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Hawaiian Luau

Luau Reservations
With the Smith Family Luau just a short 10 minute drive away from the Kauai Country Inn, it's a popular, very Hawaiian Experience for our guests. For more info and to make a reservtion click the link above. Luaus start at 5 PM and finish at about 8:45 PM. All you can eat buffet and alcohol bar, paired with local live entertainment and great Hula Show! Don't miss it - Book your's today!



Wedding Coordinators

Kauai Island Weddings
Mike Hough, the owner of the Kauai Country Inn also offers his services as a fully licensed minister to marry couples in Kauai. Mike and Martina offer several romantic packages, many of which include beautiful photography at the best rates offered on the island!



Kauai Lei Greetings

Be greeted with a Lei upon your arrival at the Lihue Airport. Greeters of Hawaii, a flower shop located in the Lihue airport, offer lei greeting services from $24.95 to $34.95. They'll welcome you, show you to the baggage area, and point you in the right direction to find your rental car company. To arrange your lei greeting call 808-245-1679.


Helicopter/Airplane Tours

Sunshine Helicopters
Aloha! You have landed on beautiful Kauai at the web site for Will Squires Helicopter Tours. The experts in unforgettable beauty say the only way to see the hidden Kauai is from the air. One of the safest and most thrilling ways to do that is with Will Squires Helicopter Tours in a handsome American Eurocopter ASTAR 350 BA helicopter...

Jack Harter
We invite you to escape the ordinary; to leave the byways of man and immerse yourself in the wilderness grandeur of the Garden Isle. Only by exploring its natural wonders can you truly capture the meaning of this glorious island...

Safari Helicopters
Kauai is a precious green gem and the team at Safari Helicopters will give you a close look at all her facets. Get the thrill of being up close to Moanawaiopuna Waterfall (filmed in Jurassic Park), soar along the lush valleys of the Na Pali Coast and discover hundreds of other tropical waterfalls...



Ocean & Fishing Tours

Captain Andy
Have a Hawaii adventure with Capt. Andy on a sailing or rafting tour along the incredible Na Pali coast of Kauai. We take great pride in offering quality and personal service in all our adventures...

Blue Dolphin Charters
The highlight of any vacation has to be a Kauai Napali Coast sailing tour Sailing down the Na Pali with Dolphins surfing at the bow of your catamaran, is the ultimate in ecotourism and adventure travel...

Holoholo Charters
Aloha from Kauai, you have found Holoholo Charters. We offer snorkeling tours, sightseeing tours, and whale watching tours to Na Pali and the Forbidden island of Niihau. We offer tours on one of our three vessels: A high-speed 65' power catamaran, 48' sailing catamaran, and our new vessel a 42' aluminum vessel based on US Navy reconnaissance craft. Our tours range from 3-7hrs., so there is a tour for everyone...

Kauai Sea Tours
6 years experience exploring the majestic Na Pali Coast - The adventure of a lifetime is a charter boat tour to Kauai's Na Pali Coast where you will enjoy sailing or rafting, snorkeling, whale watching, sunset cruises, with an emphasis on ecotourism, respect for the environment, and pure unadulterated fun in what is perhaps nature's most magnificent playground...the Napali Coast...



Snorkeling/Scuba Diving

Dive Kauai
Divers visiting Kauai will discover a host of excellent dive sites along the shoreline as well as from our custom built dive boats in offshore waters. Kauai offers an interesting topography of lava ridges, pinnacles,archways, caves and caverns formed by molten lava meeting the sea. Wave action and erosion over the centuries formed coral reefs and miles of sand beaches. The warm tropical waters are teaming with marine life around the beautiful coral reefs in an array of pastel colors...

Captain Andy
Have a Hawaii adventure with Capt. Andy on a sailing, rafting and snorkeling tour along the incredible Na Pali coast of Kaua...

Kauai Scuba Diving
Kauai Scuba Diving welcomes you to the Garden Island. Your dive headquarters while visiting our beautiful island. We offer a full line of services specializing in scuba tours and snorkeling, certification courses certification classes...

Bubbles Below Scuba Charters
Get ready for a dive experience unlike any other. With Bubbles Below, you will be treated to a truly exceptional, memorable and educational tour of our undersea world. We are unique because our perspective is quite a bit different from most other dive companies. We treat our customers to a marine-ecology oriented, information-rich experience. It is our hope that those that dive with us come to appreciate the fragile beauty and splendor of our unique island home, and will then spread that knowledge and awareness to others when they return to their daily lives...

