Everything you could ever want in Kauai is right at your fingertips at the St. Regis Princeville Resort. But if you are looking to explore, I thought I might share with you our favorite spots we discovered while visiting (a big shout out to the St. Regis Princeville Butlers for sharing their local insight with us)!
WHERE TO EAT:
Located in Hanalei, a short five minute drive from the St. Regis Princeville Resort, is The Dolphin. They have everything from yummy sushi to a New York Strip. We loved dining here next to the banks of the Hanalei River.
Postcards is super romantic and great for fish lovers! Admittedly I am just starting to get into fish, but if you are like me and sometimes prefer other options, I absolutely loved their 'Sombrero,' a vegan dish filled with delicious vegetables, corn, beans and tortillas. It was seriously so good! And I love how they leave you with a sweet momento... a postcard!
A tapas style restaurant, Bar Acuda brings seasonal ingredients to their fun creations, and their menu is always changing! But they make some savory dishes that are great for sharing!
Located at the St. Regis Princeville Resort, you can't go wrong with this delicious restaurant. I highly recommend their Ahi Tuna Poké Parfait or their yummy Pan Seared Scallops.
Located in a cute little truck as you enter Hanalei, Wishing Well Shave Ice has the most absolutely delicious acaí bowls you will ever have! And if you are going to eat acaí, it better be in Hawaii!
Bubba's has a few locations on Kauai, but if you're looking for a quick lunch, they have really great burgers.
In the heart of Hanalei is Hanalei Gourmet, a cute little café perfect for grabbing a quick bite.
Chicken in a Barrel:
If you are a fan of BBQ, this is a great spot. They too have several locations, but I recommend getting their chicken tacos. They were really good.
St. Regis Bar:
If you are looking to enjoy a quiet lunch on property or take a gourmet lunch to go, I recommend chatting with the St. Regis Bar about their afternoon tea service. You have to make a reservation, but it is so worth it. We took ours to go on the way to the airport and it was so good!
breakfast and dinner
Located at the St. Regis Princeville Resort, the Makana Terrace was our daily morning go-to for a yummy breakfast with a view. Their buffet will give you every option to try, but I loved their french toast with coconut syrup!
Hanalei Wake Up Café:
A cute little spot in Hanalei, the Wake Up Café had the most delicious macadamia nut cinnamon roll that you have to try!
WHERE TO GET COFFEE:
If you are heading back south, stop in Old Kapaa Town for some of the best coffee on the island at Java Kai!
Hanalei Coffee Roasters:
This place is so cute and their coffee is really good. I loved their getting their iced vanilla chai dirty (double).
Ha Coffee Bar:
If you are heading back to Lihue, definitely grab a coffee at Ha Coffee Bar.
WHERE TO SHOP:
Located in Old Kappa Town next to Java Kai Coffee (mentioned above), this boutique is so darling and sells the cutest swimsuits (for gals and guys) and I promise you, my little fashionistas, will love it!
I Heart Hanalei Beach Boutique:
From Spell Designs (my fave) to Jen's Pirate Booty and Mara Hoffman, this little beach boutique carries the cutest stuff! Definitely check them out!