Hanalei Pier photo by Lilikoi 6-4-04Hanalei Bay
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4-733 Kuhio Hwy., Bldg 3, Kapaa, HI 96746     Phone: 808-755-5671
e-mail: anna@barresoulkauai.com

Register for Classes Here:    Barre Soul Kauai

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Garden Island Chocolate Farm
We have gotten excellent feedback on this wonderful tour, so plan on this when you visit!
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Courtesy of Ka`Imi Na`auao O Hawai`i Nei -
If you missed the performance 5/28/11, you truly missed out on a full house with a standing ovation, visit thair website!
                    I Kauai Iorana Tahiti

Website: http://www.heivaikauai.com/

Shave Ice Tege Tege

Japanese Style 100% Organic Shave Ice made with real fruit!
4480 Hookui Road, Kilauea, HI 96754
Right next door to the Healthy Hut
OPEN Daily from 11am to 4pm
Eitaro is from a southern island in Japan called Amami. In Amami, there is a popular little store that sells a very special shave ice made of real fruit.
When Eitaro moved to Kauai, he found many of the same fruits that this shave ice was made of such as Mango, Passion Fruit and Pineapple. He decided to bring a hand crank shave ice machine from Japan, called the Hatsuyuki (which means the first snow). Then he turn an old post office mail deliver truck in to a little shave ice truck. Now he is offering the very special Japanese style shave ice, made all organic to the people on Kauai! Due to the small size of the Shave Ice truck and its one-man operation,he is only able to serve up to 100 servings a day. His deepest apologies for any inconvenience and appreciates your understanding. Be patient and expect to stand in line with other thirsty fans! Hours are fluctuate, sorry you can't call him :(. Totally worth it if you make it :).
Say aloha to Eitaro for Lilikoi.  Enjoy :-) Check out Lilikoi's Instagram Video June 30, 2013
Shave Ice Tege Tege Reviews on Yelp to get you excited!
Twenty years ago on September 11, 1992, Hurricane Iniki, with winds exceeding 140 mph slammed into the Garden Island of Kauai. Experience the power of Hawaii’s “storm of the century” and witness Kauai’s valiant struggle to rebuild. This highly acclaimed video, hosted by news Journalist Lee Cataluna includes eyewitness video from around the island. 

Our family lost our home that day. I can't believe 20 years have passed already. Lilikoi, TryKauai.com

“Iniki, Through the Eyes of Kauai’s People” was produced and released in December 1992,and was available only on VHS tape. This DVD  version is digitally duplicated from the original master tape and documents the storms fury and destruction, followed by the island’s remarkable recovery from this devastating type 4 hurricane. For anyone who experienced this life altering event, or are awed by nature’s raw power will want to own this remarkable documentation of a rare day time hurricane captured from video cameras all across the island.

To obtain the 20th anniversary Iniki DVD, Please send $20.00 payable to: 

Bruce Smalling 
P O Box 936 
Kapaa, HI 96746 

If emailing write "iniki video" on the subject line, and be sure to include your mailing address. 
If you have any questions or an interesting personal memory of Iniki that you would like to share, send it in an e-mail to: Bruce

 Ka'awa Music for All Occasions
Norman Ka'awa Solomon
Singer-Composer/Acoustic/Hawaiian (Slack Key Artist)
Email Norman:    kaawa_music@hotmail.com
PO Box 669, Anahola, Kauai. HI 96703
W. (808) 826-6792   C. (808) 651-8386
                    of Kalapaki Beach Guide, Lihue Resorts and
Kalapaki Beach Guide & Recreation
Forgive me, but some feedback has indicated that this website is not being updated. My apologies :(

5-2723 Kuhio Hwy, Kilauea, Kauai, HI 96754 - Phone 808 828-2118.
Located in Kilauea on the mauka (mountain) side of Kuhio Highway, next to Banana Joe's.
They are currently open TUESDAYS thru SUNDAYS (Closed Mondays).
* All the beautiful images are courtesy og Kauai Mini Golf - Mahalo!

Memorial Day (end of May), to Labor Day (start of September), they'll be open 7 DAYS A WEEK!
Hours of Operation are 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM.

Birthday Party and Special Event facility rentals. Go to www.kauaiminigolf.com or 
inquire in person at Kauai Mini Golf for pricing and availability.

