Ultimate Kauai Guidebook Updates

Ultimate Kauai Guidebook Updates

Updates to 13th Edition

It happens every time. The day after we send the files 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 13th edition of The Ultimate Kauai Guidebook. There are no longer updates to earlier editions on this site.

Note: all pages numbers refer to the printed edition of the book.

  • Kauai’s Hindu Monastery (page 67) phone number should be 808-822-3012. They are not open to group tours at the moment. Only self-guided tours of the grounds are available to non-worshippers.
  • Kilauea Lighthouse (page 52) is closed until further notice. You may still visit the Kilauea Point Refuge and the area outside of the lighthouse as well as the Visitor Center and Nature Store. Reservations must be obtained online in advance at https://www.recreation.gov/ticket/facility/300018.
  • Queen’s Bath (page 106) is closed in the winter months October through April from 2022 onwards.
  • Sheraton Kauai’s Halelani Romantic Dinner (Island Dining) is closed for now.
  • Ha‘ena State Park & Napali Coast Access Info (including all beaches, camping, parking, etc. contained therein): see DLNR website for details. The shuttle is in operation.
  • Kaua‘i Harley-Davidson (page 24) is now Kauai Motorsports. HOG rental rate is $251 for 24 hours.
  • Saturday Farmers Market in Puhi (page 44) is now located across the highway from Kauai Community College in the park behind the Kauai Motorsports store and is called Grove Farm Market at 9:30 a.m.
  • Camping (page 146) there is currently no camping at Black Pot.
  • Princeville Ranch Stables (page 172) is no longer doing tours. They provide riding lessons only.
  • Beachrail Hobby & Collectibles (page 187) the correct phone number is 808-651-6165.
  • Kaua‘i Eco Sporting Clays (page 192) is now Pheasant Hollow Farms & Gun Club
  • Windsurf Kaua‘i (page 196) changed phone number to 808-482-1217 and new rates are $175 per person for 2 hours of lessons and practice.
  • Skyline Eco Adventures (page 197) is now Shaka Zipline and their prices went up $10.
  • Kauai ATV Zipbike (page 198) was scheduled to come back but closed instead.
  • Secret Tunnel to the North Shore (page 213) a section of the tunnel has caved in and is not accessible, so this hike is not doable at this time.
  • Blue Dolphin (page 264) no longer offers a SCUBA option on their dinner cruise because they can’t find any dive instructors. Anyone looking for a career?
  • Coconut’s Fish Café – closed.
  • Kilauea Market & Café no longer serves dinner. Café hours are now 8:00 am to 3:30 pm Friday through Tuesday, closed Wednesday and Thursday. However, the store is open 7:00 am to 9:00 pm daily.
  • Lappert’s Hanapepe location is closed.
  • NorthSide Grill & Sushi is closed.
  • Scorpacciata moved from their food truck in Kapa‘a to Harbor Mall in Lihu‘e. Their new address is 3501 Rice St and their new phone is 808-631-2017. We will be back to review them at this new location.
  • Shivalik – closed
  • Street Burger – closed
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