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Monday, December 16, 2013

A Merry Kauai Christmas!


A Merry Kauai Christmas! 


It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas – and that brings such a great big smile to all our faces! Kauai’s annual Festival of Lights Celebration just kicked off our “season to be jolly” with an appearance by two very special guests: Santa and Mrs. Claus! Plus, Auntie Josie’s crafts and creations are now on display and that means the Christmas spirit is revving up all over the island!  And guess what? It’s just the beginning of a month-long celebration of Aloha-Holiday festivities happening here on Kauai!  

 

These past few weeks our Facebook and Twitter Friends started asking “what’s happening this season on the Garden Island?” Well, once again, we have Santa’s “Kauai List of Great Things to Do” to get you excited for your upcoming vacation. Yes, the weather on Kauai continues being amazing. Sunny days and nice breezes greet you as you arrive at Lihue Airport and every day is tropically wonderful. Then, a long list of Kauai activities let you “jingle all the way” through Christmas and New Year’s in Paradise!  

We know Santa Enjoys spending time on the Garden Island, too… so get ready to be pleasantly surprised when you see him spreading Christmas cheer during our month-long holiday celebrations! Is this a great way to reward you and your family at the end of 2013? We think so! :- )

 

So, in the spirit of “ka-jingling all the way” to Ka-uai… here’s our annual list of things to do on Kauai this holiday season. It’s our way of saying thanks for visiting, thanks for sharing with your Friends, and thanks for being part of our 35 years of business here on Kauai. Mahalo and Mele Kalikimaka – MERRY CHRISTMAS!     We look forward to seeing you! 

 

Celebrating Christmas on Kauai 

 

It was 1786 when British explorers Captain Nathaniel Portlock (pictured) and Captain George Dixon first brought Christmas cheer to Hawaiians. According to Wikipedia, both arrived with daydreams of adventure in their heads a day or two before Christmas Eve. They anchored their vessels, “King George” and “Queen Charlotte,” off the coast of Waimea not knowing what kind of welcome they would receive. Thankfully, they mingled peacefully with the islanders and shared Christmas with them during the local Mokihana festival. Christmas became an official holiday for the people of Kauai in the next couple of decades with the first Christmas celebrated sometime in the mid 1800’s. 

Thanks Wikipedia for the cool story to share! Since 1786, Christmas on Kauai keeps getting better every year so let’s take a look at some of the fun that awaits you during the next few weeks!

 

Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through December 24th: Enjoy the Kauai Festival of Lights 

It’s free and it happens every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 6PM to 8PM – plus Christmas Eve and December 26th! The Kauai Festival of Lights has plenty of things for the whole Family to experience this season. Hear stories about Kauai’s past, learn about Kauai’s traditions, see Aunt Josie’s craft collection – and be dazzled by the nighttime light show!  

The tradition of displaying Christmas folk art began more than 18 years ago when “Auntie” Josie Chansky moved from Oahu to Kauai. She opened her home to neighbors, strangers, tourists – and everyone who wanted to see the decorations she created and displayed inside and outside her home.  

Things like: a Christmas tree made up of 7500 green toothpicks, wreaths created with egg cartons, a chandelier made from wire coat hangers, and several other creations made from everyday items.


Every year, visitors returned to her home to see marvelous holiday creations. With great joy, her house became known as the “Christmas House.” In 1996, Elizabeth Freeman acquired Auntie Josie’s collection and donated it to the County of Kauai… and in 1996 the first Festival of Lights began. Auntie Josie was later honored by both the Hawaii Senate and Office of the Mayor for her 50 years of contributing to Hawaii’s holiday season. What a great story!

 

This year, come explore Auntie Josie’s collection of one-of-a-kind treasures along with the 17th Annual Festival of Lights at Kauai’s Historic County Building. For more information, click here

 

Here Comes Santa!

He’s back and he’s making an appearance at the 4th Annual Hanapepe Christmas Festival! Have fun with Kris Kringle along with music, singing, balloon animals, food, Christmas crafts, and face painting!  You are invited to come say HI to Santa and give him your wish list – and if that includes a great place to stay on Kauai, Santa has a direct hotline to Kauai Vacation Rentals & Real Estate, Inc – and we are ready to help!

The 4th Annual Festival takes place at the Hanapepe Hawaiian Congregation Church in Old Town Hanapepe from 5PM to 8PM, in conjunction with the weekly Friday Night Festival and Art Walk!  


Tis the season to let your Kauai vacation come to life! You ready?

 

Kauai Chorale Concerts

Since 1963, the Kauai Chorale presents programs for locals and visitors alike – and this year is the 50th anniversary! After a day of relaxing in the warm Kauai sun, jump into the holiday spirit with some live Holiday classics! The next shows are Saturday December 14th at the Kauai Community College Performing Arts Center in Puhi, and Sunday December 15th at the St. Regis Princeville Resort Ballroom. 

 

What a wonderful way to welcome in the holiday season!  Live music & fun for all. :- ) Get more info here

 

Waimea Lighted Christmas Parade – Dec 21st

We love parades!  Kids love parades.  SANTA loves parades – and here he comes again, right down Kaumualii Lane! Actually, it’s Kaumualii Highway – and the route starts at Waimea Canyon Park and ends in Hofgaard Park at the center of Waimea town. The wonderland of color starts at 6PM and event organizers encourage guests to arrive between 3PM and 4PM to get a good position along the route.

Parking is available at Waimea Canyon Athletic Field, the Russian Fort, Waimea Sugar Mill, and Waimea Technology & Visitors Center Field 14. 




The Parade is free and Everyone is welcome to join this Exciting community event. The town of Waimea erupts into color, dripping with lights as the parade moves down its route bringing Joy and Holiday Cheer to kids of all ages  :- ) That means us! 

Afterwards, let the good times continue with live music, beverages and baked goods provided by WKPA member businesses. Ready to join the fun?  Great!  We will see you there!

 

It’s Beginning to Look a lot like Christmas!

We are very happy and excited to wish you “Mele Kalikimaka” with best wishes for a safe and very Merry Christmas! Wherever you may be this season, remember to be thankful for Friends, Family, and new people you meet every day. We are always thankful to see your notes on our Facebook page about the anticipation building for your next Kauai visit!

Kauai Vacation Rentals & Real Estate, Inc wants you to know you are always welcome to come stay with us. We have 200+ accommodations island-wide and can help you find an outstanding-value rental home, condo, cottage, and estate on one of the most beautiful islands in the world. If you have not yet made Christmas and New Year’s plans, take a look at our website and when you see something you like, drop us e-mail here or call us at 1-800-367-5025. 