Kauai Miniature Golf opened December 16, 2010 and has served more than 10,000 guests since that time! The 18-hole putting course is designed throughout a Hawaiian Botanical Garden featuring rare endemic, native and Polynesian introduced plants. The gardens create a stunning atmosphere for family fun, along with waterfalls and mountain views.  Sunset is a great time for mini golf, as the temperature cools and they turn on the lights for nighttime play. They also serve treats featuring locally made pizza and delicious gelato, hot pretzels and other goodies. It is fun for all ages on the North Shore! They look forward to seeing both visitors and kamaaina!

Celebrating the Harvest of the Aloha State, Season by Season
PO Box 753, Kilauea, Hawaii 96754
phone 808-828-1559 ~ fax 808-826-7234

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                    (808) 246-9090 Commitment to America • Wonderful New Facility on Kauai
America's YMCAs commit to extend our charitable heritage by directly engaging 25 million children and adults from all segments of our communities in achieving health of spirit, mind and body by 2012.
We build strong kids, strong families, strong communities.
Photo by LilikoiPhoto by Lilikoi
Phone: 808 246-9090
Operating Hours for Kauai Ohana YMCA:
Monday - Friday 5:30 am - 8:00 pm (pool closes at 7:00 pm)
(Pool closes for maintenance 9:00 - 11:00 am)
Saturdays 7:00 am - 7:00 pm (pool closes at 7:00 pm)
Sundays 10:00 am - 6:00 pm (pool closes at 6:00 pm)
*Pool Hours subject to change without notice due to weather conditions - call if you have concerns.
Ultimate Frisbee on Kauai
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Ultimate Frisbee on Kauai
Free Fun for the entire Family
Lawai International Center SealAha Hui E Kala - a Nonprofit CorporationLawai International
                    Center Seal

The Lawai International Center was created to be a gathering place for all people to hear what is not said, to see what cannot be seen, to feel what cannot be touched, to know peace and to receive the true spirit of Aloha.  Toward this end, the Lawai International Center will be developed as a site where individuals from all parts of the world can get in touch with the vestiges of their spiritual and cultural roots and traditions.  Aha Hui E Kala, a Nonprofit Organization will also offer and foster educational and public awareness programs dealing with cultural traditions embodied in ancient Hawaiian, Japanese, Chinese, and other cultures including but not limited to music, art, literature, drama, dances, and cultural and humanitarian teachings and activities of said cultures.  Programs to spread the concept and true meaning of Aloha will also be developed and nurtured internationally.  The Lawai International Center will be a place of rest and recuperation for all mankind and a place of healing.

Honorary Chairperson US
                  Senator Daniel K. InouyeFern Image Courtesy of Lawai
                  International CenterGrandma NonakaTemple
                  Image Courtesy of Lawai International CenterReverend Dean Okimura blesses the Lawai site.
Visit their beautiful website today for a deeper understanding of their mission. 
“Art Night in Hanapepe” – A Friday Night Tradition on Kauai
The self-proclaimed “biggest little town” on Kauai (population around 2100), historic Hanapepe Hanapepe hosts “Art Night in Hanapepe” where art galleries are open for browsing every Friday night from 5 pm to 9 pm. The inspiration for the hometown in Disney's “Lilo & Stitch“, this quaint historic town offers a glimpse into an era long gone in most places. The wide main street just off of Kaumualii Highway (Route 50) is lined with weathered storefronts that are now housing art galleries, antique and gift shops, as well as a gourmet restaurant.

Every Friday night, 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., visitors can enjoy a leisurely stroll through town where 17 or so galleries and stores stay open late, many local artists set up kiosks to show their work, and local performers play Hawaiian music in the streets. Another highlight is the swinging bridge that crosses the Hanapepe River.

To help create a wonderful evening, make a reservation at one of the only restaurants in Hanapepe. Set in a vintage 50’s style drug store, Hanapepe Cafe located at 3830 Hanapepe Road (808-335-5011) offers an ever changing menu of tasty meals. Bring a bottle of wine ($5 corkage) and enjoy the fresh baked breads and delicious pastas. One of my favorites is their lasagna. Hanapepe is also open for lunch if you choose to stroll through town during the day.

                    Image Courtesy of Kauai Museum
Kauai Museum

You'll find this museum in Lihue filled with a wonderful presentation of the factual history of Kauai, using artifacts and photographs. Other historical and art exhibits are also displayed.  There are also unique and unusual gift items for purchase, along with many Hawaiian craft presentations and classes offered from time to time. Contact them @ 808 245-6931.

