Explore the History of the Royal Coconut Coast

The Royal Coconut Coast boasts numerous historical and cultural areas, many of them marked with interpretive signage and walking trail access. At Lydgate Park, there is a 2.9 mile round-trip walking path between the Wailua River mouth and Kamalani Kai to the west. It is marked by informative historic signage explaining sites, customs, traditions, ceremonies and practices of the Native Hawaiian population, where much of this land was considered sacred.

Along the Ke Ala Hele Makalae multi-use walking and bike path, more interpretive signage provides insights into the history and coastal features along this magnificent 4.1- mile stretch of shoreline.

Seven heiau, (temples or shrines), were built on sacred ground, forming an arc, from the shores of the Wailua River, heading up to Mt. Wai’ale’ale, and ending on Kauai’s west side. Several heiau and preservation sites dot the Wailua River and are marked by the Wailua Heritage Trail. Some of the stone structures still exist, have interpretive signage and are open to the public. These heiau are still sacred sites so please treat the area with respect when visiting, do not leave anything behind and do not move any rocks.

On the southern shore of the Wailua River once stood Hikina a ka la meaning Rising of the sun, because the stone structure used to light up when the bright rays of the morning sun rose out of the Eastern sea. The largest heiau that remains today is also along the Wailua River, it was called Malae, and was used for ceremonies. The oldest heiau on Kauai is nearby in the mountains of Wailua, said to have been built by the menehune, a race of little people in Hawaiian legends.

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Orchid Alley Kauai
Orchid Alley Kauai

Meander through 2,000 square feet of exotic blooming orchids, ending with fun shopping in our Kauai products gift shop and orchid art gallery. Orchid Alley offers stunning & shippable orchid gift baskets, species, and hybrids, (many created at Orchid Alley by owners Neill and Fely Sams). Orchid Alley ships via 2 day air, or provides easy airplane carry-on packing services.

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4-1383 Kuhio Hwy., Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
Hele On Kauai Bike Rentals
Hele On Kauai Bike Rentals

Hele On Bicycles is located in the heart of Kapaa on the coastal bike path. Hele On rents high quality California Style Beach Cruisers, Fixies, Tandems, Mountain Bikes, Tricycles and child Trailers, children and adult bikes available. We have the best bikes and the best prices starting at $5.00 per bike. Proudly Native Hawaiian owned and operated since 2006. Kauai's original beach cruiser bike shop. E komo mai. Aloha Nui Loa.

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4-1286 Kuhio Hwy. Units B & C, Kapaa HI 96746
Sheraton Kauai Coconut Beach

With unparalleled views of the mountains and ocean, Sheraton Kauai Coconut Beach Resort boasts a transformative experience for your next getaway. We provide easy access to a number of Kapaa's biggest hot spots. Relax at our beachfront location on the Royal Coconut Coast. Experience new heights of enjoyment in our infinity-edge pool with separate sides for children and adults. Rooms with full amenities. Great restaurants and bars.

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650 Aleka Loop, Kapaa, HI 96746