Best of Kauai’s East Side

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, […]

Kauai Bike Path

Best Family Friendly Ideas

Ride the Ke Ala Hele Makalae Bike trail: Great for all ages, The Ke Ala Hele Makalae bike path starts at Lihi Park in Kapaa and follows shoreline for 3.8 miles ending at Ahihi Point, just past Donkey Beach. There is also a 2.5 mile section at Lydgate Beach Park. This incredible path is available […]

Best Ahi (Tuna) Recipe from Hukilau Lanai

Try this popular and ono-licious (delicious) dish called Candied Ahi for seared ahi (tuna) prepared at the Hukilau Lanai. It’s made by combining high quality ahi (tuna) with ground coffee, chili, sugar, salt, paprika, garlic, pepper, lime, coconut milk, and chiplote. Yum! 1 TBS kauai coffee beans 2 TBS chili power 2 TBS sugar 1 […]

Top Pick – New Year’s Eve Party

A Roaring Good Time At Oasis On the Beach — Celebrate New Year’s Eve at a beautiful oceanfront setting.  Starting at 10 p.m., show up for dancing and good music, featuring entertainment by DJ Kana and Evan Daniels plus a champagne toast — all in the Roaring 20’s theme. Costumes reflecting the 1920s are encouraged. Want […]

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 […]