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Kapiolani Rd, Princeville, HI 96722, USA
For a tourist destination in the US, Queens Bath is pretty unique. And by unique I'm not referring to the cool rock formations, or the dramatic waves that come crashing in from all directions. No, I mean it's unique because it's kinda dangerous if...
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Hanalei, HI 96714, USA
"Puff the Magic Dragon, lived by the sea, and frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honah Lee" our guide kept on singing this verse as he was pointing out the smokey dragon in front of us, as we visited this wonderful place (viewed from...
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5-5016 Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei, HI 96714, USA
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Opened for just a few hours on Saturday morning, this farmer's market gives you everything you need to start your Kauai day: shell jewelry souvenirs, coconuts juice from actual coconuts, and Hawaiian print shirts.
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5-5161 Kuhio Hwy e104, Hanalei, HI 96714, USA
The vintage hula girls were a little hard to find. They were hidden in a glass case behind stores Tiki tableware, vintage Hawaiian shirts, surfer postcards, and flour sack towels. Nevertheless, the ladies hula-ed at delicate touch amidst...
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Princeville, HI, USA
If there’s paradise on earth, it would be Kauai. It is without a doubt one of the most sublimely serene and beautiful place I’ve had the pleasure of traveling to. Kauai offers everything a traveler could want or need for an ultimate vacation...
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Hanalei Bay, Hawaii, USA
Kauai's Hanalei Bay may be one of the most magical places on the planet. I swear some of the locals start paddleboarding at sunrise and don't come back in until sundown. I've paddleboarded in calm waters, but this was my first time trying to...
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It is easy to get into the flow here, especially with a day trip down the Wailua River on Kauai's north shore. I booked a day trip with Kayak Kauai for a guided tour to the Secret Waterfall (known to locals as Uluwehi Falls). We launched in Kapa’a...
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Kilauea, HI 96754, USA
On a great, sunny day in February, we stopped along the road as we were driving to Hanalei. The waves were calm, the whales plentiful off the coast and the seabirds were in fine form!
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Kapaa, HI 96746, USA
Swift streams and waterfalls continue to carve these vertiginous and rugged valleys as they pour down into the sea. One of the most stunning wilderness areas on earth, it also contains ancient Hawaiian ruins of graves, temples, house platforms,...
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Albert Spencer Wilcox Memorial Building, 4428 Rice St, Lihue, HI 96766, USA

Support local artists—and the museum itself—by purchasing high-quality keepsakes here. Standouts range from woven-palm-frond Christmas ornaments and Hawaiian quilt covers for throw pillows to classic bowls carved from monkeypod...

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4265 Rice St, Lihue, HI 96766, USA
This adorable structure built in 1930 shelters a microbrew pub. Start with one of its classic beers, like a malty lager or a dark Bavarian-style brew called Black Limousine. Kauai Beer Company (KBC) also serves kombucha on tap and root beer, both...
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5017 Lawai Rd, Koloa, HI 96756, USA

Glittering tropical fish stream through crystalline water here, alongside sea turtles tracing long, slow trajectories past sugar-white beaches. Barrier reefs protect much of the shoreline, but they're punctuated by channels with swift,...

