Weekend in Kauai, HI

October 1, 2015 – October 4, 2015 – Kauai is amazing. It’s small, but it’s lush, full of nature, has practically one road that never has traffic, and it’s perfect for a short getaway away to enjoy some island fun – that’s me – or a longer stay to enjoy more outdoor activities. I didn’t do much hiking, except one, the Wailua Secret Falls hike, which I highly recommend if you want a short hike to possibly some private time at your own waterfall, but I did do a lot of site seeing since driving was so easy. And, of course, I ate a lot …

JONASAPPROVED eats that I will definitely visit again the next time I’m in the island:

Al Pastor Tacos – Lightly seared ahi tacos.
Kalalea Juice Hale – The best acai bowl I had.
Pink’s Creamery – Rich-flavored ice cream like Kona mud pie but not too sweet.
Haole Girl Island Sweets – That lilikoi/passion fruit croissant straight out of the oven.
Ishihara Market – Of all the super markets, their poke was my favorite.
Wailua Shave Ice – The best shaved ice. Fluffy. Not drenched in syrup. I went twice.
The Fish Express – The best poke I had this trip, and their fried chicken.
Aloha CoffeeTruck – Iced honey latte and that peanut butter cookie.

Not that other places I dined at weren’t good. These places just outshone.

Honorable mentions:

Kountry Kitchen – Macadamia nut pancakes.
Foodland and Safeway – Cheap poke.
Chicken In A Barrel BBQ – You know meat is good when even chicken breast comes out juicy

For next time:

McDonald’s – They use Kona coffee for their iced coffee. Their Hawaiian menu didn’t seem to appealing, though.
Pono Market and Coffee Talk in Pono Market – Unfortunately, they were closed when I was in town.

Day 1:

Kountry Kitchen

Kountry Kitchen

Small Town Coffee Co.

Small Town Coffee Co.

Al Pastor Tacos

Al Pastor Tacos

Kalalea Juice Hale

Kalalea Juice Hale

Kalalea Juice Hale

Kalalea Juice Hale

Kilauea Lighthouse

Kilauea Lighthouse

Foodland Princeville

Foodland Princeville

Kauai's Best Shaved Ice

Kauai’s Best Shaved Ice

Hanalei, Hawaii

Hanalei, Hawaii

Pink's Creamery

Pink’s Creamery

Hanalei Pier

Hanalei Pier

Puka Dog

Hanalei Pier

Hanalei Pier

Hanalei Pier

Hanalei Pier

Maniniholo Dry Caves

Maniniholo Dry Caves

Kilauea Fish Market Waipouli

Kilauea Fish Market Waipouli

Day 2:

Passion Bakery Cafe

Passion Bakery Cafe

Haole Girl Island Sweets

Haole Girl Island Sweets

Tunnel Of Trees

Tunnel Of Trees

Cortado Coffee Bar

Cortado Coffee Bar

Spouting Horn Scenic Lookout

Spouting Horn Scenic Lookout

Dark Roost

Dark Roost

Warehouse 3540

Warehouse 3540

Hanapepe Lookout

Hanapepe Lookout

Ishihara Market

Ishihara Market

Waimea Canyon State Park

Waimea Canyon State Park

Waimea Canyon State Park

Waimea Canyon State Park

Waimea Canyon Lookout

Waimea Canyon Lookout

Little Fish Coffee

Little Fish Coffee

Oasis On The Beach

Oasis On The Beach

Gaylord's at Kilohana

Gaylord’s at Kilohana

Gaylord's at Kilohana

Gaylord’s at Kilohana

Luau Kalamaku

Luau Kalamaku

Waimea Canyon Lookout

Waimea Canyon Lookout

Day 3:

Haole Girl Island Sweets

Haole Girl Island Sweets

Java Kai Old Kapaa Town

Java Kai Old Kapaa Town

Foodland Waipouli

Foodland Waipouli

Wailua Heritage Trail

Wailua Heritage Trail

Wailua Secret Falls

Wailua Secret Falls

Wailua Secret Falls

Wailua Secret Falls

Wailua Secret Falls

Wailua Secret Falls

Wailua Secret Falls

Wailua Secret Falls

Wailua Shave Ice

Wailua Shave Ice

Wailua Shave Ice

Wailua Shave Ice

The Fish Express

The Fish Express

Kalapaki Shave Ice

Kalapaki Shave Ice

Skinny Mike's Hawaiian Ice Cream

Skinny Mike’s Hawaiian Ice Cream

Kauai Bakery & Cinnamon

Kauai Bakery & Cinnamon

Menehune Fishpond

Menehune Fishpond

Chicken In A Barrel BBQ

Chicken In A Barrel BBQ

Day 4:

Aloha CoffeeTruck

Aloha CoffeeTruck

Wailua Falls

Wailua Falls

Tip Top Motel Cafe & Bakery

Tip Top Motel Cafe & Bakery

Opaeka'a Falls

Opaeka’a Falls

The Coconut Cup Juice Bar & Cafe

The Coconut Cup Juice Bar & Cafe

The Coconut Cup Juice Bar & Cafe

The Coconut Cup Juice Bar & Cafe

Wailua Shave Ice

Wailua Shave Ice

Safeway Kapaa

Safeway Kapaa

Oct 17 2015 Category: Earth Hawaii

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