 

We look forward to seeing you.  Aloha! 

 

Special Thanks: Photos from Wikipedia, Kauai Festival of Lights, Lights on Rice Street, Kauai Museum, Kauai Chorale, Waimea Lighted Christmas Parade, and Kauai Vacation Rentals & Real Estate, Inc’s winter wonderland accommodations. Ho ho ho! 

 

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Giving Thanks on Kauai


 

Thanksgiving is one of our favorite holidays. It marks the coming of Fun winter vacations when folks trade their sweaters & fireplaces for flip flops & a walk on a beach in Paradise! Thanksgiving is also a wonderful time to spend with Family acknowledging everyone’s accomplishments AND re-connecting with Friends. You know, those Fun nights of laughing at treasured stories that brought us closer together. All in all, now is the ideal time to “make time” for appreciating all of life’s special moments and for taking notice of how fast everyone’s kids are growing!

And guess what? Here at Kauai Vacation Rentals & Real Estate, Inc, we want to share something WE are thankful for. It was 35 years ago when we first started our business here on Kauai and ever since that special day, we have met thousands of guests from all over the world – each bringing countless memories that flow outward from one of the most beautiful islands in the world! It all began with a vision… a desire to share Kauai with the world and 35 years later, we’re still doing it! That is why we are SO thankful every time you visit and when you take time to you share your vacation stories on Facebook, our Blog, and Twitter.


With this spirit of gratitude, we are excited to share some great ideas of how you can spend your next Thanksgiving here on Kauai. Yes, every day is a great day to visit Kauai with Friends and Family. We look forward to seeing you soon! 

So Much to Be Grateful For – So Much to Do! 

For our Friends who are about to experience Kauai for the first time, here are some interesting facts that will help you prepare for your vacation!  J 
Kauai has four main areas, each offering a unique and special vacation experience.
The North Shore has amazing spas, great surf, wonderful restaurants, and some of the highest rated golf courses in the world.

The South Shore has many family-friendly activities including swimming, snorkeling with schools of fish, and plenty of white sandy beaches perfect for building sandcastles!

The West Side is great for folks who love art and hiking, and are always thinking about their next fishing expedition.

The East Side, also known as the “Coconut Coast,” is a great central location with long stretches of white sandy beaches, condos that overlook the Pacific Ocean, and beautiful homes waiting to be discovered!

Kauai has one main road that connects Mana on the West Side with the “end of the road” at Kee Beach on the North Shore. Take the drive! Everywhere you look there is something amazing to see. Waterfalls, green valleys, flowers, ocean vistas, and happy people with great big smiles.  

Things to Do on Thanksgiving!

Some of the most amazing meals to Enjoy are right here on Kauai! One of our favorites that we talk about all the time is imu turkey. 

Yuuummmm mmmmm! Our taste buds are already excited just thinking about it!  An imu is an underground oven that is often used to roast pig for luaus. When you have turkey prepared imu-style on Kauai, you are in for a treat! Deliciously roasted with lemon, pineapple, garlic, basted with soy sauce, and then cooked underground. The result is a moist, fine turkey meat that slides right off the bone! OMG!

In addition to imu turkey, a traditional Kauai Thanksgiving dinner can also include fish, Japanese rice, Portuguese sausage stuffing, and Okinawan sweet potatoes. This Garden Island fusion of traditions makes Thanksgiving unique and a delight for all to Enjoy. Believe us. You’ll be thinking about Kauai all the way through Christmas! We are still savoring last year’s meal!

Want some more ideas?

Thanksgiving on the Town!

Another great thing about Kauai is that there are SO many options for Enjoying Thanksgiving dinner, from high-end restaurants to casual locations. Some menus to explore include The Beach House in Poipu, serving Honey Glazed Roasted Turkey with pancetta, garlic & green bean sauté, shiitake-sage stuffing, roasted sweet onion mashed potatoes, and fresh pan giblet gravy!  Save room for dessert! 




The St. Regis Princeville Resort also has a special menu planned at Makana Terrace. It includes Sage Roasted Whole Turkey with Housemade Cranberry Orange Chutney and Taro Rolls. (YUM!) 




The Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas is having a special $60 dinner with wine pairing for an additional $20.  Some of the delectable items on the menu include field greens, shellfish risotto, gingered butternut squash soup, slow roasted beef, roasted turkey, sweet potato mash, and Portuguese sausage!  The concierge says “reservations are highly recommended.”




Another idea to consider is having your own, home-cooked Thanksgiving dinner, Kauai-style! Spend the morning at one of Kauai’s Farmers Markets buying “fresh fixings” and then prepare it in your own vacation home’s kitchen while watching the ocean! You can also pack up your feast and head to the beach for a picnic on the sand. Imagine sharing the tastes of Kauai with your loved ones lying on a blanket in the sand, the sun shining overhead. Ahhh… that sea-breeze is going to reinvigorate your day as it unfolds on one of Kauai’s pristine beaches!




Giving Thanks on Kauai

Mahalo for visiting us again today. Our first 35 years in business have been an amazing experience and we are truly blessed to have helped create so many great Kauai memories. Thank you for your business, thank you for telling your Friends about us, and thank you for coming to see us very soon!

See our Featured Properties below and visit our website to see the largest selection and variety of vacation rental homes on Kauai! When you’re ready to join us, say Aloha and call us at 1-800-367-5025 or e-mail us here!

Mahalo and have a Fun day!

Things to See and Do on Kauai



Feast on Local Kauai Fare

The Garden Island Range and Food Festival is happening Sunday November 17th from 11 AM to 2 PM. According to the official website, the Festival brings together the Kauai Community and local cattlemen, farmers and chefs to taste healthy, local and nutritious foods and meals. Sounds yummy! 
If you have ever wondered what locally produced Kauai foods taste like – this Festival is for you!
More information at: (808) 245-5126



Catch a Great Exhibit before It Is Gone! 
Saturday November 23rd marks the final day of the Makahiki Exhibit at the Kauai Museum, in the Albert Spencer Wilcox Building.



The Makahiki season was the ancient Hawaiian New Year festival, in honor of the god Lono of the Hawaiian religion. This special display includes storyboards and the history of the games played during Makahiki. For more information, the Kauai museum can be reached at (808) 245-6931.

A Vegetarian Alternative to Traditional Thanksgiving

If you are looking for a spiritual alternative to a traditional Thanksgiving, join the Kauai Yoga community for a vegetarian gathering of giving thanks.  


