I'm finally here, and enjoying myself immensely already. I arrived last night and after getting the car and checking in I went out to get some drinks (malibu rum and P-O-G and Smirnoff ICE wild grape..yumm!) and snacks for the room at Foodland up in Kapaa.
I'm at the Marriott Kauai beach club on Kalapaki beach, Kaiolana? Tower... nice room! I would recommend it. I'm in one side of a lockoff unit, perfect for just me. Would be fine for 2 people also. I got a great deal from an owner on eBay; $688 for 7 nights.
I had to adjust to not having something to do today. I lead a busy life and don't relax that easily sometimes. I spent the morning drinking coffee on the lanai, had breakfast, read my book under a tree, had a few drinks (mentioned above - no driving today!), and then had a massage on the beach at 5pm.. perfect time! I highly recommend a massage on the beach, it was sooooooooo nice. I think I might do that again before I leave. I was a happy limp noodle afterward.
I just finished dinner at Duke's.. being alone I thought I would feel uncomfortable, but it was fine. I think I was the only single in the place though. I got there a little later and the restaurant was empty by the time I left. No room left for Hula Pie though... I might have to just do that for lunch one day. :-)
Tomorrow I think I'll head North for the day for snorkeling and whatever the day brings... I hope to find some of those cococards to send home; that would be great! Any "must do" suggestions are appreciated!
Thanks for all the tips everyone!! More as my week progresses... so far I have the inter-island waterfall tour scheduled for Wednesday and I will do one of the boat tours, maybe the same day? We'll see... relaxing and just enjoying myself with no stress takes priority!