Kaui: The Island of Beautiful Sunrises and Magnificent Sunsets

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When you think of travelling to the Hawaiian Islands, you think of warm blue ocean, tropical fish, white sand beaches, relaxation, luxury, and the most beautiful sunrises and sunsets in the world. We’ll cover the best places to catch magical sunrises and memorable sunsets to make your perfect vacation complete. Whether you are travelling with family, on a photo vacation, grabbing a getaway with a loved one, or making memories with someone special, taking in a sunrise and sunset is a must on vacation.
Setting your alarm on vacation may seem like a chore, but when you capture a memorable sunrise, you will definitely forget how early it is and soak in the magic of Kauai.

Lydgate State Park on the East Side of the island is a great place to take in a sunrise. Sandstone Cliffs in Poipu which is east of Shipwreck Beach is another great spot for to see a sunrise. Secret Spot: Drive North on highway 56 toward Kapaa. At the Northern end of Kapaa there is an apartment building with a grassy knoll lined with palm trees that is an ideal spot for beautiful photos. Overall, Kauai’s Coconut Coast on the east side is the ideal location to watch the sun rise.

Sunsets may be easier for most vacationers to see. The best sunsets on the island definitely depend on the time of year. Tip: When taking sunset photos consider waiting 5 minutes after the sun drops below the ocean…that is when the most amazing colors paint the sky and give you the best backdrop to catch the wet sand stretching to the ocean.

Hanalei Bay on the North Shore is a great location local to Princeville to watch the sunset. Polihale is an expansive sandy beach perfect for sunset photos. The locals all head to Salt Pond County Park in Hanepepe for a gorgeous sunset view. Kalalu Valley Lookout is a great place to watch the sunset on a clear day.

No matter where you choose to enjoy your sunset, make sure you make it on time! The sun rises and sets at different times around the island depending on the time of year. Below is a calendar of times for the sunrise and sunset in Princeville. Aloha!

 

April 2013
Princeville, Hawaii

 

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

1Sunrise: 6:31am
Sunset: 6:53pm
2Sunrise: 6:30am
Sunset: 6:53pm
Last Qtr: 6:38pm
3Sunrise: 6:29am
Sunset: 6:54pm
4Sunrise: 6:28am
Sunset: 6:54pm
5Sunrise: 6:27am
Sunset: 6:54pm
6Sunrise: 6:26am
Sunset: 6:55pm
7Sunrise: 6:25am
Sunset: 6:55pm
8Sunrise: 6:24am
Sunset: 6:55pm
9Sunrise: 6:24am
Sunset: 6:56pm
New Moon: 11:36pm
10Sunrise: 6:23am
Sunset: 6:56pm
11Sunrise: 6:22am
Sunset: 6:56pm
12Sunrise: 6:21am
Sunset: 6:57pm
13Sunrise: 6:20am
Sunset: 6:57pm
14Sunrise: 6:19am
Sunset: 6:57pm
15Sunrise: 6:18am
Sunset: 6:58pm
16Sunrise: 6:17am
Sunset: 6:58pm
17Sunrise: 6:17am
Sunset: 6:59pm
18Sunrise: 6:16am
Sunset: 6:59pm
First Qtr: 2:32am
19Sunrise: 6:15am
Sunset: 6:59pm
20Sunrise: 6:14am
Sunset: 7:00pm
21Sunrise: 6:13am
Sunset: 7:00pm
22Sunrise: 6:13am
Sunset: 7:00pm
23Sunrise: 6:12am
Sunset: 7:01pm
24Sunrise: 6:11am
Sunset: 7:01pm
25Sunrise: 6:10am
Sunset: 7:02pm
Full Moon: 9:58am
26Sunrise: 6:10am
Sunset: 7:02pm
27Sunrise: 6:09am
Sunset: 7:02pm
28Sunrise: 6:08am
Sunset: 7:03pm
29Sunrise: 6:07am
Sunset: 7:03pm
30Sunrise: 6:07am
Sunset: 7:04pm

