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BAR ACUDA

5-5161 Kuhio Hwy. (808-826-7081) restau­rant­baracuda.com With cui­sine in­spired by the Mediter­ranean re­gions of Europe, in­clud­ing South­ern France, Italy, Spain, and Por­tu­gal, this tapas bar is one of Kaua‘i’s coolest places to re­lax with friends and sip some wine.

GAY­LORD’S AT KILO­HANA

3-2087 Kau­mualii Hwy. (808-245-9593) gay­lord­skauai.com Us­ing foods found in its back­yard gar­den and from farm­ers around the is­land, this farm-totable restau­rant pays care­ful at­ten­tion to the sea­sons, tweak­ing menus each week.

HANALEI GOURMET

5-5161 Kuhio Hwy. (808-826-2524) A quick and easy spot for lunch, this ca­sual eatery serves sand­wiches made on fresh baked bread, along­side clas­sic Amer­i­can, gourmet eats.

HAMURA’S SAIMIN

2956 Kress St. (808-245-3271) Soft, slight chewy saimin noo­dles make this nofrills mom-and-pop joint a fa­vorite among lo­cals. Don’t leave with­out try­ing the bar­be­cue teriyaki sticks and li­likoi pie.

HUK­I­LAU LANAI

520 Aleka Lp. (808-822-0600) huk­i­laukauai.com En­joy hand­crafted, scratch-made cui­sine uti­liz­ing prod­ucts from the bounty that Kaua‘i has to of­fer along­side nightly en­ter­tain­ment

JOS­SELIN’S TAPAS BAR AND GRILL

Kukui‘ula Shop­ping Cen­ter, 2829 Ala Kalanikau­maka St. (808-742-7117) jos­selins.com This tapas bar fea­tures dishes in­spired by all parts of the world, us­ing as many lo­cally grown in­gre­di­ents as pos­si­ble.

KAUAI GRILL

The St. Regis Princeville Re­sort, 5520 Ka Haku Rd. (808-826-9644) kauaigrill.com Sweep­ing views of Hanalei Bay and Bali Hai only heighten the din­ing ex­pe­ri­ence at this St. Regis restau­rant boast­ing a cu­rated se­lec­tion of art­ful ap­pe­tiz­ers and en­trées from famed chef JeanGe­orge Von­gerichten.

KOLOA RUM CO.

3-2087 Kau­mualii Hwy. (808-246-8900) koloarum.com At Hawai‘i’s first and only rum tast­ing room, lo­cated on the beau­ti­ful grounds of the his­toric Kilo­hana Plan­ta­tion, learn about the his­tory of Kaua‘i’s sug­ar­cane from which Koloa’s rums are made, and en­joy com­pli­men­tary sam­ples the award-win­ning rum.

LAVA LAVA BEACH CLUB

420 Pa­paloa Rd. (808-769-5282) lavalavabeach­club.com Open­ing in Au­gust 2015 at the newly ren­o­vated Kauai Shores Ho­tel in Kapa‘a, Lava Lava Beach Club will of­fer the is­land’s only Toes in the Sand din­ing ex­pe­ri­ence.

LIV­ING FOODS MAR­KET & CAFE

Kukui‘ulaVil­lage, 2829 Ala Kalanikaua­maka (808-742-2323) liv­ing­food­skauai.com Shop at the is­land’s largest se­lec­tion of or­ganic, sus­tain­able, and lo­cally grown pro­duce and don’t for­get to grab lunch in the mar­ket’s cafe-style restau­rant, which serves a sim­ple Euro­pean-style menu.

MER­RI­MAN’S FISH HOUSE

Kukui‘ula Shop­ping Cen­ter, 2829 Ala Kanaikau­maka St. (808-742-8385) mer­ri­man­shawaii.com One of the pi­o­neer­ing restau­rants of the farm-totable con­cept, Mer­ri­man’s serves only the fresh­est prod­ucts, at least 90 per­cent of which are lo­cally grown or caught us­ing sus­tain­able meth­ods.

OA­SIS ON THE BEACH

4-820 Kuhio Hwy. (808-833-9332) oa­siskauai.com A breath­tak­ing ocean­front lo­ca­tion right on the beach, Oa­sis uti­lizes lo­cal sus­tain­able sources for 90 per­cent of their in­gre­di­ents.

POST­CARDS CAFÉ

5-5075 Kuhio Hwy. (808-826-1191) post­card­scafe.com Set in a charm­ing set­ting, Post­cards is known for freshly pre­pared seafood and gourmet veg­e­tar­ian cui­sine us­ing no re­fined sugar or chem­i­cal ad­di­tives.