“Radha and Gopal will take you on a spiritual journey exploring the ancient sacred chants to live music.” The event also has some lighthearted fun planned with their funky island style ukelele tune & Haribol Nitai Gaur.
Come prepared for a wonderful evening followed by campfire (weather permitting). Admission is free and it will be at the Bhakti Yoga Shack.
Contact for directions to location:  (808) 551-6610.


Ready for a Trip to Kauai!  See Our Featured Properties Below!

Special Thanks: Photos from: Kauai visitors on Flickr (The Consortium, Imu; Collin Harvey, Kauai Farmers Market); The Beach House in Poipu; The St. Regis Princeville Resort; The Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas; Kauai Festivals.com; and Kauai Vacation Rentals & Real Estate, Inc’s wonderful vacation accommodations.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Fall On Kauai: Come Enjoy Casual Day(s)



Fall On Kauai: Come Enjoy Casual Day(s)
There is something quite amazing about Fall. Shadows from the sun lengthen. The air stays warm while the ground gets cooler. And kids all over are returning to school and getting ready for Halloween. Then there are folks like “some” of our Facebook Friends who forgot to take a summer vacation. J  Whuttt? 

If this includes you or someone you know, we have a great plan for you! 

This Fall, Kauai Vacation Rentals & Real Estate, Inc invites you to come Enjoy “casual” days here on the Garden Island. In fact, we really like to think of it more like “casual weeks on Kauai” filled with all the activities you day-dream about while at work.  Things like, taking a walk while holding hands on the beaches of the Coconut Coast. Grabbing your snorkel and swimming amongst Kauai’s lush marine life at Poipu Beach. Eating Bubba Burgers and shopping in Hanalei Bay before finishing the day watching the sun set over the North Shore at the Hanalei Bay pier.

So, we have a question!  Did you forget to take a vacation this year?

If you did forget and even if you did take a holiday, we invite you to read on because every day is a great day to Enjoy a casual day on Kauai – and we have some great ideas to help jumpstart your plans. Best part? When you are ready to come for a visit, you can stay with us! 

Kauai Vacation Rentals & Real Estate, Inc has 200+ accommodations from the North Shore to the South Shore, the East Side to the West Side – and with 35+ years of doing business here on Kauai, we can assist you in creating the vacation of your dreams!

Spend an Afternoon Walking the Coconut Coast: The East Side

What better way to spend Fall on the Garden Island than to have an amazing walk amidst Kauai’s natural beauty? The Coconut Coast is an ideal area to relax and let yourself unwind. 


The East Side of Kauai is home to 3 great beaches: Lydgate Beach Park, Kalapaki Beach, and Kealia Beach – and features a half-mile stretch of golden beach hugging the curve of Highway 56. Kealia Beach has a long sand bar bottom which provides a nice surf break. Visitors are asked to swim near the north end where a breakwater creates a protected area and where lifeguards are on duty.
See the photo above?  Imagine you and your sweetie taking a refreshing walk while the sounds and scents of the ocean reinvigorate your soul.  Relax… unwind… and let your “back at home” life melt into Kauai’s warm embrace. Maybe you will see a whale swimming in the distance. Maybe you will see a rainbow floating through the blue sky. Every day can be a relaxing escape and Kauai is here for you!


Enjoy a Swim on the South Shore: Poipu Beach

So far we have walked along the Coconut Coast and now it’s time to say Aloha to the ocean and have a wonderful swim at Poipu Beach Park. Refreshing waters, picturesque snorkeling, a kaleidoscope of marine life, and lifeguards! Yes, we want to remind you to always Enjoy Kauai’s beaches under the watchful eyes of lifeguards.


Poipu Beach Park also has a natural wading pool for young swimmers. This along with picnic facilities, showers and convenient pavilions make this a great beach for the whole family! Are you ready?

Spend the Day Hanging Out in Hanalei Bay: The North Shore

Hanalei is a fun area on the North Shore where you can spend the day eating some amazing Bubba Burgers, shopping for souvenirs, slurping shave ice, and immersing yourself in culture by visiting historical sites and art galleries.  The North Shore is perfect for relaxing and letting your soul direct you on your casual day with Friends or by yourself.




Watch The Sun Set on the Hanalei Bay Pier

After spending the day hanging out, invite your special someone to head over to Hanalei Bay Pier for a romantic sunset in paradise.   The pier was made famous in the musical “South Pacific” and continues being an icon for visitors from around the world. If you’re ready to lose yourself and stare out into the ocean while a Kauai breeze melts your stress away, then maybe it’s time to get yourself over to Kauai! Question is: are you bringing anyone with you?



Fall on Kauai: The Perfect Casual Day(s)

It is true… the Fall season is upon us. Grown children are off at college and now is the time to think about rewarding yourself with some relaxing days on Kauai. Even though it is getting colder in many parts of the world, the weather is still amazing on Kauai and we have a place for you to stay. 
With 200+ accommodations throughout the Garden Island, Kauai Vacation Rentals & Real Estate, Inc invites you to visit our website and find your “home away from home.” When you see something you love give us a call at 1-800-367-5025 or drop us an email. We look forward to hearing from you!
Have a great day!  Aloha!


Things to See and Do on Kauai


Chiefess Kamakahelei Craft Fairs

 

Come browse handmade Kauai crafts at Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School, October 26th. Visitors have the opportunity to shop for local handmade glassware and jewelry, ornaments, fabric and more! Featured item are made by Kauai artisans and a visit is a perfect activity for the whole family! Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School is located at 4431 Nuhou Street in Lihue!

Hear Kauai Music

The Legends of Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert takes place at the Hanalei Community Center on Fridays and Sundays. Concerts provide a great opportunity to hear some authentic slack key music from award-winning concert artists, Doug & Sandy McMaster.
Learn about the art form and history. Past concertgoers call this the highlight of their trip! Tickets and more information are here!

Break a Sweat During the Sugar Mill Run

The Old Koloa Sugar Mill Run is happening Saturday, November 9th at 7:00 am. Enjoy a run through the South Shore – or a walk if you prefer – and have fun in Kauai’s premiere 5k, 10k, Half Marathon Runs, and non-competitive 5k Walk! Registration fee is $30.00 and a link to the official site is here.
Late registration is November 1st through 7th, at $35.00. You can also register on November 8th for $35.00 at Kukui Grove Shopping Center.
Make sure to sign up ahead of time because there is no race day registration!  You gonna do it?

Mahalo for Visiting Us Today!

