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Kauai Recommendations

Wedding Coordinators

Wedding in Paradise
Tel: 1-800-733-7431
Website: www.paradiseservices.com
Email: psi@hawaiian.net

Portraits of Hawaii
Tel: (800) 745-7414 or (808) 742-1700
Website: www.portraitsofhawaii.com
Email: poh@aloha.net

Kauai Tours & Activities

Kauai Vacation Tours
Your guide to Discount Kauai Activities and things to do on Kauai.
Tel: 1-866-897-1637
Website: www.kauaivacationtours.com

Helicopter Tours

Safari Helicopters
Tel: 800-326-3356 / (808) 246-0136
Website: www.safariair.com
Email: safari@safariair.com

Jack Harter Helicopters
Tel: 1-888-245-2001 /(808)245-3774
Website: www.helicopters-kauai.com
Email: jharter@aloha.net

Niihau Helicopter Inc.
Tel: 808-335-3500 / 1-877-441-3500
Website: www.niihau.us

Horseback Riding

Esprit De Corps Riding Academy
Tel: (808) 822-4688
Website: www.kauaihorses.com
Email: edcra@aloha.net

Princeville Ranch Stables
Tel: (808) 826-6777
Website: www.princevilleranch.com
Email: pstable@aloha.net

Hang gliding

Birds in Paradise
Tel: (808)822-5309
Website: www.birdsinparadise.com
Email: birdip@birdsinparadise.com

Napali Coast Boat Rides & Sailing Tours

Holo-Holo Charters
Toll Free: 1-800-848-6130 / Tel: (808) 335-0815
Website: www.sail-kauai.com
Email: bluwat@aloha.net

Captain Andy's Sailing
Tel: (808) 335-6833
Website: www.sailing-hawaii.com
Email: fun@sailing-hawaii.com

Kauai Sea Tours
Tel: 1-800-733-7997/(808) 826-7254
Website: www.seatours.net
Email: seatour@aloha.net

Liko Kauai Tours
Tel: 800-SEA-LIKO / 338-0333
Website: www.liko-kauai.com
Email: liko@aloha.net

Napali Explorer
Tel: 1-800-852-4183 / (808)-335-9909
Website: www.napali-explorer.com

Catamaran Kahanu - Hawaiian Owned & Operated
Tel: (808) 826-4596
Website: www.catamarankahanu.com
Email: kahanu@hawaiian.net


Kayak Kauai Outbound
Tel: 1-800-437-3507 / (808) 822-9179
Website: www.kayakkauai.com
Email: info@kayakkauai.com

Wailua Kayak & Canoe Inc.
Tel: 808-821-1188
Website: www.wailuariverkayaking.com
Email: Wailua-kayaks@hotmail.com

Fishing Tours

Deep Sea Fishing Kauai
Tel: (808) 634-8589
Website: www.deepseafishingkauai.com
Email: kauai@hawaii.rr.com

C-Lure Fishing Charters
Tel: (808) 822-5963
Website: www.clurefishing.com

Scuba & Diving Tours

Dive Kauai
Tel: 1-800-828-3483 / (808) 822-0452
Website: www.divekauai.com
Email: email@divekauai.com

Scuba Steve On Kauai
Tel: (808) 212-7376
Website: www.scubasteveonkauai.com

Water Ski & Surf Lessons

Aloha Surf Lessons on Kauai
Tel: (808) 639-8614
Website: www.alohasurflessonskauai.com

Kauai Water Ski & Surf Co.
Tel: 1-800-344-7915 / (808)822-3574
Website: www.kauaiwaterskiandsurf.com
Email: surfski@aloha.net

Kauai Surf School
Tel:(808) 332-7411
Website: www.kauaisurfschool.com/
Email: kauaisurfschool@hotmail.com

ATV Tour

Kauai ATV
Tel: (808)742-2734
Website: www.kauaiatv.com 

Kauai Backcountry Adventures
Tel: (808) 245-2506 / 1-888-270-0555
Website: www.kauaibackcountry.com
Email: adventure@kauaibackcountry.com

Golf Courses

Wailua Municipal Golf Course
Tel: (808)-241-6666
Website: www.kauai.gov/golf

Kauai Lagoons Golf Club - Kiele & Mokihana Courses
Tel: 1-800-634-6400 or (808)-241-6000
Website: www.nicklaus.com/design/kauai/
Website: www.kauailagoonsgolf.com

