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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 food like a true Kauai local. Breakfast Aloha Aina Juice Bar Start...

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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. When in Hawaii, here are some 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...

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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 the...

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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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Sweet Treats on Kauai


So you’ve decided to have a destination wedding or celebrate an anniversary or momentous birthday on Kauai. With stunning white sand beaches, magical sunsets and lush tropical foliage everywhere you look, Kauai’s natural beauty sets the backdrop for the dream event.  Fortunately, Kauai boasts a reputable list of island bakers who work with local farmers, incorporating seasonal island grown fresh fruits and locally-made ingredients into all of their creations. We’ve...

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Bon Dance Kauai: A Festival of Beauty and Remembrance


To attend a bon dance on Kauai is a magical and spiritual experience. A bon dance, which is celebrated during the obon season, is a Buddhist ceremony performed by the Japanese culture to honor the spirit of one’s ancestors. The tradition of obon began in Japan over 500 years ago. It is based on the story in Buddhist transcripts of a devout monk who happily danced with joy when releasing...

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Food Trucking Your Way Through Kauai


With shows like The Great Food Truck Race and Food Truck Face Off, Kauai has quickly caught on to the nationwide food truck trend. What makes Kauai’s food trucks stand out among the rest? The availability of farm grown produce and fresh caught fish from the ocean varieties incorporated into many food truck’s menus and prepared using a local twist may have something to do with it. We’ve rounded up...

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Local Food You Must Try While on Kauai


Every savvy traveler knows that the best way to get an authentic experience in a destination is to go where the locals go and eat what the locals eat.  Staying in a vacation rental over a traditional hotel has made living like a local on Kauai even more accessible. Kauai residents love to eat.  Back in the plantation days, the Japanese, Filipino, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese and Hawaiian workers would gather...

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Shave Ice on Kauai


What do rainbows and shave ice have in common? They both are vibrant color and can be enjoyed daily on Kauai. Popular among locals and visitors, there are likely thousands of varieties that can be created by mixing flavors and toppings, creating a one-of-a-kind treat that is specifically tailored to your own taste buds. Compared often to the widely well-known snow cone of the continental US, the difference is that...

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