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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Your Kauai Getaway! Before, During, and After Thanksgiving!

The grand countdown to New Year’s 2015 is quickly approaching – and that gives all of us at Kauai Vacation Rentals & Real Estate, Inc *many* things to be excited about!  First comes Thanksgiving, then Christmas, then New Year’s Eve!  Fun times with Fun people having Fun all across Kauai – and you are invited to join us!

Thanksgiving is a very special time for us. It marks our 36th year in business here on Kauai. When we think about all our guests who stay with us every year, we remember the excitement that begins the moment they confirm their vacation plans with us – and that GREAT feeling gets better every time they return to Kauai!
Our business started with a vision. A desire to share the magical island of Kauai with the world. Today, as more people learn about our Kauai vacation Kauai vacation homes, cottages, condos, and villas – and as they share us with their Friends – we are delighted to have this opportunity to be part of your next holiday vacation plan!
Over the next few months we are sharing more great ideas for maximizing your Fun on the Garden Island, starting with activities and things to do before, during, and after Thanksgiving. Think of us as your BFFs here on Kauai… standing by, ready to confirm a vacation rental home that is perfect for you and your Family.
In the spirit of Gratitude: Thanks for making this another wonderful year. To show our appreciation, be sure to check our Facebook Wall for our weekly Wiki Wiki Wednesday specials. There you will find some of the most beautiful vacation accommodations on Kauai at a special rate. Are you ready for a holiday on the Garden Island? Great! Come join the Fun!

Enjoy a Splendid, Fall Kauai Day… Relaxing!
When was the last time you took a day off and truly relaxed?  You know… when you had no schedule and could kick back and Enjoy some peace and quiet! On Kauai, you can spend the day relaxing in a number of ways! Imagine waking up to a beautiful ocean view where all you  see is the blue water coastline, relaxing to the sound of waves splashing on the shore… with an occasional sighting of dolphins or whales in the distance.
Every morning on Kauai, you can take your time “easing” into the day. Forget about your normal workday! Instead, grab a book, a towel, and head on down to the beach! Your first Kauai Travel Tip is all about relaxing – and your options are endless!
Relax by the pool one day and catch up on your Favorite book! Head down to the beach on another day, and chill on your own lanai with a nap while listening to music. And on another day, just throw a pillow onto the couch and set your mind free with a powerful, meditation session. 

Kauai Vacation Rentals & Real Estate, Inc has wonderful accommodations to fit everyone’s idea of an awesome vacation. Just like the home shown in the photo to the right. It happens to be one of November’s Wiki Wiki Wednesday specials. Amneus Home on the South Shore has stunning ocean views that you can see from your upstairs and downstairs lanai. 4 bedrooms, sleeps 8, and if you’re ready for a vacation – call us and let us know when you want to arrive! 

Get Some Outdoor Exercise!

After your power nap, head over to Poipu Beach and spend the day building sandcastles! This is a fun and leisurely activity for families with small children and the beach area has a natural wading pool that children love! There are lifeguards on duty at Poipu Beach and remember! Always swim where lifeguards are on duty and be sure to wear sunscreen! 

The Kauai Surf School on the South Shore is another option for getting exercise while riding the waves. Learn techniques for hanging ten from instructors who love the water as much as you! And if you’re looking for a great path where you can go for a run along Kauai’s Coconut Coast. Be sure to check out the multi-purpose path that goes right through Lydgate Beach Park!

See what we mean? This Fall is a great time to Relax, get some exercise, and get ready to celebrate Thanksgiving, Kauai-style!

Enjoy A Delicious, Island-Style Imu Turkey Dinner At Home!

Now that you are thinking about your next vacation on Kauai, let us share the secret to having an amazing local Kauai delicacy called Imu turkey. An Imu is an underground oven used throughout Polynesia since ancient times. Many of Kauai’s luaus use Imu ovens to roast the pig for your gourmet feast. However… when you cook your Thanksgiving turkey in an Imu, the result is a mouthwatering delicacy!

Imagine how delighted your Family will be when you serve them succulent, juicy-moist turkey that falls from the bone and onto your Thanksgiving dinner plate. Sounds delish, yeah? Your Imu turkey dinner can be flavored with pineapple and basted with Soy sauce.

The result? A unique blend of island flavors that tickles your taste buds and gives a whole new meaning to Hau'oli La Ho'omaika'i.  That’s how we say Thanksgiving in Hawaiian!  Now, are you ready to join us for this awesome feast?  Here’s the secret tip!