Puakea Golf Course
Tel: (808)-245-8756  / Toll Free: 866-773-5554
Website: www.puakeagolf.com/

Poipu Bay Resort Golf Course
Tel: 1-800-858-6300
Website: www.poipubaygolf.com

Kiahuna Golf Course
Tel: (808)-742-9595
Website: www.kiahunagolf.com/

Kukuiolono Golf Course
Tel: (808) 742-9595

Prince and Makai
Tel: 1-800-826-1105
Website: www.princeville.com/play/pvgolf.html
Email: info@princeville.com

Museums & Island Tours

Kauai Museum
Tel: (808) 245-6931 / Gift Shop - (808) 246-2470
Website: www.kauaimuseum.org

Kauai Historical Society
Tel: (808) 245-3373
Website: www.kauaihistoricalsociety.org

Kauai Sugar Cane Plantation Tours
Tel: (808) 335-2824
Website: www.kauaiplantationrailway.com/agplantations.htm
Email: toursgnr@aloha.net

Kokee Natural History Museum
Tel: (808)-335-9975
Email: kokee@aloha.net
Website: www.kokee.org

Kauai Coffee Visitor Center
Website: www.kauaicoffee.com
Email: marketing@kauaicoffee.com

Hawaiian Luaus

Smith's Tropical Paradise
Tel: (808)-821-6895
Website: www.smithskauai.com
Email: smiths@aloha.net

Hawaii Alive Luau Show at Kauai Marriott Resort
Tel: 808-651-6202
Website: www.hawaiialiveluau.com

Luau Kalamaku at Kilohana Plantation
Toll Free: (877) 622-1780
Website: www.luaukalamaku.com

Grand Hyatt Kauai Luau
Tel: (808) 240-6456
Website: grandhyattkauailuau.com
Email: conciergekauai@hyatt.com

Travel Sites & Links

Wizard Publications, Inc.
"The Ultimate Kauai Guide Book"
Website: www.wizardpub.com
Email: aloha@wizardpub.com

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Business Links

Kauai Island Shopping Service Website: www.kauaikiss.com
Email: sales@kauaikiss.com
Tel: (808) 822-5477

Roger Jacobs - DataSpace Industries
Website: www.dsi.gs
Email: i@dsi.gs
Tel: (808) 245-1695

Martie Law - Realtor Associate
Tel: (808) 639-8496
Email: Martie@sleepinggiant.com

Places of Interest

Opaekaa Falls - Opaeka'a Falls English translation "Rolling Shrimp Falls" is about 1.3 miles from the start of Route 580. We are told that the shrimp in the pool beneath the falls may be seen emerging from their hiding places at night. The best view is from the path along the highway. Across the way is a great view of the sacred Wailua River.

Kaimokila Hawaiian Village - The closest thing you're likely to see to an ancient Hawaiian village. See food demonstrations, crafts, & ancient games. You can also rent Kayaks at the village and take a romantic paddle up the Wailua River, stop for a short hike to a waterfall or continue on up to the Fern Grotto. Lots of fun!! Tel: (808) 822-1192

Holo-holo-ku Heiau - Holoholo Ku (run run stand fast) Heiau, or the site where it formerly existed (a cemetery replaced it around 1890), is about 1/10-mile up Route 580 off Hwy. 56. A large stone adjacent to nearby ruins is the birthstone, the sacred site of royal births on Kauai.

Wailua River State Park - Wailua River State Park ranges over 1,000 acres and includes Lydgate Park, some archeological sites, and a picnic area at the south side of the river. It is also near a number of heiau.

Kilauea Pt. National Wildlife Refuge - Also known as "Kilauea Lighthouse" Short hike up to the light house. Beautiful views. (Bring a camera)Tel: (808)-828-1413


Wailua Beach ~ Fun beach for swimming, surfing, building sand castles or just laying back. Only a few seconds away from popular sites such as the Fern Grotto, Lydgate State Park, and Opaekaa Waterfalls. Also conveniently located near the Coconut Plantation Market Place which is a great place to find gifts, eat lunch, or see a movie.

