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Located oceanfront on Kaanapali North Beach, our luxury studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom suites
provide all the relaxing comforts of home, including full kitchens, in-room washer/dryers, and
large lanais with breathtaking views. And, when you’re ready to experience the many wonders
of Maui, our Fall 4 Maui package has you covered with daily oceanfront breakfast, compact
rental car, a $400 activity credit, and much more. From $336 per night.
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SUE KANOHO, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF
THE KAUAI VISITORS BUREAU Kanoho loves her
island home of Kauai, where she’s raised her family.
She has been with the visitors bureau for 20 years.
➺ Kauai has recently become famous for its shrimp.
Find the best places to enjoy it via a Tasting Kauai
tour or go to the source: the south shore’s Opaekaa
Falls. ‘Opaekala‘ole are native freshwater shrimp
that were once plentiful in the mountain streams
throughout the island. Opaekaa means “rolling
shrimp,” alluding to the crustacean’s onetime abundance in the tumbling cascade of the waterfall. The
Opaekaa Falls overlook is off Kuamoo Road; there’s
ample parking, and a small sidewalk provides a safe
place to view the falls.
➺ Poli‘ahu Heiau, situated on a bluff above the
Wailua River, offers impressive views of Wailua Bay
and the verdant mountains Nounou and Kalepa. It’s
unclear when this heiau was built, but there is evi-
dence it was used as early as the 1600s. This is one
of seven heiau recorded along the Wailua River.
➺ Ka Ala Hele Waiwai Ho‘olina o Koloa, or the
Koloa Heritage Trail, is always worth visiting.
Marked signs highlight the natural history, archaeology, culture and history of the Koloa District of
Kauai and its people. The trail is a 10-mile walk,
bike ride or drive and includes 14 stops and monuments; one of my favorites marks the birthplace of
Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole, born in Koloa in
a grass hut to Princess Kinoike Kekaulike and High
Chief David Kahalepouli Pi‘ikoi. Jonah became a
delegate to the U. S. Congress after Hawaii became
a territory in 1900, serving for 19 years. His name
can be found throughout the state, including Kuhio
Avenue, one of the main roads in Waikiki.
➺ On the rare occasion of rain (that’s a joke, of
course; it rains all the time), visit the Kauai
Museum and see the Ha‘aheo artifacts from King
Kamehameha II’s, aka Liholiho’s, sunken yacht.
Located in Lihue, this museum offers various
exhibits about Kauai life long ago.
➺ Learn how to make a haku (braided) flower lei,
using a variety of colorful blossoms found throughout the island, with award-winning lei maker
Elvrine Chow of Heavenly Hakus.
➺ Located on the south shore of Kauai, McBryde
Garden is nestled in the picturesque and historic
Lawa‘i Valley. The garden has the largest collection
of native Hawaiian flora in existence.
➺ Return to the north shore for an island-inspired
dinner. T wice monthly, the Westin Princeville
partners with the Waipa Foundation for He ‘Aina
Ola (“a nourishing feast”), a farm tour and dinner event. The event begins with a walking tour of
Waipa’s orchard and gardens as the foundation’s
staff relays details on the history of the area and
the organization’s efforts to practice cultural stewardship in the ancient ahupua‘a (land division).
Following the tour, a three-course dinner with
wine pairings is offered in Waipa’s Laukupu Hale
Imu. Prepared by a resort culinary team, the dinner features locally sourced ingredients, including
produce grown at Waipa. Live entertainment is provided by the Waipa ‘ohana family. m