Tripadvisor names Kaua‘i in their Top Ten Travelers’ Choice Awards Best of the Best Destinations for Nature Destinations - World

  1. Kathmandu, Nepal
  2. Halong Bay, Vietnam
  3. Hurghada, Egypt
  4. Mauritius, East Africa
  5. Lombok, Indonesia
  6. Kaua‘i, Hawai‘i, USA
  7. Zanzibar, Tanzania
  8. Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
  9. Guadeloupe, France
  10. Kruger National Park, South Africa
Travelers' Choice Award 2024 Best of the Best Nature Destination


Wailua Heritage Trail Expands

KVB - February 2024 1     KVB - February 2024 2

(Attached Photos L-R:  KVB Executive Director Sue Kanoho, OED Director Nalani Brun & Kaua‘i DMAP Manager Patti Ornellas)


Last month 6 new Wailua Heritage Trail signs were created and installed thanks to an Innovation Grant from Kaua‘i County Office of Economic Development (OED) to the Royal Coconut Coast Association (RCCA).  This now gives the Wailua Heritage Trail a total of 8 physical signs.   An informative website was created to complement the trail:  A blessing was held on January 19th at Poli‘ahu Heiau with Kumu Sean Chun, OED Director Nalani Brun, DMAP Manager Patti Ornellas and board members of RCCA.   Additionally, a new brochure on the Wailua Heritage Trail has been published with support from the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority (HTA) DMAP funds/program. All markers are bronze anodized plaques mounted on lava rock pedestals or lava rock walls, with Hawaiian place names and interpretation of the significance of the site.   


Congratulations to Lydgate Farms for taking home the Gold at the Cacao of Excellence Awards in Europe

Will Lydgate, the farm’s founder and owner was there to accept the award in Amsterdam, Netherlands.  Taking the Lydgate Farms chocolate tour will give you an education into cacao farming and a taste at some amazing chocolate.