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Spouting Horn

On Kauai’s South Shore you’ll find the spectacular Spouting Horn blowhole, one of the most photographed spots on Kauai. The Poipu surf channels into a natural lava tube here and releases a huge spout of water that can reach as high as 50 feet into the air. You’ll also hear a hiss and a roar that is the basis of a Hawaiian legend.

 

Learn more about Spouting Horn:

https://www.gohawaii.com/islands/kauai/regions/south-shore/spouting-horn

 

Waimea Canyon

One of the top attractions on Kauai is completely free! Waimea Canyon, known as the Grand Canyon of the Pacific, is ten miles long and up to 3,600 feet deep. Rivers and floods from the summit of Mount Waialeale began the carving the canyon thousands of years ago.

 

Learn more about Waimea Canyon:

https://hawaiistateparks.org/parks/kauai/waimea-canyon-state-park/

 

Wailua Waterfalls

There are several reasons Wailua Falls is such a great (and popular) place for visitors to enjoy. First, it was catapulted into the international spotlight back in the 1970's by the well-known television series. It has also been widely utilized in print and other forms of media for decades as a symbol of Kauai's lush beauty. Second, unlike many other Kauai waterfalls, Wailua Falls is easily accessible, as no hiking is needed to reach it and appreciate its beauty up close. In fact, the parking lot basically overlooks the falls. But the main reason the falls is so special is its beauty; it has certainly earned its place as an international representation of Kauai's enchantment.

 

Learn more about Wailua Waterfalls:

https://www.hawaii-guide.com/kauai/sights/wailua_falls

 

KAUAI FARMERS MARKETS

 

Are you looking for a healthy alternative to the big box store produce. Kauai Farmers Markets locally known as Sunshine Markets are a must-see experience when you are on the island of Kauai. Dozens of local farmers sell a variety of unique organic produce and stunning tropical flowers in a festive and colorful outdoor atmosphere.

 

Most farmers markets are only open on one or two days of the week, but there are enough markets on Kauai to make visiting one easy without compromising your itinerary.

 

Kauai Farmers Markets: Learn all about the farmers markets on Kauai

 

Monday

Kilauea-next to the Kilauea Anaina Hou Community Park Mini Golf 2:00 pm – Dusk

Koloa Knudsen Ball Park – Maluhia Road in Koloa 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Lihue Kmart Parking Lot – Pikake Street 3:00 pm

Kealia Farms Across from Kealia Beach 3:00 – 6:00 pm

 

Tuesday

Kalaheo Neighborhood Center – Papalina Road off Kaumualii Hwy 3:00 -4:00 pm

Lihue Historic County Building RIce Street 11:00 -1:00pm

Waipa – North of Hanalei Town – Kuhio Hwy 2:00 pm

Kapaa Coconut Marketplace – Kuhio Hwy Kapaa 8:00 -12:00

 

Wednesday

Kapaa Ball Park – Kahau and Olohena Road 3:00 pm

Kukuiula Shopping Center – Poipu Road 4:00 pm

 

Thursday

Kilauea Neighborhood Center – Keneke Rd off Kilauea Lighthouse Road 4:30 pm – 6:oo pm

Hanapepe Town Puolo Road 3:00 – 4:00 pm

 

Friday

Kealia Farms Across from Kealia Beach 3:00 – 6:00 pm

Vidinha Stadium – Hoolaka Road Lihue 3:00 pm

Kealia Farms 3:00 – 7:00

 

Saturday

Hanalei Farmers Market 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Kauai Community College Kuhio Hwy in Puhi 9:30 am

Coconut Marketplace in Kapaa – Kuhio Hwy Kapaa 8:00 -12:00

Kekaha Neighborhood Center – Elepaio Road 9:00 am

Kilauea – Anaina Hou Park Kilauea Mini Golf -5-2723 Kuhio Hwy 9:00-1:00 pm

 

FAVORITE RESTAURANTS

 

The Beach House

The Beach House Restaurant on the island of Kauai, Hawaii, offers spectacular ocean and sunset views of the Poipu coastline, as well as an expansive wine list.

https://www.the-beach-house.com/ 

 

Red Salt at Koa Kea>

With a diverse menu created by acclaimed Executive Chef and Kauai native Noelani Planas, award-winning Red Salt celebrates fresh locally-sourced Hawaiian seafood and produce. Enjoy modern cuisine at this restaurant in Poipu, Kauai with dishes like Vanilla Bean-Seared Mahi, Ahi Tartare, and the decadently layered Red Salt burger. During morning hours, Red Salt offers tropical takes on traditional breakfast dishes, such as lobster benedict and lemon-pineapple soufflé pancakes, recently featured on Food Network.

https://meritagecollection.com/koa-kea/dining/red-salt 

 

RumFire

RumFire Poipu Beach is the south shore's hotspot for modern Kauai dining. Experience the island's stunning sunsets and spectacular views of Sheraton Kauai Resort's ocean courtyard, Poipu Beach and the ocean beyond. Designed around the restaurant's unparalleled views of Kauai's coastline, RumFire features 180-degree ocean views from all of its 240 seats. RumFire's menu serves locally sourced cuisine with a global influence and Kauai's most extensive selection of rums from around the world. Experience an unforgettable evening at RumFire. Then, stay the night with us.

https://www.rumfire-kauai.com/ 

 

La Spezia

Restaurant and Wine Bar. Cozy atmosphere for homestyle Italian dishes in Koloa Town.

http://www.laspeziakauai.com/ 

 

Lava Lava Beach Club

Enjoy our chef’s fresh fish entrees, pizzas and the best fish tacos around. Combine live music daily with the best Mai Tai in Hawaii and you have the perfect Hawaii experience. Just like our Big Island location, both locals and visitors will love the fun hip vibe, incredible views and the best libations.

https://lavalavabeachclub.com/kauai/