Travel Budget for Kauai

Hawaii, United States of America

How much does it cost to travel to Kauai?

How much money will you need for your trip to Kauai? You should plan to spend around $152 per day on your vacation in Kauai, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, $45 on meals for one day and $27 on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Kauai for a couple is $181. So, a trip to Kauai for two people for one week costs on average $2,131. All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
    $152
  • One Week Per person
    $1,066
  • 2 Weeks Per person
    $2,131
  • One Month Per person
    $4,567
  • One Week For a couple
    $2,131
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
    $4,263
  • One Month For a couple
    $9,134
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A vacation to Kauai for one week usually costs around $1,066 for one person. So, a trip to Kauai for two people costs around $2,131 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs $4,263 in Kauai. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Kauai can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.



How expensive is Kauai? How much money do I need for Kauai?

How much does a trip to Kauai cost? Is Kauai expensive? The average Kauai trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Kauai prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Accommodation Budget in Kauai
Average Daily Costs

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The average price for one person for accommodation in Kauai is $91. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price for a hotel room in Kauai is $181.


  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
    $91
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
    $181

AirBnB Prices in Kauai

How much do AirBnB's cost in Kauai? Prices vary by location, size of the place, and the level of luxury. See below for options.


Food Budget in Kauai
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Kauai can vary, the average cost of food in Kauai is $45 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Kauai should cost around $18 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Kauai is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.


  • Food2 Meals for one day
    $45
Transportation Budget in Kauai
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Kauai is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $27 per person, per day, on local transportation in Kauai.


  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    $27

Flights to Kauai

How much does it cost to go to Kauai? Naturally, it depends on the dates. We recommend SkyScanner or Kayak because they can find the best deals across all airlines.


Entertainment Budget in Kauai
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Kauai typically cost an average of $14 per person, per day. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.


  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    $14


Alcohol Budget in Kauai
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average person spends about $12 on alcoholic beverages in Kauai per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.


  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
    $12
Last Updated: Apr 6, 2019


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Kauai On a Budget
Kauai Kauai Coastline, Hawaii
Hawaii is certainly a bucket list destination, but what if you want to do it without being surrounded by tourists? You want the adventure of the land of volcanoes and less of the kids in water wings. Then Kaua'i is the island for you.

Kaua'i, or the "garden island," is full of tropical forests, little villages and even more laid back lifestyle – if you can imagine. It's a smaller island at 560 square miles with a population of only 68,000.

With more coastline miles than any other island, Kaua'i is the result of massive erosion forming awe-inspiring sights like the Waimea Canyon and Na Pali Coast. The island experiences more rainfall every year – keeping it lush and green all year.

You'll feel like you've walked into another world in Kaua'i. Because of height restrictions, this island's buildings are no taller than the coconut trees. So if you're looking for an escape from civilization, you'll want to head straight for Kaua'i.
Sights
Even if you're escaping the typical Hawaii experience, no trip to the islands is complete without a beach trip. Consistently voted one of Hawaii's best beaches is Hanalei Bay. This spread of four different, sandy beaches is perfect for activities like stand up paddle surfing or just lounging with a good book.

With all that extra rainfall, the island of Kaua'i is home to some of the most beautiful botanical wonders. The Allerton Garden is covered in waterfalls, pools and statues while the collection of flowers at the McBryde Garden will make you feel like you've found your very own floral oasis. For a more traditional Hawaiian garden, head over to the Limahuli Garden and gaze out at the beautiful colors native to this land.

To fill your afternoon, take a drive northwards from Kalihiwai. You'll be met with jungles hanging over rivers, ocean views and the greenest of green pastures.
Scenic drive Kalihiwai – jungles over the river, beside the ocean, green fields with horses grazing under tropical fruit trees,
Neighborhoods
Kaua'i is mostly divided up based on the prevailing trade winds. The north and east sides of the island are known as the "windward" side of the island since that's where the winds blow onto the shore, while the south and west sides of the island are known as the "leeward" side of the island.

Activities
Who says you can't have it all on vacation? Planning a trip with little ones can make that a tough goal to achieve. Luckily, Lydgate Beach Park has everything to keep them – and you – entertained. With lifeguard-staffed beaches, playgrounds, shallow lagoons for swimming, a paved path for walking, bicycling or even rollerblading, this little spot will have the whole family occupied.

For the adventurers, there are varying degrees of challenges to choose from. Maha'ulepu is an easily accessible undeveloped coastline where you can look down from cliffs to see wonders like rocky beaches being pounded by massive waves. It's a rugged spot for the explorer seeking a quiet spot to get back to nature.

If you've been hiking for a while and are ready to up your game, go over to the Alaka'i Swamp to get your fill of rainforest wildlife.

But if you're ready for the ultimate fitness challenge make your way to Na Pali Coast. It is legend for those in the hiking community and it's only accessible by helicopter, boat or the treacherous hike. This route is definitely not for beginners.
Food and Dining
Like the rest of Hawaii, Kaua'i has the simple "plate lunch" available most everywhere. However, if you're planning on heading out for one of the many hiking excursions available, there won't be very many places to eat. Pack a picnic lunch plenty of water! Roadside stands may have snacks along your journey, but save the restaurants for dinnertime.

Transportation
While there is a bus system that runs around the island, it won't take you to most of the tourist destinations. Renting a car is always your best option, but remember, Kaua'i doesn't have one road going around the entire island. The island is also very biker friendly with paved paths everywhere. Renting a bike may provide a more efficient and interesting option for your group.


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Train and Bus Prices
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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase.

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