Fathom Five Divers and Ocean Quest Watersports
The lush, green island of Kauai makes an enchanting backdrop to our more than 20 dive sites teeming with life. The waters of Kauai are blessed with rich marine life, sea mammals and unusual ledges, arches, pinnacles and caverns. Fathom Five is located on the south shore in Old Koloa Town, just 5 minutes from sunny Poipu Beach and Kukuiula Harbor, where we launch our custom dive boats. From there it is just a few minutes more to the most spectacular diving on Kauai whether you're diving from a boat or one of our many beautiful, sandy beaches. Ocean Quest Watersports operates a small satellite location in Kapaa which is just minutes from the North shore and our favorite shore diving location, Tunnels Beach. Having these two locations allows us to dive virtually anywhere on Kauai depending on conditions or the weather...



Horseback Riding

Silver Falls Ranch
Located on Kauai’s northern most point, is the historic Plantation town of Kilauea and the Kilauea Point Lighthouse and Wildlife Refuge . Just minutes from there is Silver Falls Ranch. Nestled mauka and just north of Kilauea’s interior is Kamo’okoa Ridge, a lush and unique area. A location blessed abundantly by nature with natural waterways and rare tropical botanicals offering some of Kauai’s most beautiful scenery...

Esprit De Corps Riding Academy
Whether you are an experienced horse person or novice, get ready for outdoor fun with Kauai's most personalized horse activities. Here at our Cyber*Ranch learn about the Complete Horse Experience and meet your instructor Dale while guest photos show you great places we can take you on the Garden Island of Kauai...

Princeville Ranch Stables
Saddle up for a ride across Princeville's Working Cattle Ranch and enjoy beautiful panoramic views of the Hanalei Mountains and Pacific Ocean. Experience an 80 foot waterfall, private pasture land and gorgeous ocean views...An Adventure You'll Remember!



Kayaking & River Tours

Kayak Wailua
Welcome to the Garden Island! You have discovered the ultimate site for Hawaiian kayak exploration and water sport adventure. Kayak Wailua, LLC is the right choice at the right location for an adventure outfitter specializing in premium kayak tours. Explore Hawaii's only navigable stream on one of our fully equipped, stable, comfortable and quality single or double kayaks. No previous experience is necessary. There is usually little or no current occurring. Paddling upstream can actually be easier than downstream as you are assisted by a gentle tradewind blowing mauka, (inland) towards the mountains...

Outfitters Kauai
Paddle Jungle Stream & Waterfalls of the Wailua River, a beautiful historic river, deep into the heart of the island. We'll kayak the calm-water jungle stream, and take a hike through the rainforest to a 100 ft waterfall for a great picnic lunch. Join us & enjoy the native and exotic botanical wonders, swimming, hiking, and paddling; a Hawaiian deep jungle fantasy! Or try the Na Pali Coast Kayak Tour...this is a 15-mile downwind tour by kayak of one of the planet's most beautiful, remote shore-lines. Paddle at the base of sheer 3000' sea cliffs, through deep sea caves and waterfalls plunging hundreds of feet into the ocean. Surf your kayak up on the beach in the late after-noon to wrap up your un-forgettable Kauai adventure!

Kayak Hanalei
Kayak Kauai: Our Hawaiian family invites you to come share a day kayaking with us in one of the most beautiful places on earth, Hanalei, Kauai. Glide quietly up Hanalei River and feel the peacefulness of old Hawaii aboard a Kauai kayak. Snorkel the abundant tropical reefs of Hanalei Bay. Relax and eat lunch on a secluded beach.

Kayak Kaua'i
Hawaii's Adventure Company...

Kayak Rental at the Kauai Country Inn
If you like to go at your own pace and do not wish to join one of the kayak tour companies, we do rent double kayaks at the Kauai Country Inn. Each of the double kayaks is $65 for the day, and we'll tell you where to go. Kayak the Wailua River to the Fern Grotto and swim under Secret Falls. It's a great adventure!



Hiking

Princeville Ranch
Princeville Ranch Adventures offers exclusive ziplining, kayaking and hiking tours on 2,500 acres of private lands on the North Shore of Kauai. These guided tours take you away from crowds to pristine areas that are otherwise inaccessible to the public. Our guides are entertaining and well educated on Hawaii’s history, flora and fauna. The groups are kept small for everyone’s enjoyment...

Kauai Group - Sierra Club Home Page
The Kauai Group of the Hawaii Chapter of Sierra Club is privileged to "Explore, Enjoy, and Protect" the splendor of the most natural of Hawaii's major islands. Kauai has more miles of hiking trails and beaches than any of the other islands. We make the most of it with a wide range of outings that alternately charm and challenge the adventurer.

Kauai Nature Tours



Sightseeing Tours

Hawaii Movie Tours
With three great tours, we guarantee you have never experienced anything like it. Travel in our theaters on wheels to film sites of Hollywood's legendary masterpieces. All three Jurassic Parks, South Pacific, Blue Hawaii, Gilligan's Island, Six Days, Seven Nights, Fantasy Island, Raiders of the Lost Ark and many others, filmed on the stunning island of Kauai. Watch the scenes while at the locations where they were filmed. Learn fascinating inside details of the stars and what they did when they were here. Visit beaches like no other on Earth. Learn Hawaiian myths and legends, language, flora and fauna. Enjoy a delicious picnic lunch on a beautiful beach. Sing show tunes!

