Ice Cold Coconuts, Kauai

Fresh Coconut

Driving up towards Hanalei Bay from Lihue, right around mile marker 24 and the Kahiliholo intersection, you might catch sight of a roadside sign reading Ice Cold Coconuts out in front of a small fruit stand on the right hand side of the road. If you do, stop by. This fruit stand is packed with all kinds of fresh tropical fruit and you can’t get much more tropical than drinking right out of an ice, cold coconut on a hot, humid day.

Ice Cold Coconuts

For $5, you get a whole coconut, which is tapped for a straw as soon as you order. Hang out by the fruit stand while you sip up the slightly sweet coconut water inside (very refreshing and much better than any bottled coconut water sold in “gourmet” grocery stores), then get your coconut halved with a machete so you can scrape out the coconut flesh with a little plastic knife (works better than a regular knife for some reason). Plus, stopping by a cute little roadside fruit stand makes for some great photo ops.

Coconut Stand

 

Cracking a coconut with a machete

 

Nicole with a coconut

8 comments

  1. looks cool! great pics!

  2. this is the most common n inexensively available drink in every part of India during summer…I knw how refreshing it is….
    nice pictures :)

  3. You can pick up a young Thai coconut at the Japanese market in Southern California for a little over a dollar.

  4. Oh my – I think I fell in love with Hawaii because of their coconuts. I hated coconuts all my life, I still hate all these products from dried coconuts. But fresh coconut – nothing compares to it! Your post brings up all these memories :-)

  5. Love that first photo!

  6. I will save those dollars drink it in Thailand as well.
    Love it….and very cheap out there as well.

  7. YUM! Fresh coconuts!! What great photos! Have fun!

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