On Kauai's eastern "Coconut Coast" side, Kapaa is a major shopping and business area for both residents and visitors. Nestled between Nounou Mountain "The Sleeping Giant", and cooler trade wind beaches, Kapaa is the home of the Ke Ala Hele Makalae Path where one can enjoy beautiful coastal scenery and explore nature while walking or biking along it's approx 4.5 mile length ending in the north at Donkey Beach. There are plenty of bike rentals and opportunities for food close by. As the most populous town on Kauai there is an elementary, middle, and high school, along with the private St Catherine Catholic School. Heading mauka from Kapaa you'll find the convenient and pastoral communities of Kapahi and Wailua Homesteads. Kealia Beach at the northern end of Kapaa has great beach walking, consistent and usually non-threatening surf with manned lifeguard tower, and plenty of parking. Kapaa also has the largest Farmer's Market on Kauai with many vendors who grow both food and sell other Kauai specific food products like taro burgers and goat cheese.