Sheraton Kauai Coconut Beach Resort Unveils Full Transformation
Perfectly located in Kapa‘a on Kaua‘i’s east shore, lies the new oceanfront Sheraton Kaua‘i Coconut Beach Resort, formally known as the Courtyard by Marriott Kaua‘i at Coconut Beach. After undergoing a multimillion-dollar renovation, guests now have the luxury of staying in one of the 314 redesigned guest rooms, dining at oceanfront restaurants, and one-of-a-kind firepits that surround the modern infinity pool, which seems to never end. This property is a perfect mixture of relaxation, modern amenities, and tropical paradise. For reservations, visit https://bit.ly/38xjDHp, or call (808) 822-3455.
New Rules To Visit Hā‘ena State Park On Kauai’s North Shore
Hā‘ena State Park on the north shore of Kaua‘i has reopened with new rules and limited attendance. The areas that are open include, Kūhiō Highway from Waipā to the end of Hā‘ena, Hā‘ena State Park (including the Kalalau Trail, Hanakāpī‘ai Falls and Ke‘e Beach) and Limahuli Garden and Preserve. In addition to the reopening, important changes have taken place, which include limited daily entry with advanced reservations and parking by advanced permit to Hā‘ena State Park. There will no longer be parking on the side of the road; this is strictly enforced. Visitors driving into Hā‘ena must secure a reservation in advance of going to Hā‘ena State Park. For advanced reservations, visit www.gohaena.com. The North Shore Shuttle will take visitors to Hā‘ena State Park with advanced reservations. To reserve a seat on the shuttle, visit https://kauainsshuttle.com. To understand how to best travel within Hā‘ena, visit https://alohapledge.com/f/hanalei-to-haena-road-code-of-conduct. Hanalei town is accessible without advanced reservations and advanced permit. The quaint town is filled with shops, restaurants and galleries and is made up of historical and cultural buildings. For a list of businesses in Hanalei town, visit http://hanaleitown.com
The Fresh Shave Opens New Location
The Fresh Shave is entering 2020 with a new location in addition to their Warehouse 3540 location in Kōloa. The Fresh Shave will be serving up shave ice made from fresh ingredients and garnished with their signature mustache straw in Waimea Town. The new storefront is the perfect spot to grab a refreshing snack after enjoying the views of Waimea Canyon. All locations are free of single-use plastics and are certified as Ocean Friendly Restaurants by the Surfrider Foundation. For more information, visit www.thefreshshave.com or call (808) 631-2427.
Eco e-bikes Kaua‘i Offers An Environmentally Friendly Way To Tour The Garden Island
Take in the beauty of Kaua‘i on an earth friendly electric bicycle! Eco e-bikes Kaua‘i offers a quiet, comfortable and effortless way to cruise around the Garden Island. With a touch of a button, riders can zip up to 20 miles per hour. Eco e-bike rentals are equipped with chargers, helmets, bike locks, lights and removable carrying bags. Choose from an hourly, 24 hour or six day rental with free bike delivery for multi day rentals from Po‘ipū to Kapa‘a. For more information, visit http://ecoebikeskauai.com.
Kaua‘i Ocean Discvery Now Open
Kaua‘i Ocean Discovery is a new learning facility that shares the traditions and knowledge of our ocean connections and inspires stewardship. Each visitor will learn about humpback whales, Hawaiian monk seals, sea turtles, albatrosses and more. Get a glimpse of the underwater world through videos, interactive displays, and hands-on activities. Hear the Hawaiian creation chant, Kumulipo, and view a mural inspired by it. The Keiki Corner provides ocean-themed fun for the little ones. Rotational exhibits feature community and student projects with monthly and weekly special programs. Admission to Kaua‘i Ocean Discovery is free. For more information, call (808) 246-2861.
Kōloa Rum Breaks Ground on New Expansion Project
Kōloa Rum Company breaks ground for its new headquarters which will be located in Kōloa town along Maluhia Road. The expansion will more than double the size of the current operation to a 45,000 square-foot distillery and warehouse, which will also include a tasting room, company store, and free-standing café. To recognize and honor the agricultural heritage of Kōloa town, where commercial sugar production operations were first introduced in 1835, expansion plans also include the planting and cultivation of 10-12 acres of sugar cane fields on site. Kōloa Rum will also refurbish old plantation camp structures into workforce housing and a museum that will tell the story of the rich history of sugarcane production in the area. Completion of the project is currently projected for September 2020.
Kauai Safaris Creates a New Experience at Kilohana Plantation
Jump on an open-air safari truck to explore the beautiful 105-acre Kilohana Plantation, where you’ll enjoy tasting and learning about fruits and vegetables grown on the plantation, interact with family friendly farm animals, and stop off to stroll through the beautiful rainforest of Kahuna Nui Valley. During the tour, guests will have the opportunity to enjoy sipping on farm to table cocktails made with award-winning Kōloa Rum. To make a reservation, visit www.kauaisafaris.com or call (808) 652-4707.
