Kaua'i, Our Island Home

The island of Kaua'i is home to some of the most diverse flora and fauna on the planet, much of it endemic to the island. Our history and culture are rich and colorful. Our tropical home offers varied, unique experiences, both for the rugged adventurer and armchair voyager. From suggestions from friends and previous guests we've culled these informational links to help you plan just exactly the kind of vacation that is perfect for you!

Planning Your Perfect Dream Vacation

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Resources to Customize Your Time on Kaua'i:

Flowers for any occasion: https://www.kealohaflowers.com/

Learn to make a beautiful flower Haku (headpiece): Ivory, www.kealohaflowers.com/

Private Chef/Caterer: Tony Brigante 808.652.5438, https://www.takeachef.com/en-us/chef/tony-brigante

Guided Hikes: Eric Rohlffs, www.hikingkauaiwithme.com/

Guided Spearfishing Expeditions: www.kauaispearfishingguide.com/

Get a Tattoo: Mario at 808.212.1383 https://instagram.com/kukui_street_tattoo

Kiteboarding Lessons: Adam Finn, www.kiteboardkauai.com

EcoAdventures: help restore and protect our fragile ecosystem while enjoying the beauty of our tropical home and making new friends.

https://kauai.surfrider.org/upcoming-events/volunteer-tips/

http://volunteerkauai.org/volunteer-opportunities/ecosystems-conservation-volunteer/

Remarkable Things to See & Do:

Kilauea Lighthouse (not to be missed): www.fws.gov/refuge/kilauea_point/

Kaua'i Museum: www.kauaimuseum.org/

Grove Farm: www.grovefarm.com/

Spouting Horn (Poipu): www.eventseeker.com/venue/265806-spouting-horn-kauai

Botanical Gardens: National: www.ntbg.org/, Private: www.naainakai.org/

Lawai International Center, 88 Shrines: www.lawaicenter.org

Kauai-made Rum Tasting: www.koloarum.com/

Hiking: Kauai has miles of hiking trails, many of which we highly recommend. From short jaunts to the exquisite 11 mile Kalalau Trail on the NaPali Coast, you'll find one that suits your interest and abilities. The Sleeping Giant Trail (Nounou East) is only 3 miles from the Cottages. www.hawaii-guide.com/kauai/hiking-trails

Fabulous Tours:

Kayak the NaPali Coast: a world-class, never to be forgotten experience! (summer only) www.kayakkauai.com

Kayaking, Horseback Riding and Ziplining on the lush, verdant, north shore: www.PrincevilleRanch.com

Kauai Chocolate Tour (one of our favorites!): www.lydgatefarms.com/

Helicopter Tours (expensive but, as our friend Sarah said, "worth every penny.": https://www.10best.com/destinations/hawaii/kauai/attractions/helicopter-rides/

Inner Tubing Through Old Irrigation Canals: kauaibackcountry.com

Kayak the Wailua River to the Waterfall (3 miles to our south): www.kayakkauai.com

Activities We Recommend for the Whole Family:

Walk or Bike the Coastal Path: www.kauaipath.org

Rent Bikes right in Kapaa: www.coconutcoasters.com, www.kauaibeachbikerentals.com or www.kauaicycle.com/

A Luau! We recommend either www.luaukalamaku.com or www.smithskauai.com

First Saturday celebration in Old Kapa'a Town: food, live music, local culture, crafts, the first Saturday of every month

SCUBA: Charlie & Jessica, our divers, both recommend: www.seasportdivers.com

Fabulous Hawaiian Music at E Kanikapila Kakau EKK, January through March: www.royalcoconutcoast.com/kauai-events/ten-weeks-of-music-e-kanikapila-kakou/

Miniature Golf in Kilauea: www.anainahou.org/mini-golf-gardens/

General Resources:

Find info on Hawai’I State Parks, Recreational Activities, Hiking & Trails, & Camping Permits

https://portal.ehawaii.gov/visitors/

 

Plan Your Trip to Hawaii

https://www.gohawaii.com/

 

Things to do, Restaurants, Travel Information, Events

https://www.gohawaii.com/islands/kauai

 

Kauai Activities

https://www.gohawaii.com/islands/kauai/things-to-do

 

Kapa’a Library

https://www.librarieshawaii.org/branch/kapaa-public-library/

 

Botanical Gardens

https://ntbg.org

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Kapa'a &

Coconut Coast

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North

Shore

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South

Shore

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West Side

& NaPali Coast

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Aloha Cottage

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AlohaCottageKauai@gmail.com

808.823.0543

Kauai Hawaii 96746

 

Please Note: ALL photos were taken on the island of Kauai, most photos were taken on Aloha Cottages property, many were taken
along the Coconut Coast.