Kauai in October

The temperatures are dropping, the leaves are turning and the days are getting shorter. It feels like fall. Not on Kauai. Right now, the temperatures are mild, just a few degrees shy of the summer heat. The skies are clear and the ocean conditions outstanding due to temporary pauses in trade-wind activity. All the kids are back to school, so the beaches are empty, but the water is still warm enough for swimming.

The nice thing about late September and October is that the summer crowds have disappeared and it feels like Kauai should…PEACEFUL! Today, my son and I had the beach to ourselves. We went boogie boarding, built sand castles, frolicked in the water, and shared lunch under the shade of a coconut tree. It was a spectacular day!

If you are planning a trip to Kauai, fall is a pleasant time to be here. Since peak season has just passed, airfares and hotel rates have subsided a bit. Kauai is also a great place to bring kids, so don’t be afraid to take them out of school. They can learn about a different culture, and a different environment and there are several unique and endangered species to learn about. Snorkeling offers them a chance to see a whole other ecosystem. Buy them a copy of The Complete Hawaiian Reef Fish Coloring Book for a lesson on Kauai’s coral reefs. Vacationing with the family during the off-season is a nice way to spend time together, and when is quality time with the family ever a bad thing?