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Resorts and Kauai Food Bank Feed Furloughed Staff

A number of Kauai’s hotels and condominium resorts are working with the Kauai Independent Food Bank (KIFB) and several other organizations to distribute meals to furloughed workers. Most are laid off until Hawaii re-opens to visitors. On the Royal Coconut Coast, Pono Kai Resort,  The ISO, Mokihana, Sheraton Kauai Coconut Beach, Kauai Shores, Hilton Garden […]

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 […]

Airline Cancellation and Change Policies

Now is not the time to travel to Hawaii. The governor and county mayors are on board for ultra-tight and prohibitive restrictions to discourage visitors until the threat of COVID-19 spread is in the past. If you’re thinking of coming to Kauai later this year, check out this great resource to look up airline cancellation […]

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, […]

Restaurants & Grocery Providers on Kauai — Current

            Kauai County has partnered with the Kauai Chamber of Commerce to create this interactive map to help locate Food Resources during the COVID-19 outbreak. This includes restaurants, grocery stores, and non-profit food providers. On the Royal Coconut Coast, these establishments are also offering take out: Haole Girl Sweets – […]

Current Guidelines for Visitors Planning A Kauai Trip

Hawaii State Governor David Ige held a press conference on June 24 and announced a pre-travel testing program for out-of-state travelers that will begin Saturday, August 1. The governor’s message was: “We are working on an alternative to the 14-day mandatory quarantine that would allow a safe and healthy way for travelers to return to […]

Significant Upgrade In Pono Kai Resort Lobby

Pono Kai Resort, a 241-unit oceanfront condominium resort, has just completed a $115,000 lobby upgrade creating a strong sense of Hawaii and Kauai with its new decor. The extensive renovation to Pono Kai’s check-in area took four weeks to complete and was largely guided by Signature Homes, bringing in new images, large wood carvings and […]

The Bull Shed Restaurant — Top Honors in “Best of Kauai People’s Choice Awards”

From KITV  News The Bull Shed Restaurant at The ISO, a Castle Resorts & Hotels property once again took top honors in The Garden Island’s “Best of Kauai 2019” People’s Choice Awards. The Bull Shed Restaurant received First Place in the categories of “Restaurant” and “Steak. Located on the beautiful Royal Coconut Coast in Kapaa, […]

Thanksgiving Traditions in Hawaii

From Hawaii Magazine: Thanksgiving in Hawaii has a unique history—both ancient and modern. Long before the Puritans were sailing to Plymouth Rock, the native Hawaiians already had a festival of thanks. And they didn’t limit themselves to a single day. They celebrated a successful harvest for an entire season. Makahiki ran four lunar months, from November […]