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Updated 22 September 2017 Photo: Pavel Tvrdy/Shutterstock.com Kauai, Hawaii Redchanka/Shutterstock.com MNStudio/Shutterstock.com Deborah Kolb/Shutterstock.com Kauai challenges the conventional getaway with the mantra that you should never compromise on perfection while choosing vacation destinations. With 50 combined miles of stark, white sand beaches, bounties of tropical flowers, 10 spectacular golf courses, opportunities for both deep sea and freshwater fishing, several navigable rivers, world-class resorts, and more, Kauai is the very definition of perfection. Top 5 Fern Grotto Only accessible by water, the Fern Grotto is located roughly two miles up Ka... Kilohana Plantation Estate Visit Kilohana Plantation today and travel back in time. Capturing 1930’s Ka... Nā Pali Coast State Park Rejuvenate the soul with a sail or hike along Kauai's famous Nā Pali Coast. ... Waimea Canyon Waimea Canyon offers beautiful views of Ni'ihau Island. There are also picni... Kauai Museum Kauai Museum's mission is to inspire and promote respect for the indigenous ...

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    Kauai, Hawaii



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    Kauai challenges the conventional getaway with the mantra that you shouldnever compromise on perfection while choosing vacation destinations. With 50combined miles of stark, white sand beaches, bounties of tropical flowers, 10spectacular golf courses, opportunities for both deep sea and freshwater fishing,several navigable rivers, world-class resorts, and more, Kauai is the verydefinition of perfection.

    Top 5

    Fern GrottoOnly accessible by water, theFern Grotto is located roughlytwo miles up Ka...Kilohana Plantation EstateVisit Kilohana Plantation todayand travel back in time.Capturing 1930’s Ka...Nā Pali Coast State ParkRejuvenate the soul with a sailor hike along Kauai's famous NāPali Coast. ...Waimea CanyonWaimea Canyon offers beautifulviews of Ni'ihau Island. Thereare also picni...Kauai MuseumKauai Museum's mission is toinspire and promote respect forthe indigenous ...



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    Like its fellow Hawaiian islands, Kauai is shrouded in fantastical mystery. As the oldest ofthe islands, its legends run parallel to Kauai’swonderful history.

    The most popular of the legends introduces the Menehune, a mythical race of dwarfs who hidfrom the sight of human beings in the lushforests and hills of Kauai. They were said to betalented craftsmen, constructing Kauai’saqueducts and shponds in unseen swiftness.Hawaiians continue to show due deference to theMenehune, as the shponds like Alekoko areoften referred to as Menehune Fishpond.

    During the era of Hawaii’s discovery by western explorers, King Kamehameha I was exercisinghis inuence to unite the islands under onekingdom. Initially, Kauai and the neighboringisland of Niihau withstood Kamehameha’seorts, but Kauai’s King Kaumualii eventuallyagreed to join the Kingdom of Hawaii in peace.

    Famed British explorer Captain James Cook landed on Kauai’s Waimea Bay in 1778—thuscommencing Hawaii’s introduction to the world.Waimea Town features a statue of Captain Cookto commemorate this event. In 1835, as it wasdiscovered that the Hawaiian Islands wereoptimal for sugar plantations, Old Koloa Town

    opened its rst sugar mill. Many historicalregistries line the island as a result, includingthe Waioli Mission House and sites along theKoloa Heritage Trail.

    Step onto the shores of Kauai and you’ve instantly become one with history.

    DO & SEE


    With the island's unparalleled natural beauty, you will be able to explore grottoes, miles ofbeaches, and the best Kauai has to oer. Enjoy avariety of educational, recreational and relaxingactivities spanning the entire island.

    Fern Grotto

    Only accessible by water,the Fern Grotto is locatedroughly two miles upKauai’s Wailua River. Atour of the Fern Grotto isapproximately 90

    minutes, learning the history of the Wailua River Valley. Bring your camera and prepare to beawestruck.

    Photo: AHPix/Shutterstock.comAddress: Fern Grotto, KauaiPhone: +1 866 482 9775Internet: www.ferngrottokauai.comEmail: [email protected]

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  • Kilohana Plantation Estate

    Visit Kilohana Plantationtoday and travel back intime. Capturing 1930’sKauai, the plantation isone of Kauai's treasures.In 1935, Gaylord Parke

    Wilcox decided to build his dream home with his wife, Ethel. The house featured Tudor-stylearchitecture and became known as Kilohana. The16,000 square foot mansion was the center of a26,000-acre sugar eld, serving as the familyhome for many generations.