Polynesian Adventure Tours
Enjoy a day filled with the beauty, legends and saga of Kauai, the "Garden Island!" You'll enjoy unmatched comfort and superb views from our spacious, deluxe "big window" Premier Mini coaches. These highly personalized scenic tours are fully narrated by specially trained driver/guides and features many stops to allow you to get the most from your day. Join us for an experience you'll long remember!

Smith's Fern Grotto Tour
The excellent acoustics of the Fern Grotto provides a perfect backdrop for Smith's Boats talented Hawaiian singers and musicians. The seranade is just one of the highlights of a cruise up the Wailua River aboard one of Smith's Boats river boats.



Botanical Gardens & Museums

Allerton Gardens
Lawai-kai, as it is known in Hawaiian, extends over an area of more than 100 acres adjacent to the McBryde Garden. It is a garden paradise, imagined first by Hawaii's Queen Emma in the late 19th century and then by Alexander McBryde at the turn of the 20th century. But it was Robert and John Gregg Allerton who explored the endless possibilities found in this dramatic topography and created this masterpiece of garden art...

Limahuli Gardens
Located on Kauai's wet north shore in Haena, Limahuli Garden and Preserve extends over 1,000 acres in a verdant tropical valley covering three distinct ecological zones. Ongoing programs in watershed protection and studies in plant and animal stream life are conducted at this site...


Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge
Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge's rocky cliffs provide premier nesting and roosting habitat for seven native Hawaiian seabirds. It is one of the most important seabird nesting sites in the inhabited Hawaiian Islands. Reintroduction of the endangered nene goose began on the refuge in 1991 as part of a statewide recovery program...

Kauai Museum
The Kaua`i Museum is the cultural sanctuary for the art and artifacts of Native Hawaiians and it nurtures the creative spirit of today’s artists. This year, we have embarked on a journey to revitalize the historic buildings that have been home to our collections...



Shopping

Hilo Hattie
The store of Hawaii...

Kukui Grove Shopping Center - The Mall of Kauai - Lihue, Kauai

Coconut Plantation Shopping Center - Kapaa, Kauai

Poipu Shopping Center - Poipu, Kauai

Ching Young Village Shopping Center - Hanalei, Kauai



Entertainment

The Kukui Grove Movie Theatre

This week's show times...


The Beatles

The only private Beatles Museum in the Hawaiian Islands, right here at the Kauai Country Inn. Schedule a tour with Mike on Mondays or Fridays! Sorry, available to guests of the Kauai Country Inn only.

I Am The Beatles
The Only Site to find Everything about The Beatles! All the Albums, All the Songs, All the Lyrics, and What Their Songs Really Mean, and MUCH MORE!

Rare Beatles.com

Ottawa Beatles Site
On June 1st, 2004, eighty Canadian pop stars including David Usher of Moist and Nanette Workman (who backed John Lennon and the Rolling Stones) and Justin Trudeau (the son to the late Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau) assembled in Room 1742 of the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel to record a new version of the song "Give Peace a Chance" for Amnesty International. The occasion marked the 35th anniversary of the original recording and has been approved by Yoko Ono. 



Airlines

Hawaiian Airlines
The wings of the islands...offering inter-island flights and flights from the mainland U.S...

American Airlines
Offering direct flights from Los Angels to Lihue, Kauai...

United Airlines
Offering direct flights from Los Angels & San Francisco, California to Lihue, Kauai...



Car Rental

Dollar Rent-A-Car

Avis

Hertz



Golf

Kauai Lagoons Golf Course
Kauai Lagoons Golf Club on the majestic Garden Island of Kauai is home to two award winning Jack Nicklaus designed golf courses. The dramatic Kiele Course(key-ay-lay) weaves along imposing ocean cliffs, lush valleys, and among 40 acres of fresh water lagoons. Its companion, the Mokihana Course (mow-key-ha-nah) is a Scottish style links course that features open fairways and well-guarded, small undulating greens. The resort's courses, practice facilities, first class accommodations, food and beverage facilities, and Golf Pro Shop, add up to a golf resort experience that's second to none!

Wailua Golf Course
The Wailua Golf Course was first built as a 9-hole golf course in the 1930’s. The second 9 holes were added in 1961. Course designer is Toyo Shirai. Wailua GC hosted 3 USGA Amateur Public Links Championships and is voted by Golf Digest as one of Hawaii’s best 15 golf courses.

