When? : We visit Kauai at winter break (Feb.) of 2019
My thoughts: Excellent vacation that combines relaxation and a lot of fun activity. Beaches, snorkeling, hiking, nice views, small towns and good food.
The family want to come back to this beautiful island.
The Island of Kauai:
You can split the Kauai island into 2 different parts, each has its own attractions and even the weather is not the same.
The north side of the island is like a green jungle that get a lot of rain where the south and west of the island receives a lot less rain and has more "dryer" landscape.
Do expect to have some rain during the days or afternoon/night mainly at the north section of the island, but overall, it was not cold, and the rain clear after some time.
We stayed for 6 nights at the northern section of the island at town of Princeville, so we explore more beaches and other attractions in that section of the island.
I think that if you are coming more for relaxation ocean beaches and hotel pool kind of vacation maybe it is better stay at the southern section of the island.
The beautiful sunsets can be seen from the north side of the island, boat trip and from the high mountains.