    Photo: Robert Linsdell/Flickr (image cropped)Address: 3-2087 Kaumualii Highway, Lihue, KauaiPhone: +1 808 245 5608Internet: www.kilohanakauai.comEmail: [email protected]

    Nā Pali Coast State Park

    Rejuvenate the soul witha sail or hike alongKauai's famous Nā PaliCoast. Emerald greenpinnacles extend upwardstowards crystal skies for

    17 miles. Velvety clis and fresh waterfalls line stupendous valleys. The terrain is as it has beenfor centuries: respected and revered by man.

    Photo: Ron Cogswell/Flickr (image cropped)Address: Nā Pali Coast State Park, Kapaa, KauaiOpening hours: Daily Sunrise-SunsetPhone: +1 808 274 3444Email: [email protected]

    Waimea CanyonWaimea Canyon oersbeautiful views of Ni'ihauIsland. There are alsopicnic areas and a shortnature trail. Adjacent tothe Canyon is a forest

    reserve featuring a rather arduous hike to and from the Canyon.

    Photo: Galyna Andrushko/Shutterstock.comAddress: Waimea Canyon Dr, Waimea, KauaiOpening hours: Daily Sunrise-SunsetPhone: +1 808 274 3344Email: [email protected]

    Kauai Museum

    Kauai Museum's missionis to inspire and promoterespect for theindigenous andimmigrant people ofKauai and Niihau. Kauai

    Museum's exhibits include "The Story of Kauai," which includes the Juliet Rice WichmanHeritage, and an Oriental Art Gallery.

    Photo: Mike Linksvayer/Flickr (image cropped)Address: 4428 Rice Street, Lihue, KauaiOpening hours: Mon-Sat 9am-4pmPhone: +1 808 245 6931Internet: www.kauaimuseum.orgEmail: [email protected]

    Ho'opulapula Haraguchi Rice Mill

    Ho'opulapula HaraguchiRice Mill has been in theHaraguchi Family for sixgenerations. It oersweekly public tours ofboth the rice mill and taro

    elds which explore the rich history of the farm and the family running it (six generations).

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  • Photo: rice mill/Shutterstock.comAddress: Kuhio Highway, HanaleiPhone: +1 808 651 3399Internet: www.haraguchiricemill.orgEmail: [email protected]

    Aloha Kauai Tours

    Aloha Kauai Tours oersfour wheel drive toursand snorkel tours. Thetours oer one of the bestways to absorb thehistory and culture of

    Hawaii, getting up close and personal with the island's natural wonders, mixed in with a bit ofadventure.

    Photo: Vlad & Marina Butsky/Flickr (image cropped)Address: 1702 Haleukana Street, Lihue, KauaiOpening hours: Daily 7am-7pmPhone: +1 808 245 6400Internet: www.alohakauaitours.comEmail: [email protected]

    Hawaiian Style Fishing

    Hawaiian Style Fishing isa great hands-onexperience. The servicegets everyone involved inall aspects of shing,including driving the boat

    and cutting the bait.

    Photo: KPG_Payless/Shutterstock.comAddress: 4474 Kaloloku Road, Kapaa, KauaiPhone: +1 808 635 7335Internet: www.hawaiianstyleshing.comEmail: [email protected]

    Ha‘ena State ParkHa‘ena State Park isoftentimes packed to thebrim with eager sunworshipers. Suchdedication is in due partto the park's stunning

    beauty, as the beach marks the beginning of the Napali Coast. Explore trails, the Pacic, andeven religious sites.

    Photo: Je Stein/Shutterstock.comAddress: Ha‘ena State Park, Kapaa, KauiOpening hours: Daily Sunrise -SunsetPhone: +1 808 274 3444Internet: dlnr.hawaii.gov/dsp/parks/kauai/haena-state-park/Email: [email protected]

    Wailua Falls

    While Kauai has aplethora of impressivewaterfalls, Wailua Falls isone of its mostrecognizable. Havingbeen featured in the

    opening sequences of the Fantasy Island television series, Wailua Falls is a popular site.They are also easily accessed.

    Photo: cvrestan/Shutterstock.comAddress: Maalo Road, Lihue, Kauai

    Kalalau Trail

    Experience beautifulbeaches, stunning clisand idyllic valleys on theKalalau trail. Bring somesnacks, water and take aseat and just take in the

    amazing scenery.

