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Summer Adventures in Kauai

Here in the tropical paradise of Kauai, summertime is the perfect time to discover the treasures of the island together. Lush greenery and vibrant flora are in bloom creating a breathtaking backdrop for outdoor adventures and romantic escapes. The warm ocean waters beckon, and local festivals celebrating our unique traditions spring to life. Here we share our seasonal favorites and invite you to let the magic of summer in Kauai capture your soul.

Say Aloha Summer
Enjoy a sweet treat for you and your love at Ko'a Kea Resort. Say Aloha to summer with a special offer of 20% off luxury accommodations - available for a limited time. Wake up each day to a delectable fresh-made meal with a daily breakfast credit, sip our proprietary blend of locally grown coffee, and head out for another day of paradise together.

Kauai Poké Fest
It’s long been said that the way to the heart is through the stomach. Indulge the sensory delights of the delicious flavors of the Garden Isle with this revered local delicacy. Hosted by celebrity chefs Sam Choy, Aarón Sánchez and Ronnie Rainwater, this annual festival features 20 professional and amateur chefs, more than 500 pounds of ahi tuna, demonstrations, live entertainment, and all-you-can-eat poké. June 3 rd , click here for the tasty details.

Taste of Hawaii
Experience Kauai’s premiere food and wine tasting event. Set in the lush 30-acre botanical garden of Smith’s Tropical Paradise, 25 of the state’s most talented chefs gather to serve up the best fare of the islands. From your first taste to your final toast, you will revel in the delectable flavors, stunning setting, and live music by over a dozen groups.
June 4th, click here for more deliciousness.

Historic Koloa Plantation Events
Discover the history of the island and celebrate the immigrants whose traditions, dances, music and foods helped shape the multicultural Hawaii we enjoy today. Taste Hawaiian favorites like lau lau, kalua pig, flying saucers and malasadas and shop for kapa, print bags, wood carvings, specialty soaps, and more, as the sounds of live contemporary Hawaiian music fill the air. A film night, rodeo weekend, Polynesian review, historic parade, and many more events bring Kauai’s rich history vibrantly to life.
July 21st to July 30th, click here to learn more.

Private Oceanfront Cabana Dinner
Indulge in a romantic sensory experience with a gourmet six-course dinner in your elegantly appointed private oceanfront dinner cabana at Ko'a Kea Resort. Savor course after course of the freshest fare curated by Red Salt's acclaimed Chef Noelani. Your personal attendant will ensure that your every need is met, as you take in the unforgettable views of the sun setting over the glistening Pacific. Reserve in advance – there is only one oceanfront cabana at the resort and this singular experience is sought-after.

Share a Shave Ice
No trip to Kauai is complete without trying the island's famous shave ice. Head to Waikomo Shave Ice for a refreshing treat that's perfect for a hot summer day. Finely shaved ice is topped with all-natural house-made syrups in tropical fruit flavors, top it with the freshest fruit, coconut cream, and local honey.

Swim in a Stunning Natural Pool
Connect with each other over a nature-based adventure with a hike along the Kalalau Trail. This challenging yet rewarding journey winds along the iconic Na Pali coast. Breathe in the sweet scent of plumeria and pikake flowers as you make your way to Hanakapi'ai Falls, where you can cool off with a refreshing swim in the natural pool. This hike is not for the faint of heart, but the breathtaking views of the ocean and the island's rugged terrain are a spellbinding reward for those who trek it.

All of us at Ko’a Kea Resort on Poipu Beach look forward to welcoming you to a summer of adventure and connection surrounded by tropical splendor.

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