Kauai and Princeville - Hawaii

What to Do and Where to Go

Having trouble finding where to eat or where to tan? Look below for all things Hawaii! 

The Food Scene

Hanalei Bread Company | 808-826-6717 | 5-5161 Kuhio Hwy Hanalei, HI 96714 | Cute cafe with local artwork and yummy breakfast and lunch options. Buy their coffee beans and take home as a souvenir! 

Bar Acuda | 808-826-7081 | 5-5161 Kuhio Hwy #4 Hanalei, HI 96714 | They serve locally sourced tapas with beautiful presentation and unique twists

AMA Restaurant | 808-826-9452 | 5-5161 Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei, HI 96714 | Authentic ramen and noodle dishes with amazing mountain views! 

Verde Restaurant Lihue | 808-320-7088 | 4454 Nuhuo St. #501 Lihue, HI 96766 | Great little Mexican restaurant with fresh margaritas and delicious salsas. 

Kilauea Bakery and Pizza | 808-828-2020 | 2484 Keneke Street Kilauea, HI 96754 | Serving healthy, hearty, locally sourced goods 

Garden Island Grille | 808-639-8444 | 5404 Koloa Road, Koloa, HI | Great place to stop after a south beach day with live music in the evenings. 

Tahiti Nui Restaurant | 808-826-6277 | 5-5134 Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei HI 96714 | Restaurant featured in the movie the Descendants, great place for authentic Tahitian Hawaiian food. 

The Bistro | 808-828-0480 | 2484 Keneke Street Kilauea, HI 96754 | Great happy hour and dinner place! Self described as euro-pacific, the menu has a range of dishes. 

SushiGirl Sushi | 808-320-8646 | 2484 Keneke Street, Kilauea, HI 96754 | Great sushi place for to-go and dine in. Their menu includes rolls, sushi burritos, and poke bowls! 

Wake Up Delicious | 808-826-5551 | 5-5144 Kuhio Highway Cross Street, Aku Rd, Hanalei, Hi 96714 | Hearty breakfast burritos and pottery for sale!

Taps & Hops | (808) 378-4199| 4-885 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaʻa, HI 96746| Brewery with lunch time happy hour and reasonable fare!

The Beaches

Sealodge Beach
A private beach in your own backyard! A short 1/2 mile hike (wear good shoes) down the hill side brings you through the forest and over some lava formations to a secluded beach with excellent snorkeling. 

Hanalei Bay 
Spectacular views! There's a reason this beach is world famous! You can watch sailboats and surfers or marvel at the waterfalls streaming down the mountain. This beach has a life guard during the summer season and is fairly protected from currents or rough surf. 

Poipu Beach

Head to the South Shore of Kauai and see why the Travel Channel once named Poipu Beach "America's Best Beach". Nestled in the Poipu resort area, this beach is conveniently located near some of Kauai's best shopping, dining, and golf. This is one of the most popular and safest beaches on the island. 

Sightseeing and Attractions 

These are some things you don't wanna miss!

Waimea Canyon "The Grand Canyon of the Pacific"
This is unlike anything you will encounter anything in Hawaii. The Waimea Canyon Lookout provides panoramic views of crested buttes, rugged crags, and deep valley gorges. Stretching 14 miles long, the grand inland vistas go on for miles.

Koloa Landing
Amazing sealife in this river delta! Great for snorkeling or diving. We always see multiple turtles, lots of different kids of fish, and beautiful coral. Often popular on nice visibility days, but it is usually possible to get parking!


Kalalau Trail
Don't miss out on hiking the Kalalau trail, it is really amazing! It is the first part of the NaPali Coast hike; it does require a day pass to park/hike or ride the shuttle and hike. Be prepared with good footwear and maybe trekking poles! 

Sealodge Beach

The jungle walk/hike to the beach from the condo is also well worth it to see the beautiful secluded beach! Lots of opportunities to snorkel and see turtles too!

Queens Bath
This pretty not too-long serious hike is located in Princeville, and ends at a neat ocean water feature! 

Waimea Canyon Cliff and Canyon Trail  - "The Grand Canyon of the Pacific"
This is unlike anything you will encounter anything in Hawaii. The Waimea Canyon Lookout provides panoramic views of crested buttes, rugged crags, and deep valley gorges. Stretching 14 miles long, the grand inland vistas go on for miles. Great waterfall views! 

Sleeping Giant
Located on the East Side of the island (Kappa). Great views of the fields and coastline, a fairly well maintained trail. 

Mahogany Forest

Easy and partially shaded hike to a stone dam through the mahogany forests near the Princeville chocolate farm.


The Ocean Course of Hokulala  | 808-241-6000 | 3351 Ho'Olaukea Way, Lihue, HI 96766 | 18 hole par 72 | East Side 
Featuring the longest stretch of oceanfront golf holes in Hawaii. Recently renovated, it features brand new TifEagle putting greens and renovated bunkers. All in all, a full half mile of unparalleled ocean front golfing. 

St. Regis Gold Course
- Makai Golf Club | 808-826-1913 | 4080 Lei O Para Rd Princeville, HI 96722 | North Shore
Includes seashore paspalum turf grass on to all tees, fairways and greens, providing spectacular playing surfaces for golfers of all skill levels. For the casual golfer who wants to enjoy a leisure round of golf with family and friends, this golf club also offers the 9-hole Woods Course.

Kukuiolono Golf Course | 808-332-9151 | 854 Puu Rd, Kalaheo, HI 96741 | 9 hole par 36 | South Shore 
Perched on a hillside in Kalaheo, this nine hole gold course offers sweeping views of Kauai's south and west shore lines. A true local secret, it was donated to the people of Kauai in the early 1900's by sugar plantation owner Walter McBryde.