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Hilton Garden Inn Chooses the Royal Coconut Coast

Aloha Beach Resort is currently undergoing a full renovation and remodel in preparation for opening next year as the State of Hawaii’s first (and only) hotel operating under the Hilton Garden Inn brand. When the renovations are finalized the property will be re-named Hilton Garden Inn Kauai/Wailua Bay. Once complete, this adds the 50th state […]

Lava Lava Beach Club to Open at Kauai Shores

First established in Waikoloa on the Big Island, Lava Lava Beach Club is planning to open a 250 seat full-service restaurant at Kaua‘i Shores (formerly Kaua‘i Sands) in November. The menu will model what is offered in Waikoloa, described as a fusion of American and Hawaiian regional cuisine featuring locally sourced products. The 4,000 square […]

Kapaa Food Writer Publishes New Edition of Kauai Restaurant Book

KAPAA — Foodies, rejoice! The latest version of Tasting Kauai: Restaurants 2015 – Insider’s Guide to Eating Well on the Garden Island has been released, in anticipation of the approaching holidays. Kapaa-based author, Marta Lane, demonstrates her passion for sustainable agriculture and applauds those who work hard to source fresh, local food and highlights those […]

Tasting Kauai Expands Food Tours

Establishing an in-depth farm to table food experience, Tasting Kauai, operated by Marta Lane, has recently expanded its tours adding “farm to table” culinary experiences on Kauai’s north and south shores. Currently operating a Farmer’s market tour in Kapaa, Marta, a seasoned editor and writer on food topics, strives to connect visitors to Kauai’s culinary […]

New Tour For Kapaa Farmer’s Market – Tasting Kauai

Every Wednesday, from 3 to 4 p.m., Tasting Kauai is providing a special one-hour class at the Kapaa Farmer’s Market where visitors (and residents) will meet local farmers and learn how to select perfect produce, learn what is in season and how to cook with a variety of fruits and vegetables. The tour provides the […]

Wailua Golf Course Rated in Top Ten Best Courses for the Money by Links Magzine

Wailua Golf Course has been rated in the top ten U.S. best golf courses for the money by Links Magazine. Listed among courses in California, Washington, New York, Texas, Florida, Alabama and New Mexico, the rating was given for those courses, “Defined as a well-designed layout in good shape that calls for all the shots.” […]

New Kauai Restaurant and Food Truck Guide Published by Kapa`a Author, Marta Lane

  Kapa‘a-based author and journalist, Marta Lane (also the owner of Tasting Kauai, A Culinary Romp Through Paradise) and her husband, professional photographer Dan Lane have recently published a book now distributed through Kindle (electronic) and Amazon (print). A common question from visitors is  “Where should I eat on Kaua’i?”  The new guidebook, “Tasting Kauai: […]

Plantation Hale Suites Earns 2013 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Plantation Hale Suites of Kauai announced that it has just received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. The prestigious award is given to the top-performing 10 percent of businesses […]

Kauai Sands Upgrades Facilities

Honolulu, Hawaii – April 8, 2013 – Aqua Hospitality’s Lite Hotels ( continue to energize Hawaii’s budget-travel market with recent enhancements to Kauai Sands Hotel. The upgrades are part of Aqua’s efforts to revitalize Hawaii tourism with a collective $55 million in enhancement projects across its three hotel brands. The recently branded Lite Hotels℠ is […]