Lydgate State Park ~ Lydgate state park is perfect for beginner snorkelers, lots of fish, safe swimming, restrooms, & showers. Lydgate is an old Hawaiian rocked in fish pond. Safe swimming for children & the park also has a play ground area with picnic tables.

Kapa'a Beach ~ 10 minutes drive from our location is a quiet little beach near the Kapa'a swimming pool. This beach has a grassy area with tall coconut trees, which make for a nice picnicking place. The beach is a bit rocky with reef; however it's perfect for snorkeling, fishing, diving, or shell hunting.

Kealia Beach ~ Just 10 minutes drive from Hale O' Wailele or a 30 minute bike ride. Fun beach for Surf & Sun. Parking is right on the beach.

Donkey Beach / Kumukumu Beach ~ Next to Kealia Beach is a popular secluded beach called Kumukumu or also known as Donkey Beach. You may find this beach mentioned in most travel guide books. This beach is located 5 minutes North of Kealia Beach and can be alittle difficult to get too. As you head North on highway 56 toward Anahola you will note cars parked on the right side of the road just before the 12 mile marker, you will see a guardrail, park just before this and you will find numerous trails through either a gully or through a cane field. There is a dirt road that you will intersect and head south... there's the beach. However this beach is not recommended for swimming during certain times of the year, please use extreme caution due to the strong current. The beach is highly popular for surfing, fishing, or nude sunbathing. However in recent years and with the new development of this area, Police have been known to issue tickets for indecent exposure. "Nude sunbathing at your own risk" At this time a new jogging & biking trail is being improved from this location down the coastline to the Wailua Area.

Ke'e Beach ~ Located at the end of the road on the North Shore (Haena State Park) This beach is fantastic for snorkeling and it's convenient to the famous Na Pali Coast hiking trail. There's a nice leisurely hike up to the platform of Hula Rock. "Great picture taking" Has showers & bathrooms. Parking is some times a challenge.

Tunnels (Makua) Beach ~ This beach is just down the road from Ke'e and is another fantastic snorkeling or diving spot.

Hanalei Bay ~ Awesome sunsets, panoramic bay views, safe swimming, some surf spots.

Kalihiwai ~ Located in Kilauea. Surf & Boogie Board Beach. Beautiful cove, breathtaking seascape, safe swimming.

Ship Wrecks at Poipu Beach ~ Famous surf site. This beach can be very popular during high surf. Breathtaking sunsets, some snorkeling, boogie boarding, & lots of sun. This is another place that is some times hard to pin point due to the fact that the same beach area has a dozen names. Surfers give the surf spots names and then the locals/fishermen give another name, then the state has the given name. Just ask a local if you have trouble finding this spot.

Hiking Trails

Napali Coast Trail - (North Shore/Haena), Trail maintained by the state: Starting point is from the Haena State Park, very rocky, wear comfortable shoes, bring water. Takes about an hour (2 miles) to hike to Hanakapiai waterfalls. Total hike is 11 miles. It's up to you how far you want to go in.

Hoopii Falls - (East Shore/Kapaa, Kawaihau) - Off the beaten path and only 5 minutes drive or mountain bike from our location is a short hike to a small secluded waterfall called Hoopii Falls. Hoopii Falls is shown on most Kauai maps. Stay on Kawaihau road till you come to Kapahi Park, as you make the bend continue straight onto Kapahi road until it comes to a dead end. The foot trail is through the bushes on the left, listen for the rushing water. During the summer this is a favorite swimming spot for the local children that live in the area. Map & description of this trail may be found is in a book called "The Ultimate Kaua'i Guidebook" on page 161.

Makaleha Mountain Hike - (East Shore / Kapaa, Kawaihau) - For the adventurous & advance hiker. Situated near Hale O' Wailele at the end of Kahuna road by the water tank .This trail goes along the Makaleha stream, through a bamboo grove and up to a small waterfall. You'll find numerous bathing pools along the way. The best map & description of this trail may be found in "The Ultimate Kaua'i Guidebook" on page 162.Be sure to bring the mosquito spray & water.

Mount Nounou Trail "Sleeping Giant" - (East Shore/Wailua) This eastern trail takes you on a hardy 1.75-mile hike to a picnic shelter on the chest of the Sleeping Giant landmark and includes views of the ocean, Wailua River and Mount Waialeale. From Kuhio Highway (Route 56), take Haleilio Road for 2 miles and look for the start of the trail on the right near telephone pole #38. It's the mountain ridge between Wailua and Kapaa which looks like the figure of a man lying on his back.

