Lihue is Kauai’s largest city, providing the island with an airport and a center for local business. It is also a great place to start your exploration of the underappreciated, tiny island. Kalapaki Beach is one of many coastal opportunities, and probably the best. The beaches here are beautiful and provide guests with lots of space to roam and relax. Nearby wildlife refuges protect portions of land that are quite close to the city, so natural wonders are never far. The majestic Wailua Falls and Fern Grotto provide ample excuses to get out and explore the island for yourself.