Thanks for stopping by and seeing our new Feature story. Be sure to click LIKE and drop us a note on our Wall. We always Enjoy seeing your Kauai photos… so post a few for us to share. See you soon!

Photo Credits and Special Thanks to: Kauai visitors who share their photos on Flickr:  Paliku Beach: Alaskan Dude; Poipu Beach: the queen of subtle; Hanalei: Chuck 55; and Hanalei Bay Pier: Andygt. Mahalo to KauaiFestivals.com, The Na Lima Hana Festival, The Legends of Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert, The Old Koloa Sugar Mill Run; and the amazing vacation accommodations of Kauai Vacation Rentals & Real Estate, Inc (Top Image: Hale 'O Ka Nalu Po'i in Poipu.) Come can stay with us!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Summer 2013 – Kauai Holiday for the Golf Enthusiast

Summer 2013 – Kauai Holiday for the Golf Enthusiast

 
Seems like we just began counting down the days leading to Summer 2013. Kids were getting out of school, vacations to Kauai were set, and everyone was getting excited for their upcoming holiday! And what an amazing summer it is so far! We say “so far” because here on Kauai the weather is still amazing and the ocean is still making great waves and guests are still arriving every day – and that means today is a GREAT DAY to get your Kauai vacation plans started!

Kauai Vacation Rentals & Real Estate, Inc
Over the past few months we shared many great ways to Enjoy your vacation on the Garden Island. We toured Kauai with The Island Explorer, took multiple excursions with The Island Adventurer, achieved tranquility with The Spa Lounger, and put on our boogie shoes for Kauai After Dark. Now, we have another great experience to Share: Kauai Holiday for the Golf Enthusiast!

This is the ultimate paradise vacation story for golfers always ready to hit the links, whose idea of heaven is a few rounds of golf on some of the world’s most beautiful courses. If tee time is a sacred moment for someone you know, this is the Feature story to Share! It is a celebration of all things golf… a memorable hole in one… and the opportunity to talk about the most memorable round you played on Kauai… right here on our Facebook page.

At the end of our story, check out our Featured Properties. They can help jumpstart your 2013-2014 holiday planning. For breaking Kauai news and fun ideas, Follow us on Twitter!  Now, let’s have some golf fun on Kauai!
 

The Golf Enthusiast

Kauai is a Golfer’s dream come true. Every morning, awaken to a new adventure that includes award-winning courses designed by Jack Nicklaus, Robert Trent Jones, Jr., and Robin Nelson – all set amidst lush Garden Island landscapes. As the sun rises, feel the fresh sea breeze heighten your senses while you perfect your game surrounded by breathtaking scenery and ancient Hawaiian history. This is your time to unwind so grab your golf shoes and let’s take a tour of Kauai’s one-of-a-kind courses.  

The East Side: A Pair of Oceanside Gems

Kauai Lagoons Golf ClubIn Lihue on the East Side is Kauai Lagoons Golf Club, which offers 27 holes designed by Jack Nicklaus. According to the official website, “The Kiele championship ocean 18 holes takes you through Kauai's own "Amen Corner" playing through mango and guava tree forests. The outward Kiele Mauka Nine [is] the longest stretch of continuous ocean holes on Hawaii with over 1/2 mile of stunning oceanfront golf.”   

The Waikahe Nine is another great course that provides a forgiving layout especially suited for juniors, families, or those who are just looking for a relaxing 9 holes of golf. The official website says “at 12 noon, the Waikahe Nine is paired with the Kiele Mauka Nine to create an affordable option to the championship 18 holes.” WOW!  Take a look at those pictures! Can you feel how amazing Kauai is?


Kauai Lagoons Golf Club


 

Also On The East Side

Pukea Golf CoursePull up to the Puakea Golf Course in Lihue and experience majestic views of the ocean and Mount Haupu. Designed by Robin Nelson, one of Hawaii’s most prolific golf architects, the course plays around deep ravines and mountain water-fed streams. One compelling feature of Puakea is how its play varies day-to-day based on sun, wind, and how much fun you are having. This course is a great location to achieve that awesome birdie! BTW, a birdie is a score of one stroke under par at a hole.  :-)
 

On The South Shore: Poipu

Poipu Bay Resort Golf Course is a championship level course on the South Shore, designed by renowned golf architect, Robert Trent Jones, Jr.

Poipu Bay Resort Golf Course  

The course was home to the PGA Grand Slam of Golf from 1994 to 2006 and has won numerous awards. It features a breathtaking view of the rock formation “Mahaulepu,” which is one of the most spectacular and cherished undeveloped coastal areas in the Hawaiian Islands.

Poipu Bay Resort Golf Course features firm fairways that allow the ball to “roll” onto the green. According to the official website, “this outstanding course is backed by lush emerald mountains and sculpted from a rolling plateau eight stories above the Pacific Ocean. Nestled among the gentle contours of Poipu Bay you’ll discover the remains of Hawaiian heiau (places of worship) and ancient stone walls.”

Sounds awesome to us! BTW, the golf carts feature satellite navigation! How cool is that?

The South Shore also has another gem of a course designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr.  The Kiahuna Golf Club offers a dazzling, newly renovated 18-hole course that nestles itself right in the heart of Poipu.

Poipu Bay Resort Golf Course

Ancient remnants of past Kauai villages weave with the natural scenery to create a unique golfing experience. Also, Kiahuna features Joe’s on the Green, a great place to grab a beverage during the 19th hole!  ;-)

On the North Shore: Princeville

On the North Shore sits award winning Prince Golf Course at Princeville.

Prince Golf Course at Princeville

Prince Golf Course at PrincevilleWith its setting above the Pacific Ocean with views to the majestic mountains of the north shore of Kauai and the ocean, the Prince Golf Course at Princeville is any golfer’s dream to play, especially after the multi-million dollar renovation overseen by the original architect, Robert Trent Jones, Jr.

Named for Prince Albert, son of Hawai’i’s King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma, golf at the Prince Course is truly a royal experience. The par-72 course is ranked as Golf Digest’s “#1 Golf Course in Hawaii” and “one of America’s Top 100 Greatest Courses.” It is also named in GolfWeek “America’s “Best 100 Resort Courses” and Golf Magazine “Top 100 Courses.” 
What a nice distinction!


Also on the North Shore is the Makai Golf Club at The St. Regis Princeville Resort, considered one of Hawaii’s premier championship layouts with 27 holes of golf in the spectacular Princeville Resort. Designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr., the Makai opened in 1971 and has, over the years, been ranked as one of Hawaii’s top golf experiences, appearing on numerous “Top 100” lists. 

