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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.” 
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, Friends on Photobucket, and Kauai Vacation Rentals & Real Estate, Inc’s amazing collection of vacation accommodations.

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M Rob said...

There are so many great things to do on the Garden Island, that's why I keep going back and keep booking with Kauai Vacation Rentals. I must admit I always say I'm going to hike, but I always revert back to being the "Spa Lounger" the Island is just too relaxing.

samsmom said...

Thanks for the tip on Kauai Yoga on the Beach. That sounds like the perfect way to start each day while on vacation. I bet the beach is a perfect place to clear one's mind and energize for whatever lies ahead. Sounds amazing!

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