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Officials Considering Bridge Over Hanakapiai Stream

Officials Considering Bridge Over Hanakapiai Stream

Above: A trail official (in blue) stops hikers from crossing the Hanakapiai Stream due to concerns about rising waters in June 2016. The Garden Island reports that officials responsible for the Kalalau Trail are considering a bridge over the Hanakapiai Stream to prevent hikers from being stranded on the far side of the stream when […]

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Filed in NEWS by on August 17, 2016 • views: 51
Woman Dies in Kayak Incident on Na Pali Coast

Woman Dies in Kayak Incident on Na Pali Coast

The Kauai Police Department reports that a woman died on Sunday morning, July 3rd, 2016 after the kayak she and a female friend were in capsized after being struck by a large wave. The women were thrown into rocks by large surf. The woman who died struck her head on the rocks and disappeared into […]

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Filed in NEWS by on July 4, 2016 • views: 215
Coco Palms Project Slowly Moving Forward

Coco Palms Project Slowly Moving Forward

Demolition of the Coco Palms resort in Wailua, shuttered since Hurricane Iniki in 1992, is slowly moving forward despite some delays. The Kauai Planning Commission has delayed a decision on demolition of the resort until June 28th, 2016. Demolition can begin immediately once approved by the commission. A group called Coco Palms Hui is planning […]

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Filed in NEWS by on June 13, 2016 • views: 250
Five Killed When Skydiving Plane Crashes in Kauai

Five Killed When Skydiving Plane Crashes in Kauai

A single-engine Cessna plane operated by Skydive Kauai crashed soon after taking off from the Port Allen Airfield on the morning of May 23rd, 2016, killing all five aboard. Among the dead are the pilot, two skydiving instructors and two passengers. NTSB investigators and FAA officials will be conducting a thorough investigation. YouTube has a […]

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Filed in NEWS by on May 25, 2016 0 Comments • views: 250

Kauai Travel Blog

Kauai Prisma Photos

Kauai Prisma Photos

It’s almost sacrilege to use apps to edit or enhance photos of Kauai, because photogenic Kauai is the last place on Earth that needs enhancement. But we decided to run a few of our Kauai photos through the popular new Prisma app and found that Kauai photos edited with the app make the best Prisma […]

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Filed in BLOG by on August 27, 2016 • views: 12
VIDEO: Kauai, Hawaii via Drone

VIDEO: Kauai, Hawaii via Drone

Truly amazing drone footage from YouTube user Mingomatic of various locations on Kauai, including the entrance to Anaina Hou Community Park in Kilauea, the Hanalei Pier, Spouting Horn, Kilauea Lighthouse, Lydgate Beach, Waipo’o Falls, Waimea Canyon, Wailua Falls, and the Na Pali Coast (including rare footage of mountain goats).

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Filed in BLOG by on August 19, 2016 • views: 65
Tiny House Kauai

Tiny House Kauai

Here’s a “tiny house” near Moloa’a Beach in Kauai. This tiny home even has a tiny bakery. There are a growing number of tiny houses on the island. Some people are finding that a tiny house is a solution to the dearth of affordable housing on the island, where the median price for a single-family […]

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Filed in BLOG by on June 29, 2016 • views: 151
Kalalau Cats

Kalalau Cats

Hungry, feral cats can often be seen on the Kalalau Trail begging for food, especially in the rocks and trees above Hanakapiai Beach. Some of the cats are bold enough to approach hikers for food, while other cats stay in the shadows and scavenge for scraps. On a recent visit to the beach in June […]

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Filed in BLOG by on June 20, 2016 • views: 199

Things to do in Kauai

Anahola Beach, Kauai

Anahola Beach, Kauai

Anahola Beach is a locals beach on the east shore of Kauai that is especially popular with families. The expansive beach has something for everyone, including surfing (on the north end), bodyboarding, swimming, snorkeling, fishing and picnicking. It is a great place to relax, with plenty of shade available and views of the Kalalea Mountains […]

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Filed in BEACHES, THINGS TO DO by on August 15, 2016 • views: 43
Scenic Drive: Kealia to Anahola

