I have questions regarding dining out in Kauaii. Many times I have heard how pricey it is and as well the groceries. It is much different than Lahaina, Maui. We spent 12 days there 3 yrs ago and had no problem finding affordable dining options. One thing we do to save money is split an entree, order from appys menu or off the happy hour menu - or an early bird dinner - and we often eat breakfast in the room and just have a snack mid afternoon. We are thinking of the Islander and i realize they do not have full kitchens but with a shared grill and microwave i suspect we could make a few meal at the hotel. thanks.