May 2013
Princeville, Hawaii

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

1Sunrise: 6:06am
Sunset: 7:04pm
2Sunrise: 6:05am
Sunset: 7:05pm
Last Qtr: 1:15am
3Sunrise: 6:05am
Sunset: 7:05pm
4Sunrise: 6:04am
Sunset: 7:05pm
5Sunrise: 6:04am
Sunset: 7:06pm
6Sunrise: 6:03am
Sunset: 7:06pm
7Sunrise: 6:02am
Sunset: 7:07pm
8Sunrise: 6:02am
Sunset: 7:07pm
9Sunrise: 6:01am
Sunset: 7:08pm
New Moon: 2:30pm
10Sunrise: 6:01am
Sunset: 7:08pm
11Sunrise: 6:00am
Sunset: 7:08pm
12Sunrise: 6:00am
Sunset: 7:09pm
13Sunrise: 5:59am
Sunset: 7:09pm
14Sunrise: 5:59am
Sunset: 7:10pm
15Sunrise: 5:58am
Sunset: 7:10pm
16Sunrise: 5:58am
Sunset: 7:11pm
17Sunrise: 5:58am
Sunset: 7:11pm
First Qtr: 6:36pm
18Sunrise: 5:57am
Sunset: 7:12pm
19Sunrise: 5:57am
Sunset: 7:12pm
20Sunrise: 5:56am
Sunset: 7:12pm
21Sunrise: 5:56am
Sunset: 7:13pm
22Sunrise: 5:56am
Sunset: 7:13pm
23Sunrise: 5:56am
Sunset: 7:14pm
24Sunrise: 5:55am
Sunset: 7:14pm
Full Moon: 6:26pm
25Sunrise: 5:55am
Sunset: 7:15pm
26Sunrise: 5:55am
Sunset: 7:15pm
27Sunrise: 5:55am
Sunset: 7:16pm
28Sunrise: 5:54am
Sunset: 7:16pm
29Sunrise: 5:54am
Sunset: 7:17pm
30Sunrise: 5:54am
Sunset: 7:17pm
31Sunrise: 5:54am
Sunset: 7:17pm
Last Qtr: 8:59am

June 2013
Princeville, Hawaii

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

1Sunrise: 5:54am
Sunset: 7:18pm
2Sunrise: 5:54am
Sunset: 7:18pm
3Sunrise: 5:54am
Sunset: 7:19pm
4Sunrise: 5:53am
Sunset: 7:19pm
5Sunrise: 5:53am
Sunset: 7:19pm
6Sunrise: 5:53am
Sunset: 7:20pm
7Sunrise: 5:53am
Sunset: 7:20pm
8Sunrise: 5:53am
Sunset: 7:21pm
New Moon: 5:58am
9Sunrise: 5:53am
Sunset: 7:21pm
10Sunrise: 5:53am
Sunset: 7:21pm
11Sunrise: 5:53am
Sunset: 7:22pm
12Sunrise: 5:54am
Sunset: 7:22pm
13Sunrise: 5:54am
Sunset: 7:22pm
14Sunrise: 5:54am
Sunset: 7:23pm
15Sunrise: 5:54am
Sunset: 7:23pm
16Sunrise: 5:54am
Sunset: 7:23pm
First Qtr: 7:25am
17Sunrise: 5:54am
Sunset: 7:23pm
18Sunrise: 5:54am
Sunset: 7:24pm
19Sunrise: 5:54am
Sunset: 7:24pm
20Sunrise: 5:55am
Sunset: 7:24pm
21Sunrise: 5:55am
Sunset: 7:24pm
22Sunrise: 5:55am
Sunset: 7:25pm
23Sunrise: 5:55am
Sunset: 7:25pm
Full Moon: 1:33am
24Sunrise: 5:56am
Sunset: 7:25pm
25Sunrise: 5:56am
Sunset: 7:25pm
26Sunrise: 5:56am
Sunset: 7:25pm
27Sunrise: 5:56am
Sunset: 7:26pm
28Sunrise: 5:57am
Sunset: 7:26pm
29Sunrise: 5:57am
Sunset: 7:26pm
Last Qtr: 6:55pm
30Sunrise: 5:57am
Sunset: 7:26pm

 

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