The Island of Lanai is in Escrow

Oracle's Ellison buys Lanai

It didn't take too long to find a buyer for the tiny island of Lanai. The sixth largest island in the Hawaiian archipelago is only 141 square miles in size. With only two major hotels on the island it employs a majority of the 3200 full time residents. Mainly former Dole pineapple workers who long ago lost employment when Dole Co. switched production overseas too the Philippines and Thailand. He will be buying the island from Robert Murdoch who has owned the Lanai for quite a few years having developed the Manaele Bay Hotel and the Lodge at Koele. Murdoch did develop a small resort subdivision that catered to off … [Read more...]

What You Need to Know For a Hawaiian Beach Wedding

Hawaiian wedding in Keoneloa beach, Kauai

After months of uncertainty you've decided that saying I do on the beach in Kauai will be the ultimate in a destination wedding. Amidst all of the fun decisions of selecting a beach, and whether to go to the altar barefoot and adorned in colorful leis. There are the pragmatic governmental requirements that will require your attention. Here is what you need to know for a Hawaiian beach wedding. Obtain a Permit Accessing a permit on line is easy, just click here. The good news is that everyone who applies and follows the DLNR's requirements will receive a permit for a beach wedding. The form is straightforward, … [Read more...]

Learn Not To Burn | Hot Fun in the Summertime

Water sports are a popular Poipu Beach activity

Man it's hot one, like 7 inches from the midday sun.... Like that popular song from a few years ago we can already feel the intensity of the sun in late May here in Kauai Hawaii. Our Spring is typically short. One day cool with remnants of the last winter rains only to be fooled the following day by fierce death rays. As if our earth repositioned itself overnight, exposing its sensitive side to the brightest star in our solar system. It's a capricious heat too. With our cooling trades whisking away any moisture from your skin you can hardly feel the sun's rays. Hey, I know it's an important reason that you came to … [Read more...]

5 Things You Must Do In Kauai

Kiss by a waterfall

Warning! This post will not suggest that you visit a specific beach while exploring the island. Nope, sorry, please accept my apologies right now. Beaches are not part of the 5 things you must do in Kauai. The fact is the island is known for beaches of unmatched beauty, and with more beaches per mile of shoreline than anywhere else in Hawaii. You won't need my help finding that special piece of paradise for just the two of you. These suggestions are for the traveler that seeks cultural immersion whenever they visit a new destination. Sample Local Food You can understand a culture through the food that they eat. … [Read more...]

Best Things To Do in June | Fun on Kauai

The Suites offer luxury affordable poipu beach rentals with oceaviews and deep plunge jacuzzi

It will be a busy month of June here in Kauai Hawaii. School is complete and the families will arrive with kids in tow. The universal question that all parents have is, how do we keep the kids entertained. We're here to help with our monthly activities guide for the Garden Island. June 1, 8, 30 Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar and Ukulele Celebration at the Kauai Village (near Safeway) 4-6pm except on the 30th 5-7pm. Honoring some great local music icons on the 8th celebrating Herb Kane and on the 30th Hawaiian cowboy music. June 1, 8, 30 Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar and Ukulele Celebration at the Kauai Village (near … [Read more...]

Kauai Air Fare Special | Alaska Airlines

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Not to be out done by Allegiant Air who has recently announced an updated schedule to the Hawaiian Islands. Alaska Airlines has posted that they will begin new flights to our Kauai from Portland. This announcement is for a seasonal flight schedule but hey who is complaining typically once Alaska Airlines announces a new departure city to Kauai they eventually make it a regular year round departure city to Kauai, if it can remain profitable. We like that, give us the opportunity and we can show off all that we have to offer. The seasonal travel will begin the new route on November 5 and it is tentatively planned for … [Read more...]

The Four Best Things To Do In Poipu Kauai

Romantic, secluded and some with lifeguards, our beach guide is ideal to explore before you set out from our poipu rentals.

How do you cram as much of Kauai Hawaii in just a seven day stay? A popular game plan among the hardy is to split their stay between the North and the South sides of the island. They share a common philosophy, resting is something they can do when they return home. While not our cup of tea when traveling, here is our game plan for the four best things to do in Poipu and in the burning western side of this magical island. Spend three nights on the North side of the island and four in the South shore. While you are staying here in Poipu Beach, all of these destinations are within an 1 hour drive of our Kauai vacation … [Read more...]

Best Things To Do in May | Kauai Festivals

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Planning a last minute romantic getaway to Kauai Hawaii? Terrific! here is a list of the best things to do in May. From Kauai festivals to cultural events, fun outings and hikes all celebrating this special island that we call home. May 4 Na Lei Hiwahiwa Elima at the Kauai Beach Resort, 808.246-2111 for tickets, 6-9pm. A May Day celebration like no other that you have experienced. The Hawaiians celebrate this annual event with all the colors and splendor of our island. Contemporary Hawaiian entertainment will accompany the beauty of the lei. St. Catherine School Carnival 5-11 pm May 4 and May 5 on the campus. … [Read more...]

The 2012 Kauai World Challenge Canoe Race

Ocean kayak is a great thing to do in kauai hawaii

One of the best things to do in Kauai is try your hand at kayaking on one of our serene and enchanting streams such as the Huilea in Hanalei or the Kapaa Stream. Another great choice is cruising the Wailua river as it turns and cuts back on itself, in a path carved by a millenia worth of rainfall. For the more adventurous ocean canoe racing may be just the adrenaline rush required before tackling a few ginger martinis or beers later in the day. Ocean canoe racing is gaining in popularity around the world, it offers the participant the thrill of riding waves and the introspection required of a long distance … [Read more...]

A Grand Plan for McBryde Gardens in Poipu Beach

Romantic things to do

If you have visited the National Tropical Botanical Garden's (NTBG) McBryde Garden lately you have seen a whirlwind of activity from new plantings to the roar of heavy equipment improving and creating trails deep into the reserve. All this energy is focused on bringing greater accessibility and an increased understanding of the importance of tropical plants to the planet. If this will be your first visit, the Gardens are easy to reach from our Kauai vacation rental. Located on Lawai Road just a few yards before you reach Spouting Horn. The Visitor center offers a guided tour of Allerton Gardens which is the section … [Read more...]

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