(PRWEB) February 11, 2013
Fern Grotto Inn, a collection of vacation rental cottages on Kauai, recently carried out a survey of its guests, asking them which part of the island is the best for seeing the island. Almost unanimously, the survey participants chose the eastern shore, known as the Coconut Coast, over the better known North and South Shores.
Paul Juma, who owns Fern Grotto Inn, explains, “When I ask guests what they loved most about their stay, they always comment on our central location. You can easily drive to the North Shore and South Shore in about 45 minutes.”
Traditionally, the North and South Shore have been more popular with visitors, who flock to their picture-perfect beaches. However, Juma notes that over the past year he has seen a growing interest in the Coconut Coast, which boasts several beaches of its own as well as bike trails, shops, cultural sites, and more.
Juma attributes the growth in tourism, at least in part, to the newly formed Royal Coconut Coast Association. The association, which is sponsored by the Kauai Visitors Bureau, seeks to revitalize the eastern side of the island by showcasing the areas unique features and attractions. “You can’t get the full Kauai experience without a visit to Kapaa and Wailua,” says Juma, “They are as integral to the island as Princeville and Poipu.”