Kauai

Why Meet on Kauai?

Hawaii’s oldest and fourth largest isle engages every sense. On Kauai, you'll find a world of infinite greens and blues and experiences that are larger than life. Attendees from around the world are invigorated by Kauai’s surging waterfalls cascading down emerald cliffs in Waimea Canyon, by the Napali Coast’s soaring, 3,000-foot cliffs viewed from a luxury catamaran and by breathing in the fragrance of lush, unspoiled tropical flora.

Kauai’s awe-inducing splendor has long been a muse for creativity, which may be why it’s provided the backdrop to more than a hundred films and television shows, including Jurassic Park, Blue Hawaii and Raiders of the Lost Ark. For Hollywood types and meeting groups alike, Hawaii’s “Island of Discovery” inspires greatness.

Overnight Options 

Like all buildings on the “the Garden Island,” no hotels are taller than a coconut palm tree ensuring that views across the island remain pristine. There are roughly 4,000 total overnight units, and many properties have flexible, functional meeting spaces. Options range from value-oriented, family-friendly hotels to exclusive resorts offering VIP style.

There are five major resort areas on Kauai:

  • Poipu in the south is known best for its beaches
  • Likewise for Kalapaki Beach, which is close to the hub town of Lihue
  • The Wailua area is centrally located with activities on Wailua River
  • In the west, quiet Waimea serves as the entrance to Waimea Canyon
  • Princeville in the north is dramatic, with rugged mountain backdrops and upscale amenities, including some of Hawaii’s most celebrated golf courses.

Teambuilding Takes Off

  • Take an aerial tour above the multicolored ravines of Waimea Canyon, a 14-mile-long gorge known as the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific”
  • Ziplining through the treetops of Kauai’s lush, deep valleys
  • Kayaking along Hawaii’s only navigable rivers, with a refreshing swim underneath a waterfall to recharge
  • Mountain tubing through Kauai’s old sugar plantation canals
  • Horseback riding through some of Kauai's amazing scenery, taking in view s of ocean bluffs and emerald mountains

Small-Town Charm

Besides its otherworldly scenery, Kauai is home to intimate, artsy towns perfect for attendees seeking souvenirs:

  • Old Koloa Town dates to Kauai’s early 19th-century sugar mill days, with shops in old plantation buildings and a 14-site heritage trail to explore
  • Waimea Town is an historic seaport town near the canyon where Captain James Cook first landed in Hawaii in 1778
  • Kapaa Town on the eastern Royal Coconut Coast has lots of crafts and Hawaii mementos
  • Hanalei Town in the north offers contemporary art galleries, cafes and boutiques set amidst truly stunning surrounds.