- Kalypso – nachos, pina coladas, mai tais, fish tacos and margaritas.
- Dolphin- Hanalei right on the Hanalei River. Open lunch and dinner. Great menu and great sushi. Gets crowded and no reservations.
- Pat’s Tacos – near Hanalei pier, awesome taco stand, must go. Cash only. 10-3 except Sundays. Steak & fish tacos!
- Postcards- Hanalei amazing vegetarian restaurant (serves fish but no meat) dinner only. Must make reservation
- Tropical Taco- Hanalei- every kind of taco, lunch only. It is a permanent structure but has the feel of a food truck.
- Tahiti Nui – best Mai Tais in Hanalei, great pizza and they play live music pretty often. They also do a luau on Wednesday or Thursday nights but have to call ahead and make reservation.
- Happy Talk – Fun Hawaiian Bar – good drinks
- Farm to table dinner in Princeville
- Kilauea Fish Market – get the tuna wrap, it might be the best thing on the island!!! Kilauea
- Trilogy – breakfast and baked goods. All organic. Juice place here too! Kilauea
- Common Grounds Hike – Stone Dam (zen garden)
- Kai Bar in Kilauea center really good too / smoothies, coffee
- Angeline’s steam-salt scrub-four hands massage – showers
- Hunter & Gatherer – cool shop
- If access to the Napali Coast trail isn’t open – take Captain Andy’s catamaran sail tour out of Port Allen
- Pool/beach poaching at Sheraton in Poipu
- Ishihara Market for poke
- Hanalei Bay and Pier- Hanalei very calm, beautiful beach. Rent paddle boards right near the pier and can paddle all the way up the river to the bridge. Also bring a credit card because you can stop at the Dolphin restaurant and get a mai tai and sushi roll.
- Secret Beach- Kilauea, you hike down to the beach, pretty fun spot to go adventure and cruise, just be careful because beach break can be pretty big there.
- Ke’e State Beach Park- Haena last beach on the north end of the island. Magnificent beach but parking can be difficult, and you will go when you hike Kalalau.
- Tunnels Beach- Great snorkeling beach, check out the enormous caves across the street from the beach, they are very cool. Lots of turtles. You cannot rent snorkeling stuff there so need to grab in town
- Anini – Very calm and shallow, great snorkeling.
ACTIVITIES & ADVENTURES:
- Snorkeling – Tunnels and hideaway beach are the two best spots on the north shore, ideal time to go is if the surf is flat and calm
- Surfing – Drew Irons has a surf school right in Hanalei and if looking for something a little more intense Drew can take you to some spots to shred otherwise the surfing at pine trees which is at Hanalei Bay is beach bottom and fun to learn.
- Hiking – Kalalau trail but if you want to do the smuggler of Hanalei it’s the first quick left after you go over the bridge into hanalei. It is called the Okolehao Trail and is definitely worth hiking, won’t take long and offers great views of Hanalei.
- Queens Bath – Very cool if the water is calm, where the hawaiian queen used to sunbathe, St Regis should be able to steer you in that direction
- Lost Dam – Secret Zen garden behind Common Ground (1/2 mile walk) Kid friendly! Very Cool!
- Napali coast day hike to Beach (4 Miles RT) or waterfall (8 Miles RT)