For couples planning a wedding in Kauai, Hawaii, photo IDs and marriage license applications are required. Divorce and death decrees are also required if applicable. For additional details, check with your Certified Destination Wedding Specialist.
Visitors to Hawaii from the US do not need a passport but should have a photo ID. Travelers from other countries need a passport to enter into Hawaii. If you are a citizen of the US, visit travel.state.gov for more information on travel documents needed. For Canadian travelers, visit travel.gc.ca for relevant travel information.
The official language of Hawaii is English, though Hawaiian is also spoken.
The US dollar is the official currency of Hawaii.
Climate & Beaches
Kauai experiences fairly consistent weather, though local micro-climates are wide-varying. During summer (May to October), the average temperature is 85 degrees Fahrenheit, while the average winter temperature is 78 degrees F.
Kauai is best-known for its impressive cliffs and canyons, but plenty of beautiful white sand beaches exist on the north and east sides of the island. Anini Beach Park has a quiet lagoon that’s perfect for beginner snorkelers, while Kalapaki Beach is a great place to watch local surfers. On the south shore, Poipu Beach Park has crystal clear waters and is one of Kauai’s most popular beaches.
Activities & Attractions
The Waimea Canyon is often nicknamed the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific,” with over 10 miles of stunning cliffs and valleys to explore. Just north of the Waimea Canyon, the Kokee State Park has some of Hawaii’s best hiking trails and sweeping valley views. On the water, the Napali Coast is a must-see for dramatic, wind-shaped cliffs and hills. Kauai has some of the only navigable rivers in Hawaii, so try a kayak or canoe tour through the many fern grottos and rock caves along the Wailua River. Or, visit Old Koloa Town to shop historic storefronts for local treasures.