    Photo: MNStudio/Shutterstock.comAddress: Kuhio Highway, Hanalei, Kauai

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  • Internet: www.kalalautrail.comEmail: [email protected]

    Kalalau Lookout

    This is Kauai. Rent a carand drive up to thisamazing lookout pointand just wonder at theamazing naturalsurroundings. You will

    see the ocean in all dierent shades of blue from up here.

    Photo: Makuahine Pa'i Ki'i/Flickr (image cropped)Address: Kapaa, Kauai

    Allerton Garden

    This is a beautiful way tolearn about the naturalhistory of Hawaii. Theguides will walk youthrough the gardens, theplants, and all the movies

    and shows that have been lmed there.

    Photo: chuck b./Flickr (image cropped)Address: 4425 Lawai Rd, Koloa, KauaiPhone: +1 808 742 2623Internet: www.ntbg.org/gardens/allerton

    Makai Golf Club at Princeville

    Welcome to a wonderfulgolf experience. Thecourse is challenging, theview is spectacular andthe wildlife completes anamazing day at Makai

    Golf Club.

    Photo: Ankarino/Flickr (image cropped)Address: 4080 Lei O Papa Road, Princeville, KauaiPhone: +1 808 826 1912Internet: www.makaigolf.com

    Hoku Water Sports

    Haku Water Sports hasbeen in Hawaii since1990. Go on a canoe ridein Kalapaki Bay, takesurng lessons, or gosnorkeling - there are so

    many ways to enjoy the natural beauty of Kauai.

    Photo: EpicStockMedia/Shutterstock.comAddress: 2251 Po’ipu Rd., Koloa, KauaiOpening hours: Daily 9am-5pmPhone: +1 808 639 9333Internet: www.hokuwatersports.comEmail: [email protected]


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    Whether you are eating on a budget or looking for ne dining, Kauai mixes the best of bothworlds. People gravitate towards the nativecuisine, which is highly recommended, but thoselooking for a bit of variety should have no fear:Kauai will exceed your culinary expectations.

    JJ's Broiler

    Family owned andoperated, JJ's Broiler,nicknamed "Hawaii'sOriginal Steakhouse",serves fresh island sh,garden salads, prime rib,

    pasta and JJ’s “World Famous” Slavonic Steak.

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  • Also catch all the games on their 9 at screenTVs spread throughout the bar.

    Photo: Monkey Business Images/Shutterstock.comAddress: 3416 Rice Street, Suite 101, Lihue, KauaiOpening hours: Daily 10:30am-10pmPhone: +1 808 246 4422Internet: www.jjsbroiler.comEmail: [email protected]

    Kalapaki Beach Hut

    With the rst locationbeing opened in 1973,Kalapaki Beach Hut has along history of being alocal favorite. They oerbreakfast and a variety of

    sandwiches and burgers. Be sure to the try the famous taro fries.

    Photo: siamionau pavel/Shutterstock.comAddress: 3474 Rice Street, Lihue, KauaiOpening hours: Daily 7am-8pmPhone: +1 808 246 6330Internet: www.kauai.com/kalapakibeachhutEmail: [email protected]

    Hukilau Lanai

    Hukilau Lanai comeshighly recommended asone of the island's bestrestaurants. Usingingredients and productsfrom Kauai and the

    neighboring islands, Hukilau Lanai makes its meals from scratch. In addition to wonderfulentrées, enjoy food and daily wine tasting events.

    Photo: Sebastian Studio/Shutterstock.comAddress: 520 Aleka Loop, Kapaa, KauaiOpening hours: Tue-Sun 5pm-9pmPhone: +1 808 822 0600Internet: www.hukilaukauai.comEmail: [email protected]

    Genki Sushi

    Genki Sushi oers a trulymemorable diningexperience. They strive tooer the best in Japanesecuisine. Menu itemsinclude the teriyaki

    chicken bowl, chicken wings, stued mushrooms,and dozens of sushi items.

    Photo: Rido/Shutterstock.comAddress: 3-2600 Kaumualii Highway, Lihue, KauaiOpening hours: Sun-Thu 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pmPhone: +1 808 632 2450Internet: www.genkisushiusa.com


    Pizzetta oers originalItalian cuisine made fromscratch with some of theisland's nestingredients. They servefantastic pizza by the

    slice, as well as sandwiches, specialty pizzas, pasta and lots more.