Makai Golf Club


Renovated and reopened in early 2010, Makai Golf Club features two uniquely individual courses. The 18-hole Makai Course incorporates the original Lakes and Ocean nines, and plays to a par-72 with four sets of tees extending the course to more than 7,200 yards.  The 9-hole Woods Course is ideal for the casual golfer who wants to enjoy a leisurely 9-hole round in a relaxed layout. The Woods winds through native woodlands with a backdrop of magnificent mountain views.


.Princeville Makai Golf Club Hole 7. 2013


Travel Note: Check your airline’s policy regarding golf clubs. Some limit items that can be checked. A hard case is also recommended to protect your clubs. Golf Link has some useful advice regarding clubs here.  If you prefer to leave your clubs at home, the golf pro shop at Princeville Makai Golf Club can assist you in finding the perfect set of clubs here on Kauai.


Now, Are You Ready To Have The Golf Enthusiast Experience?

Yes, summer is still in full swing on Kauai especially when you are having the Golf Enthusiast Experience! Kauai Vacation Rentals & Real Estate, Inc is excited to hear all about your rounds and remember, we have over 200+ accommodations throughout the Garden Island that get you close to all of Kauai’s amazing golf courses. The first step in getting your plans underway so you can soon be on the fairway is visiting our website. When you see an accommodation you like, drop us an e-mail by clicking here – or give us a call at 1 (808) 245-8841 or 1 (800) 367-5025.

We look forward to seeing you soon! 

Aloha!

 


Things to See and Do on Kauai

 

Immerse Yourself in Hawaiian culture!

The 2013 Mokihana Festival The 2013 Mokihana Festival is a week-long celebration from Sunday, September 22nd through Saturday, September 28th, 2013.  Featuring educational lectures, music and hula competitions, the annual celebration takes place at many locations throughout Kauai. Family-friendly! What a great way to be immersed in all things Kauai.
For more information click here!



Rejuvenate Your Spirit!  
Kauai Powwow 2013.Come celebrate Native American culture at Kauai Powwow 2013. Enjoy drumming, dancing, storytelling, traditional foods, silent auction, Native American and Hawaiian arts and crafts, and a keiki booth with games and activities.

Enjoy the fun at the 15th annual festival, September 27th, 28th, and 29th, 2013. For more info click here
 



The 17th Annual Coconut Festival!

The 17th Annual Coconut FestivalIt is time to once again celebrate all things Coconut! Coconut crafts, coconut games, delicious coconut foods and contests with some of the best crafters, artists and entertainers on Kauai! The Kapaa Business Association presents Kauai’s 17th Annual Coconut Festival Saturday October 5th and Sunday October 6th at Kapaa Beach Park!

The 2-day festival is non-stop music, taiko drummers, hula, and fun. Live music with Makuakane on Saturday and Hawaii’s top-selling female artist Amy Hanaialii on Sunday. Lots of fun for keiki too: a children’s stage, petting zoo, inflatables and coconut activities. Plus, cooking demos by some of the island’s best chefs. 

Hours are 9:00 AM to 5 PM on Saturday, and 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Sunday. Kids under 12 are free. All others are $3.00 admission on each day.  See you there!


Special Thanks and Photo Credits: Kenneth at Kauai Lagoons Golf Club, Kellie at Puakea Golf Course, Craig at Poipu Bay Resort Golf Course, Scott at Kiahuna Golf Club, TJ at Prince Golf Course at Princeville, Doug at Makai Golf Club, KauaiFestivals.com, all our Friends throughout the world, and the amazing collection of homes, cottages, condos and estates of Kauai Vacation Rentals & Real Estate, Inc... Come stay with us!

 

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Summer 2013 - Kauai After Dark!

Every time we share news and information about Kauai, we have a big smile on our face.  That’s because we know our guests are about to have one of the most memorable vacations they have ever experienced. Kauai’s gorgeous lush green landscapes. Long walks on white sand beaches. Spending time with Family and Friends. It is all quite amazing.

Then there is the “end of the day” when the time comes for a relaxing nap on the lanai, or a comfortable slumber in a bed with views of the mountains, ocean, and valley.  One of the best parts is awakening just in time to see the sun setting over paradise.  And then, it’s time to explore Kauai after dark!

Kauai After Dark

That’s right! On Kauai, you can maintain a smooth, mellow pace all day long. Then, when the sun goes down and you have that urge to put on the “going out” clothes you brought along on your trip, Kauai is just as magical by night!  Musicals, Luaus, Lounges, Art Walks – just a few of the exciting things to do and see after dark that keep adding to your amazing Kauai vacation.
In this Feature story, we are sharing some of the fun things our guests Enjoy on Kauai “after dark.” We look forward to hearing about the best parts of your holiday on our Facebook page, so be sure to say “hi” to us on our Wall and on Twitter.  If you see a home, cottage, condo, or fabulous vista photo while visiting us, be sure to leave a comment, click “LIKE,” and select “Send” this page to a Friend. That way you can get your Friends excited about taking a vacation WITH you!

It is true.  There is something quite special about rewarding yourself with a wonderful vacation. This summer, treat yourself to an amazing Kauai experience. With so many things to see and do, we look forward to hearing all about YOUR vacation! 

On The East Side: The Stars Shine With Karoke! 

Karoke is so much fun. Have you ever done it? Here’s the thing. For everyone who has a favorite song, loves to sing, or just sings in the shower at home – here’s your opportunity to be a star for the night!

Every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday night, Rob’s Good Times Grill rolls out the Karaoke lyrics in an atmosphere of fun with music. Known as “Kauai’s Only Real Sports Bar,” Rob’s is also a great place to hear “live” music, Enjoy swing dancing, grab a tasty meal, and watch your favorite game.

Pool tables, fun, music, and lots of memories are waiting to be created, so c’mon… Let your hair down and let us all hear your wonderful voice. A star is born every minute. Here comes your turn!

East Side: Dinner & Musical Theatre

“Your own special hopes, Your own special dreams, Bloom on the hillside, And shine in the streams.”That’s a famous lyric from Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Bali-Hai” from the play, “South Pacific,” now playing at the South Pacific Dinner & Theatre at the Kauai Beach Resort in Lihue.In the musical, Bali Ha’i is a volcanic island within sight of an island where the story unfolds. Wikipedia’s description says: 

“Troops think of Bali Ha’i as an exotic paradise, but it is off-limits – except to officers. The matriarch of Bali Ha’i, Bloody Mary, does a lot of business with the troops, and she meets Lt. Joseph Cable right after he arrives. She sings her mysterious song that has a haunting choral accompaniment, Bali Ha’I, to him because she wants to entice him into visiting her island. She doesn’t tell him that she wants him to meet, and fall in love with, her young daughter, Liat.” 

