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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

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  • eula
    April 9, 2010

    looks cool! great pics!

  • PM
    April 9, 2010

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

  • Fat Fudge
    April 9, 2010

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

  • Cooking Rookie
    April 9, 2010

    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 🙂

  • Michelle
    April 10, 2010

    Love that first photo!

  • Brett Sutcliffe
    April 10, 2010

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

  • Memoria
    April 11, 2010

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

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