RED SALT

Koa Kea Ho­tel & Re­sort, 2251 Poipu Rd. (808742-4288) koakea.com/din­ing-at-red-salt At this restau­rant, beau­ti­ful ocean­front din­ing and con­tem­po­rary up­scale cui­sine cel­e­brate the fresh seafood and pro­duce avail­able in Hawai‘i.

RUMFIRE POIPU BEACH

2440 Hoo­nani Rd. (808-742-1661) rum­firekauai.com One of Kaua‘i’s fa­vorite hot spots, this fes­tive lounge of­fers a 180-de­gree view of the ocean and an in­no­va­tive menu that art­fully blends Hawai­ian-rooted cui­sine with global in­flu­ences.

ST. REGIS BAR

5520 Ka Haku Rd. (808-826-9644) Take in one of the most spec­tac­u­lar sun­set views in all of Hawai‘i at this up­scale bar while en­joy­ing live mu­sic and an in­no­va­tive small-plate se­lec­tion by the chefs of Kauai Grill.

TIDEPOOLS RESTAU­RANT

1571 Poipu Rd. (808-240-6456) kauai.hy­att.com/en/ho­tel/din­ing.html Em­brace the tempt­ing com­bi­na­tion of con­tem­po­rary Hawai­ian cui­sine served in a unique Hawai‘i set­ting right on the wa­ter.

TOR­TILLA RE­PUB­LIC

2829 Ala Kalanikau­maka St. (808-742-8884) At this mod­ern Mex­i­can grill and mar­garita bar, en­joy un­ex­pected fla­vors uti­liz­ing all-nat­u­ral meats and or­ganic, lo­cally grown pro­duce in a con­tem­po­rary, chic set­ting.

KALA­PAKI BEACH

Lo­cated at the en­trance of Nawiliwili Har­bor Kala­paki Beach is lo­cated in Kaua‘i’s main town of Lihu‘e. A stand on the beach of­fers surf­ing lessons, cata­ma­ran cruises, and sail­boat rentals. The beach is also pop­u­lar among vol­ley­ball play­ers, with sev­eral courts lo­cated along the beach.

KAUA‘I MUSUEM

4428 Rice St. (808-245-6931) kauaimu­seum.org There are two floors of per­ma­nent ex­hibits per­tain­ing to the his­tory of Kaua‘i, from the birth of the is­land up through the ter­ri­to­rial pe­riod. Guided pub­lic tours are free with paid ad­mis­sion, and the first Satur­day of ev­ery month is “Fam­ily Free Satur­day” free ad­mis­sion.

KAUA­PEA (SE­CRET BEACH)

Turn to­ward the ocean on Kal­i­hi­wai Rd.; take se­cond dirt road to the end Known for its size, seclu­sion, and beauty, this gay beach, which is only ac­ces­si­ble af­ter a 15-minute hike, stuns its vis­i­tors with its broad white sand beach, turquoise wa­ters, ar­rest­ing cliff views, and nude sun­bathers.

KE‘E BEACH

Lo­cated lit­er­ally at the end of the road (High­way 560), Ke‘e Beach’s calm serene la­goon is team­ing with fish, mak­ing for one of the best snorke­l­ing spots on the is­land. A short walk to­wards Haena pro­vides stun­ning views of the Na Pali Coast.

KILO­HANA PLAN­TA­TION

3-2087 Kau­muali‘i Hwy. (808-245-5608) kilo­hanakauai.com Ride a his­toric train, hike through a rain­for­est, taste is­land-made rum, and en­joy one of the is­land’s best lu­aus at Kilo­hana Plan­ta­tion, lo­cated within the his­toric Gay­lord Wil­cox Man­sion.

LIMAHULI GAR­DEN

5 Kuhio Hwy. (808-826-1053) ntbg.org/gar­dens/limahuli.php Ex­tend­ing across 1,000 acres of ver­dant trop­i­cal val­ley that span three dis­tinct eco­log­i­cal zones, Limahuli Gar­den and Pre­serve (also known as Bali Hai) was named best nat­u­ral botan­i­cal gar­den in the United States by the Amer­i­can Hor­ti­cul­tural So­ci­ety.

LY­DGATE STATE PARK BEACH

Off Hwy. 56, five miles north of Lihu‘e With its calm wa­ters and with life­guards present, this state park re­mains pop­u­lar with fam­i­lies, as well as with gays, lo­cated on the south side be­tween Wailua Golf Course and the con­dos.

POIPU BEACH PARK

2250 Kuai Rd. On Kaua‘i’s sunny south shore is one of the is­land’s most pop­u­lar beaches. Named best beach by the Travel Chan­nel and Dr. Beach, Poipu ac­com­mo­dates nearly ev­ery type of beach ac­tiv­ity.

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