Scenic Drive: Kealia to Anahola

There’s a scenic alternate route (sort of) to the North Shore of Kauai that you may want to check out. If you’re wanting to see something new on your drive to the North Shore, try taking Kealia Road from Kealia to Anahola instead of the main Kuhio Highway 56. The trip on Highway 56 between […]

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Filed in THINGS TO DO by on August 11, 2016 • views: 105
The Blue Room Cave, Kauai

The Blue Room Cave, Kauai

Near the end of the road at Ke’e Beach lies a cave with waters that glow blue in the sunlight. Known as the “Blue Room,” this cave is one of Kauai’s most magical creations. In fact, the cave, officially known as Waikapalae, is associated with a Hawaiian mo’o goddess, a shapeshifting maiden of the deep. […]

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Filed in THINGS TO DO by on August 6, 2016 • views: 147
Bike Doktor, Hanalei

Bike Doktor, Hanalei

Located in Hanalei, the Bike Doktor is the epicenter of bike culture on Kauai’s North Shore. John ‘Johnny Makani’ Sargent (A.K.A. The Bike Doktor) runs the joint and he’ll be happy to help you with all your cycling needs. Whether it’s a road, mountain or beach cruiser you’re looking for, the Bike Doktor has you […]

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Filed in THINGS TO DO by on July 28, 2016 • views: 67

Places to Stay in Kauai

Kauai Timeshares

Kauai Timeshares

If you’re searching for a way to vacation in Kauai in style, consider a heavily discounted Kauai timeshare resale or rental from VacationOwnership.com. Kauai is a rich vacation destination with stunning scenery and beautifully green flora and fauna. Luxurious resorts such as Kahana Falls, Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas, and Gardens at West Maui can […]

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Filed in PLACES TO STAY by on July 14, 2016 • views: 113
Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa

Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa

Considered by many to be Kauai’s premier hotel, the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa on the southern coast in Poipu is a favorite destination for romantic retreats, celebrity getaways and family vacations. The five-star resort enjoys a prime location at the east end of Poipu on Shipwreck Beach. The property features an extensive tropical […]

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Filed in PLACES TO STAY by on June 26, 2016 • views: 179
Plantation at Princeville Condos

Plantation at Princeville Condos

Built in 2006, the Plantation at Princeville condos offer newer construction and reasonable vacation rental rates in the heart of the resort community of Princeville, Kauai. The property has 60 condos (2 and 3 bedrooms) and amenities including a pool, BBQ area and fitness room. Two bedroom units have approximately 1,150 square feet and three […]

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Filed in CONDOS, PLACES TO STAY by on January 11, 2016 0 Comments • views: 396
Pali Ke Kua Condos, Princeville

Pali Ke Kua Condos, Princeville

The Pali Ke Kua condos in Princeville, Kauai sit on 22 green acres on a bluff 200 feet above the Pacific Ocean near the St. Regis Princeville Resort. With breathtaking and dramatic views of Kauai’s coastline and Bali Hai, and with its own secluded beach, the condos are a great place to find peace and […]

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Filed in PLACES TO STAY by on December 13, 2015 0 Comments • views: 588

Places to Eat in Kauai

Art Cafe Hemingway Kauai

Art Cafe Hemingway Kauai

Founded by a European couple who fell in love with Kauai, Art Cafe Hemingway is an artsy hangout that features fine art along with a delectable menu of espressos, quiches, crepes, specialty breads and more that will fill you up without weighing you down. The cafe is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, meaning you […]

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Filed in RESTAURANTS by on March 5, 2016 0 Comments • views: 329
The Hanalei Gourmet

The Hanalei Gourmet

The Hanalei Gourmet is a laid-back restaurant and bar located in the heart of Hanalei at the town’s old schoolhouse. The popular eatery serves fresh island seafood along with a variety of soups, salads, sandwiches and burgers. The friendly bar has a great view of the Hanalei mountains. Diners can choose to eat inside or […]

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Filed in RESTAURANTS, SEAFOOD by on January 11, 2016 0 Comments • views: 601
Island Taco, Kauai

