Category Archives: Kauai Favorites

Where ELSE Does The Money Go?!


Happy faces eating Gelato in Poipu!

These costs are based on a family of 5 eating for a week. This is where we spent the most money, even though we tried being good about it! We did have friends host us for dinner at their timeshare on one night & we returned the favor & hosted for them also.

*Safeway food $38.47 Breakfast items
*Safeway food for pool/hotel day $39.36
*Safeway food to go for Kayak Day $35.74
*Safeway, groceries for dinner + 3 guests $79.97
* Dinner $33.33 (w/plenty of leftovers for lunch the next day!), Panda Express
* Dinner $85.00, Poipu Tropical Burger in Poipu
* Dinner in Hanalei, Bubba Burgers $25
* Dinner in Kapa’a $147.00, Coconut Island Grill

Jordan’s Salmon Meal at Coconut Island Grill in Kapa’a

*Dinner at Tahitian Bar & Grill, at our resort, $70
* Lunch $76.00 (& not very good!) Kalapaki Joes
*Lunch $60 (Excellent!), The Lodge at Kokee
*Lunch inside Coconut Market place, the pizza stand, $27 for one lg. pizza & water bottles
*Lunch at Tahitian bar & Grill, 2 tapas plates & 2 drinks $35
*Lunch at Sueoka Snack shop in Koloa Town, YUMMY! $23
*Lunch at Harvey’s inside Coconut Market Place, very inexpensive chicken skewers! $1.50 each!
*Dessert at Lapperts in Koloa Town, $20 (I had the Island Sensation & was not disappointed!
*Dessert at Papalani Gelato in Poipu, $18
*Bar Tab at our hotel was $70 (& we even brought our own stuff from home!)
*Airport food on the way home, $38.06
*Drive thru on the way home from the airport at 11:00pm was $22.75 but it was In-and Out so it was PRICELESS!!

My Personal List of favorites on Kauai!

Make sure to visit this Bubba Burgers in Hanalei, their shakes and hot dogs are cheap AND good!

Favorite Drink: Tahitian tai Chi at Tahitian Bar & Grill, Outrigger Waipouli in Kapa’a
Favorite Beach: Hanalei Bay
Favorite Lunch: Chicken Skewers at Harvey’s In Coconut market Place, Kapa’a
Favorite Dinner: (For Service) Coconuts in Kapa’a (for view) Tahitian Bar & Grill, Outrigger Waipouli In Kapa’a
Favorite place for Dessert: Lappert’s Ice cream in Koloa Town
Favorite hot dog place: Bubba Burgers in Hanalei
Favorite Hearty meal: Koke’e Lodge
Favorite place for jewelry shopping: South China Trading Co. in Kapa’a (Local Sea Glass!)
Favorite surf shops: All of them in Hanalei
Favorite cheap trinket shop: ABC In the safeway shopping center, Kapa’a
Best advice received: To go past mile marker 18 on the Road to Waimea until the very end!
Best advice I didn’t listen to: to take only ½ of what I pack, I always thing I will adhere but don’t & end up wearing way less than I brought!
Traffic: The volume of it was not an issue for us as we live in So. Cal but the speed of it (or lack there of) was something else! Either people were going super slow or they were going super fast, we never could quite catch the rhythm!
Bugs: Never saw any biting us , used bug spray but we definitely had little bites here and there…nothing more than we would get here at home on a summer night outdoors.