Best of Kauai’s East Side

Know Before You Go — Travel Restrictions & Island Transportation

Current requirements to travel to Kauai (and all of Hawaii): • Fully vaccinated travelers (Pfeizer, Moderna or J&J) from the U.S. and its territories may travel without a negative COVID test. • PDF proof of the vaccination must uploaded to Hawaii’s Safe Travels Program and travelers must carry their paper vaccination card with them to […]

Endangered Species Sightings On the East Side

Our visitors may encounter several endangered species while enjoying beaches and parks on the Royal Coconut Coast. Taking pictures is no problem. Getting too close is. Approaching an endangered animal threatens them and can alter the animal’s behavior. The standard rule is to stay at least 10 feet away whether they’re resting on the beach […]

Five Important Practices While Visiting Kauai

Kauai’s natural and social environment does well when visitors show respect for both. Malama is the Hawaiian word that means “to care for” and kuleana means “responsibility.” Malama with kuleana. Here are five top ideas for sharing stewardship on Kauai. Slow to the Local Pace: Relax into the pace of Kauai, whether you are driving, […]

Old Kapaa Town Goes Artistic

Old Kapaa Town is about to be decorated with a series of murals depicting Hawaiian flowers which are also the street names for many side streets through this part of Kauai. Thanks to the Old Kapaa Town Business Hui, a Rise to Work Grant, involvement of muralist Caleb Aero, and inspiration by Ken Kubota of […]

Kauai Golf, Hawaii golf, Wailua Golf Course

Wailua Golf Course Among Top 30 in America

Golf Magazine recently named Kauai’s Wailua Golf Course as one of the 30 best municipal golf courses in the U.S. and the only golf course in Hawaii to make this list. The ranking puts Wailua in the top 1% of the nation’s 2,900 municipal golf courses. Designed by Toyo Shirai, the course started with nine […]

Top Kids Things-To-Do on Kauai’s East Side

Multiple generations enjoy staying on Kauai’s Royal Coconut Coast where there are plenty of things-to-do. In particular, kids enjoy lots of terrific activities on this side of the island. Take a Fern Grotto river cruise with Smith’s Boat Tours, up the magnificent Wailua River. Dock at the access trail and walk up to the famed […]

Best Solo Travel Ideas On The Royal Coconut Coast

Coming to Kauai on your own? Kauai’s East Side provides 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 and hiking adventure up the […]

Kauai’s Popular Pidgen Terms For Visitors to Know

Pidgen language evolves when multiple cultures living in the same locale find ways to communicate. In the 1800’s and early 1900’s immigrants from Europe, the U.S., Asia, the Phillipines and the South Pacific immigrated to Hawaii. Over time, pidgen terms became common. Today the U.S. Census recognizes Hawaiian pidgen as an official language. It’s helpful […]

Popular Hawaiian Terms and Phrases to Know for Travelers to Kauai

February was ‘Olelo Hawai‘i (the month of the Hawaiian language). Visitors often hear Hawaiian language terms on Kaua‘i, a language spoken for centuries, prior to the arrival of foreigners to the Islands. Today Hawaiian terms are commonly used by many locals. Native Hawaiians and those who are culturally aware have deep respect for this language, […]