Island Taco, Kauai

Island Taco is a laid-back spot in Waimea, Kauai famous for its fish tacos. It is a popular stop for tourists visiting Waimea Canyon and Kokee State Park. Island Taco is known for its generous portions, island flavors and homemade tortillas. Selections include burritos, tacos and quesadillas with your choice of Kalua Pork, Mahi Mahi, […]

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Filed in RESTAURANTS by on November 30, 2015 0 Comments • views: 538
Pat’s Tacos, Kauai

Pat’s Tacos, Kauai

Pat’s Taqueria is a nondescript food truck that serves up highly addictive tacos and burritos to the surfer and beach crowd at Black Pot Beach Park near the Hanalei Pier. The plain white truck – actually a wagon – has a simple sombrero logo near the window and the words “Eat Tacos 12-3” stenciled on […]

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Filed in RESTAURANTS by on November 22, 2015 0 Comments • views: 518

Kauai Photos

Our Kauai Instagram Photos August 2016 Week 2

Our Kauai Instagram Photos August 2016 Week 2

Below are some of our latest Kauai photos uploaded to Instagram. Be sure to follow us on Instagram at www.instagram.com/kauaitravel. Click on the below photos to see full size. (Above: Hanakapiai Beach) Above: Kapaa Bike Path Above: Kalalau Trail Above: Near Kalihiwai Above: Semi-feral cat at Hanakapiai Beach Above: Hang on to the rope when […]

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Filed in PHOTOS by on August 18, 2016 • views: 32
PHOTOS: Kauai Panoramas

PHOTOS: Kauai Panoramas

In the old days, panoramic shots were the domain of professional photographers. Today, with smart phones such as the iPhone 6, anyone can take near-professional, wide-angle shots of their favorite places. Our favorite place, of course, is Kauai, and we’ve been taking panoramic shots all over the island. Below are a few of our panoramas, […]

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Filed in PHOTOS by on July 23, 2016 • views: 130
Our Kauai Instagram Photos July 2016 Week 2

Our Kauai Instagram Photos July 2016 Week 2

Below are some of our latest Kauai photos uploaded to Instagram. Be sure to follow us on Instagram at www.instagram.com/kauaitravel. Click on the below photos to see full size. (Above: Sunset at Tunnels Beach) Photos Above: Hanakapiai Beach Above: Hanalei Bay as seen from the old Hanalei Plantation. Above: At the second spillway on Loop […]

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Filed in PHOTOS by on July 16, 2016 • views: 98
PHOTOS: Cool Cars of Kauai

PHOTOS: Cool Cars of Kauai

Above: Retro van at Black Pot Beach Park These cars seen on the island of Kauai all have the island vibe. Photos Above: Geo Tracker in Kapaa Above: Jeepster Commando at Black Pot Beach Park Above: Ford F150 in Kilauea Above: Nissan Cube with wood trim in Hanalei Above: Surfer van in Princeville Above: There […]

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Filed in PHOTOS by on June 22, 2016 • views: 111

New at Kauai Travel

Donkey Beach, Kauai

Filed in BEACHES by on August 25, 2016 • views: 27
Donkey Beach, Kauai

Aside from several Na Pali Coast beaches, Donkey Beach (officially Paliku), just past Kapaa, is one of the few beaches on Kauai that requires a walk, hike or bike ride to visit. The easiest way to visit Donkey Beach is to take the Kapaa Bike Path from Kealia Beach (about 1.5 miles). There is also […]

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Wishing Well Shave Ice

Filed in TREATS by on August 14, 2016 • views: 38
Wishing Well Shave Ice

Your trip to Kauai won’t be complete without a taste of shave ice, and there’s no better place to sample Hawaii’s favorite treat than Wishing Well Shave Ice in beautiful Hanalei. Since 1983, the Wishing Well has been serving delicious traditional shave ice from a roadside stand near the entrance to Hanalei. In recent years, […]

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Moloa’a Beach, Kauai

Filed in BEACHES by on July 11, 2016 • views: 147
Moloa’a Beach, Kauai

Though the North Shore and Poipu beaches get most of the attention on Kauai, there’s a gem of a beach at Moloa’a Bay that more than a few people claim is their favorite beach on the entire island. The out-of-the-way beach sits in beautiful Moloa’a Bay amid turquoise waters framed by deep greens. On most […]

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