Updates to 10th Edition


It happens every time. The day after we send the disks off to the printers for our brand new edition, somebody changes something that directly affects what we write. Several times we’ve e-mailed these changes to the printers. (It’s our only chance to yell that classic publisher line, Stop the presses!) But after the presses roll we’re left shaking our heads, saying, “Yeah, we know that changed. We’ll correct that in our next printing.” The internet is the next best thing to yanking back all the books in print and scribbling in the changes that always occur.

At Wizard Publications we continually strive to bring you the most up-to-date and accurate information on the islands. We are the only publisher who updates our books every time we reprint them. So if you see the updates below already listed in the book you just bought, you may have a recent printing.

The updates below are for the 10th edition of The Ultimate Kauai GuidebookNote: all pages numbers refer to the printed edition of the book.

Temporary Updates

  • Hanalei Gourmet (page 218) is temporarily closed for renovations.

General Information & Updates

  • Kaua‘i Self Storage (page 44) has closed.
  • Kela’s A Glass Gallery (page 73) has closed.
  • Na Pali Coast Hanalei (page 169) takes up to 18 people on their power catamaran not 14.

From the Island Dining chapter, the following restaurants have closed: 

  • Bubba’s Burgers Hanalei location
  • House of Noodles

From the Island Dining chapter, the following restaurants have changed:

  • Jo-Jo’s Anuenue has changed their phone number to 808-338-1199.
  • Kaua‘i Nut Roasters has closed their Kilauea location. The Hanalei and Koloa locations remain open, but they no longer have phone numbers.
  • Kilauea Fish Market Kapa‘a location has changed their name to Sleeping Giant Grill.
  • Papaya’s Natural Foods & Café has moved up the street to Waipouli Plaza at 4-901 Kuhio Hwy.
  • Scorpaciatta has changed their phone number to 808-634-3061.
  • Shave Ice Tege Tege has moved to the south side of Otsuka’s in the food truck court at 4-1620 Kuhio Hwy.
  • Village Snack & Bakery Shop now accepts credit cards.

    Below are Updates to 9th Edition:

    General Information & Updates

        • Go! Airlines (page 21) is gone.
        • Island Air (page 21) has resumed service to and from Kaua‘i as of March 15, 2016.
        • Kaua‘i Bus (page 22) monthly passes are now $40.
        • Wheelchair Getaways (page 24) no longer has vans on Kaua‘i, try Wheelers Van Rentals at 877-735-6365.
        • Coconut Coast Weddings (page 25) phone number should be 808-651-8622.
        • Blue House Booksellers (page 40) sadly closed.
        • Kapa‘a Ship, Print & Storage (page 43) moved across the highway to 4-1104 Kuhio Highway (across from Big Save).
        • Hawaiian Beach and Body (page 56) is closed.
        • Nani Kaua‘i Gallery (page 56) is closed.
        • Hanalei Gifts & Gallery (page 56) is closed it’s been replaced by The General Store of Hanalei for art and sometimes music created by local artists.
        • Bambulei (page 71) is no longer open. Try Style World instead.
        • The Koloa, Po‘ipu & Kalaheo Map (page 75) shows a dairy. There is no dairy on the south shore of Kaua‘i.
        • Scotty’s Music (page 81) moved to Lihu‘e, and is now called Scotty’s Music House at 3-3319 Kuhio Hwy. If you are in Kalaheo try Kalaheo Music & Strings at 2-2494 Kaumualii Hwy.
        • Real Dirt (page 81) sadly closed. Try Original Red Dirt Shirt Factory at 4350 Waialo Road, Ele‘ele.
        • Blue Ginger (page 81) moved to the Shops at Kukui‘ula.
        • Bungalow 9 and Hawaiian Salt (page 82) are both closed.
        • Hidden Dragon Imports (page 93) is closed. Also closed on the same page are Collectibles & Fine Junque and Rob Bader: Wood Sculpture.
        • Wahi-awa Beach (page 116 & 160) access trail from Glass Beach has been closed to the general public unless you pay for a permit from the landowner.
        • Ride On (page 123) is pau.
        • County campsite permits (page 125) are no longer issued at 4444 Rice St. in Lihue. They can be obtained from any of 5 neighborhood centers around the island. Please visit the county website for more information: http://www.kauai.gov/Camping/.
        • Waipouli Variety (page 125 & 139) is closed.
        • Prince Golf Course (page 127 & 128) is closed. At present time there is no schedule to reopen.
        • Kaua‘i Lagoons Golf Club (page 128 & 129) has a new owner and a new name. It is now called Ocean Course at Hokuala. It is now an 18-hole course.
        • Inter-Island Helicopters (page 134 & 136) is currently not operating.
        • Po‘omau Canyon Ditch Trail (page 144) the hike now ends at the spur road.
        • Nu‘alolo Cliffs Trail (page 146) is still closed. This trail has been closed indefinitely due to unsafe conditions. We don’t know when or even if it will be reopened. You can still hike Nu‘alolo Trail and Awa‘awapuhi Trail, but not the entire loop.
        • The hike to the second waterfall at Ho‘opi‘i Falls (page 157) has been closed off as private property. Please do not trespass.
        • The Melted Metal and Keyhole Cave at Swiss Cheese Shoreline Hike (page 159) has also been closed to the general public unless you pay for a permit from the landowner.
        • Esprit de Corps (page 161) is now called Esprit de Corps Riding Academy and no longer does trail rides at Moalepe. We have not had a chance to do their other tours.
        • Aloha Kaua‘i Tours (page 166) is under new ownership. We will be reviewing them again soon.
        • Aquatic Adventures (page 175 & 176) is now called Aloha Kai at 808-821-1599, but we’ve had a hard time getting ahold of them.
        • SeaFun Kaua‘i (page 181) is closed.
        • Garden Island Surf School (page 184) has changed their name to Hoku Water Sports. Their new number is 808-639-9333, and check in is now at Koa Kea Resort’s poolside kiosk.
        • Margo Oberg Surfing School (page 184) has closed.
        • Windsurf Kaua‘i (page 187) now does lessons only, no rentals.
        • Koloa Zipline (page 188) tours no longer include lunch on their tour, just snack and water only.
        • The Kalalau Trail (page 194) now requires a camping permit to go beyond Hanakapi‘ai Valley.
        • Kauai Music Scene (page 240) no longer updates their calendar of upcoming music events.
        • South Pacific Dinner Show (page 242) has closed.

