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2 Weeks in Kauai On An East Side Beach - Serenity

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A December 2003 trip to Kauai by beach_lvr

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2 Weeks in Kauai On An East Side Beach - Serenity

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Overview

Total Relaxation Photo, Kauai, Hawaii
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The first thing I noticed on this island is that it is not overly commercialized in the way that Maui now is. The Kauai locals here are very friendly and, no matter where i went on this island, there was a small town feel to it. Moloa'a Bay was gorgeous and abandoned; worth the ride down the highway northward. When you see the exquisite beach and lush tropical jungle/mountain backdrop of Hanalei Bay, you won't wonder why Bette Midler recently built a new home here. At Ha'ena Beach, find wild-growing indigenous fruit and nut trees along with hippies camped out (long term) in tents on the beach. Across the street, you will easily find a large, ground-level dry cave for you to peruse. The wa...Read More

A Pacific Café

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Restaurant | "A Pacific Cafe"

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We had dinner here at this award winning restaurant a total of three times. Meals here were delicious! We got what we expected - fine dining. We enjoyed one of the chefs’ specialties – potato-crusted onaga fish filled with white-truffle mashed potatoes and a cabernet-thyme sauce. The sauce made a delicious gravy for the mashed potatoes. It was so good that we had the same meal each time we returned. It is served with a generous portion of onaga fish. The presentation of the dish was one of the best I've ever seen. The only disappointment was, for the price (expensive), you would think the restaurant facility itself would be more upscale. You'll find retro, 80s-looking furnishings here - bla...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 21, 2004

A Pacific Café
4-831 Kuhio Highway #220
Kapa'a, Hawaii 96746
(808) 822 0013

Eggberts

Restaurant

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This was the cheapest place (by far) for breakfast, with the best quality as well. Eggberts is on the eastside of the island in the Coconut Marketplace Shopping Center, next door to the Kauai Coast at The Beachboy Resort. We strolled over there almost every morning for breakfast. We sat out at an outside table because there is a nice view of the Kauai landscape from there. Be aware that, if there is no breeze blowing, you'll find yourself swatting flies away from your table. If you choose an outside table (recommended for the view), expect to see a few island birds hopping around close to your table. Eggberts was the only breakfast restaurant nearby to us that offered eggbeater egg substitute. They...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 21, 2004

Eggberts
Coconut Marketplace
Kauai, Hawaii

Emersons Seafood Restaurant

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Restaurant

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We were looking for a restaurant close to our resort and wound up at Emersons Seafood Restaurant (located in the Kauai Village Shopping Center near the Safeway). We entered the squeaky door of this establishment and noticed immediately that this place looked like it had been here for quite a long time. It had the ambiance of a small-town diner. At first we were pleasantly surprised because the prices were so reasonable - $10 to $15 for many entrees. In a tourist area, that's pretty reasonable. One thing that was confusing was that, while Emersons is supposed to be a seafood restaurant, they have many non-seafood items on the menu such as pork chops, chicken, etc. We had time to look over ...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on October 7, 2004

Emersons Seafood Restaurant
4-831 Kuhio Highway
Kauai, Hawaii
(808) 822-3662

Haena State Park

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Attraction | "Haena Beach - Beyond Paradise"

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After seeing the beach at Hanalei Bay, you'll be anxious to check out what's north of Hanalei - and you won't be disappointed. As you approach this spectacular northside beach, you may very well find hippies (appropriately dressed in retro clothing) camped out here amongst the grass and fruit trees, which rim a gorgeous beach with roaring waves. They may not like you being here, but they don't bite! Haena Beach is somewhat off the beaten path. You won't find any restaurants, shops, convenience stores, or tourist traps here. If you want those, you'll have to head back to Hanalei. As we approached Haena Beach, we saw the cluster of perhaps eight to ten tents just a few feet west of the beach ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 9, 2004

Haena State Park
End of Highway 56
Hanalei, Hawaii 96714
+1 808 274 3444

Hanalei Bay  Photo, Kauai, Hawaii
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December 7th, 2003 - If you're looking for the best accommodations for your money, The Kauai Coast Resort at The Beachboy by Shell Vacation properties is your best bet. I am a somewhat picky traveler when it comes to the age of the property and amenities. Yet, this resort managed to exceed most of my expectations. This was our second trip to Kauai and second stay at the Kauai Coast Resort. As we approach the Beachboy in our rented SUV, we see that the outside grounds of the property are lovely, yet definitely show their age. I open my car door and get a whiff of the red and white spiked ginger flowers that seem to be flourishing on the grounds of this Shell Vacation property. As I take in my sur...Read More