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From the well-known natural wonders: the dazzling beaches, the astonishing vistas, the thrilling day-trip excursions to the Na Pali Coast and other marvelous destinations, to all the best sources of food and drink, from wildly popular food trucks to elegant gourmet dining by the sea—not to mention the lively tasting tours of coffee plantations, rum distilleries and more. Profiles of fascinating cultural insights, the myriad wellness options on Kaua‘i, and a guide to the best boutiques. We’ll catalog the very best of what our island home has to offer here on our blog, in the hopes that it will help to fill your stay with pleasant surprises and make it unforgettably perfect in every way.

Hiking the Nā Pali Coastline

There are several ways to hike Nā Pali, and they all offer sensational views, a challenging trek, and a uniquely memorable experience. The rocky, precipitous Kalalau Trail, in Haena State Park, is the same route used by agricultural traders and by the ancient Hawaiians who made their homes… Read More

Delightful Day Trips: The Nā Pali Coast

The ruggedly magnificent Nā Pali Coast is a natural wonder, by any measure. With its supernaturally sculpted cliffs and mountains, hidden white-sand beaches, verdant valleys, and cascading waterfalls, Nā Pali is stunningly beautiful—and totally unique as well. No wonder it sits atop the “must-see” list of almost every… Read More

Tasting Tours - Part 1: The South Shore

What do you get when you combine a fun, surprise-filled adventure with delectable refreshments? A tasting tour! All over Kaua‘i, thriving local businesses are happy to open their doors—and, in some cases, their picturesque fields—to visitors, and several of the best tours… Read More

Koke`e State Park

Koke‘e State Park, the South Shore’s magical upcountry retreat, is renowned for lush vegetation, incredibly scenic vistas, and a rare concentration of native forest birds. The temperatures on this high, verdant plateau are cooler, the air has a bracingly woodsy scent—mixed, in season, with the delicate fragrance of… Read More

Kukui`ula Culinary Market

The weekly Culinary Market at The Shops at Kukui‘ula is like the most wonderful farmers’ market you’ve ever seen—with a tropical twist. No wonder it’s such a popular destination for visitors and locals alike. The market begins taking shape in early afternoon, as vendors arrange their… Read More