Waimea Canyon - (West Shore/ Waimea) Trails maintained by the state, Lots of trails for your choosing all marked. The most famous being the Kalalau Trail, bring water & snacks, good shoes if you plan to hike a lot, fantastic views, sometimes you can see wild goat, deer & pigs. This can take you all day just hiking and sightseeing.

Favorite Restaurants

Pick up a complementary Menu Magazine at the airport when you arrive.
You'll find all the islands best restaurants and their locations listed.

Oasis ~ Pacific Rim Tel: 822-9332
Kintaro ~ Japanese Tel: 822-3341
The King & I ~ Thai Tel: 822-1642
The Bull Shed ~ Steak & Seafood - Ocean View Tel: 822-1655
Norberto's El Cafe ~ Mexican Tel: 822-3362
Aloha Diner ~ Hawaiian Tel: 822-3851
Duane's Ono-Char Burger ~ American / Local Tel: 822-9181
Eggberts ~ Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner - Coconut Market Place - Tel: 822-3787
Lemongrass Grill & Seafood ~ Pacific Rim - Lunch & Dinner Tel:822-2288

Hanamaulu Restaurant & Tea House ~ Chinese/Japanese Tel: 245-2511
Gaylords ~ American/Local Tel: 245-9593
Duke's ~ American/Local Kauai Marriot Hotel - Ocean View / Live Music  Tel: 246-9599
JJ's Broiler ~ Steak & Seafood - Ocean View / Live Music Tel: 246-4422

Casa di Amici ~ Al Fresco Tel: 742-1555
Beach House ~ Pacific Rim - Ocean View Tel: 742-1424
Brennecke's Beach Broiler ~ Mix - Ocean View Tel: 742-7588
Keoki's ~ Steak & Seafood - Live Music Tel: 742-7534
Pomodoro Ristorante ~ Italian Tel: 332-5945
House of Seafood ~ Seafood  Poipu Kai Resort Tel: 742-6433
Tidepools ~ Steak & Seafood  Hyatt Regency Poipu Tel: 742-6260
Roy's ~ Regional Cuisine  2360 Kiahuna Plantation Dr. Tel: 742-5000

Bamboo Bamboo ~ Regional Tel: 826-1177
Zelo's Beach House ~ Mix Tel: 826-9700
Hanalei Dolphin ~ Steak & Seafood Tel: 826-6113
Postcards Cafe ~ Seafood & Vegetarian Tel: 826-1191
Sushi Blues ~ Japanese Tel: 826-9701
Chucks Steak House ~ Steak & Seafood Tel: 826-6211
Lighthouse Bistro ~ "Kong Lung Center Kilauea" Tel: 828-0480

Island Nightlife

Tradewinds - A South Seas Bar
Weekend Classic Rock and Blues - Dancing. This place gets hopping!
This is a favorite casual nightspot!
Coconut Market Place - Tel: 808-822-1621

The Point - Sheraton - Poipu
Popular place with the younger crowd - 30s
Tel: 808-742-1661

Kauai Coconut Beach Hotel Lounge
Live island music most evenings - Kind of quiet.
Tel: 808-822-3455

Amelia's in Princeville
Blues and Hawaiian Music on Weekends.

Hyatt Regency Kauai Resort & Spa - Restaurants & Lounges
One of Poipu's classiest places to spend an evening.
Tel: 808-742-1234

Duke's Canoe Club - Kauai Marriot Hotel
Live island music, ocean & beach views.
Tel: (808)-246-9599
Website: http://www.dukeskauai.com

Keoki's Paradise
Located at 2360 Kiahuna Plantation Dr.
Tropical bar with local bands on the weekends.
Tel: (808) 742-7534


Would you like to know what's happening in the islands during the time that you'll be visiting? Check out the Calendar of Events at the Hawaii Visitors & Convention Bureau website. Select the islands and event categories you're interested in, along with a range of dates, and you'll get a list of events for those dates that can help in planning your vacation. We highly recommend taking in some Hawaiian music or dance performances while you're in the Islands! Kauai Visitors Bureau Website: http://www.kauaidiscovery.com

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