I lived on Kauai for a year, a decade ago, so I’m sure some things have changed, but mostly it’s still the same. So, in no particular order, although subject to lots of editing later, here’s a comparison of life on Kauai versus on Maui.
Kauai has about half the population of Maui, and even though populations on both islands are growing, I’ve heard that Maui County is the fastest growing county with new residents. Smaller population means that Kauai is more rural, with less traffic, less shopping, less jobs, less events, less dates, less everything except peace and quiet.
Yes. Kauai is quiet. Quiet.
Which sounds a lot like the word Kauai.