Best of Kauai’s East Side

Know Before You Go — Island Transportation and Travel Restrictions

        Starting July 8th all fully vaccinated travelers from the U.S. and its territories may travel to Hawaii without a negative COVID test. A pdf of their vaccine card showing full vaccination (with Pfeizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson) must be uploaded to Hawaii’s Safe Travels site. Vaccinated travelers must also carry […]

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, […]

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 […]