    Photo: Kiattisak Lamchan/Shutterstock.comAddress: 5408 Koloa Road, Koloa, KauaiOpening hours: Daily 11am-9pmPhone: +1 808 742 8881Internet: www.pizzettarestaurant.comEmail: [email protected]

    The Hanalei Dolphin Restaurant

    The Hanalei DolphinRestaurant has been opensince 1977 and is the onlyrestaurant located on theHanalei Heritage River.Come and enjoy beautiful

    outdoor dining and delicious seafood, sushi, and steak.

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  • Photo: Katerinina/Shutterstock.comAddress: 5-5016 Kuhio Highway, Hanalei, KauaiOpening hours: Daily 11:30am-9pmPhone: +1 808 826 6113Internet: www.hanaleidolphin.comEmail: [email protected]

    L&L Hawaiian Barbecue

    L&L Hawaiian Barbecueare the "Hawaiian platelunch" entrepreneurs parexcellence, withnumerous locations allacross Hawaii. Their

    cuisine is a unique mixture of American and Asian dishes, with a touch of island pizzazz.

    Photo: paulista/Shutterstock.comAddress: 3-2600 Kaumualii Highway, Suite B-14, Lihue, KauaiPhone: +1 808 246 3688Internet: www.hawaiianbarbecue.com


    Verde Restaurant servesauthentic Mexican food.Feast on your choice ofburritos, tacos, salads,and tostadas. Take to themargarita bar and

    indulge in their vast beer selection in the evening.

    Photo: Joshua Resnick/Shutterstock.comAddress: 4-1101 Kuhio Highway, Suite A3, Kapaa, KauaiOpening hours: Daily 11am-9pmPhone: +1 808 821 1400Internet: www.verdehawaii.comEmail: [email protected]

    Lemongrass Grill Seafood and BarLemongrass Grill Seafoodand Bar has a greatselection of seafood, beef,pork, chicken, evenvegetarian dishes. Therestaurant is even a

    Zagat Award-winner.

    Photo: Joshua Rainey Photography/Shutterstock.comAddress: 4-871 Kuhio Kuhio Highway, Suite B, Kapaa, KauaiOpening hours: Daily 4pm-9pmPhone: +1 808 821 2888Internet: www.lemongrasshawaii.com

    Bull Shed

    Bull Shed is a popularrestaurant. Such aectionis aorded to its uniquestructuring, whichincludes both rustic andcontemporary decor, as

    well as glass walling that allows for remarkable oceanfront vistas. Surf and turf features heavilyon the menu.

    Photo: Victor Wong/Shutterstock.comAddress: 4-796 Kuhio Highway, Kapaa, KauaiOpening hours: Daily 4:30pm-9:30pmPhone: +1 808 822 3791Internet: www.bullshedrestaurant.comEmail: [email protected]


    From its beautiful GrandHyatt setting, Dondero'snot only boasts nedining, but an extensivewine list, as well. As oneof Kauai's more upscale

    venues, guests can be sure that their palates shall be pleased.

    Photo: Russell Harrison Photography/Flickr (image cropped)

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  • Address: 1571 Poipu Road, Kauai, KauaiOpening hours: Thu-Sat 6pm-10pmPhone: +1 808 742 1234Internet: www.kauai.hyatt.comEmail: [email protected]

    Plantation Gardens Restaurant & Bar

    Plantation Gardensbeckons with glowing tikitorches and the beautifulMoir Gardens at theKiahuna Plantationresort. Indulge in a menu

    of expert Pacic Rim cuisine from the location ona historic plantation manor.

    Photo: Erika Follansbee/Shutterstock.comAddress: 2253 Poipu Road, Koloa, KauaiOpening hours: Daily 5pm-9pmPhone: +1 808 742 2121Internet: www.pgrestaurant.comEmail: [email protected]


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    Cafes always have the perfect atmosphere: coee, good food, and friendly people. The cafesin Kauai are no dierent and oer varieties ofsnacks, desserts and delicious coee, both localand from around the world.

    Lappert's HawaiiLappert's Hawaii servesthe Aloha Spirit withgourmet coees,Heavenly Hana icecream, delicious bakedgoods and smiles. The

    coee is roasted daily in nearby Port Allen.

