Stories and photos by Caroline Farley
Java Kai, in the heart of Kapa‘a Town, is a phenomenal café to unwind while enjoying great food in an unbeatable atmosphere. Pictured are the Shark Bite espresso, granola bowl and surfer sandwich. With extra espresso, a hint of raspberry and topped with whipped cream, this drink is sure to start your day right. The granola bowl has vanilla yogurt, almond-based granola and topped with fresh fruit.
At Ke Ala Hele Makalae, or The Path that Goes by the Ocean, Will King, 21, from Atlanta, Georgia, enjoys a morning bike ride. Stretching for miles along Kaua‘i’s Eastside, the path offers a stunning vista of Hawai‘i’s most precious resource, the Pacific Ocean. At the easily accessible paved path, everyone can explore East Kaua‘i at their leisure. Various bike-rental shops are in the vicinity of the path — a must do for a unique experience at your own pace.
At Waiohai surf break in Po‘ipu, Seton Iglay, 7, of Lihu‘e, catches a wave. Seton has been surfing for as long as she can remember. While she is looking forward to surf competitions, surfing is something she enjoys just for the fun of it.
At Glass Beach near Port Allen on Kaua‘i’s Westside, Arizona visitors Dianna and Phillip Hegmann and Connor Ornelas enjoy their day. Covered with various colors of sea glass and pebbles, the beach is a heaven for anyone interested in collecting sea glass. The shore break at Glass Beach smoothed out the glass over time, leaving a beautiful array of sea glass spread throughout the black sand.