Best of Kauai’s East Side

Know Before You Go — Travel Restrictions and Transportation

        Starting June 15th, all trans-pacific travelers will need only one proof of a negative COVID test, shown at their first arrival airport. The test must be taken within 72 hours of the last leg of departure to Hawaii. Pre-travel COVID tests must be from an approved State of Hawaii Safe Travels […]

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 […]

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 […]