According the official website: “South Pacific” is a classic and one of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s finest works.  The production has all of the unforgettable songs, such as “Some Enchanted Evening,” “There’s Nothing Like a Dame,” “Bloody Mary Is the Girl I Love,” “Bali Hai,” “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Out of My Hair,” and many more. The original Broadway show won nine Tony awards, including Best Musical, Best Direction and Best Score.  

Before the play, Enjoy a dinner buffet that includes assorted island greens, fruit salad, fresh pasta salad, tomato basil salad, chicken teriyaki, island fish with lemon caper sauce, garlic mashed potatoes, rice pilaf, seasonal vegetables and more! The show runs every Wednesday.  Check in starting at 5:15 PM, doors open at 5:30 PM, dinner at 5:45 PM, and the show runs from 6:45 PM until 9:15 PM. 
For more information and how to get tickets, click here

The East Side: Luau Kalamaku 

“Get Fired Up” for Kauai’s only theatrical Luau at the Historic Kilohana Plantation! A Luau is a great way to celebrate the Kauai nightlife with the family.  According to Luau Kalamuku’s website, performances are “the hippest thing since the hula.”
Here is how visitor “Isabel” from Columbia, South America describes the night: 

I never imagined that the Lu'au Kalamaku experience would be so magical! Starting off with the lovely [kukui] nut lei gift, to the food, the show, the store, everything was authentic. During the show, through the storyteller, I felt transported to the times of the ancient explorers, the lands and the people. The dancing, the costumes, lighting and music... everything was amazing!
Bring the Family and ignite your Kauai night with an exciting fire dance. Packages include a visit of the Kilohana Plantation and a ride on the Kilohana Plantation Train.
Luau Kalamuku combines ancient and contemporary Hawaiian performances that leave you in awe.

To learn more, click here!

The East Side: Enjoy Smooth Jazz At The Hukilau

The Hukilau is a wonderful restaurant that features ingredients and products from Kauai and neighboring islands. Handcrafted cuisine is made from scratch and the restaurant also serves a gluten-free menu that includes food, wine, deserts, and more!  

On your night out, Enjoy lobster curry bisque, BBQ short ribs, and calamari appetizers before jumping into a Hukilau Mixed Grill platter of seafood. After dinner, join the fun in the Lounge called Wally’s Lobby.

On Tuesdays, Enjoy Smooth Jazz by Helen Turner and Jeff Iglesia.  Wednesday nights feature melodic Hawaiian serenades by Mike Keale. Thursdays, Island-favorite Dennis Chun plays Hawaiian music and slack key guitar. Fridays, Pancho Graham performs elegant Hawaiian-style slack key guitar and vocals. 

On Saturdays, Enjoy Wally and Polei Palmeira; and on alternating Sundays, Tim Laranio and Billy Paul bring great “live” entertainment to the stage for your musical enjoyment.  

If you’re looking for a night on the town, check out Hukilau Lanai on the East Side in Kapaa. For more info click here.

The North Shore: Tahiti Nui In Hanalei

According to the website Tahiti Nui is “the most beautiful place on Earth!” For fifty years and still goes strong, Tahiti Nui still provides visitors a place to go for a good time, to hear good music, feel completely at home – and get a taste of the "local Hanalei" while having a phenomenal dinner.

Located on the main road that goes through Hanalei, the sign is easy to see. Inside, Enjoy Fresh Seared Island Ahi Steak with Wasabi Cream Sauce; 4 Cheese Organic Chicken Tortellini with a Butter Garlic Cream Sauce; or the Delightful Creme Brulee with Fresh Local Fruit and Kaua'i Banana Lilikoi Ice Cream.

Yes, the menu is mouth-watering and the Lounge features nightly dinner entertainment Monday to Sunday, from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. Kanak Attack with Coco & Daryl & special guests, Aunty Bev & her hula halau & ukulele band,  plus many others! 
Tahiti Nui adds some nighttime fun to your “Kauai After Dark” vacation and Chef Miguel is doing some amazing things in the kitchen! To see the menu and read more info, click here!

The West Side: Hanapepe Friday Night Festival & Art Walk

Every Friday evening in Old Town Hanapepe from 6 PM to 9 PM, Enjoy “Friday Night Festival & Art Walk.” The town lights up with a festive atmosphere where you can meet local artists and gallery owners. The Official website invites you to “Enjoy the music, a snack and good company as you stroll down Hanapepe Road.” 

Discover a variety of shopping, local crafters, excellent restaurants, a dozen art galleries, stilt walkers, classic cars, “live” music and entertainment, and more!  There is always something for the whole family to Enjoy and Hanapepe Town, “Kauai’s Biggest Little Town,” is a wonderful place to see Kauai after dark.

For more details, click here!

The South Shore: Dinner At The Beach House

Want to have an delicious dinner with a wonderful sunset and amazing view of the South Shore? Get ready to dine in style at the Beach House!  Enjoy crispy calamari, succulent braised pork, and some heavenly crab cakes that make your mouth water.  

According to the website “Our philosophy at the Beach House is simple – take some good old-fashioned Hawaiian hospitality, blend it with a Pacific Rim food experience and add an outstanding view to deliver an experience that delights all the senses.” 

Fish is sourced directly from Island fisherman, and the beef and coffee come from neighboring ranches. The Beach House adds local fruits and vegetables whenever possible and delights in finding new and innovative ways to include surrounding resources from artisan bakers and folk artists. During the summer season, dinner is served from 6 PM to 10 PM and the lounge serves pupus (appetizers) and beverages until 10 PM. 

Does that sound wonderful? Get more information here!

Kauai After Dark

We know there are SOOO many ways to have a special vacation on Kauai with Family and friends. Quick getaways are also fun for folks who need a moment to stop, relax, and re-freshen their perspective. Yes, it is fun spending the day at local markets, swimming at the beach, hiking, golfing, and relaxing. In fact, our Blog shows so many great ways of creating a vacation you’ll remember forever. And for our Friends who LOVE exploring at night, get ready to have some fun!

Theatrical performances, “live” entertainment and wonderful restaurants are found all over the island and while we suggested a few you may like, Kauai is a place where you can invent your own vacation experience with so many great things to see and do. 
So are you ready for a trip to the Garden Island?  Great – because we have 200+ accommodations Island-wide that put you right in the middle of all the things you love about vacation.  To select your vacation home, visit our website here.  When you see something you like, just drop us an email by clicking here – or give us a call at +1 (808) 245-8841 or +1 (800) 367-5025.

