Any time you visit the island, you will be treated to stunning sights and exciting views on Kauai, though their winter season brings heavy rains. However, if you’re looking to hit the sweet spot between lower crowds and ideal weather, the best time to take your Kauai tour is from April to early June. Hotel rates are lower as it is still considered the “off” season. The weather is also going to be near ideal at this time. The rainy season has finished, and temperatures hover around the mid-seventies.
Alternatively, if you’re seeking a fall getaway, September also makes for a good time to visit the island of Kauai. September sees mellower tourist crowds and is considered the beginning of the island’s off-season. This means that with lower demand on restaurants, hotels, and resorts, the prices see a seasonal dip. You will end up paying significantly less to visit an island that doesn’t feel too packed with other sightseers.
Shooting for off-season months that still see good weather is an excellent place to start planning your Kauai tour. However, if you don’t mind the crowds, then don’t let that stop you from visiting this beautiful island at any time of year!
Which side of Kauai has the best weather?
The entire tropical island faces random showers year-round, so don’t forget your raincoat on your Kauai tour. However, the south shore of Kauai only sees around 35 inches of rain each year, versus the 85 inches experienced on the northern side. The north part of Kauai faces more precipitation due to exposure to trade winds and its many tall mountains. The drier south side is excellent for more reliable sunbathing, but don’t let that stop you from exploring the beautifully lush north side of Kauai.