All Posts by Kauai Advisor

Polihale Beach Kauai

Polihale Double Rainbow

Polihale Beach on Kauai  – Hanalei Bay may be the most famous beach on Kauai but Polihale beach…. ahh, there’s nothing like Polihale Beach Kauai.     7 miles long set against a backdrop of craggy outlooks along the beach “where the souls depart” according to the ancient Hawaiian people.      It’s stunning, it’s glorious […]

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Kauai Convoy Information Update

Hanalei Valley Overlook

Everyone who comes to Kauai becomes aware of the Kauai Convoy; the convoy system which is currently in operation so people (locals & visitors alike) can get to and from Hanalei & the rest of the most northern part of the island.    This is the Kauai Convoy Information Update.   Brief History Many are […]

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Kauai Opens April 5


Phew, well it’s been a long time coming, but it appears – and perhaps I have been cautious in waiting awhile to put a blog post out – Kauai is opening up officially to tourists.   Yes, Kauai Opens April 5. More than a Year It’s been more than a year, hard to believe, but there […]

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Kauai Travel Update December 2020

Blue Ocean Kauai

Kauai Travel Update December 2020   Effective Dec 3rd,  the Governor of Hawaii approved the Mayor of Kauai’s recommendation for a return to 14 mandatory quarantine for all people; visitors and residents alike, returning to Kauai.    The reason given for this Kauai Travel Update December 2020 is the increase in number of cases since […]

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Best Shell beaches on Kauai

Cowrie shell on hand

There’s something timeless about walking along a beach looking for shells isn’t there?   From the time we are children, it’s something we all want to do!   Splash about in puddles on the beach and look for shells… and oh!  what a prize when we find one!     Kauai has many beaches and so here’s my […]

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Kauai’s West Side

Waimea Canyon

Kauai’s West Side is the dry part of the island.    Plumerias abound, as do mangoes in season.   Oh the best mangoes on the island are on the West side. As I write this post,  I thought again about why we refer to the “North Shore” but “East side” and the “South Shore” but also […]

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Kauai’s South Shore

Pam Tree Poipu

The south shore of Kauai is very different from the North Shore.. Poipu has changed quite considerably in the last few years; it is still a beautiful place to visit.   The beach is beautiful and the resort has grown from a small resort with the Hyatt and Sheraton to quite a sizeable resort with many […]

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Kauai’s North Shore

Kauai's North Shore Beach & Tropical

So you are coming to Kauai.   Where to stay?   I’ve been here for more than 18 years finding and recommending places to stay for visitors all that time.   I often hear “doesn’t it rain all the time on the North Shore?”  Or “I’m coming for a week and I want to stay […]

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Camping on Kauai

Sunlight through hands Kauai

It’s hard to  put into words how much I Love camping on Kauai.    I mean I LOVE camping on Kauai.   It’s the ultimate camping spot.   It’s fun, it’s easy, it’s just a wonderful experience all round for everyone, especially the kids.     You might want to consider making camping on Kauai part of your […]

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Mauna Kea : Caring for the ‘Aina

Mauna Kea Kia'i Supporters

  Since July 15, there are Native Hawaiians and Hawaiians (people who live in Hawaii) sitting, standing and be-ing in protest on the top of Mauna Kea, the highest peak in Hawaii and one of its most Sacred Sites.      By doing so, they are caring for the ‘Aina.   Mauna Kea : Caring for […]

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Kauai Music

Duke's Kauai

A rather all encompassing subject perhaps; I was wondering whether to call this post “Music & Entertainment” or just Entertainment.   What I mean is :   where can you go to hear music, what different types of music you can hear and what about other music on Kauai? Let’s see.   Music.    Some people who come […]

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Organic Kauai Products

Rosemary & Sea Salt baguette

Following my post on “Organic Kauai”,  I wanted to delve deeper into some of the terrific Organic products that you can both buy on Kauai and that you can order after you return home.    Fortunately the list of organic products on Kauai is growing all the time. This is not a complete list which […]

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1 What to wear on Kauai

Hawaiian woman in shorts & bikini top

If you have been to Kauai before, or perhaps to the other islands, you probably have a pretty good idea of what to wear on island .   Kauai Style is not quite like anywhere else.  Not really.   So what do you wear on Kauai? Even if you live in Encinitas or elsewhere in Southern California, […]

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Speaking Hawaiian ~ Embracing the Aloha Spirit

Hawaiian paddlers

Aloha! Even those people who have not been to Hawaii know that word.    Made famous in countless Hollywood movies, it’s the word that immediately communicates “Hawaii” or Speaking Hawaiian. Hawaiian words are so beautiful aren’t they?    Aloha, Mahalo, Lei, Lani, Kuleana… they sound smooth, they sound soft;  my feeling is that the sound […]

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Extreme Kauai Adventure

Sky Diving over Kauai

Okay then!    For those of you out there who just have to do the most daring, extreme thing you can do on any vacation (or anywhere else for that matter) this one’s for you.    Extreme Kauai Adventure. There are only 5 things that qualify on Kauai in my humble opinion :    Sky […]

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Kauai’s Enchanting Botanical Gardens

Princeville Botanical Gardens

Kauai has the most enchanting botanical gardens.   Conde Nast names Na Aina Kai as one of the most beautiful in the world, as does “Endless Vacation” and AAA names Allerton as one of the top 7 in the world.   Those are just a few of the accolades out on the web.   Serious gardeners and connoisseurs […]

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Family Friendly Beaches on Kauai

Boys on the Beach

Although Kauai is a top destination for honeymooners and romantic couples, it’s also a top destination for families with children.   Fortunately, there are lots of activities for families to do on Kauai and there are more than a few beaches where it’s safe for young children and families.   So here’s the top family friendly beaches […]

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Yoga on Kauai

Yoga on Kauai

Yoga has become such a part of mainstream Western society that it seems wherever you go in the world, yoga is on offer :  Hatha and all the myriad of different styles of yoga that have followed on.    Kauai is no different and over the years there are so many people who during the […]

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