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Koloa Plantation Days Celebration


Every year, thousands of people converge on Kauai to celebrate Koloa Plantation Days, a celebration commemorating the history of the sugar plantation life and its economic and cultural influence. When Koloa Sugar Plantation began operating in 1835, it was the beginning of an industry that would transform the future of Kauai and the rest of the state. Soon, workers flocked from countries all over the world – Japan, China, Philippines,...

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Makauwahi Cave in Poipu – An Indiana Jones Type of Adventure


The Makauwahi Cave Reserve in Poipu is one of Kauai’s hidden archeological gems.  A fantastic activity for kids, the 17-acre ancient archeological site, with a huge limestone cave as the main attraction, was home to many now extinct species including the turtle jawed moa-nalo bird and the blind and flightless Kaua‘i mole duck. It’s the kind of site that archeologists drool over. Since the early 90’s, archeologists David Burney and...

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Where Locals Eat on Kauai


Kaua‘i’s food scene has grown over recent years, with a variety of healthy options to not-so-healthy options.  We’ll show you where the local residents go for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and happy hour (because Jimmy Buffet always said it’s 5 o’clock somewhere!)  From popular restaurants to off-the-beaten-path, we make it easy to fuel up on the best local food on Kauai! BREAKFAST Aloha Aina Juice Bar Start your day right, with...

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Best Restaurants in Poipu


It’s been said that you can never have too many options. Although usually true, it can be a difficult decision to decide where to eat while on vacation. Fortunately, we’ve narrowed down for you a list of the best restaurants in Poipu:   Best Sunset View Poipu sunsets are striking to witness, with hues of pink and orange that streak the sky. The Beach House Restaurant is beyond a doubt...

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The Garden Island is a Golfer’s Paradise


For an island that is only 90 miles from one end to the other (25 miles inaccessible by vehicle), Kauai boasts an impressive roster of award-winning golf courses, many designed by world-renowned golf course architects such as Robert Trent Jones Jr., Tom Weiskopf and Jack Nicklaus. Kauai’s year-round sunny weather and cool ocean tradewinds mean that golf can be an everyday activity and there is plenty of variety to keep...

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Some favorite Hawaiian Fruits


Kauai isn’t called “The Garden Island” for nothing. Its warm temperatures, nightly rainfall, and sun-filled days all work together to produce some of the juiciest and sweetest fruit imaginable. Here are some Hawaiian fruits to look out for at the local farmers markets and grocery stores: Mango – Summer in Hawaii means one thing: Mango season. There are several different varieties grown in Hawaii, the most well known being the...

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10 Reasons to Explore the Koloa Heritage Trail


The Koloa Heritage Trail on Kauai’s south shore is a treasure hunt of the past. All the gold that can be found on this map are within each stop, where landmarks, scenic lookouts and monuments showcase Koloa and Poipu’s rich history, dating from pre-contact Kauai to present day. The self-guided 10-mile Koloa Heritage Trail, or Ka Ala Hele Waiwai Hoolina o Koloa, winds through numerous historical, cultural and geological sites....

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Christmas Dinners on Kauai


If you’re spending Christmas on Kauai and looking to find dinner outside of the comfort of your vacation rental, take a look at our list of restaurants offering a special menu for Christmas dinners: Poipu Red Salt Reservations: Reservations with credit card required. Must cancel 72 hours or more in advance to avoid penalty Special Menu: Yes Located in the Koa Kea Hotel on Poipu Beach, this boutique hotel is hosting...

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10 Things to Love About Poipu


At only 2.8 square miles, the town of Poipu on Kauai is filled with things to do and see.  Whether you are looking for action packed adventure or a restful getaway, Poipu offers a little bit everything to make your trip memorable. 1. The Perpetual Sunshine – Although Kauai is known for having one of the wettest spots on earth, Poipu remains sunny throughout most of the year.  The sun,...

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Poipu Surf Lessons


Surfing is as iconic to Hawaii as hula at a luau. Nearly year-round sunny days and warm water temperatures give Poipu the feel of having seemingly endless summers. No trip to Poipu is complete without trying your hand at surfing at least once. Once you get the feel of walking on water, we can guarantee that you will never want to stop. Check out the best places for Poipu surf...

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