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Re: Wife and I planned a trip to kauai any advice?
« Reply #25 on: March 01, 2017, 09:36:19 PM »
Put her on the plane with a friend then we can go get mauled by griz in Wyoming.  That's what you guys should do.


I like that he is pretending she wants to spend time with him in Hawaii.  I think we all know she just wants to go somewhere warm with a beach and an ocean!!!
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Re: Wife and I planned a trip to kauai any advice?
« Reply #26 on: March 01, 2017, 10:17:05 PM »
As others have mentioned, my favorite thing about the island is the fish and fruit.  I could eat poke every day, and pretty much do when I'm there.  Even Safeway will have like thirty different kinds.  I get local fruit for smoothies and make them about every day.  There are several local farmer's markets around the island, find a schedule and hit up a nearby one to get your fruit.

There's a Costco on the island, just south of the airport.  Might be worth the stop before you head north, it's pretty far to make the commute from Princeville just to go shop.  I'd make a run before I headed north. 

We stay at the south end in Poipu.  Would be worth a drive down there one day, just be sure to avoid rush hour going in either direction.  Only one road going north and south, it can get really busy at the wrong times.  The north end is more lush, but has more rain.  The south end is in the rain shadow and generally sunnier, but not as tropical.

Head to poipu beach if you go to the south end. Right there you have world class snorkeling at poipu beach itself, baby beach is next door (no waves, good for little kids), a good surf spot just west of Poipu Beach, and a great body surfing/ boogie boarding beach at Brenneke beach to the east.  All adjoining, within about a quarter mile of each other.  Again, worth the drive to spend the day there one day, particularly if it's raining up north. 

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Re: Wife and I planned a trip to kauai any advice?
« Reply #27 on: March 02, 2017, 07:14:54 AM »
Polihale State park, on west side of island. Road in is rough but worth the trip. Seven miles of beach between Barking Sands Mil. base and cliffs of Waimea Canyon area. During the week not many people , well worth checking out. I have watched pigs moving around in early evening, on the cliffs above.

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Re: Wife and I planned a trip to kauai any advice?
« Reply #28 on: March 02, 2017, 07:30:51 AM »
My buddy just got back, he and his wife hunt hogs and some kind of goats or sheep when they go.
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Re: Wife and I planned a trip to kauai any advice?
« Reply #29 on: March 02, 2017, 07:36:52 AM »
If you have military affiliation, Barking Sands is an amazing military beach.  Miles of sand with very few if any people.  When you walk on the sand it sounds like dogs barking

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Re: Wife and I planned a trip to kauai any advice?
« Reply #30 on: March 02, 2017, 12:15:01 PM »
We go every other year I spend tones of time in the water hunting it's a blast get a spear gun and a snorkel set and fins . We eat fresh fish almost every day . Depending on your swimming ability and lung compasity lobster season is open then have got um in the day but mostly at night with a dive light .

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Re: Wife and I planned a trip to kauai any advice?
« Reply #31 on: March 02, 2017, 12:49:08 PM »
Yes and there is no licence to purchase for ocean fishing!
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Re: Wife and I planned a trip to kauai any advice?
« Reply #32 on: March 02, 2017, 01:52:12 PM »
My wife and I just returned from Kauai on Saturday.  We own a time share there and have been to the island 8 times I think.  We love it.  There is a heck of a lot to do there.  Waimea canyon is cool.  Barking sands is a great beach (rough drive though and DON'T leave anything in your car).  Helicopter tours are very cool, but a bit terrifying for me.  I have never hunted there but check out the regs.  You can hunt pigs, goat, sheep and blacktail deer I believe.  The farmers market at Koloa on Mondays is nice to stock up on veggies for the week.  The avocados are unbelievable.  We did a kayak trip up the Wailua river up to some falls that was really nice.  We have never tubed the ditch but I heard that was really fun.  The whole Poipu area is good fun to as is Hanalei.  The Costco is just south of Lihue and there is now 2 Safeways on the island for groceries. 

As far as food and drink go, the sky's the limit.  For a real nice dinner go to the Beach House just west of Poipu and order the Ahi roll appetizer and any fish dish that ends with "in Beur Blanc Sauce".  Simply amazing.  The Kauai Island Brewing Company in Port Allen is a must.  They're food is great and they will can beer for you right at the bar with a canning contraption.  It is really cool.  On the North end in Hanalei, have lunch at Calypsos and get the fish sandwich, again amazing.  For a great pizza, hit the Nawiliwili Tavern by the cruise ship landing.  It is really good.  Café Portofino at the Marriott right there is pretty good too for Italian. 

Have fun, it is a wonderful place to just go and chill out.  PM me for any other specifics. 
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Re: Wife and I planned a trip to kauai any advice?
« Reply #33 on: March 02, 2017, 05:12:35 PM »
I forgot also one of the few places in the world you can catch peacock bass!