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I thoroughly enjoyed my stay in Alihi Lani #4.  The condo is beautiful and anything and everything that you might need has been provided by you. Your organization is outstanding and decorating so inviting! I cannot think of a thing to improve upon perfection!

I have stayed in many condos on Kauai over the last 16 years and by far, yours is THE BEST! The ocean views are incredible as are the sunsets from your property!

When I return to Kauai again, and I sure hope I do, I would only want to stay in Alihi Lani #4 or #5.

Bette E., September 2021

Luaus: A Hawaii Tradition

When you’re visiting us in beautiful Kauai, visiting a luau (or touring several different luaus!) is one of the most exciting and authentic Hawaiian experiences. Enjoy all the beauty of Hawaiian culture, teeming with music, dancing, and ceremony. Luaus have an interesting and significant history. Beyond delicious food and dazzling entertainment, luaus started as a way of breaking restrictive traditions, making way for new traditions where everyone is welcome.

Lava Lava Beach Club in Kauai for great poke and dinner on the beach

Lava Lava Beach Club – Restaurant on the Beach

Lava Lava Beach Club. Wow – just discovered this place on my 2021 trip. So sorry I missed out on years of delicious Ahi Poke nachos with house made nachos from wonton. Flatbreads also great. Ribs falling off the bone. Tropical coleslaw made with secret ingredient – coconut syrup. As of 6/2021, no reservations. They open at 3 and have lite menu until 4:30, then dinner starts at 4:30. We went several times always shortly after opening and they were full an hour later. Plan accordingly. Fabulous views of the coast but out of the usual prevailing east side winds. Your feet are literally in the sand. Their goal: “Give everyone the chance to unwind, make fantastic memories, and get some sand between their toes!” Valet parking or park at Coconut Market Place and just walk in.

Warehouse 3540 community artist vendors

Warehouse 3540 in Lawai – Creative Community Marketplace

Warehouse 3540 – Lawai. “A creative community marketplace full of small local businesses along with the best coffee on Kaua’i and some killer food trucks right out front!”  With about 12 small boutique shops and 3-4 food trucks (varies daily), this is a local hidden gem, right in plain site. They often have local items on display, recently a school project that was stunning where Mrs Ashleys 3rd grade class collected pieces of plastic to create some stunning masterpieces. They also had cards to sell to help fund The Surfrider Foundation.

Lawai Market

Lawai Market for Gourmet Grab and Go

Right on your way to Kalaheo and points beyond is the Lawai Market. Just recently completely renovated and ready to serve up a gourmet quick grab and go meal. They have their own bakery with decadent Bobka cake with cream cheese frosting or grab a delicious breakfast burrito or other items from their 6:30-11am menu. Or pick up a lunch you can picnic with if you’re heading to Waimea Canyon. They also serve a limited menu of Little Fish Coffee without the long Poipu location wait. As their name states, they also have a nice little market for necessities. Open every day 6:30 am – 8pm.

Aloha Liege Waffles and Espresso food truck is a fan favorite

Waffles and Espresso at Aloha Liege

Waffles are no longer just for breakfast! Do yourself a big favor and stop in the Harbor Mall food truck court for an Aloha Liege Waffles & Espresso. Take it from my husband, a genuine Belgian – they are a fabulous blend of Belgium and Hawaii flavors. Make a careful decision, go with a big appetite or a friend – they are huge and then enjoy. They have plenty of nice clean tables. Get something with the coconut whip cream. You won’t know where you’re at! Quaint Belgian village or sitting by Kalapaki Bay in Kauai. Either way it’s a treat!

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