Best of Kauai’s East Side

Holiday Craft Fairs & Festivals

Looking for that perfect gift with tropical flair? Here are some great holiday craft fairs on the Royal Coconut Coast. December 28 — First Annual Makaiwa Craft Fair: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Enjoy live music, see local artists and craft makers, find jewelry and accessories, check out local carvings all on the grounds of […]

Kauai Travel Tips — Kuleana Videos Unveiled

Four outstanding one-minute videos are now available through YouTube  or via download through the Hawaii Tourism Authority.  Billed as Kauai Travel Tips the videos are designed to educate visitors of their kuleana (responsibilities) when visiting Kauai and to communicate the significant role visitors play in the health of Hawaii’s communities.  Based on community input and […]

Best Hikes on East Side Kauai

Nounou Mountain (Sleeping Giant) Trails: In the heart of Kauai’s east side, popularly called the Royal Coconut Coast, is the Nounou Forest Reserve where easy, moderate and more difficult routes ascend to the top. From there hikers see a 20-mile stretch of coastline between the Hoary Head mountain range west of Lihue to Anahola on […]

Top Water-Sports on the Royal Coconut Coast

1. Kayak the Wailua River — considered Hawaii’s longest navigable river, Wailua presents extraordinary back-drops of steep mountains, lush vegetation, and a glimpse of river-life along its shores and waterways. Paddle from the nearby Wailua River Park or the Wailua Marina traveling inland almost 3 miles until the depth becomes shallow. Take an excursion with […]

Exercise Ideas on the Royal Coconut Coast

Looking for ways to fit in some regular exercise while enjoying Kauai’s many amazing wonders and extraordinary food? Here are five ideas if you’re staying in or visiting the Royal Coconut Coast (Wailua to Kapaa). 1. Walk, run or ride Ke Ala Hele Makalai (east side bike path). It starts at Lihi Park in Kapaa […]

Major Summer Events on the Royal Coconut Coast

Three spectacular events are lined up on the Royal Coconut Coast in June, August and September. First up is the extravagant Taste of Hawaii at Smith’s Tropical Paradise on June 2nd, followed by the colorful Heiva I Kauai Polynesian Festival in Kapaa August 3-4 and moving on to the highly cultural Mokihana Festival, September 22-28 […]