Things to Do and See in the Next Few Weeks!


Kauai County Farm Bureau Fair – August 22-25


Enjoy 4 days of food, farming, family and Fun at the 2013 Kauai County Farm Bureau Fair.  Have fun begins August 22-25, 2013 at Vidinha Stadium in Lihue, on the East Side. 

Enjoy rides like the Century Wheel, where the entire family can get a bird's eye view of the midway from 60 feet above the ground. The Jungle Twist is a new kiddie ride coming to the fair, along with the Speedway returning from previous years. Test your driving skills on the Scooter bumper cars, rotate back and forth on a large circular track until you're turned upside down on the FireBall, and get that "lose-your-stomach-on-a-rollercoaster" feeling on the Pharaoh's Fury.

To see the daily schedule, get more information, and to see the “highlights from 2012” video, click here!

 

Veterans Center Bon Festival – August 30th to 31st

Immerse yourself in a cultural celebration for Japanese ancestors and gods at the “last” Bon dance festival of this year’s season. 

Observe the wondrous festival or take part in the dancing and drumming on August 30th and 31st, starting at 5PM at the Kauai Veterans Center in Lihue! For more information, click here.

Kilauea Art Night – August 31st


Join the Fun on Saturday, August 31st from 5-8 PM. Kilauea Art Night takes place at the Stone Building in Kilauea Town. Discover original art, handmade apparel, jewelry, photography, custom slippers, painted glass bottles, ice cream, “live” music, and one of a kind creations from our talented Artisans of Kauai. Get your face painted, or a henna tattoo and stop by the Kilauea Fish Market for dinner.
For more information, click here!

The Kauai Marathon – September 1st

The Kauai Marathon and Half Marathon take place in one of the most beautiful destination races in the world, on September 1, 2013. This race is a great way to combine a marathon experience with your Kauai get-away. Participants pass hula dancers and Taiko drum troupes along the course while viewing striking mountain views. Each runner concludes his or her journey along one of the most beautiful oceanfront finish lines in road racing. 

For more information and to register, click here!

 

 

In Our Next Feature:

Learn how to create a Kauai Island Adventure with golf, Fun, and friends.  See “The Golfing Enthusiast,” coming next from Kauai Vacation Rentals & Real Estate, Inc.

-Aloha!

Special Thanks to: The Kauai Museum, Wikipedia, Kauai Festivals.com, hanapepe.org, The Kauai Marathon, Friends on Photobucket, and Kauai Vacation Rentals & Real Estate, Inc’s amazing collection of vacation accommodations.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

The Garden Island During Summer 2013 – The Spa Lounger


Summer Fun on The Garden Island
Thanks to all our Friends for sharing their tips for having an amazing Kauai Adventure, with us on Facebook. We agree, there are so many ways to experience Kauai whether this is your first visit – or, Kauai is your favorite and frequent vacation destination.
In the past few Feature stories we talked about the Island Explorer – the visitor who likes the True Authentic Kauai Experience – and the Island Adventurer – the visitor who Enjoys athletic activities including surfing, swimming, snorkeling, hiking, bike riding, and more!Which lead some of our Friends to ask… “what if I just want to lie around, relax, and have the luxury Spa experience on Kauai. What about us?”
Well… we all know someone who loves getting pampered with massages, meals, and relaxation. So in this edition of our “Summer On Kauai” Feature story, we have a few ideas on how everyone can have the “Spa Lounger” experience on your next visit to Kauai!
For some Friends, a vacation is all about mind, body and spirit.  The things that help us remember to breathe, reconnect with our inner voice, and balance our energy with the earth. Sound like someone you know?   Well then, let’s take a look at another kind of Kauai Visitor!


The Spa Lounger

Having the Kauai Spa Lounger experience starts with taking in a big breath, letting it out slowly – and letting go of all the thoughts in your mind. It’s about being in the now moment.  Being in a space where everything is possible, and being present to the goodness all around you. 
Yes, this means letting go of all the things that were happening before you decided to take a vacation – and once you get here, your vacation is all about Enjoying all the wonderful things you can do on Kauai. 

 

Kauai Yoga On The Beach
Feel the Tropical Ocean and yoga wake up awareness of our Body, Mind and Spirit unity.” That’s your wake-up call when you join Kauai Yoga on the Beach in Kapaa.  Every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at 6 AM – and Tuesday, Friday and Saturday at 9AM, “connect with the sun energy and awaken your divinity.”

Instructor Anya invites guests to “feel the light within.” Her website says “Breathtaking beach yoga is unique and a great way to relax and rejuvenate your Mind, Body & Spirit. An energizing yoga will not only improve your circulation and posture, it will also enhance your focus and alertness. This beach Yoga Experience is the perfect way to kick-start a day” – and we agree! 
Think of this as a great way to jump right into the Spa Lounger experience on Kauai!  Just $20 per person, visit the Kauai Yoga on the Beach website for more information.

Now, let’s take in a big breath and let it out. Everything is good. We are going on vacation to Kauai!

 

Nanea Restaurant and Bar
After rebalancing your energy on the beach, treat your stomach to a rich and delectable meal at the Nanea Restaurant at the Westin Princeville Resort. Choose exclusive catches from the Princeville Market. Experience the restaurant’s fine dining ambiance and let your stomach also receive the treats it deserves. Lunch specialties include Short Rib Loco Moco, Hanalei Taro Wrap, and the Bleu Room bacon cheeseburger.  Is your mouth watering?
The dinner menu includes Huli Huli Chicken with Molokai Purple Mash, Seafood Fettuccini, and Rib Eye Steak. Yum! Before your meal, indulge yourself at the Wailele Bar located right beside Nanea, and Enjoy a wonderful tropical beverage.
The Spa Lounger experience is all about rewarding yourself for the good things you do. One of them being… treating yourself to a well-deserved vacation on the Garden Island! 
For more information about Nanea and to make a reservation, click here.

The Beauty Shop

After your amazing yoga morning and your awesome lunch, take more time to rub your feet in the sand! The tropical air and the tingling sand will help connect your mind with the earth – and being barefoot on one of Kauai’s amazing beaches is a heavenly prescription.
If you are staying near Kapaa or Kilohana, spend some time at The Beauty Shop! Lauri is the owner and she is known for providing expert and professional nail service. If you missed your chance to get a mani-pedi before you left home, Lauri will make sure your hands and feet are fully ready for the Spa Lounger experience.
For more information about The Beauty Shop, click here!

