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Kauai Beaches: Shipwreck’s Beach Poipu

Kauai Beaches: Shipwreck’s Beach Poipu

Kauai's Shipwreck Beach along Keoniloa Bay and in front of the Grand Hyatt Kauai was never much of a beach -until the hurricane blasted the south shore of Kauai and created a new coastline. What was once a thin curve of sand is now a long, golden crescent divided by lava rocks. It's called...

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Camping on Kauai

Camping on Kauai

Camping on Kauai can be an incredible thing!  Our family does 'camp-outs' several times a year and they are always a complete blast and full of adventure. Camping on Kauai is permitted  at Anahola (Aliomanu Bay), Haena, Anini, Salt Pond, and Polihale Beach Parks, as well as in specified areas of...

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Kauai Beaches: Tunnels Beach, North Shore

Kauai Beaches: Tunnels Beach, North Shore

Popularly know as Tunnels Beach, Makua Beach has a large lagoon perfect for swimming because it is protected by two reefs, the outer reef favored by surfers for the great waves, and the inner reef filled with cavities and crevices for snorkelers to explore for fish and sea life.  Divers love the...

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National Tropical Botanical Gardens on Kauai

National Tropical Botanical Gardens on Kauai

The National Tropical Botanical Garden aims to "enrich life through discovery, scientific research, conservation, and education by perpetuating the survival of plants, ecosystems, and cultural knowledge of tropical regions." Based in the tropical paradise of Kauai, the NTBG is currently trying to...

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Featured Recipe: Kauai Mint Mudslide Cookies

Featured Recipe: Kauai Mint Mudslide Cookies

While on vacation (or not) I like to cook.  I wanted to share some of my favorite local recipes with all of you.  I am going to start off with the Kauai Mint Mudslide Cookies!  These are a favorite amongst my family and I know yours will enjoy too... sure to impress! INGREDIENTS: 3/4 cup plus 2...

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Kauai Beaches: Kalihiwai Bay

Kauai Beaches: Kalihiwai Bay

You'll catch your first glimpse of Kalihiwai Bay as your drive down the narrow road engraved into the side of the sheer cliff which encloses the beach on one side.  From this angle, the bay is a perfect semi-circle of aquamarine, rimmed with glistening white sand and nestled between two lava...

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Kauai Beaches: Lydgate Beach Park

Kauai Beaches: Lydgate Beach Park

Lydgate Beach Park just south of the Wailua River is a favorite spot for families and visitors alike.  A rock-rimmed pool provides safe swimming for babies and toddlers, even in the winter months.  We have a 1-yr old and 3-yr old and they 'dig' this place...  They can run around and swim and feel...

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Kauai Beaches: Anini Beach

Kauai Beaches: Anini Beach

This quiet, beautiful beach goes for miles along a coastline protected by an extensive offshore reef.  At some places the Anini road is so close to the water you could almost jump in.  The Anini beach park has restrooms, camping, and picnic facilities, although you can turn off the road at almost...

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Managing Kauai’s Weather: Chasing the Sun

Managing Kauai’s Weather: Chasing the Sun

If you dial 808-245-6001 for the weather report on Kauai, you will probably hear this 'forecast': "Mostly fair today, with occasional windward and Mauka (Mountain) showers. Tonight, mostly fair, with showers varying from time to time and place to place."  Except for storms, Kauai's normal weather...

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Shave Ice in Paradise!

Shave Ice in Paradise!

One treat everyone should try on Kauai is Shave Ice.  Lest you be confused, shave ice is not a snow cone.  Snow cones are made from crushed ice with a little fruit syrup sprinkled on.  True Kauai style shave ice (that's shave, not shaved) uses a sharp blade to literally "shave" a large block of...

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Kauai’s Yoga Scene

Kauai’s Yoga Scene

For those who are choosing Kauai to re-establish their Mind, Body, and Spirit connections you have made an epic choice.  The practice of Hatha Yoga has become a multi million dollar industry in its current reincarnation and its popularity has been embraced on the Garden Island in many forms and...

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Kauai Lu’aus… Gotta Check em’ Out!

Kauai Lu’aus… Gotta Check em’ Out!

If you've ever seen a movie that takes place in Hawaii, odds are there was a Lu'au scene.  This is where everyone stands around with a Mai Tai in one hand and a plate of Kalua Pig in the other.  There's always a show where someone is twirling a torch lit at both ends, and, of course, the...

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Kauai’s Farmer’s Markets

Kauai’s Farmer’s Markets

Some of the best local, tropical fruit and produce can be found at Kauai's Farmer's Markets. Buy fresh vegetables from the local growers and sample some of Kauai's exotic fruits, flowers and home-made treats!  We highly recommend taking a few moments to explore our the local markets here on the...

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Kauai Guide Books  & Sites We Love!

Kauai Guide Books & Sites We Love!

I thought it may be helpful to put together a list of books, guides and sites that we personally recommend for our guests. I know when I go on vacation to a new place I am always SO excited I try to find out as much information as possible... I thought some of you may be the same way:) Please take...

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Kauai Vacation Rental: Hale Kepuhi in Haena

Kauai Vacation Rental: Hale Kepuhi in Haena

Hale Kepuhi is located just past the double bridges on the North Shore of Kauai in the quaint little beach town of Haena. This newly renovated ocean-front house offers 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms. Each bedroom has spectacular ocean views and your very own private lanai. This home is perfect for 3...

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Pu’e One at Tunnels Beach: A Haena Vacation Rental

Pu’e One at Tunnels Beach: A Haena Vacation Rental

Welcome to Pu`e One, a Kauai vacation rental located at Tunnels Beach on the lush northern shore of Kauai. "Pu`e One" is a historic Hawaiian vacation home with a premium beachfront location.   This Haena Kauai vacation home has private beach access to Makua (Tunnels) beach, which is one of the...

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Discovering Kauai Beaches

Discovering Kauai Beaches

Consider your interests and that will help a little when making the difficult decision of which Kauai beaches to visit, unless you're fortunate to have the time to visit them all! The island's beaches are idyllic for walking, sailing, surfing, sunbathing, fishing, picnicking, hiking, snorkeling,...

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Kauai’s Spectacular Golf Courses

Kauai’s Spectacular Golf Courses

There is no secret to Kauai's spectacular golf offerings. Take the islands lush beauty-- it isn't called the Garden Isle for nothing and add challenging courses designed by some of the sports finest architects. Its a winning combination that adds up to a true golfer's paradise. Poipu Resort...

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Exploring Kauai’s Na Pali Coast

Exploring Kauai’s Na Pali Coast

One of the most amazing and at least in my opinion, life changing things that Kauai has to offer is its bountiful "Napali Coast" (Pali comes from the Hawaiian word for "cliffs"). Kauai's main highway, Kuhio Highway, wraps almost completely around the island except for the stretch of coastline that...

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Kauai Hiking Guide

Kauai Hiking Guide

Kauai is home to the wettest place on earth. With an average ofover 472 inches or 39 feet (12 meters) of precipitation each year, Mt.Waialeale  gets enough rain and constant precipitation to give it such a remarkable title. But not all of Kauai is wet and rainy. Hiking in the Waimea Canyon is arid...

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