Kayak Kaua‘i New Whale Watch & Snorkel Tour
From the golden coast of Po‘ipū, take a sea kayak and paddle west along the scenic shoreline that is home to Spouting Horn, Lāwa‘i Valley, Nomilu Pond, and the cove of Wahi’awa. While on the Whale Watch & Snorkel Tour, you’ll paddle the same paths the Polynesians and whaling captains ventured from Kōloa to Port Allen. The Po‘ipū Whale Watch & Snorkel Tour takes place from October through April. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/2RNNmoV, or call (808) 826-9844.
National Tropical Botanical Gardens Add New McBryde Garden Waterfall Tour
Discover one of Kaua‘i’s hidden gems at the National Tropical Botanical Garden’s (NTBG) McBryde Garden during the new wailele (waterfall) tour. Uncover some of the most beautiful and private sections of Lāwaʻi Valley, where you’ll be immersed in a lush tropical rainforest that houses the Waihulili Waterfall. You’ll continue your journey to the Canoe Garden, which is adorned with botanical treasures introduced by ancient settlers, then sit under a hale (traditional Hawaiian structure) and learn about the history of the land, stars, and Hawaiian culture. To make a reservation, visit NTBG.org or call (808) 742-2623.
The Lodge at Kukui‘ula Offers A New Adventure Program
Enhance your outdoor skillset with The Lodge at Kukui‘ula’s new Huaka‘i (voyage) Intensives program. Learn a variety of traditional Hawaiian activities from surfing to crossbow hunting led by experts. Each experience is customized with one-on-one instructions that give attendees the tools to become an expert. The new Huaka‘i Intensives program awaits for lodge members and guests seeking an authentic, educational and memorable experience. For more information, visit www.lodgeatkukuiula.com/intensives or call (866) 901-5204.
A Dinner to Remember at Ko‘a Kea Hotel & Resort at Po‘ipū Beach
Situated under a private oceanfront cabana at Ko‘a Kea Hotel & Resort at Po‘ipū Beach as the sun sets and the moon rises, take part in a romantic four course dinner crafted by award-winning Chef Noelani Planas. Private cabana dining is available between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. and must be reserved 48 hours in advance. For reservations, call (808) 742-4200 or email email@example.com
Kaua‘i ATV Adds New Makauwahi Cave Tour
Travel back 10,000 years and experience life on Kaua‘i before human arrival. Witness mankind’s impact on a fragile ecosystem and become a part of preserving native endangered species and Hawaiian culture. Visit Kaua‘i’s internationally recognized, fossil-rich, limestone cave that attracts archaeologists and visitors from all over the world. Plus, learn what scientists have discovered about the ancient ecosystem from fossils and artifacts found in the cave, stroll through a tortoise ranch and Thousand Year Forest, a living museum of Native Hawaiian plants. Enjoy scenic panoramic views of famous movie sites and hear about sugar plantation history in Hawai‘i. A portion of the proceeds from this tour will go toward supporting the Makauwahi Cave Reserve. For more information, visit www.kauaiATV.com or call (808) 742-2734.
Tasting Kaua‘i Launches New Tours
Love food, but want more than just a dining experience? Tasting Kaua‘i launches two new tours for all you foodie fans. The new Kaua‘i Happy Hour Tour specializes in cocktails and handcrafted food pairings that highlight the island’s unique and exotic flavors. For those looking for a more hands-on experience, check out the Kaua‘i Cooking Class Tour guided by a local chef. Start the Kaua‘i Cooking Class Tour by shopping at a farmer’s market to gather and learn about local ingredients. It’s a perfect combination of food, learning, and culture. The best part of this tour is that you don’t need experience in cooking! For more information or to book a tour, visit www.tastingkauai.com or call (808) 278-2912
KAUA‘I SPECIAL OFFERS
Ko‘a Kea Hotel & Resort at Po‘ipū Beach Offers New Experience
Seeking a vacation that is a perfect combination of outdoor adventure, education, and relaxation? Ko‘a Kea Hotel & Resort at Po‘ipū Beach introduces its new Endangered Kaua‘i package. Grab your complimentary reef safe sunscreen and reusable water bottle and set sail on an award winning, dolphin-safe charter to the breathtaking Nāpali Coast. The package also includes a guided oceanside walk to view marine life in their natural habitat. Ko‘a Kea Hotel & Resort truly values the island’s marine life and the people who devote their time to protect them. In support of the Kauai Surfrider Foundation, 5% of all booking fees for the Endangered Kauai package will go to the organization. For more information, visit https://meritagecollection.com/koa-kea or call (877) 276-0768.
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