Kea Hotel & Resort is for active vacationers, too. A beach activity hut has snorkel gear and surf and boogie boards for rent, and surfing lessons are available. Workout buffs can maintain their routine in the well-equipped fitness center. Come evening, guests at the resort slip into custom beds for the ultimate in sleep comfort. Transportation Lihue Airport (15.2 mi/24.5 km)Taxis availabl Attractions Poipu Bay Golf Course (1.5 mi/2.4 km)Allerton Garden Tours (2.6 mi/4.1km)Spouting Horn Beach Park (2.6 mi/4.2 km)Kayak Kauai Wailua River Paddle (20.4 mi/32.8 km)Kokee State Park (32.1 mi/51.7 km) BusinessWi-Fi is available throughout the hotel and all rooms have Internet access, which is included in the daily resort fee.
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Kauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel

3 stars
3.4 / 5 12 reviews
Budget-friendly hotel overlooks Wailua Beach on the Royal Coconut CoastEasy on the budget, Kauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel is a newly renovated garden-style lodging overlooking the ocean on the east shore of Kauai. There are not a lot of frills here, but basic vacation needs are nicely met in 200 comfortable rooms decked out in casual island-style decor with air conditioning. The 6-acre property has two pools and puts guests steps from user-friendly Wailua Beach, where activities include swimming, snorkeling, sunning, surfing and boogie boarding. The hotel does not have its own restaurant, but the many eateries of Coconut Marketplace are close by. Highlights Steps from Wailua BeachTwo swimming poolsBudget-friendly accommodationsWalking distance to Coconut MarketplaceInternet access (fee applies) LocationA central east coast location makes Kauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel a fine base for easy exploring north to Hanalei Town, Princeville and the Na Pali Coast and south to Poipu Beach Resort. Even the rugged western shore, with spectacular Waimea Canyon and Kokee State Park, is a doable day trip. RoomsAll rooms at Kauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel can accommodate up to three adults or two adults and two children. Basic amenities include both air conditioning and ceiling fans, a small refrigerator, balcony and tub and shower. All rooms have wireless Internet access (fee applies). Kauai Sands Hotel does not have adjoining rooms or cribs available, but families with young children can request a rollaway bed (fee applies). FeaturesKauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel is a good choice for vacationers on a budget and those who plan to spend most of their time out and about in gorgeous Kauai rather than in a hotel room. The hotel is only a couple of miles from Wailua Golf Course, well under a mile from tranquil Wailua River and just a short walk to the 60-plus shops and restaurants at Coconut Marketplace. A small in-room refrigerator allows guests to have snacks, juice and breakfast items on hand, making it even easier to keep a vacation budget in check. And although many island accommodations, even the most luxurious, do not have air conditioning, Kauai Sands Hotel does. Transportation Lihue Airport (5.9 mi/9.4 km)Taxis and other transportation services available Attractions Kayak Kauai Wailua River Paddle (0.1 mi/0.2 km)Wailua Golf Course (2.2 mi/3.5 km)Spouting Horn Beach Park (20.9 mi/33.6 km)Haena Beach Park (30.8 mi/49.6 km)Waimea Canyon (35.6 mi/57.3 km) Policies and feesCribs are available for $5 per night.
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Aqua Kauai Beach Resort

4 stars
4.2 / 5 333 reviews
Plantation-style goes upscale on Kauai's Royal Coconut CoastSet on 25 acres along a three-mile beach -- Kauai's longest -- Aqua Kauai Beach Resort evokes the graciousness of the plantation era but with a host of contemporary amenities. The beach, which is perfect for sauntering or sunning, is not for swimming. No problem. Aqua Kauai Beach Resort has four pools, a beachfront sand-bottomed pool and a fantasy pool with a 75-foot lava-tube water slide among them. Two restaurants, a lounge, a fitness center and a spa round out the facilities. And when guests want to explore further afield, Kauai's east coast is an ideal spot from which to do it. Highlights Fantasy pool with 75-foot lava-tube water slideSeries of concerts and programs promoting Hawaiian arts and artistsHawaiian Rainforest SpaComplimentary bocceComplimentary airport shuttle LocationKauai's Royal Coconut Coast is rife with sacred sites and groves of slender coconut palms, with its character shaped in part by long, curving Wailua River, the only navigable river in all of Hawaii. A stay here should include visits to a trio of sites, Fern Grotto, Secret Falls, and 80-foot Wailua Falls, made famous in the opening scene of TV classic "Fantasy Island." RoomsAccents such as louvered doors and wood floors recall plantation style, but the old plantation homes didn't have what these rooms at Aqua Kauai Beach Resort have: travertine marble in the bathrooms and iPod docks in the living rooms. FeaturesThere's a distinctly Hawaiian feel to Aqua Kauai Beach Resort with its island architecture, but also a culture of sharing and promoting authentic Hawaiiana that sets it apart. The resort hosts events all year, including local musicians who share their art and stories, benefit concerts supporting the perpetuation of Hawaiian language and music, and a festival featuring the state's top slack-key artists. Check the annual calendar and plan your trip accordingly. Although the beach out front isn't safe for swimming, Lydgate Beach Park, a couple of miles away from Aqua Kauai Beach Resort, offers excellent swimming and snorkeling. Transportation Lihue Airport (3 mi/4.8 km)Complimentary airport shuttle Attractions Wailua Golf Course (2 mi/3.2 km)Lydgate Beach Park (2.5 mi/4 km)Fern Grotto (3.5 mi/5.6 km)Wailua River (3.5 mi/5.6 km) Business Four rooms, 13,000-plus square feet of flexible indoor spaceFind 15,000 square feet of event-ready courtyards, lawns and poolside venuesA small business centerHigh-speed Internet (fee applies)
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Kauai highlights

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  • Waimea Canyon

    Mark Twain once called this place the "Grand Canyon of the Pacific" – and he wasn't wrong. You'll have to pick your jaw up from the 3500-feet-deep canyon floor as you gaze over the 10-mile-long stretch of rugged rock faces jutting from the earth. A definite must on any Kauai vacation.

  • Kalalau Trail

    Calling all serious nature lovers and hikers… this is the trail for you. From the abundant greenery to the waterfalls, you will lose yourself in the tranquility. Pull up your bootstraps and get tramping on this 11-mile stretch of heaven along the breathtaking Napali coastline.

  • Prince Kuhio Park

    Home to the "People's Prince" of Hawaii (Jonah Kuhio Kalaniana'ole) in the early 20th century, this historical setting is full of the intriguing history of Kakaniana'ole's colorful life. From the foundations of his home to the royal fishpond and the heiau (ancient place of worship), there is plenty to see and do that won't cost you a royal cent on your Kauai travels.

  • Kilauea National Wildlife Refuge

    Known far and wide as a birdwatcher's paradise, this wildlife refuge is at the northernmost point of the island. From the albatrosses nesting in the cliffs to the Hawaiian monk seals and sea turtles in the azure ocean below, you can take it all in from the famous lighthouse for a nominal fee.

  • Koloa

    This quaint little town was home to Hawaii's very first sugar plantation, dating back to the 19th century. Stumble upon some of the oldest and most charming of buildings in Hawaii. With a laidback vibe and a vibrant arts scene, a visit to Koloa should certainly be on your Kauai travel itinerary.

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