    Photo: Zivica Kerkez/Shutterstock.comAddress: 1-3555 Kaumualii Highway, Hanapepe, KauaiOpening hours: Daily 10am-6pmPhone: +1 808 335 6121Internet: www.lappertshawaii.comEmail: [email protected]

    Java Kai Hanalei

    Java Kai features locallygrown, organic beans intheir drinks. If you're notin the mood for coee,then look to the fresh,organic juice or

    smoothies. Along with their breakfast and lunch menu, they also have vegan and gluten-freegoods.

    Photo: AnastasiaNess/Shutterstock.comAddress: 5-5183C Kuhio Highway, KapaaOpening hours: Daily 6am-7pmPhone: +1 808 823 6887Internet: www.javakai.comEmail: [email protected]

    Koloa Mill Ice Cream and Coffee

    Koloa Mill Ice Cream andCoee serves deliciousRoselani ice cream andlocally grown KauaiCoee. Find a deliciousassortment of brownies,

    cheesecake, and coconut macaroons, as well.

    Photo: Kseniia Perminova/Shutterstock.com

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  • Address: 5424 Koloa Road, Koloa, KauaiOpening hours: Daily 7am-9pmPhone: +1 808 742 6544Internet: www.koloamill.comEmail: [email protected]

    Plantation Coffee Company

    Plantation CoeeCompany brewsamericanos, lattes, hotchocolate, hot tea,macchiatos, and lotsmore. There are both

    lunch and dinner menus.

    Photo: Jan Knop/Shutterstock.comAddress: 2970 Kele Street, Lihue, KauaiOpening hours: Mon-Fri 7am-2pm, Sat 7am-11amPhone: +1 808 245 3322Internet: www.plantationcoeecompany.com

    Art Cafe Hemingway

    Art Cafe Hemingway is anaward-winning cafeserving real Italianespresso and snacks. Thevenue doubles as aclassic gallery with book

    readings and discussions.

    Photo: eightshot/Shutterstock.comAddress: 4-1495 Kuhio Highway, Kapaa, KauaiOpening hours: Daily 8am-2pm and 6pm-9pmPhone: +1 808 822 2250Internet: www.artcafehemingway.comEmail: [email protected]

    Kalaheo Cafe and Coffee Co.

    Kalaheo Cafe and CoeeCo. has delicious localcoee blends in their cafeand store. They also servehearty home-cookedmeals, pasta, salads and


    Photo: Ilja Generalov/Shutterstock.comAddress: 2-2560 Kaumualii Highway, Kalaheo, KauaiOpening hours: Mon 6:30am-2:30pm, Tue-Sat6:30am-2:30pm and 5pm-9pm, Sun 6:30am-2pmPhone: +1 808 332 5858Internet: www.kalaheo.comEmail: [email protected]

    Postcards Cafe

    Postcards Cafe takespride in serving freshmeals with organicingredients. They do notuse meat, poultry, orrened sugars with

    chemical additives, and yet serve up a huge selection of delicious dishes, snacks andbeverages.

    Photo: AS Food studio/Shutterstock.comAddress: 5 Kuhio Highway, Hanalei, KauaiOpening hours: Daily 5:30am-9pmPhone: +1 808 826 1191Internet: www.postcardscafe.comEmail: [email protected]

    Little Fish Coffee

    Each cup is individuallydripped at Little FishCoee, with always-freshbagels topped withhomemade cream cheese.They strive to always use

    the freshest organic ingredients to make each meal as perfect as possible.

    Photo: Steve Cukrov/Shutterstock.comAddress: 3900 Hanapepe Road, Hanapepe, KauaiOpening hours: Mon-Fri 6:30am-5pm, Sat-Sun 8am-3pmPhone: +1 808 335 5000Internet: www.littleshcoee.comEmail: [email protected]

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    Kauai's nightlife is suitably more laid-back than on other Hawaiian islands. That's not to say thatyou can't nd exciting places to drink and dance,but rather that the island caters more to thosein search of a relaxed evening with a bit of liveHawaiian music and a good meal.

    JJ's Broiler

    Family owned andoperated, JJ's Broiler,nicknamed "Hawaii'sOriginal Steakhouse",serves fresh island sh,garden salads, prime rib,

    pasta and JJ’s “World Famous” Slavonic Steak. Also catch all the games on their 9 at screenTVs spread throughout the bar.

