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Hawaii Magazine’s 2023 Reader’s Choice Awards for Kauai

2023 Readers’ Choices Awards: Kauaʻi From great beginner surf spots and epic hiking trails to the most romantic resorts and top-notch saimin, these are Kauaʻi’s best, according to our readers. Apr 7, 2023 HAWAII Magazine Staff Photo: Getty Images Kaua‘i, the Garden Isle, is among Hawai‘i’s most verdant islands. Packed with thriving botanical gardens and […]

Mesmerizing Fire Show at Wailua Bay

By Emma Grunwald, The Garden Island newspaper, egrunwald@thegardenisland.com THE GARDEN ISLAND KAPA’A — Twice a week, the Hilton Garden Inn Kaua’i on Wailua Bay hosts what it calls a “mesmerizing fire show” for visitors, and it certainly kept that promise on Friday night. “It was a success,” said dancer Coppin Colburn, who is also the […]

Sperm Whale on the Beach at Lydgate Beach Park

Article in The Garden Island, by Dennis Fujimoto. Lydgate Park and the portion of Ka Hele Makala’e multi-use path in the park are closed until further notice, officials said on Sunday. The closure is necessary due to a beached whale and final disposition of the animal that was first reported Friday evening aground on the […]

High Surf Warning issued for Kauai through Jan 23; Kalalau Closed

News Release For Immediate Release: January 21, 2023COUNTY OF KAUA‘IKAUA‘I FIRE DEPARTMENTMICHAEL GIBSON, CHIEF(808) 241–4980 The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a High Surf Warning for north– and west–facing shores of Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau util 6 a.m. Monday. The warning may be extended, dropped, or modified asconditions develop. The NWS reports dangerously large waves […]

Kapaa Business Association Produces Shop On Kauai Site

Contact: Jackie Manibusan, (808) 212-1000, kapaabusinessassociation@gmail.com   Kapa’a, HI – Kapa’a Business Association (KBA)  recently announced the launch of its online, local shopping resource, the Shop on Kauai Website (SOK),  With 39 local Kauai businesses featured on the site; shoppers can purchase clothing, art, local services, food and drink, floral products, weddings, photography, motorsports and […]

Survey about Transportation Choices Launched by Kauai County

Residents and visitors are encouraged to take an online survey to assess transportation preferences: The Office of Economic Development invites residents (and visitors) to complete a survey about transportation preferences on Kaua‘i. This survey is part of the Energy Transitions Initiative Partnership Project (ETIPP). The County of Kaua‘i is receiving technical assistance to study ways to […]

Top Readers’ Choice Awards For Kauai’s East Side by Hawaii Business Magazine

Hawaii Business Magazine, in April, announced their top readers’ choice awards for several categories. On the Royal Coconut Coast, some great picks made the list. #1 for Best Value Hotel: Kauai Shores Hotel, an oceanfront 200-room resort with pool, spa, beach-yoga and the Lava Lava Beach Club restaurant. Also in the top 10 are Hilton […]

First All Inclusive Playground in Hawaii Opened at Lydgate Park

Hawaii’s first all-inclusive playground opened on Earth Day, April 22nd, at Lydgate Beach Park. From The Garden Island newspaper, article and photo by Dennis Fujimoto, dfujimoto@thegardenisland.com WAILUA, KAUAI — Mayor Derek S.K. Kawakami took time Friday to lead the blessing of the state’s first fully inclusive playground at Lydgate Beach Park, next to the Kamalani […]

Top Picks for Dining Out on the Royal Coconut Coast

Here are more than a dozen top picks for  restaurants on the the Royal Coconut Coast. All also offer take-out. Brunch: Looking for great brunch spots this Easter?  Check out the full array of delicious brunches at the Hilton Garden Inn Kauai at Wailua Bay, Lava Lava Beach Club, or Sam’s Oceanview.  See links and […]