Visit their new website today.  www.kauaimuseum.org

Steelgrass Farm, P.O. Box 68, Kapaa, HI 96746 
The Lydgates (Emily, Will and Tony) - Phone 808 821-1857
Welcome to Steelgrass, a multidisciplinary educational center for agriculture, music and the arts. On the agriculture side, we're a demonstration farm with extensive plantings of bamboo, cacao (the chocolate tree) and vanilla, working to develop Kauai's future as a center for sustainable, diversified agriculture by providing hands-on training, workshops, and educational tours for residents and visitors. 

www.steelgrass.org Make your reservations today and say Aloha from Lilikoi, TryKauai.com!

Click Here for more info on Kauai Plantation Railway

                    Community Television
Kauai Community Television
To promote and provide fair and equal access opportunities to residents of the County of Kauai in presenting non-commercial programs via Public, Educational and Government channels. 
                    MahaloKoke'e Civilian Conservation
                  Corps Camp OfficeKoke'e Civilian
                  Conservation Corps Camp - Parade GroundsKoke'e
                  Civilian Conservation Corps Camp Buildings
Conservation Service Projects
Koke'e and Waimea Canyon State Parks, Island of Kaua`i, Hawaii
You can lend a hand in saving Hawaii's imperiled and endangered native ecosystems the next time you visit the Garden Island.  Help preserve Kaua'i's biodiversity by participating in supervised weed-control projects in native Hawaiian forests.  In exchange for your work they offer you:  An education about Hawai'i's special ecology, A chance to experience rare native plant communities, An opportunity to meet others who share your interest, and Accommodations in the historic CCC Camp. 
Visit KRCP Website for more info: Koke'e Resource Conservation Program
A division of Hui o Laka - Koke'e Natural History Museum
Contact Katie Caffel ... Volunteer Coordinator
phone: (808) 335-0045 or Email @ rcp@aloha.net
All Photos Courtesy of KRCP
Kauai's Hindu Monastery
Kauai's Hindu Temple
Two one-hour tours begin at 9am and 11am sharp in the gazebo at the entrance of 107 Kaholalele Road. Tours are free, however the monastery welcomes all generous love offerings, as donations from visitors are what allows us to continue to maintain and beautify this sanctuary. Parking is very limited, therefore reservations are required. Please call toll free 1-888-735-1619 to find out upcoming tour dates and reserve your parking space. Reservations are not required if you arrive by taxi and the taxi does not stay. 
                    245-5055 to reconfirm movie times.
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Mobile Kauai
                              Mopeds 866 225-7352
                            of Kilauea Lighthouse - Please support
                            restoration. Mahalo!
Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge
Courtesy of Sierra Club
Courtesy of Kauai Beach Explorer
INDISPENSABLE guide to Kaua'i Beaches. Keeping you SAFE!
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                              Kauai Beach Explorer
Konane Brothers Events
Konane Brothers Products
Commute Times
Mileage from Lihue via Hwy 50 (N.W.) to:
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5 minutes
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5 minutes
5 miles
15 minutes
11 miles
25 minutes
14 miles
30 minutes
14 miles
25 minutes
Eleele / Port Allen
17 miles
30 minutes
25 miles
45 minutes
Waimea Canyon
36 miles
1 hour 15 minutes
Kalalau Valley Lookout
45 miles
1 hour 40 minutes
Kokee  State Park
48 miles
1 hour 50 minutes
28 miles
1 hour
Kikiaola Harbor
1 hour 5 minutes
Polihale State Park
45 miles
1 hour 40 minutes
Mileage from Lihue via Hwy 56 (N.E.) to:
7 miles
15 minutes
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25 minutes
15 miles
30 minutes
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45 minutes
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1 hour 15 minutes
Grove Farm Homestead
Founded in 1864 by George Wilcox, it is now a museum complex open to the public. The complex includes the old family plantation home, wash house,  tea house, guest cottage,  and other amenities.  It is reminiscent of the old Hawaiian plantation lifestyle and tradition.  Located south of Lihue. You must call for an appointment @ 808 245-3202.  The cost is $5.00 pp * Please re-confirm this rate directly.
Menehune Ditch
Only small portions remain of this once great water aqueduct (course). Archeologists believe that ti was built before the Hawaiians arrived, possibly by Menehune. 

Menehune Fishpond, Niumalu

Incredible stone walls are believed to have been built overnight by the Menehune. The fishpond they enclose is still in use.

Spouting Horn

When the tide runs high, the wave pressure through the lava tubes are forced through a hole in the coastal rocks and the noisy burst is a spectacular fountain of salt spray and foam.  Be careful not to get too close!

Hanapepe Valley

Witness the red cliffs and the extraordinary  color accent they give the valley's multi  shades of blue and green.

