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  • Sesame-crusted opah, macadamia nut fettuccine, sugarcane pork tenderloin… Kauai is full of fine dining delights with a unique island twist. Experience an authentic luau with Polynesian delights and captivating entertainment, stroll along the beach with gourmet ice cream, or enjoy tropical cocktails at sunset. Immerse yourself in all Kauai has to offer.


  • Days 5-6 | Enjoy a revitalizing helicopter flight over Kauai’s magnificent landscapes, including Hanapepe Valley, Waimea Canyon, Hanalei Bay and Mount Waialeale’s Crater – with steep walls and 3,000-foot waterfalls. Then return to your resort to enjoy live Hawaiian entertainment and performances by fire throwers, as you sip a signature Aloha Mary cocktail – a creative twist on the Bloody Mary, with a delicious blend of organic vodka and Clamato juice, adorned with guava wood-smoked sea salt. The next day, fly home to plan your next culinary journey.

    Day 1 | Settle into Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa for two nights in a Grand Club room – situated on the club-level floor and providing lavish amenities, such as VIP concierge service, unlimited tennis, full-service spa, and a private lounge with continental breakfast and appetizers.

    Day 2 | After a day of scuba diving, golfing or biking, indulge in a four-course dinner with private dining on the beach, under the stars. Or dine at Tidepools in an open-air thatched hut, near a koi pond and waterfalls. Enjoy island- inspired cuisine, such as Kona lobster tail, grilled Paniolo rib-eye, and almond-crusted Jidori chicken.

    Day 3 | Drive from Poipu to Princeville, with a stop in Kapaa to enjoy shopping and eclectic Italian cuisine with a creative French twist at Casa de Amici. Then arrive at The St. Regis Princeville Resort for three nights in a prince junior suite, with St. Regis signature butler service.

    Day 4 | Visit nearby Hanalei Town – full of contemporary art galleries, featuring local art and carvings from rare Hawaiian woods. Stop for an island coffee or smoothie at Java Kai, delight in gourmet ice cream at Pink’s Creamery, or enjoy a tropical shave ice treat at Shave Ice Paradise. Then continue to explore the historic town – from the Waioli Mission House to the taro fields at the base of the mountains. In the evening, experience an exquisite sunset dinner at Bar Acuda, with inspiring world flavors from Italy, Southern France, Portugal and Spain. Start with chilled tomato gazpacho or a mesclun salad, then savor shrimp romesco, banderillas or housemade chorizo.

    Kauai Culinary Journey



    • Roy Yamaguchi and Peter Merriman are two of the chefs known for the Hawaiian Regional Cuisine movement. You can partake of their exceptional dishes at Roy’s Poipu or Merriman’s Fish House – also in Poipu, Kauai.

    • Fishing in Kauai: Kauai is full of many types of fish, and you only need a license for freshwater fish. Consider a deep sea fishing excursion or stop by Alekoko or Menehune Fishpond near Lihue for your own fishing experience in Kauai, catching ono, mahimahi, opakapaka and marlin.


    produced, then relax on the veranda with a fresh cup of Roastmaster’s Choice coffee.

    KAPA'A Brick Oven Pizza | Recognized as the best pizza on Kauai, Brick Oven Pizza has been a favorite with locals for more than 30 years. You’ll love specialty pizzas such as bay shrimp and fresh garlic or Hawaiian barbeque chicken, plus delicious clam chowder and salads.

    KOLOA Beach House Restaurant | Recognized by Zagat as a top Kauai restaurant, this oceanfront venue boasts gracious service, spectacular views and creative Pacific Rim cuisine. Indulge in sashimi, organic salad or a grilled fresh-catch fish, followed by Hawaiian carrot cake.

    Red Salt | Soak in the sophisticated oceanfront setting of this contemporary restaurant, featuring rich woods and travertine floors. You’ll love the succulent seafood with an island twist, including vanilla-bean seared mahi or Kauai shrimp carbonara fettuccine.

    HANALEI The Dolphin Restaurant, Fish Market & Sushi Lounge | An island favorite supporting local farmers and fisherman, this casual open-air, riverside dining lounge provides a world-class sushi bar, organically-grown greens, fresh fish, steak and seafood. Savor tantalizing charbroiled ahi tuna, sautéed calamari, wine-baked scallops, the finest cuts of beef or Hawaiian chicken.

    KALAHEO Kalaheo Steak & Ribs | Serving tender steaks, prime rib and mouthwatering ribs for more than 30 years, this incredible steak house features live music and a daily happy hour. Beyond flavorful beef options, you’ll love dishes such as papalina poke, stuffed pork chop, and grilled chicken breast with rosemary vinaigrette.

    Kauai Coffee Company | This 3,100-acre plantation is the largest coffee farm in the United States, boasting an impressive four million coffee trees. Enjoy a walking excursion through the estate, learning about how coffee is


    CULINARY TIPS • Visit Lappert’s Ice Cream in Hanapepe or Princeville to enjoy a fresh cup of Kona coffee or a gourmet treat such as mango ice cream.

    • Enjoy a delicious meal at Kilauea Bakery & Pau Hana Pizza – the Billie Holiday includes smoked ono, roasted onions and gorgonzola rosemary sauce.

    • Visit Kauai Kookie to sample unforgettable guava macadamia nut cookies and take home exceptional salad dressings, including Papaya Seed.

  • Hukilau Lanai | Incorporating locally sourced ingredients, this contemporary American restaurant offers delicious seafood and five-course food and wine tastings. Enjoy live music as you relish items such as sweet potato ravioli, lobster curry bisque, mixed grilled seafood and macadamia nut chicken.

    The Bullshed | Situated on the spectacular Royal Coconut Coast, this oceanfront restaurant features some of Kauai’s finest steaks and seafood. Indulge in prime rib, lobster, seared ahi, waipouli scallops and other delights.

    LIHUE Duke’s Kauai at Kauai Marriott Resort on Kalapaki Beach | Enjoy spectacular views of the ocean at this famed restaurant, named after Duke Kahanamoku - Olympic medalist and “the father of international surfing.” Delight in Hawaiian-influenced cuisine, such as macadamia nut pesto fettuccine or steak Kimo, followed by Kimo’s original hula pie.

    Hamura Saimin | This casual eatery is an insider secret, boasting handmade noodles and meat skewers with teriyaki barbeque sauce. Be sure to try the special saimin soup and a slice of heavenly lilikoi chiffon pie – light, fluffy and flavorful.

    JJ Broiler’s | Unwind on the outdoor terrace with a refreshing mai tai, then experience JJ’s renowned “Slavanic Steak” – a tender cut dipped in a special butter, garlic and wine sauce. In operation for nearly 50 years, the restaurant is known for its Aloha spirit and friendly staff.

    Luau Kalamaku | Experience Kauai’s “only theatrical luau” – with a mesmerizing show including an imu ceremony, crafts, hula dancers and musicians. You’ll love the authentic Hawaiian dishes, ranging from shrimp and scallop spring rolls to seared ono and buffalo mozzarella to pork tenderloin and lomi lomi.

    POIPU Merriman’s Fish House by Peter Merriman | Known for its fresh “farm to table” concept, this celebrated restaurant boasts Hawaiian regional cuisine by Peter Merriman, including fresh fish, sesame-crusted opah and butter- poached Keahole lobster.

    Plantation Garden Restaurant at Outrigger Kiahuna Plantation | Once a plantation manager’s home, this restaurant now offers superior Pacific Rim dishes with Hawaiian influences. Savor tastes such as coconut curry seafood stew and sugarcane skewered pork tenderloin.

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