    Photo: Monkey Business Images/Shutterstock.comAddress: 3416 Rice Street, Suite 101, Lihue, KauaiOpening hours: Daily 10:30am-10pmPhone: +1 808 246 4422Internet: www.jjsbroiler.comEmail: [email protected]

    Mahikō LoungeMahikō Lounge is locatedin the gorgeous KilohanaPlantation's living room."Mahikō" is Hawaiian for"Sugar Plantation," andthe lounge certainly

    reects this. Vintage black and white photographs are paired with Hawaiian ne artand vibrant decor. The rectangular bar ishandcrafted out of solid teak wood. Enjoy a fullbar with signature cocktails, Happy Hour and thefull menu during dining hours. Local musiciansare also featured weekly.

    Photo: Rido/Shutterstock.comAddress: 3-2087 Kaumualii Highway, Lihue, KauaiOpening hours: Mon-Sat 11am-10pm, Sun 9am-3pmPhone: +1 808 245 9593Internet: www.kilohanakauai.com/mahiko-lounge/Email: [email protected]

    Bar Acuda

    Bar Acuda extends awarm "E' Komo Mai" toall. The friendly sayingmeans "come inside," andthat's exactly whatmyriad guests have done

    with the acclaimed restaurant. Relax with friendsover tapas and ne wine. Chef and owner JimMoat’s culinary inspiration derives fromSouthern France, Italy, Spain, and Portugal, aswell as his award-winning San Franciscorestaurants.

    Photo: Natalia Van Doninck/Shutterstock.comAddress: 5-5161 Kuhio Highway, Hanalei, KauaiOpening hours: Daily 5:30pm-9:30pmPhone: +1 808 826 7081Internet: www.restaurantbaracuda.comEmail: [email protected]

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  • Duke's KauaiAt the famed Duke'sKauai, you'll enjoy drinkswith sweeping oceanvistas and fresh breezes.Dedicated to legendarysurfer Duke Kahanamoku,

    Hawaii’s Ambassador of Aloha, the restaurant champions fresh seafood and premium steaks inan open-air ambiance.

    Photo: John M/Flickr (image cropped)Address: 3610 Rice Street, Lihue, KauaiOpening hours: Daily 11am-12amPhone: +1 808 246 9599Internet: www.dukeskauai.comMore Info: On the Sand at the Kauai Marriott Resort

    The Hanalei Gourmet

    The Hanalei Gourmet hasa cafe, tropical bar, anddeli. Jam to live musicwhile sipping on a colddrink and enjoyingdelicious food.

    Photo: Elena Shashkina/Shutterstock.comAddress: 5-5161 Kuhio Highway, Space 5, Hanalei, KauaiOpening hours: Daily 8am-10:30pmPhone: +1 808 826 2524Internet: www.hanaleigourmet.comEmail: [email protected]

    Trees Lounge

    Trees Lounge servesJamaican, New Orleansand Hawaiian cuisine, allfrom one hot venue.Listen to nightly livemusic (or enjoy one of

    their regular open mic nights) while you sip on their delicious signature cocktails.

    Photo: Minerva Studio/Shutterstock.com

    Address: 4-484 Kuhio Highway, Suite 1, Kapaa, KauaiOpening hours: Mon-Sat 8am-12pm and 5pm-12:30amPhone: +1 808 823 0600Internet: www.treesloungekauai.com

    Rob's Great Times Grill

    Rob's Great Times Grill isa fantastic and belovedsports bar with over 20at screen TVs, dailyhappy hours, karaoke,live DJs, and just about

    everything else required for a memorable night out. The menu features American bar fare suchas burgers, steak, seafood, and more.

    Photo: Volt Collection/Shutterstock.comAddress: 4303 Rice Street, Lihue, KauaiOpening hours: Daily 11am-2amPhone: +1 808 246 0311Internet: www.kauaisportsbarandgrill.comEmail: [email protected]

    Brennecke's Beach Broiler

    Brennecke's BeachBroiler is only steps fromthe beach, allowing forwonderful seaside viewswhile dining on delightssuch as the Fresh Ahi

    Steak on Porchini Ravioli. The menu also features steak, seafood, pasta, sandwiches, andan assortment of organic salad selections.

