Food is the focus of many vacations and the Hawaiian islands offer dishes certain to appeal to the comfort food needs and the indulgent dining we rarely find time for during routine lives. The farmers’ markets on Kauai are filled with tastes of fresh fruit, vegetables, fish and other items for picnics or as ingredients for a great dinner at your vacation rental. The local food scene features a myriad of opportunities for innovative and adventurous dining.
Not to be overlooked is local wine, specifically, honey wine or mead. Nani Moon Meadery in Kapaa is Hawaii’s sole meadery, creating the wine from local honey and fruit. Visit their tasting room, try their semi-sweet or other meads, pack it in your picnic basket and ship it home. While visiting Kauai, you’ll find several small businesses that lend authentic experiences to your stay, with a chance to talk with local business owners and enjoying genuine Kauai items.
Ka Hale O Luina
Ka Hale O Luina is a romantic retreat in Kalaheo with the perfect balance serenity and location to nearby Koloa and Poipu sights, eateries and shops. An ideal vacation rental for a couple, the hideaway home overlooks the ocean from one thousand feet above on 11 acres. The unique features of the home include its custom-built design, Japanese architecture, hardwood floors and merbau wood decks. Indulgent amenities such as Frette robes will draw you in and make you want to spend your days lounging, sipping wine (or mead) and drinking in the mountain and ocean views.
Kukui’ula Kai in Koloa on Kauai’s South Shore is a cozy home for six, spacious for a close-knit group of friends, small family or a couple. Two master suites, a lanai with gorgeous views of the ocean and the private pool make this vacation rental a popular one, especially when guests spot whales, dolphins and turtles. The fully equipped kitchen will give you the flexibility to dine at home after picking up fresh food items from the farmers’ markets (and local beverages) or to prepare appetizers before a night on the town.
Hale Kai Kane
Live in majestic opulence in Hale Kai Kane, a new vacation rental in Princeville. The regal atmosphere magnificently combines elements of Bali, Asia and Kauai, with a lily pond, wood carvings and stone sculptures. Make it your own personal sanctuary, with a yoga studio steam room, infinity pool and Jacuzzi. Entertain at home with the best vantage point for every guest and serve Kauai’s best local food and drink at Hale Kai Kane.