The Lihue Kauai Airport (LIH) is the primary airport on the Hawaiian island of Kauai. The island is the oldest and the fourth largest of the main Hawaiian Islands. Popularly known as The Garden Island, Kauai is a favorite with not just tourists but also Hollywood. More than 70 movies have been shot here, including hits like Avatar, Jurassic Park and South Pacific. Disney's animated Lilo and Stitch movies and TV shows are also set on this island.
The Kauai airport is located on the eastern outskirts of Lihue and features many inter-island flights throughout the day, as well as overseas flights. Featured in movies like "Honeymoon in Vegas" and "Six Days, Seven Nights", the facility has two paved runways. In Lihue, a automobile rental is never problematic because there are quite a few companies offering such services. The airport also has a selection of shops and restaurants for those looking to pass the time.
The pleasures of the island are not just make-believe, because the mountainous island has a number of places of interest for the tourist. Nature lovers will enjoy the Alakai Wilderness Preserve, the Moir Gardens and the Limahuli Garden and Preserve among other places. The volcanic origins of the island has also resulted in a number of breathtaking mountains, craters and canyons like Sleeping Giant and Waimea Canyon. Kauai is known as the wettest place on earth. It has an average annual rainfall of 460 inches (38 feet). But don't be alarmed thinking you'll get soaked on your Kauai vacation; most of that rain comes down on Mt. Waialeale. Poipu Beach on the south shore only gets an average of 2.5 inches per month.