What’s New on the Garden Isle of Kauai


Photo Credit: Kauai Visitors Bureau

Travel Agent got our hands on the latest newsletter from the Kauai Visitors Bureau and decided to pass along the newest happenings from the Garden Isle.

Skyline Eco-Adventures Zips Over to Kauai

Skyline Eco-Adventures is expanding to Kauai with the opening of its fourth Hawaii zipline adventure this month. Skyline’s new Kauai course will offer eight lines featuring ocean, mountain and treetop valley vistas in a three-hour zipline adventure conveniently located near Poipu’s hotels and resorts. Visit www.Zipline.com.

Hanalei Colony Resort Begins Complimentary Shuttle Service

Hanalei Colony Resort is now offering a shuttle service to various north shore destinations as an added convenience to guests. Seating 13 passengers, the shuttle operates daily from morning until sunset to transport Hanalei Colony guests to and from nearby beaches and Hanalei Town on a complimentary basis. In the evening, a shuttle is available to transport guests to and from Hanalei Town, the shopping center and selected resorts in Princeville Resort, offering multiple options for entertainment and dining. There is a charge of $10 per adult (age 14 and older) for the evening shuttle. Visit www.hcr.com.

Get a Taste of Wailua River with Kayak Kaua‘i’s “El Cheapo” Tour

Kayak Kauai is now offering its “El Cheapo” tour, a great alternative for those wanting to sample a “taste” of Wailua River’s beauty in a shorter timeframe. Leaving from Kayak Kauai’s dock at Wailua River Marina, the three-hour guided double kayak tour includes seeing the famous Fern Grotto and relaxing in a swimming hole. Along the way, your guide will share the river’s natural history and local lore. Visit www.kayakkauai.com.

Delectable New Menu Offered at the Aston Waimea Plantation Cottages

The Grove Cafe, located at the entrance to the Aston Waimea Plantation Cottages, is launching a fresh twist on locally sourced Hawaii cuisine with new pupu (appetizer), lunch and dinner menus. Selections include flame-broiled shrimp skewered on fresh-cut sugar cane as well as the 1/3-pound plantation grove burger with Kauai grass-fed beef. The cafe's new menus also feature an expanded selection of appetizers and a variety of made-to-order sandwiches. The café is open every day, including holidays, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Visit www.waimeacottages.com.

Princeville Ranch Adventures Introduces Professional Zipline Action Photography

Princeville Ranch Adventures and Snapsportz have introduced a state-of-the-art automatic camera system designed to capture professional action images on the Zip N’ Dip and Zip Express tours. Photos are automatically snapped as guests zip across scenic valleys in the ranch interior. They can either be printed or saved onto a souvenir USB stick to take home for a memory of a lifetime. Visit www.princevilleranch.com.

Book Your Adventure in “Real Time” with Outfitters Kauai

Reserve a spot on all of Outfitters Kauai’s exciting adventures through their new “real time” booking website. Visitors from every time zone can now book zip lining, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, and downhill bicycling tours on the user friendly and informative website 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Visit www.outfitterskauai.com.

The Cliffs at Princeville Completes $5 Million Renovation

The Cliffs at Princeville has completed a $5 million property makeover, including the installation of new hardwood floors, custom-made Polynesian furniture, quilted Hawaiian bedspreads, new Hawaiian artwork, new recreation room, waterfall-fed pools and keiki playground. Visit www.cliffsatprinceville.com.

Summertime Deals at Aston Hotel & Resorts

Aston Hotels & Resorts invites travelers to “Splash into Summer” with hot summer rates starting at $99 on Kauai. These sizzling summer deals are available for booking through July 3, for travel through August 25. Aston’s Kaua‘i properties are the Aston Aloha Beach Hotel; Aston at Poipu Kai; Aston Islander on the Beach and Aston Waimea Plantation Cottages. At all properties, clients are welcomed with Aston’s exclusive complimentary Aloha Book, packed with coupons for top attractions, shopping, golf and dining experiences totaling more than $2,500 in value. Highlights include 15 percent savings at The Grove Cafe at Aston Waimea Plantation Cottages; free play for a junior (age 6 to 17) with a paid adult at Kauai Lagoons Golf Club; and 15 percent savings on a guided paddle and hike tour to Sacred Falls on the Waialua River. Visit www.astonhotels.com.

Summer Fun at Wings Over Kauai

Bring in your family of 4, 5, or 6 for a private 65-minute Grand Deluxe air tour of Kauai in a Gippsland G8 AirVan for a special $520 summer rate. Choose your own co-pilot and place your photographer in the best possible window seat for photography. Two-way communication throughout the cockpit using the Bose Noise Canceling Headsets allows for your private party to talk story, laugh and enjoy the incredible scenery of Kauai. Visit www.wingsoverkauai.com.

Plantation Hale Suites Offers Third Night Free

For a limited time, enjoy a third night for free at the breathtaking Plantation Hale Suites. Located on the Royal Coconut Coast in Kapaa, this boutique hotel is the perfect resort for family vacations and romantic getaways. Book two nights and stay a third night for free in one of the newly remodeled Deluxe Suite with full kitchen, a value of $199. The offer is valid through October 31. Visit www.PlantationHale.com.

Hanalei Colony Resort Introduces New 'North Shore Experience'

Hanalei Colony Resort has introduced a new “North Shore Experience” package that provides multiple options for exploring one of the island’s most picturesque settings. This package includes five or seven nights in an Ocean View suite; a special hiking-oriented gift basket, including a Kauai Hiking Guide Book; a guided tour for two at nearby Limahuli Garden and Preserve; a picnic basket lunch for two; a self-guided Hanalei River kayak excursion for two; and a zip line and waterfall tour for two. The package price starts at $2,475 (plus tax) for two people. The seven-night package includes the seventh night free. Visit www.hcr.com.

Kaua‘i Marriott Resort on Kalapaki Beach Offers New “Fun in the Sun” Package

Enjoy a tropical summertime on Kauai with Kauai Marriott Resort’s “Fun in the Sun” package. Receive two sun-protective shirts, a bottle of Ocean Potion sunscreen, two pool floats for a day, and two tropical drinks per stay. This special summer package also offers $5 off Stand Up Paddle rentals after a lesson and $15 off per couple on Discover Jungle Falls kayak tours. Families vacationing with children can also enjoy complimentary golf rounds for those 17 years and under accompanied by a paying adult. A minimum three-night stay is required to receive this special offer. Visit www.marriotthawaii.com.

Romance at the Sheraton Kauai Resort

Romantic moments will be forever etched in your memory with Sheraton Kauai Resort’s “Mau Loa” package. Named after the Hawaiian word for “forever,” Mau Loa offers daily rates starting at $417 per night, which includes comfortable deluxe oceanfront accommodations, chocolate-covered strawberries and champagne upon check in, convertible rental car for the duration of your stay, a private Halelani bungalow dinner for two overlooking Po‘ipū Beach and one-day use of a private, oceanfront poolside bungalow. A minimum four-night stay is required for this special offer for travel dates through December 25. Visit www.sheraton-kauai.com.

Golf Lovers Stay and Play at The Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas

The Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas’ “Stay and Play” package offers two revitalizing rounds of golf at the world-renowned Prince Course ranked as Golf Digest’s #1 Golf Course in Hawaii. This special offer requires a minimum four-night stay and includes a golf cart, practice balls prior to each round, personalized bag tag and complimentary use of rental clubs. The “Stay and Play” package rates start at $345 per night for a Deluxe Island-View Studio and $460 for a Deluxe Island- View One-Bedroom Villa. It's valid through December 31. Visit www.westinprinceville.com.

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