Best of Kauai’s East Side

Know Before You Go — Pre Travel Testing and Quarantine Guidelines

            Kauai’s latest guidelines for visitors and kamaaina specifies that those traveling from a neighbor island to Kauai will be able to bypass the full 10-day quarantine. See full information at https://kauaiforward.com/travel/ which provides an excellent flow chart applying to kamaaina, trans-pacific arrivals to Kauai, and out-of-state visitors already on […]

Popular Hawaiian Terms and Phrases to Know for Travelers to Kauai

It’s Mahina ‘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, […]

Best Whale Viewing Spots on the East Side

November until April are when Humpback whales, migrating down from Alaska, show up in Hawaii’s waters to breed and calve before heading back north for the summer. It’s always exciting to see the activity of these amazing creatures from shore, rolling along in the ocean, spouting and breaching. One of the he best places to […]

Vote for the Best Bike Path in the U.S. – Ke Ala Hele Makalae

Kauai’s extraordinary east side multi-use path for bikers runners, and walkers has been nominated by USA Today as one of twenty around the United States and the only one in Hawaii. Vote to place the path, known as Ke Ala Hele Makalae, in the top ten. Voting ends February 15th. Votes may be placed every […]

Best Sunrise Places on the East Side

Kauai’s Royal Coconut Coast is known for having the best sunrises on the island especially during the winter months. With the sun rising south east of the Hawaiian islands, there are several outstanding locations on the east side to view the spectacle of light and sky that occurs in the early morning hours. On a […]

Share Your Best Memories — Kauai’s Coconut Coast

Have a great photo memory of Kauai’s east side? The Royal Coconut Coast Association is hosting a Flashback Friday Giveaway contest from November 13th through December 11th on its Facebook and Instagram pages. Post your images that reflect our weekly themes. The week starting November 13th is “A Beach Memory.” Post a image over the […]

Top Picks for Dining Out on the Royal Coconut Coast

Here are the top picks for eating out at seven restaurants on the the Royal Coconut Coast. All also offer take-out. The Bull Shed:  5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. seven days a week, 4-796 Kuhio Highway, Kapaa, (808) 822-3791 Coconuts Fish Cafe: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week, 4-831 Kuhio Highway #420, Kapaa, […]

Top Ideas for Kauai Giving

Right now Kauai’s highest priority is for its residents, helping out-of-work families make ends meet, feeding the hungry and providing resources to keep everyone safe (and fed) until Kauai can welcome visitors back. If you’re a Kauai fan and want to help support our kama‘aina (local residents) face their challenges, here are two key organizations […]

Future Booking Policies at Kauai’s East Side Resorts

Now is not the time to travel to Hawaii,  though a number of top properties  on the Royal Coconut Coast have revised their cancellation policies for future bookings after COVID-19 is gone. Many are offering 24 hours advance notice for cancellation or refund of advance payment. Check out the cancellation policies linked at each property, […]