BEACH EQUIPMENT RENTALS

  • Snorkel Gear (Mask, Snorkel, Fins): $5/day--$35/week 

  • Tree Hammock $10/day-- $70/week  (Week is 7 days)                

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SNORKELING

The key to good snorkeling is all about water conditions.  Ideal conditions are light winds, clear water, healthy reef, and an early start.  It's important to check the weather conditions beforehand so you can plan out where will offer the best snorkeling conditions.  Consult your Kauai map provided with  the rental for specific directions to each recommended spot. Go get wet!

Visit: http://www.kauaibeachscoop.com/activities/snorkeling#scoop! for detailed descriptions of all the best snorkeling spots.

HIKING

Kauai is a small volcanic island with an abundance of natural wonders just waiting for you to to explore. Hike the rain forest of Kokee, the bogs of the Alakai swamp and the hanging valleys of the Napali Coast. Kauai offers hundreds of trail choices for every level of experience. Explore Kauai and it won’t take long to realize that Kauai is a hikers paradise waiting to be explored. Always lock up the vehicle when hiking and do not leave any valuables in the car even if they are not visible. Thieves tend to prey on parking areas where they know you won't be around for awhile. Take a hike!!

Visit http://www.kauai.com/kauai-hiking-map for detailed hiking trail maps

GOOD EATS

Our Kauai restaurant guide provides you with information about the best places to eat on Kauai.  There are a variety of dining establishments from high-end fancy resort restaurants to local food trucks with tasty grinds and everything in between.  Also not to be missed are some of the wonderful farmers markets on Kauai and the large selection of organic foods and locally made food products.  We like to search out the GMO Free and organic food sources on Kauai because we think that eating real food helps keep us healthy!

 

Kalaheo Café

Nestled in the mountains of Kalaheo, conveniently located right by the main highway, it is one of the better quality dining options en route to Waimea Canyon or Polihale when travelling from the east side of the island.

The café opened in 1994 and is a favorite with locals and visitors.  The food is hearty and delicious, and the coffee selection broad.  Kauai, Kona and other Hawaiian coffees are their specialty, and the town of Kalaheo is surrounded by over 4000 acres of coffee plantations. 

 

The Beach House Restaurant is situated around a mile to the west of Poipu Beach, close to Lawai Beach Resort. Offering a beautiful beachfront location, great ocean views and an unwavering focus on providing its patrons with innovative local cuisine, this restaurant has won multiple awards. The owners of the Beach House have a simple philosophy, which is to make the most of local resources and blend them with the old-fashioned hospitality for which the Hawaiian Islands are famous in order to provide a dining experience that stimulates all the senses.

 

Mermaids Café  Offering a menu of international cuisine with Hawaiian and pan-Asian influences, and the recipient of some very positive reviews on TripAdvisor, Mermaids Café is located in Kapaa. The aim of Mermaids is to serve healthy food in an informal atmosphere. As a result of this, diners at the café will find a relatively full menu packed with a range of freshly-prepared and home-made dishes as well as a selection of freshly-made fruit drinks.

 

Merrimans  Chef-Owner Peter Merriman has brought his unique style of Hawaiian Regional Cuisine served in a casual yet elegant setting of Old Hawaii Plantation. A pioneer in the "Farm to Table" concept, Peter serves only the freshest products, at least 90% of which are locally grown or caught, using only sustainable methods. His international menu items are prepared in a manner that highlights the natural flavors of these fresh, local foods. Located in Poipu, we feature both mauka (mountain) and makai (ocean) views as well as sunset veiws over the Kukui'ula resort. The aloha-friendly staff, with a food and beverage knowledge second to none, will ensure that you have an extraordinary dining experience.

 

Eating House  Acclaimed chef and James Beard Award winner Roy Yamaguchi opens The Eating House 1849 at The Shops at Kukui"ula. Named after one of the first restaurants constructed in HawaI'I, by a Portuguese businessman named Peter Fernandez, Eating house plays homage to the popular casual eateries of the mid 19th century that incorporated a medley of flavors from the Island's growing and diverse communities.

 

Red Salt  A diverse menu celebrates fresh Hawaiian seafood and produce in a casual, yet sophisticated seaside atmosphere. Modern cuisine such as vanilla bean-seared mahi and macadamia nut-crusted pork loin are served in a contemporary seaside setting, creating a dining experience sure to dazzle not just your taste buds, but all your senses. Select evenings, the Red Salt Lounge is host to a sushi bar featuring the day’s freshest catch in innovative, isle-inspired rolls. Lounge and sushi seating is not available for reservation and is first come, first served.

 

BARacuda A tapas-style eatery (a variety of dishes to be shared) Owner and head chef, Jim Moffat makes it his business to come up with imaginative/creative menu selections every night and augments his artistry with the freshest of local ingredients and a top of the line wine list.  BARacuda gives great  attention to detail in it’s ambiance. Better be sure to get a reservation.

There are so many good eats throughout the island, explore different tastes and definitely double check with yelp beforehand. Enjoy!

SURFING

Hawaii is the surfing capital of the world, and for good reason.  Depending on the time of year and your skill level, there is plenty of great waves to be ridden. Consult the surf map provided with the rental for more detailed descriptions. Water conditions can change very rapidly. always inquire with water safety or a local about the surf conditions before going out. if in doubt, don't go out. Remember to always respect the local surfers in the lineup and have fun. Go surfing!!