 


Spa Makaiwa

Ahhh.  Here it comes!  The day at the spa!
Yes, your mind and body are in alignment.  Your mouth has tasted some amazing food. You walked the beach, got your nails done, and now! … It is time to treat your body to the experience you know it deserves.
The Spa Makaiwa is located at Kauai Coast Resort in Kapaa Town. Treat yourself to a Hawaiian Lomi Lomi – a nurturing, releasing combination of continuous touch and full-length body strokes, from head to toe.  There is also the Pohaku Lomi Hot Stone Massage, which “uses specially chosen river stones that are heated and used to enhance a nurturing full body hot rock massage. Allow yourself to relax and let go as you melt with the energy of each stone working its magic. Sinking through each layer, you will journey into tranquility.”

There is also the Raindrop Therapy massage, where you can “Feel thepitter patter of the Raindrop Therapy as pure essential oils are dropped onto your spine and massaged into your skin. Warm stones are then placed on your back to assist in the absorption of these therapeutic oils which aide in the structural realignment and energy of the spine. A full body massage follows, taking you to a deeper sense of peace. Enjoy the lasting effects of this powerful treatment for several days.” 
WOW!  
We all know someone who Enjoys the Spa Lounger experience.  In fact, we often see that person in the mirror! Here on Kauai, your experience is all about you. Being present. Being joyful.  And treating yourself to an amazing vacation.
Ahhhh… it’s time to let go! Learn more about Spa Makaiwa, here!
Kauai Hawaiian Luaus
Now! Let’s fire up the magic inside of you with a celebration of food and joy that comes from an authentic Kauai Luau.  
King Kamehameha II established the first Hawaiian luau as an event where men and women could celebrate with food, song, and joy. Relive that magic and Enjoy a luau from The Smith Family Luau, the Luau Kalamaku, and the Kauai Luau at the Grand Hyatt. Each treats you to a feast, Polynesian dances, and the history of the Hawaiian people. Depending on which of our vacation accommodations you are staying at, find the one closest to you – or indulge yourself and try them all!  
Once you have celebrated Kauai in a ceremony of joy, what else can we throw your way to give you the ultimate Spa Lounger experience?

Kauai's Hindu Monastery
Kauai Aadheenam, also known as Kauai's Hindu Monastery, is a traditional South-Indian style monastery-temple complex nestled under a sacred volcano. Painted with waterfalls, rainbows, jungles, and flowers; this is a true place of peace. Here, the sounds of the world fade away until all that's left is the flowing river, singing birds, rippling leaves, and the resounding echo of the soul.

 

The monastery is located in Kapaa and a visit to their website provides directions and additional information. The front area of the monastery, up to the private temple entry wall and gate leading to Kadavul Hindu Temple,  is open from 9:00 AM until noon. All are welcome to meditate under the awesome banyan tree and explore the large information panels in the Banyan Mandapam, which tell about the monastery and the Hindu religion.
The Kadavul Hindu Temple and the monastery grounds surrounding it are private, due to their presence within a traditional Saivite aadheenam or monastery/temple complex. To protect the sanctity of the temple ceremony, only visitors who wish to worship at the traditional 9:00 AM temple ceremony (Siva puja) are welcome to enter the inner gate leading to the temple before 10:30 AM. Visitors who do not wish to participate in the worship are welcome to enter this area from 10:30 AM until noon.
To learn more about the monastery, including the once-per-week guided tour, click here

Summer On Kauai – The Spa Lounger Experience

It is true, for every good thing we do… an equally good reward awaits us. This summer, reward yourself with the Spa Lounger experience on Kauai. Let all your thoughts of home drift away while you Enjoy yoga, great meals, amazing massages, and mind-expanding meditation. Right now, Kauai Vacation Rentals & Real Estate, Inc has amazing accommodations that put you right in the middle of all the great things happening on the Garden Island. Be sure to check out our Featured Properties below for a good idea of the value we provide to our guests –35+ years and counting!
Then browse all our accommodations on our website. If you have questions, give us a call at +1 (808) 245-8841 or +1 (800) 367-5025.  You can also drop us an email by clicking hereand letting us know when you want to arrive, the things you love to do, and we will help you find an accommodation that complements your amazing Spa Lounger experience!

Events Happening on Kauai During The Next Few Weeks



The Dreams Come True Slack Key Concert
Enjoy authentic Hawaiian slack key music and hear the soothing sound and magical talents of Doug and Sandy McMaster. Let their traditional Hawaiian music immerse you further into the Spa Lounger experience. For more info, click here 





The Hawaiian Ocean Film Festival


Take it outside! Enjoy feature films about marine resources, ocean recreation, and Kauai’s cultural connections to the sea. Films from around the world, including France, Italy, Japan, Chile, Canada, Brazil, the Caribbean, The Bahamas, Germany, Alaska, Niue, Mentawai and Nias, Israel, Australia, Antarctica, Polynesia,  Bangladesh, India, the Virgin Islands,Papua New Guinea, Cuba, American Samoa, Amazon,Uruguay, South Africa, the US Mainland and Hawaii are all part of this year’s festival.

The event happens on July 26th and 27th, outdoors at Waipa, about 1 mile past Hanalei on the mountain side of the road. Admission is $5, and you can learn more, here!

Heiva I Kauai Ia Orana Tahiti 2013
Enjoy the two-day Tahitian dance and drumming festival in Kapaa at Kapaa Beach Park. Watch groups compete in traditional Polynesian costumes and take part in coconut husking and audience dance contests. Craft and food vendors are on hand with a wide variety of food choices and gift products on both days. Just $5, the event runs from 9 AM to 5 PM on August 3rd and 4th. 

For more information, click here!



So! Are You Ready For Your Own Kauai Adventure?  

What a great list of things to see and do during your next Kauai vacation! Be sure to visit Kauai Vacation Rentals & Real Estate, Inc’s Official Website and explore our 200+ accommodations. When you see something you like, just drop us an email by clicking here – or give us a call at +1 (808) 245-8841 or +1 (800) 367-5025.

In Our Next Feature:

Learn more about “Kauai After Dark” – nighttime restaurants, Karaoke, live music, and Friday Night “Art Night” in historic Hanapepe.

- Aloha!

Special Thanks to: The Kauai Museum, Wikipedia, Kauai Festivals.com, Friends on Photobucket, and Kauai Vacation Rentals & Real Estate, Inc’s amazing collection of vacation accommodations.