Kaua'i - Kapa'a & the Eastside (PDF Chapter)
If you look past the strip malls and highway traffic, the Eastside fascinates. Its geography runs the gamut, from mountaintop forests to pounding surf and a majestic river. Kapaʻa’s historic town center echoes another bygone era of sugar plantations.
- explore playgrounds, sheltered swimming areas and tide-line driftwood piles with the kids at Lydgate Beach Park
- run, walk or pedal Ke Ala Hele Makalae, the 5 miles between Kapaʻa Beach Park and Paliku (Donkey) Beach at sunrise
- feel the mana (life force) as you kayak the sacred Wailua River into a valley that was the birthplace of kings and the abode of aliʻi (high royalty)
Coverage includes: Best Places to Eat, Best Outdoors, Wailua, Waipouli, Kapaʻa, Anahola, Koʻolau Road.