Currency

US dollar ($)

Daily Costs

Budget: Less than $150

  • Room at cheap motel: $85
  • Bentō meals and self-catering: $30
  • Museum admission: $5
  • Surfboard rental: $15
  • Drinks to go on the beach: $15

Midrange: $150–250

  • Deal on midrange hotel: $125
  • Luau Kalamaku: $100
  • Premium surfboard rental: $25

Top End: More than $250

  • Room in a fancy hotel: $250
  • Helicopter ride: $400
  • Surf lesson: $70
  • Dinner and drinks in fine restaurant: $100

Bargaining

Bargaining is not appropriate in Kauaʻi and can be construed as offensive by locals.

Money

American Savings Bank Convenient shopping-mall branch with a 24-hour ATM.

Bank of Hawaii Downtown bank with a 24-hour ATM.