About Glenn S
Lives in Surprise, Arizona
Since Nov 2013
65+ year old male
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Located in Princeville shopping center food court this is a reasonable priced tasty place to have a quick meal.
Located in the center of Hanalei Town this place has a wonder Island atmosphere. Great menu, reasonable prices, open air booths. We have had many items on the menu and have not been disappointed. Favorites include their Loco Moco, coconut shrimp, and of course a lava flow to drink
There are two of these, one in Kapaa and one in Hanalei. Wonderful hamburgers. All the rich and famous have eaten here and many of their photos are posted on the walls. Buy any clothing item, wear it and you get a free drink. I have paid for my hat many times over
Another gem in the Princeville Shopping Center food courtyard. Wonderful selection of tasty traditional Mexican food. Tasty and reasonably priced.
Another gem in the Princeville s Shopping Center Food Court. Yummy pastry treats and wonderful coffee drinks
There are two of these, one in Kapaa and the other Waimai where to start up to the Grand Canyon of the Pacific. We've been hearing for years how great this place was so finally stopped. Most the entree's come served over rice with various type of sauce over the top. It was tasty BUT all the shrimp had the skin and tails on it. What a mess trying to get those off with all the gravy stuff on it. I went through a lot of paper towels. A lot of work! I don't plan on going back.
This is the one place that isn't any different because it is in Hawaii. All the regular menu items at a reasonable price. Nothing Special.
We have been to MANY Luau's on Kauai and this is perhaps the best for a first time visitor. Everything that you would expect at a reasonable price. Tour their gardens before you go to the Luau.
This is a hidden gem located in Hanalei Town. Look closely on the right hand side as you enter Hanalei because you might miss it. Good Pizza, even better other menu items. Live music many of the nights. Many locals eat here so it may be crowded.
One of the few good breakfast places in Hanalei Town. Everyone raves about their cinnamon rolls, however while good I found them just average. Many other breakfast items at traditional Hawaii prices.
This was an interesting tour of a chocolate farm. You get to see how it is grown, along with a lot of other fruits. During the tour you get to sample and rate many different chocolates from around the world. You can then buy your favorites at the gift shop. The price of the tour, and the chocolates, was very high. Buy you chocolates at the grocery store and save a bundle. I wouldn't do this again.
Good food at reasonable prices. Nothing really special
Da Plane! Da Plane! The falls shown at the opening of Fantasy Island. Nice photo stop.
Ok, here's the deal! You really have to have dinner here. It's kind of hard to find so look for the sign on the beach side of the road as you come through central Kapaa. It down a narrow road toward the beach. It is located right on the beach and if you have a window table you can almost reach out and touch it. They have the BEST steaks. We love the filet and lobster tail, somewhere around $38. Our friends had a monster sized prime rib, bone in, that hung over the side of the plate. I call it the brontosaurus steak. A meal you will not forget.
For 10 years we drove by this place in Kapaa and didn't give it a second glance. Three years ago our friends suggested it and we stop by every visit now. It one of those restaurant's above street level shops. Park in the back and walk up the steps to the open air eating area. Great breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Huge portions. Prices have increased over the last couple years but still good. A couple could share one entrée and no leave hungry.
This usually the first place we go to eat after checking in to our room. It is located in the Princeville Shopping Center next to the Hardware store. Reservations are suggested and they fill up rapidly. All meals include a nice salad bar. They have a seniors menu with several selections with more modest, but adequate size portions.
The center is located right off the hiway as you enter Princeville. There is a Foodland grocery store, several shops, a food court, hardware store, post office and several offices.
I think I already commented on this one. Good place to get a good burger and lube your joints.
A convenient place on the North Shore for all your essentials
This is one of the best places to stay on the Island. Located on the hills above Hanalei Bay and next door to the St Regis Hotel, this place have the best views of the Bay. You will be transported back to the days of South Pacific. Some of the movie was filmed on premises. Rooms have recently been remodeled and the Bali Hai Restaurant and Happy Talk lounge are recently rebuilt after a fire a few years ago. This is where we bought our timeshare 13 years ago and have been staying here two weeks every year. Come check it out even if you aren't staying here. Many weddings are held here because of the backdrop views. Great place to take sunset photos.