Princeville at Hanalei Golf Course
Take it from the master of Golf Course architecture: "Golf doesn't get much better than here at Princeville at Hanalei." Princeville at Hanalei features 2 World-Class Championship Golf Courses; Prince Golf Course and Makai Golf Course, making up a total of 45-Holes designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. to enhance the natural habitat of Kauai’s North Shore while providing strategic variety for Golfer’s of all skill levels.

Poipu Bay Golf Course
Home of the PGA Grand Slam of Golf from 1994-2006! Where champions play. Here, nature and renowned designer Robert Trent Jones Jr. have conspired to create a stunning venue for golfers of all abilities. A unique and unforgettable golf experience awaits you—one that will bring every aspect of your game into fresh and thrilling focus. A course unlike any other. This outstanding course is backed by lush emerald mountains and sculpted from a rolling plateau eight stories above the Pacific Ocean. Nestled among the gentle contours of Poipu Bay you’ll discover the remains of Hawaiian heiau (places of worship) and ancient stone walls. If this weren’t challenge enough, Mother Nature presents you with one distraction after another. From native nene geese and rare Hawaiian monk seals to green sea turtles and humpback whales, you’ll have lots of wild excuses to back your scorecard. Even the most focused golfer will be challenged by the breathtaking views. For more info, check out the Course Overview or take the Hole-by-Hole Tour.

Following are a few restaurants that we would like to recommend
(most of them just down the road from The Kauai Country Inn!):

Olympic Cafe
Best place for breakfast. They do a good full breakfast and a pretty good lunch. Over prized for dinner (it’s ok, but by no means as good as Coconuts or Kintaro, and will cost you the same). One of the few restaurants in Kapaa that have a bit of ocean view. Open at 7 am we believe. LOCATION: Kapaa, by the ABC Store on the north end of Kapaa (on the top floor of the big green building - park in the back of the building). 808-822-5825

Kintaro
GREAT Japanese food, with the best sushi on island and fresh fish, seafood and steak prepared at the table. LOCATION: Kapaa, next to the Shell Station - opposite the Wailua Family Restaurant (don’t go there though, unless you like low quality all you can eat buffets). (Closed on Sundays!) 808-822-3341

Hukilau Lanai
Excellent Pacific Rim Cuisine. Make reservations for Dinner.
LOCATION: Kapaa 808-822-0600

Shivalik
Good Indian food in a cozy and intimate setting. Daily lunch buffets, ala carte on most nights, and dinner buffets on Wednesday and Thursday nights.The buffets are a great way to try Indian food if you're not familiar with it. One of our favorites! Next to Foodland supermarket in Kapaa. 808-821-2333

Pacific Island Bistro
Good Chinese Food. Dine in and take out. Lunch/Dinner. Closed for lunch on Thursdays.
LOCATION: Kapaa, next to Subway Sandwiches in the Safeway Shopping Center. 808-822-0092

Tidepools at the Hyatt Hotel in Poipu
Pacific Rim cuisine. Beautiful romantic setting with ocean and pong views.
Embrace the tempting combination of contemporary Hawaiian cuisine served in a unique Hawaiian setting. Open air hale pili (thatched huts) with waterfalls and koi-filled lagoons create a charming rustic scene. Inspired by the natural ingredients and rich traditions of Hawaii, our tantalizing selections pay homage to the classic fare of Hawaii while creating new taste sensations. Awarded Honolulu Magazine’s prestigious Hale 'Aina award for fine dining in Kauai year after year, Tidepools will dazzle you with dishes such as Sashimi of Hamachi and Ahi. 808-240-6456

Dukes
Pacific Rim cuisine. Part of the Mariott Hotel. Salat bar & fresh fish. Food is not as good as Coconuts. The location is what makes this worth going to (they are right on Kalapaki Bay and sometimes you can watch the big cruise ships leave the harbor) - make sure to get there before dark. LOCATION: Lihue, Mariott Hotel. Dukes has Valet Parking. 808-246-9599

Fish Express
This is not a restaurant, but rather a fresh fish market that also prepares box lunches. This is where the locals go to get their fresh island fish. They’ll cook it for you, or bring it home and throw it on the BBQ! LOCATION: Lihue, on Kuhio Highway, opposite WalMart. 808-245-9918

Deli & Bread Connection
This is a sandwich & soup restaurant located in the Lihue Kukui Grove Mall. You can easily find it between Starbucks and Macy's. Great sandwiches! Open for lunch until afternoon - no dinner. 808-245-7115

Foodland & Safeway supermarkets are located in Kapaa town.

In Poipu try the “Beach House” 808-742-1424, and in Waimea try the "Waimea Brewery" 808-338-9733, located at the Waimea Plantation Cottages (it's a nice treat after a day's hiking in the Waimea Canyon).


Restaurant list by Google


Call us at 808-821-0207



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