    Photo: Russell Harrison Photography/Flickr (image cropped)Address: 2100 Hoone Road, KauaiOpening hours: Daily 11am-11pmPhone: +1 808 742 7588Internet: www.brenneckes.comEmail: [email protected]

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    If you are looking for handcrafted goods, hula wear, or something funky, the shops of Kauai areteeming with the kinds of crafts you seek. Fromlocal handicrafts and traditional artwork tonative gems and produce, visitors are able to ndsouvenirs at a wide range of places.

    Hula Girl

    Hula Girl was opened in1999 and is family ownedand operated. Theysupply unique and funaloha wear that the wholefamily will love. Choose

    from the "Magnum PI" selections, The "Tony Curtis Pineapple Shirt," Kahala brand, and more.

    Photo: DonLand/Shutterstock.comAddress: 4-1340 Kuhio Highway, Kapaa, KauaiOpening hours: Mon-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 9am-6pm, Sun10am-6pmPhone: +1 808 822 1950Email: [email protected]

    Kauai Carver

    Kauai Carver, owned byKeoni Durant, specializesin Hawaiian sculptureand jewelry. Durant isknown internationally forhis stunning work,

    reecting his ancestry and the traditions of Kauai. Committed to renewing the culture ofKanaka Maoli, Durant creates tikis, sh hookpendants, natural edge bowls, and more. Thesecreations can be found at numerous boutiquesthroughout the island.

    Photo: Jay G./Shutterstock.comPhone: +1 808 346 4653Internet: www.kauaicarverstore.comEmail: [email protected]

    The Shops at Kukui'ula

    The Shops at Kukui'ula isits own village ofrestaurants, cafes, andshops. Stores includeQuiksilver, Red KoiCollection, Tommy

    Bahama, Sunglass Hut, and more. There are monthly Art Walks, art galleries and the weeklyKauai Culinary Market as well.

    Photo: Christian Kieer/Shutterstock.comAddress: 2829 Ala Kalanikaumaka Road A-101, Koloa, KauaiOpening hours: Daily 10am-9pmPhone: +1 808 742 9545Internet: www.kukuiula.comEmail: [email protected]

    Hoku Foods Natural Market

    Hoku Foods NaturalMarket providesaordable healthy,organic food. Find fresh,organic produce,gluten-free items, locally

    produced beverages, oils, coee, and much more.

    Photo: Ringosounds/Shutterstock.comAddress: 4585 Lehua Street 3G, Kapaa, KauaiOpening hours: Daily 10am-6pmPhone: +1 808 821 1500

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  • Internet: www.hokufoods.comEmail: [email protected]

    Jewel of Paradise

    Jewel of Paradise is theonly jewelry store in theregion to have creationsfrom local designersDenny Wong and Mikel.They also provide

    titanium and Koa wood rings.

    Photo: Iakov Filimonov/Shutterstock.comAddress: 5-5161 Kuhio Highway, Suite E102, Hanalei, KauaiOpening hours: Mon-Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 12pm-6pmPhone: +1 808 826 6654Internet: www.jewelofparadise.comEmail: [email protected]

    Kinipopo Shopping Village

    Kinipopo ShoppingVillage is located onKauai's Coconut Coast.Sacred Waters HealingArts, Passion Bakery andCafe and Goldsmiths

    Kauai are just a few shops located at Kinipopo Shopping Village.

    Photo: Syda Productions/Shutterstock.comAddress: 4-356 Kuhio Highway, Kapaa, KauaiOpening hours: Daily 9am-9pmPhone: +1 808 822 0699Internet: www.kinipopovillage.com

    Ching Young Village Shopping Center

    Ching Young VillageShopping Center hasnumerous shops.Eateries, gift shops, craftshops, and a range ofother shopping

    opportunities await.

    Photo: oneinchpunch/Shutterstock.comAddress: 5-5190 Kuhio Highway, Hanalei, KauaiPhone: +1 808 826 7222Internet: www.chingyoungvillage.comEmail: [email protected]

    Kauai Coffee Company Visitor Center

    Kauai Coee CompanyVisitor Center produces100% Hawaiian coee.Find numerous coeeblends, such as Peaberry,Hawaiian Hazelnut, and

    White Chocolate Macadamia Nut.

    Photo: DECHA CHAIYARAT/Shutterstock.comAddress: 870 Halewili Road, Kalaheo, KauaiOpening hours: Daily 9am-5pmPhone: +1 808 335 0813Internet: www.kauaicoee.comEmail: [email protected]

    aFeinberg Photography

    With multiple Hawaiilocations, the famedaFeinberg Photographygallery is not to bemissed! Aaron Feinberg'sphotos are of the natural

    elements and beauty of Hawaii. Many are almost too beautiful to believe.