Located in Hanalei Town above the shopping center. We checked it out, found it just average but expensive. Not really to our liking. Food was too fancy.
Located in upscale Poipu this beach is sharply sloping toward the ocean. I think it is a bit on the dangerous side, especially for children.
A common tourist trap with jewelry and trinket vendors. Prices are reasonable and you can dicker some. All tour buses stop here. Good photo op.
Be sure to check the weather before you start up the hill. You want to be able to get all the way to the top and view the Napali Coast. Nice views of the canyon with several spots to stop, get out, and take photos. If you come up about an hour before sunset, you will have some wonderful photo ops on the way down.
So much history here. Home of the movie South Pacific. Wonderful protected bay with a nice sandy beach. Popular for surfers and paddle boards. Home of Kayak Hanalei for tours in the ocean and up the Hanalei river.
This is a viewpoint right across the street from the Princeville shopping center. A great photo op of the Taro fields down in Hanalei.
This is a really cool recess in the rocks that forms a pool. It is hard to find the trail to get there so you will probably have to ask a local. The trail starts in a residential area in Princeville. Do not wear flip flops as it is slippery and dangerous. Several people have been swept out to sea, never to be found, so do not come here alone or when the surf is high.
One of natures special wonders. The best way to see it is by helicopter or a boat tour. Many boats do half day tours. Make sure you do it during calm seas. About middle October the seas get rough and it is a thrill ride. Not for those with queasy stomachs. The helicopter tour is a special treat.
The downturn in the economy has devastated this place. For the last five years half the shops have been empty. I don't think the tour buses even stop here anymore. You can find some decent buys on clothes, trinkets etc. and most shop owners are hungry.
Most the beaches in Hanalei are beautiful and safe.
This is the place for those who want an upscale and historical Luau. (I wouldn't recommend it for children) Start your evening with a train tour of the plantation. Nice tour with information on local fruit and wildlife. On a stop you get to feed the pigs and goats. Nice upscale restaurant here as well (Gaylords)
Famous pier extends out into Hanalei Bay. Great place for photos.
The capitol city of Kauai. Lot's to do and see. This is where the airport is.
A quiet out of the way secluded beach where you can get away from it all.
Quiet, secluded beach. Good snorkeling because it is protected by a reef. It's located off the highway about 5 miles South of Princeville.
This place was made famous by the movie Blue Hawaii starring Elvis Presley. This is where he sung the Hawaiian Wedding Song. The only way to get here is on the Smith Family boat tour. It's not what it used to be as past storms have collapsed much of the fern grotto. We used to be able to walk right into the grotto, now it's too dangerous. They built a viewing platform away from the actual grotto. The Smith family will sing the Hawaiian Wedding Song when you get there.
You have seen these fall in several movies. Might as well see them in person and take some photos home.
Aaah, I'm wearing my "Peace, Love & Coffee" shirt right now. A must stop for all coffee lovers. See how it's made, taste many, many samples and buy a t-shirt to prove you've been there. I always buy some coffee for friends back home.
If you follow the road out of Hanalei Town this is where it ends. Hard to find a parking place. Nice secluded beach and the trailhead for trails leading to the Napali Coast.
The river begins at the mountains above Hanalei and runs down to the ocean. There are hiking and kayak tours that go up river to scenic spots and trails.
This is where Mitzy Gainor sang "I'm gonna wash that man right outta my hair" in the movie South Pacific. Much of the movie was filmed here as well. Located near Hanalei on the road to Ke'e Beach.
This is where a lot of the "beach bums" camp and hang out.
Located at the home of the Smith Family Luau. They have these wonderful gardens and also the flatbottom boat rides up the river to the Fern Grotto as well. Nice place to visit.
Nice park, nice views, good for a lookie loo or two.
If it is a clear day this is a wonderful view and a great spot for photos. You are above where the helicopter tours fly. The wettest spot on earth is near with an average of 484 inches of rain a year.