-Major airport is Lihue (LIH)
-Population is 62,000
-It is the fourth-largest Hawaiian island
-Kauai is a favorite destination for Hollywood filmmakers; everything from South Pacific and Blue Hawaii to to Jurassic Park and Outbreak. The pilot episode of Gilligan's Island was made here.
-With no roads accessing the rugged interior, helicopter tours are the most popular way to experience the island's beauty
-Kauai was the only island never fully conquered by King Kamehameha the Great; it became part of the kingdom when the island's ruler died in 1810
-Wild chickens are found all over this island; well-founded rumor states they were involuntarily released from a chicken farm destroyed by Hurricane Iniki in 1992
-Kauai had its own dialect in ancient times; they pronounced K like T ... so the original pronunciation was Tauai. No one knows what it means.