    Photo: welcomia/Shutterstock.comAddress: 5-5190 Kuhio Highway, Hanalei, KauaiOpening hours: Daily 12pm-7pmPhone: +1 808 634 5804Internet: www.afeinbergphotography.comEmail: [email protected]

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  • Grande's Gems HawaiiThe sensual andnature-inspired jewelry atGrande’s Gems Hawaiihas something foreveryone. ExploreTahitian and South Sea

    Pearls, Hawaiian Jewelry, Multicolor Gemstones, Diamonds, Opals, and Grande’s LuxuryCollection.

    Photo: mj007/Shutterstock.comAddress: 3-2087 Kaumualii Highway, Lihue, KauaiPhone: +1 808 245 3445Internet: www.grandesgemshawaii.com


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    Citizens of the Schengencountries, the UnitedKingdom, Ireland,Canada, Australia, NewZealand, Singapore,Japan, South Korea,

    Taiwan and the Kingdom of Brunei can visit the United States for up to 90 days without applyingfor a visa (as well as citizens of Andorra,Lichtenstein, Monaco and San Marino). Citizensof these countries must obtain an ESTA(Electronic System for Travel Authorization)

    before traveling. All other travelers must obtaina visa before visiting the United States.International travelers need a passport that isvalid for at least 3 months after the end of theirintended trip in order to enter the country.

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    Lihue Airport

    Kauai’s main airport isLihue Airport (LIH),located in southeasternLihue on the island's eastend, 2 nautical miles eastof the center of the CDP.

    It serves as the aviation gateway to Kauai with direct routes to two other islands, Honolulu andKahului/Maui. Direct ights are also available tothe United States mainland, and Vancouver,Canada.

    Ground transportation is provided by rental car, taxi, shuttle, courtesy buses, and the KauaiCounty bus., which runs from Kekaha to Hanaleiwith daily stops at the Lihue Airport (bus stop infront of the terminal).

    Photo: Juan GarcesAddress: Lihue Airport, Lihue, KauaiPhone: +1 808 274 3800Internet: airports.hawaii.gov/lih

    Best Time to Visit

    The weather in Kauai issurprisingly stable, withpleasant temperaturesyear-round. The wintermonths(November-March) see

    heavier rain, but winter is also the time when humpback whales migrate to Hawaii and canoften be seen not far from shore. All things

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  • considered (weather, crowds, prices, etc.), thebest times to visit are during the shoulderseasons of April-August and September-October.But the truth is there is no wrong time to visitthe beautiful 'Garden Isle' of Kauai.

    Photo: VectorA/Shutterstock.com

    Public Transport

    The Kaua'i Bus providespublic transportationservices to Kauai County.They operate nine regularlocal bus routes withservice from Hanalei to

    Kekaha daily. Both Public (Fixed Route) bus service and Paratransit (Door-to-Door) busservice is available.

    Photo: Pierre-Luc AuclairInternet: www.kauai.gov/Transportation


    The following cabcompanies serve theKauai area: Pono Taxi andKauai Tours +1 808 6344744 Akiko's Taxi +1 808822 7588 North Shore

    Cab Company +1 808 826 4118


    US Post Oice

    Photo: Andy FuchsAddress: 4441 Rice St, Lihue

    Phone: +1 808 245 1628


    Northshore Pharmacy2460 Oka Street, Kilauea+1 808 828 1844Westside Pharmacy1-3845 KaumualiiHighway, Hanapepe +1

    808 335 5342

    Photo: Gemma Garner

    Time Zone

    Kauai is in theHawaii-Aleutian Standardtime zone, and all timesare reected inHawaii-Aleutian Standardtime.

    Photo: Marek Polakovic


    Country code: +1 Areacode: 808

    Photo: Jardson Almeida


    120 V. 60 Hz. Plug typesA and B

    Photo: Stirling Tschan

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  • Population65,689

    CurrencyUS Dollar, $1 = 100 cents

    Opening hoursMost stores are open daily 9:30am-9pm or later. Most bars and clubs close at around 2am.

    NewspapersThe Garden IslandKauai News

    Emergency numbers911

    Tourist informationThe Kaua'i Chamber of Commerce4268 Rice Street, Lihue+1 808 245 7363

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