As on all the Hawaiian Islands, this region is typically known as the famous "North Shore." The North Shore has a mild average temperature in the mid to low 70's, but much of it receives a lot more rain - up to 120 inches a year in some places. This makes it green, lush, and very tropical. As we mentioned earlier though, don't let the rain spoil your plans. It might be raining in one spot and sunny a mile or two up the road - plus, most of the rain falls at night. Rain gear isn't a bad idea, but don't let the showers rain on your parade.

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One of the most popular resort areas is also located on the north shore of Kaua'i, Princeville. Princeville is a large and popular resort area overlooking the cliffs of Hanalei and Hanalei Bay with everything you could ever need to make the perfect vacation. Just hold onto your wallet, things can be pricey here. Houses in this area go for too much money and way too much money. Compared to the west coast of Kaua'i, this is Beverly Hills.

Other towns you'll find include Kilauea, Ha'ena, and Hanalei with its beautiful bay and beaches.

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