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The Red Clay Jazz Festival is returning to Kaua‘i. Unwind to the sounds of cool tunes before checking out some of our favorite spots on the island.

Makana Terrace at The St. Regis Princeville Resort on Kaua‘i

6th Annual Red Clay Jazz Festival
WHAT Sway to the rhythm of pieces performed by the renowned Lavay Smith and the Red Hot Skillet Slickers at the sixth edition of this popular festival. Based in San Francisco, Smith and her seven-piece band are recognized for classic blues and jazz in the style of the ’40s and ’50s. Also featured will be Maui Jazz Quartet with world-renowned percussionist, Emil Richards, and the Pro-Am Band from Kauai, a 12-piece jazz ensemble. WHEN June 29, 3-9pm WHERE Kaua‘i Lagoons, 3325 Holokawelu Way, Līhu‘e, Kaua‘i,, 822.3148

Makana Terrace
WHAT Overlooking Hanalei Bay and Makana Mountain, this must-try resto is enriched by exotic menu selections, including poached coconut curry onaga and seared filet and prawns. Try the signature Princeville Palace cocktail, a true Hawaiian classic made with liliko‘i and Champagne. WHERE 5520 Ka Haku Road, Princeville, Kaua‘i, 826.2746,

Poipu Bay Golf Course
Practice your swing where the champions play—at Poipu Bay Golf Course. Tucked away in Po‘ipū Bay, this course boasts exceptional amenities as well as exotic native birds and marine life. Experience the new and improved Seashore Paspalum greens. WHERE 2250 Ainako St., Po‘ipū, Kaua‘i, 858.6300,

WHAT Set amid gardens, waterfalls and pools is ANARA Spa, Kauai’s largest spa with 45,000-square-feet of relaxation grounds. The amenities allows for private relaxation and pampering Treatments take place in luxurious open-air hale with private lava-rock showers and soaking tubs. WHERE Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa, 1571 Po‘ipū Road, Po‘ipū, Kaua‘i, 742.1234,

The Dolphin Restaurant & Sushi Lounge
WHAT Local residents will attest that The Dolphin, now with two locations, is one of the island’s hottest restaurants for being seen and dining in. As its name suggests, the specialties are fresh seafood and killer sushi, which can be paired with a variety of sake. WHERE 5-5016 Kūhiō Highway, Hanalei, 826.6113; The Shops at Kukui‘ula, 2829 Ala Kalanikaumaka, Po‘ipū, Kaua‘i, 742.1414,