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Kapa'a, Kauai

My wife and I are staying at he Royal Hawaii Condos in Kapa'a, Kauai, mid February. Which is the better of the two luaus The Smith's or the Hawaiian Coconut Beach Resort? If you can compare them. We like to swim by day, drive and lie around on a (shaded?) beach. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Horsebackriding would be cool to. Authentic/good restaurants for breakfast lunch and dinner? What's the best grocery store for the best fish and meats? Any other suggestions? Thank you so much, Dave

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answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Seattle

For breakfast, Eggbert's in Coconut Marketplace south of Kapa'a is convenient and reasonable in price. I did my groceries at Foodland in Waipouli, also south of Kapa'a, when I was staying there last February.

answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Chaska

Sounds wonderful, I'll start reading about it! Thanks for your time, Dave

answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Westlake Village

Aloha, I have been to the Kauai Coconut Beach Resorts Luau and found it to be very good, as far as luau's go. Most of them are tourist productions but go to at least one to say you have been Don't know about Smith's Luau. I liked the almost deserted beach north of Kapaa at Kealia. Nice 1/2 mile long crescent shaped sand beach. Aloha Diner in Kapaa has real Hawaiian food and good portions. Try Ono's for great burgers. More upscale dinner at the Hukilau Lanai at the Kauai Coast Resort. Foodland was mentioned but even the Safeway is good. There is also a Cost U Less in Kapaa. Aloha Oe.

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a VirtualTourist member from Steamboat Springs

I lived on Kauai for years but left there in 1996 and haven't been back yet. SO, back then, the main difference between the two: Smith's was more of a big production number and was Polynesian (representing lots of islands and slightly different cultures). The Coconut Beach Resort's was smaller in scale and purely Hawaiian. So it kind of depends on which kind of experience you think you would enjoy most. See my Kauai tips for my favorite restaurants. Aloha nui loa, Cyndy

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