Old Russian Fort (Fort Elizabeth)

"In 1816, King Kaumuali`i (the last sovereign paramount chief of Kaua`i), had this fort built next to his residence by the side of the Waimea River as part of an alliance he had formed with representatives of the Russian-American Company.  The fort is a fascinating amalgam of Hawaiian and Western architecture, and was used by Hawaiians into the 1850s." ~ Kindly shared by Peter R. Mills ~ Assistant Professor, Anthropology ~ University of Hawaii at Hilo

Captain Cook's Landing, Waimea Bay

This bay was used as a provisioning port by Pacific Traders & Whalers.  It is also the first place that British Captain Cook landed back in January, 1778.

Waimea Canyon

You will marvel at the magnificence of the grandeur of this view.  A lasting memory  of the differences of Kauai many scenic  treasures ... Kauai's Grand Canyon.

Kokee State Park

Just next to Waimea Canyon, you won't believe the difference in the temperature at  this elevation.  You will need a sweater or at least a parka.  The park offers picnic areas, cabins, and a variety of outdoor activities for the entire family. Their is seasonal hunting, fishing, and hiking year around.  The NASA Kokee Tracking Station is located nearby.

Kalalau Lookout

Once the beautiful sight of terraces of taro and home to peacocks.  The old Hawaiian families have left  their legacy ... the most beautiful view on earth. 

Hanalei Valley
Soak in the breathtaking views of this magnificent view.

Lumahai Beach

Chosen as Nurses' Beach in the movie, "South Pacific", this awe inspiring view is the most photographed beach on Kauai.

Kee Beach Park

Located at the end of the road on the North Shore.  This is where the trail begins to the Na Pali Cliffs.  It is a great  sun bathing & snorkeling beach.  This is where you'll start on your hike to Hanakapiai Falls.

Wet & Dry Caves of Haena

Where Hawaiian Chiefs gathered in  ancient times.  These eerie caverns will be  an experience you will never forget.  One dry cave and the other filled with limpid green water.  Depending on the season and time of your visit, this emerald, blue water is a unique experience!

Waioli Mission House

You are welcome to visit this quaint home built in 1834 and restored by descendants of the first missionary families.

King Kong
Look for him as you pass through Anahola on your way to the North Shore.

Opaekaa Falls

This is where the Wailua River makes a dramatic plunge over a high cliff. "Opaekaa" means "rolling shrimp" and in the old days describes the multitude of shrimp that were seen rolling seen rolling at the base of the falls.

Fern Grotto
You can visit this beautiful fern laden cave  via the Wailua Marina.

Kamokila Village

Located above the bend of the famous Wailua River.  This is where the war canoes of the King of Kauai, Kamualii, once assembled.  Here lies the ruins of an  ancient Hawaiian Village.

Wailua Falls
Nicknamed Fantasy Island Falls.

You'll find that Kauai does have a bit of traffic, generally concentrated in the Lihue and Kapaa areas, so be patient and allow an extra 15 minutes or so to your plans during the morning school and late afternoon rush hours.  There is only one main highway on Kauai shaped in the form of a horseshoe. The road does not circle around the entire island.  You would be looking at @ 2 hours (barring traffic) to get from one end of the island to the other.  The miles and times are as accurate as I was able to find.
Please also be aware of the Contra Flow lanes heading into Lihue from the North & East sides of the island, beginning at the Coconut Plantation Marketplace end of the Kapaa By Pass Road heading towards the Wailua Bridge all the way into the Lihue Airport.  The heaviest traffic is directed into 2 lanes during the early morning rush hours from both ends of the island.  They begin laying the bright orange cones from @ 4:30 am and the cones are removed by @ 9:00 am on Mondays through Fridays.  Caution is advised for those making a left turn from the Radisson Resort heading for Lihue.  There is a coned off storage lane that allows you to merge into flowing traffic.  If you are making a right hand turn heading into Kapaa Town, you must merge right into flowing traffic.
I would highly recommend that you ask for information from your hotel or resort on the various ByPass Roads (in Kapaa, Lihue, & Koloa) on Kauai that can also shorten your commute times to your various activities.  The Kapaa ByPass avoids Kapaa Town and the Lihue ByPass takes you from Kipu to Nawiliwili.  Both of these come under State jurisdiction, whereas the mini Koloa ByPass Road is under County jurisdiction and bypasses Koloa Town.
You will find that the majority of drivers are exceptionally courteous on the Garden Island.  Drive safely, always wear your seat belts and observe the speed limits. 
Go here to see Activity Price Ranges today. Let me know what your specific interests and needs are and together we can create an itinerary that will optimize your fun on Kauai.
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