Best of Kauai’s East Side

Top Wildlife Viewing on the Royal Coconut Coast

Kauai visitors can see several types of wildlife from different vantage points on Kauai’s Royal Coconut Coast, AKA  Kauai’s East Side. Most are considered endangered or threatened species. Taking pictures is no problem. Getting too close is. Approaching an endangered animal threatens them and can alter its behavior. The standard rule is to stay at […]

Top Hiking Trails on the East Side

Kauai’s Royal Coconut Coast is home to great hiking trails (listed in alphabetical order) providing easy to challenging adventures in Kauai’s extraordinary mountains. Please remember to wear sunscreen, sports or hiking shoes, carry water/snacks and, if alone, provide someone with your hiking plan. Kuamoo Trail: This trail starts beyond Opaekaa Falls on Kuamoo Road (Highway […]

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Top Water Adventures on Kauai’s East Side

Wow! — River and ocean SUP, kayaking and cruising;  visiting the ancient fern grotto or paddling to a waterfall hike. Visit the magnificent Na Pali Coast via kayak or boat. Snorkel at gentle Lydgate park. Surf or boogie board at Kealia Beach. Kite and wind-surfing is popular too. The choices are broad, adventurous and make […]

Top Bakery Ideas on Kauai’s East Side

Kauai provides many options for fresh baked pastries, breads and local specialties. A local term, broke-da-mout’ (really, really good) is often applied to cinnamon rolls, manapua, sticky buns, bear claws, fresh breads and croissants. Enjoy these with a cup of coffee or tea at any of these spots. First Light Coffee and Juice Bar: Located […]

Top Easter Events on the Royal Coconut Coast

Easter Egg Hunts, Entertainment, a Kauai Made Product Fair, Easter Brunch and a beachside sunrise service are tops in the Easter weekend mix on the Royal Coconut Coast. Kauai Made Products Fair, April 8th at Sheraton Kauai Coconut Beach, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with 31 vendors, entertainment, local youth choir plus gifts for first […]

Best Solo Travel Ideas On The Royal Coconut Coast

Traveling to Kauai on your own? Kauai’s Royal Coconut Coast (AKA the East Side) has a number of great adventures and experiences giving you a chance to connect with others, while surrounded by extraordinary scenery and charming locations. Explore, learn, play, make a friend. Here are some top picks on the Royal Coconut Coast: Kayak […]

“Spring Specials” Vacation Offers on the Royal Coconut Coast

Plan a delightful Kauai get-a-way before the summer hits. These selections of properties on the Royal Coconut Coast are all offering Spring Specials deals to entice your vacation planning. Choices are listed alphabetically. Fern Grotto Inn: Looking for the perfect home base for exploring Kauai? Discover vacation rentals on Kauai you’ve been dreaming of.  Tucked […]

Know Before You Go — Top Tips for Coming to Kauai

Kauai provides lush beauty, lots of adventure, many delightful people, gorgeous beaches and amazing mountainous interiors. There are many wonderful things-to-do and places to go. Here are particulars about being a visitor at our home island. What to Pack: Sports shoes and socks, flip-flops, known locally as “slippers” hat with a brim, sun shirt, bathing […]

Top Wedding Venues on the Royal Coconut Coast

Hilton Garden Inn Kauai at Wailua Bay: We want to make your Kauai wedding as stunning, special, and stress-free as possible. Work with our professional catering team. They will guide you through our gourmet catering menus, beautiful décor options, and seating plans. For intimate wedding ceremonies, we feature a gorgeous, beachfront gazebo, a beautiful venue […]