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Fall Under the Spell of Polihale

POLIHALE, an uncommonly beautiful BEACH on Kaua‘i’s isolated west side, is known for its 17-mile stretch of golden sand and hot, cloudless days. Located near the PACIFIC MISSILE RANGE FACILITY, Polihale’s huge expanse of sizzling sand gives way to warm, neon-blue water that seems to stretch from here to eternity. The safest swimming area is… Continue »

Dress the Part

HILO HATTIE is not just a shopping destination—it’s an experience. After being greeted at the door with shell lei, shoppers are treated to refreshments, Kona coffee tasting and sarong demonstrations as they sort through racks of Hawaiian clothing and shelves of gourmet food items and gifts. The department store, established in 1963 on Kaua‘i, is… Continue »

Go “Slow Shopping” in Hanalei

At the foot of a steep hill below Princeville Resort, an alternate world comes into view. This is HANALEI, a community with roots dating back nearly two centuries and one of the most beautiful surrounds in the world. More than a third of all taro grown in Hawai‘i comes from the Hanalei area, where it… Continue »

Power Down The Trails or Open Road

Riding down Hawai‘i’s scenic byways with the wind in your hair and the open road ahead is an exhilarating sense of freedom. There are many motorcycle rental and tour providers around the Garden Isle on hand to get you biking around Kaua‘i. KAUAI MOTORCYCLE TOURS offers CUSTOMIZED GUIDED MOTORCYCLE TOURS of the Garden Island. The… Continue »

Rappel Down a Waterfall

Yes, Kaua‘i can be a tranquil paradise, but you’re more into adrenaline-fueled exploration. If the thought of rappelling down the side of a waterfall gets your heart pounding, there’s a Garden Isle experience fit for an action movie. ISLAND ADVENTURES admits, “This ain’t no zipline tour.” Its HAWAIIAN DUNDEE ADVENTURE has guests kayak up the… Continue »

Have a Dog Day

Missing your favorite four-legged friend back home? Check out KAUAI HUMANE SOCIETY’S SHELTER DOGS ON FIELD TRIPS program. Those wanting some canine companionship to explore Kaua‘i’s pet-friendly outdoor wonders can “check out” a shelter dog for the day. Kauai Humane Society matches dogs to humans and then you’re on your way! Pick-up hours are 11… Continue »