Hawaii Week 2 - The Garden Island of Kauai

E komo mai i Hawaii! I had the pleasure of exploring both Oahu and Kauai over the course of 2 weeks and will share all the must dos! Now, onto Kauai otherwise known as the garden island!

Where to Stay

We stayed both at the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort located in Poipu as well as at the 1 Hotel Hanalei. Both these hotels are simply stunning and definitely great choices for a luxury stay on the island.

Grand Hyatt
Grand Hyatt
1 Hotel

Where to Eat


  • Kiawe Roots
  • Little Fish Coffee Poipu
  • Dark Horse Coffee Roasters
  • Kauai Juice Co
  • Java Kai
  • Neighbors
  • 1 Kitchen Hanalei
  • Holey Grail Donuts
  • Sunrise Coffee
  • Puka Dog (The best hot dogs I've dver had)
  • Lappert's Hawaii


  • Seaview Terrace, bar at the Grand Hyatt
  • Merriman's
  • Keoki's Paradise
  • Duke's
  • 1 Kitchen Hanalei, restaurant of the 1 Hotel
  • Wellina Terrace, bar at the 1 Hotel
  • Lava Lava Beach Club

What to Do

  • Koloa Rum Tasting
  • Explore Hanalei
  • Surf Class with Kauai Surf School
  • Hike the Kalalau Trail
  • Kilauea Lighthouse
  • Smith Family Garden Luau
  • Shop & Eat in Poipu
  • Hike the Pihea Trail

Bon appetit & Safe Travels!


Megan Chartrand-Robichaud

August 4, 2023