East Kauai Advantage
There is a flair of life that exists on the East Side of Kauai that you cannot find anywhere else on the island. Still grounded in its roots, Kapaa Town teams with activity: fishermen navigating the tides, paniolos (cowboys) working the land, birds soaring the sea breezes. And, as the tides bring change, over time this little seaside town has evolved into a trendy, rootsy, eclectic mana-filled mecca.
There are many elements at play that make the East Side of Kauai special: the myriad of rolling sandy beaches, accessible hikes and waterfalls cascading from surrounding mountains, the convenient central location, the countless festivals, celebrations and farmer’s markets that line the streets or park on any given day. However, what weaves all these manifestations together is a magnetism. It’s the same magnetism that attracts people to Kauai, that draws forth the ocean’s waves to the shore and that pulls the sun above the horizon each morning. East Kauai is saturated with this magnetism. And you can experience it for yourself the moment you enter the ahupua’a (an ancient system of land division used by Hawaiians to ensure livelihood and sustainability for all).
For the aquatic adventurer, there are countless opportunities to swim, snorkel, surf, standup paddle board or kayak in the area. During the winter, when waves are up and tides are strong, you can observe Humpback Whales migrating along the Eastern Coastline and in summer you may occasionally see pods of Dolphins! For land-based adventures, numerous epic hikes surrounding Kapaa Town offer awe-inspiring views and fresh perspectives. In particular, Sleeping Giant, or Nounou Mountain, provides a 360 degree vista of the entire East Side! Golf lovers can find solace at the Wailua Golf Course, music lovers can lend an ear at Oasis on the Beach every Wednesday and foodies can find their fill at any one of the many culinary ventures spread throughout the East Side and Old Kapaa Town.
As you find your own, unique way to experience the East Side, let the mana, or life force, of this area enliven you! It is a special gem where one can watch the sunrise and, when the moon is full, observe the moonrise over the same horizon. In between, as your day unfolds, you will surely be drawn to places that will warm your heart and fill your soul. When you are ready to retire for the evening, come home to the Waipouli Beach Resort, where your affordable, private suite awaits a luxurious night’s rest!