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Waimea Canyon Dr, Waimea, HI 96796, USA
Often described as the Grand Canyon of the Pacific, this 10-mile-long Kauai valley is a kaleidoscopic array of scarlet earth, verdant valleys, and raw volcanic crags. Bands of color streak the corrugated landscape, each representing a different...
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Tunnels Beach, Hawaii 96746, USA
True paradise in Ha'ena on N Shore Kauai
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Kapaa, HI, HI, USA
I knew Kauai was supposed to be spectacular, but nothing prepared me for the emotional response I would have when setting eyes upon it for the first time. Unless you've been there, it's difficult to describe the sentiments that flood through you...
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Kapaa, HI 96746, USA
Kauai is all about adventure activities, and after awhile the kayaking and ziplining can take a toll on the wallet. Luckily, my favorite experiences there involved little but my own two feet and the setting sun. The rugged, inaccessible Na'Pali...
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Kapaa Beach, Hawaii 96746, USA
We chose Kauai for our first visit to the Hawaiian islands for two reasons: first, because my wife's mother had spent time there in the 70's, and second, the island has a reputation (and nickname) for being a "green island" with lush vegetation...
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Maalo Rd, Kapaa, HI 96746, USA
Although on the Garden Isle of Kauai there are countless waterfalls, my personal favorite is Wailua Falls near Lihue. I've viewed the falls from helicopter as well as driven to the overlook; however, this image, what I would consider the perfect...
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Hoolako St, Lihue, HI 96766, USA
No lions, no tigers, nor bears, but on Kauai, there are lychees, taro, and bananas galore. Come and enjoy the fruits (and vegetables) of the farmers' labor at one of the many Sunshine Markets on Kauai! With the nickname of the Garden Isle, it's no...
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Hanapepe, HI 96716, USA
Koke'e State Park is home to Kauai's Waimea Canyon, the Grand Canyon of the Pacific. It's easy access by road makes it a popular tourist spot. There is a network of roads and trails with otherworldly vistas that dazzle. If you're looking for a...
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3-2600 Kaumualii Hwy #1005, Lihue, HI 96766, USA
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There's nothing fancy about the Monday afternoon farmers market in Lihue. It's in the Kmart parking lot. But it's definitely local. Folks set up folding tables and sell their guavas, avocados, birds of paradise flowers, and yes, bananas. Kids buy...
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Let it be Wednesday. The 3 p.m. market at Kapaa features gobs of farmers, and all the dragon fruit,cherimoya, and Japanese eggplant you require. Kapaa New Town Park, Kahau Rd., Kapaa, 808-822-5887 This appeared in the May 2015 issue.
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5-5088 Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei, HI 96714, USA
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When a sunny day on Hanalei Bay calls out for fish tacos, this little spot does the trick. Island prices but also island freshness. 5-5088 Kuhio Hwy., Hanalei, 808-827-8226 This appeared in the May 2015 issue.
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Lihue, HI 96766, USA
A lot of people throw around the word "authentic" and then book 15,000.00 trips to Tanzania. I can't imagine that is authentic, as people certainly don't bring that home in a year much less in 7 days. Kauai is a beautiful island with great...
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Koloa, HI 96756, USA
Kukuiula shopping village has a culinary farmers market every Wednesday evening in Poipu, Kauai. Live music, cooking demonstrations and tons of local tropical produce.
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Malolo Rd, Hanalei, HI 96714, USA
Rambutan and other exotic fruits and vegetables can all be found at the many farmers' markets on Kauai.
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5-5070 Kuhio Hwy # B, Hanalei, HI 96714, USA
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This little stand is off of the highway, going into Hanalei from Kapaa, close to the Hanalei Bay beach. I had their taro acai bowl, which is like a berry flavored soft serve, and also a lunch of pork wrapped in steamed taro leaf, with a side of...
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5-5190 Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei, HI 96714, USA
For an early breakfast treat, get some malasadas at the Village Snack and Bakery Shop (a hole-in-the-wall eatery) located in the Ching Young Village Shopping Center. They sell out of them fast every morning, so you need to roll out of bed early....
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3838 Wyllie Rd, Princeville, HI 96722, USA
If you want big waves or big cliffs, head to the Napali Coast. If you want white sand and gentle ripples, a more relaxed beach, lay your towel down at Anini Beach on the North Shore. Sometimes the wind picks up a bit, but put on a mask and snorkel...
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5-5156 Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei, HI 96714, USA
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Custard stuffed French toast in macadamia crust with lilikoi-strawberry syrup. To die for.
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5482 Koloa Rd, Koloa, HI 96756, USA
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I rarely get fooled when I follow the local lead and the Koloa Fish Market has my attention. It's easy to start talking about this little fish palace across the street from the post office. Nondescript is telling it like it is. Observing the...
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2956 Kress St, Lihue, HI 96766, USA
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The local answer to ramen, saimin is a broth noodle bowl uniquely Hawaiian in its melding of Filipino, Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, and Korean immigrant cuisines. Hamura is a likably divey lunch-counter kind of place. Don’t miss the lilikoi...