    From the Island Dining chapter, the following restaurants have closed: 

        • Cj’s Steak & Seafood
        • Eggbert’s
        • Feral Pig
        • Garden Café at Common Ground
        • Halo Halo Shave Ice
        • Hanalei Coffee Roasters
        • Joe’s on the Green
        • Josselin’s Tapas Bar & Grill
        • Kalapaki Joe’s – Harbor Mall and Waimea locations. Kukui Grove Shoppng Center and Po‘ipu locations remain open.
        • Pau Hana Grill & Bar
        • Po‘ipu Tropical Burgers
        • Puka Dog in Hanalei – Po‘ipu location remains open.
        • Roy’s Po‘ipu Bar & Grill
        • Sweet Marie’s
        • The Eastside
        • The Tavern at Princeville
        • Tomkats Grille
        • Tony’s Pizza
        • Tutti Frutti/O’ My Buns

    From the Island Dining chapter, the following restaurants have changed:

        • Bobby V’s has moved to Coconut Marketplace at 4-484 Kuhio Hwy. We’ve not had a chance to visit them in their new location.
        • Caffé Coco is now also open from 7 am to 1 pm as Hippie Café, serving smoothies and baked goods.
        • Korean BBQ is now closed Mondays and Tuesdays.
        • Mema Thai Chinese moved to 3-3204 Kuhio Hwy., Lihu‘e with same phone number (old Sweet Marie’s location). We have not yet had a chance to visit the new location.
        • Rocco’s Pizza (aka Tony’s Pizza).
        • Shave Ice Tege Tege has moved back to Kapa‘a. They are now located on the north side of Otsuka’s Furniture at 4-1638 Kuhio Hwy.
        • Small Town Coffee has moved to a truck in the parking lot on the north end of Kapa‘a at 4-1543 Kuhio Hwy. Mauka side of the road. They currently have no phone.

    From the Where To Stay chapter:

      • Kaua‘i Sands Hotel renamed itself after the renovations to the Kaua‘i Shores.
      • Waimea Plantation Cottages is no longer managed by Aston Resorts. Their toll free number is 800-992-4632.