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Waimea Canyon and Kokee State Park Implement Visitor Fees

The State of Hawaii has recently implemented a $5.00 per day parking fee for both Waimea Canyon and Kokee State Parks. This fee is for non-residents driving non-commercial vehicles. The fee for individuals riding bikes or walking is $1.00. Pay stations have been installed near the Waimea Canyon park entrance. For details and more information, […]

New Rules to visit Kauai’s North Shore – Haena State Park

UPDATE: Waioli Bridge will be CLOSED NIGHTLY, that means no way in or out on Aug. 12, 13, 14 & 15, 2019 from 7:30 pm to 5:00 am.  Anyone going out to the Ha‘ena area needs to be out of there by 7:00 pm. (crossing the bridge before that time). There will be no work on Friday, August […]

Holo Holo Launches Pono Pledge to Foster Environmental Stewardship

Did you know that traveling responsibly can lead to more exhilarating adventures? Holo Holo Charters, a 20-year-old, locally-owned boat tour company, understands the impact destination travel can have on the environment both economically and experientially, so they proactively created an online Pono (righteous) Pledge, encouraging all passengers to complete before they actually set sail […]

Major Upgrades at Two Hotels on the Royal Coconut Coast

Marriott’s Courtyard Kauai at Coconut Beach is undergoing a full transition and renovation to the tune of 30 million dollars. It will become a full service Sheraton and offer a unique and energetic dining and entertainment experience. The resort is due to wrap up its renovations in the fall, 2019. To catch a glimpse of […]

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 […]

The ISO is named the 2019 Best Boutique Hotel in Hawaii

HONOLULU, March 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The ISO, a Castle Resorts & Hotels property, on Kauai’s Royal Coconut Coast was recently named the 2019 Best Boutique Hotel in Hawaii at the 2nd Annual aio Media Hawaii Lodging and Tourism Awards. “We’re extremely proud to receive this incredible recognition for The ISO,” said Castle Resorts & Hotels […]

Kapaa Named #1 in U.S. for 2018

Kapaa Named Number One Trending Destination in U.S. for 2018 by TripAdvisor KAPA‘A, KAUA‘I – (January 11, 2018) – TripAdvisor recently announced its 2018 top ten picks for trending traveler destinations in the United States. Kapaa, Kauai takes top spot as a destination on the rise and is the only destination in Hawaii with this […]


Resorts on Kauai’s Royal Coconut Coast are underway with $37 million worth of projects targeting completion in 2018 and 2019. Kauai Shores Hotel is wrapping up an extensive renovation with improvements to the front pool, deck and the large hot tub, all facing the beach. Upgrades on air conditioning units will be complete by early […]


In a collaborative effort between Kauai County and Kauai Nui Kuapapa, five detailed interpretive signs were recently unveiled at Kauai’s popular Lydgate Park to add to the existing signs surrounding the Hikinaakala heiau (rising sun temple). These signs provide an educational walking tour interpreting the rich Hawaiian history and culture connected with Kauai’s Royal Coconut […]