This year, the Kauai Robotics Alliance is hosting the 4th Annual Kauai Imu Turkey cookout! This fundraiser lets you drop off your turkey between 1 PM and 2 PM on Wednesday, November 26th – and pick it up Thursday, November 27th, cooked and ready for your own Imu dinner at your Kauai Vacation Rentals & Real Estate, Inc accommodation! Your Family will thank you and so will your tummy!

To make your reservation, click this link and email Kauaibots – or give them a call at (808) 635-7377. What a wonderful way to Enjoy your Thanksgiving feast with minimal effort and MAXIMUM JOY!

Another Great Place for Thanksgiving Dinner:  The Beach House Restaurant!

The Beach House Restaurant on the South Shore has a special Thanksgiving menu that includes Honey Roasted Turkey served with Pancetta, Garlic & Green Bean Sauté, Shiitake Sage Stuffing, Roasted Sweet Onion Mashed PotatoesFresh Pan Giblet Gravy, and Pumpkin Flan for everyone who loves desert!  OMG that sounds great!

Located on the South Shore, The Beach House Restaurant is known for breathtaking views and excellent meals. Their award winning philosophy is: “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.”

Be sure to make a reservation in advance!  To see their Thanksgiving menu, click here!

Enjoy Your Meal and the View from the St. Regis Resort in Princeville

Here is another opportunity to experience an amazing buffet feast at the Makana Terrace, with gourmet items that include Roasted Kabocha Squash Bisque, Signature Cured Meats, a selection of Garden Delights, and hot entres that include Parmesan Herbs Crusted Turkey Breast, Cajun Spiced Pan Seared Snapper, and a special menu for Keiki! (Children)

If you prefer a more traditional sit-down experience, there is a 4-course meal option at The Kauai Grill! This year’s menu includes Butternut Squash Soup, Shimeji Mushroom Stuffed Turkey, plus Fall Vegetables and Parsnip Puree with Cranberry Sauce.

OMG! Each of these meal ideas is enough to want to come to Kauai and stay for a very long time!  :- ) And to top it all off: look at this view!

Enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner at the Westin Princeville Ocean Resort!

The Westin Princeville's culinary experts are once again preparing a delicious and savory meal that you and your Family will love! The Nanea Restaurant and Bar is serving a four-course dinner menu with multiple options that include Rainbow Chard Risotto, Crab Cake with Truffle Oil, Kalua Duck, Roasted Turkey Breast and Kalua Turkey, with Pumpkin Crunch Ice Cream!

The Westin Princeville Ocean Resort is also home to the Princeville Makai Golf Club (below) which is close to Kauai Vacation Rentals & Real Estate, Inc North Shore accommodations! Just imagine how great Thanksgiving can be this year when you reward yourself with a well-deserved vacation!

So Much to be Thankful For – Every Day, Every Year!

The holidays on Kauai are always special. We know Thanksgiving kicks off the season of spending time with Friends and Family. We also know how much Joy we help our guests have every time they return to Kauai. It is our home and we want it to be your home away from home. That’s why we invite you to browse our website  where you will find over 200+ accommodations throughout the North and South Shores, East and West Sides.

Most of all, thank you for making us your #1 choice for vacation rental accommodations. We look forward to confirming your plans throughout the holiday season and throughout the upcoming years.  Mahalo nui loa – thank you very much – from all your Friends at Kauai Vacation Rentals & Real Estate, Inc for spending time with us today.

We look forward to seeing you here on Kauai!!! :)

More Things to See and Do in the Coming Weeks! 

Join The Old Koloa Sugar Mill Run

On Saturday November 15th, come join one of Kauai’s favorite traditions! The Old Koloa Sugar Mill Run includes a 5k, non-competitive walk AND a 10k half marathon run!

Organized by the Rotary Club of Kauai, participants can choose their level of participation by registering online before November 13th ($35) and at Kukui Grove on November 14th ($40).

For more information, click here!

Come Experience Kauai’s Local Artisan Fair

Get a jump start on your holiday shopping at the Kauai Island Crafters Fair! Starting at 8:00 AM on Saturday, November 22nd at Church of the Pacific in Princeville and running until 2:00 PM – this event is a GREAT opportunity to find unique and wonderful presents!

Sale Items include beautifully hand-made bags, notebooks, carved bone jewelry, floral hair pins, fabric angels, quilts, futons, sunrise shell jewelry, and lots more!

E Komo Mai – Welcome! Proceeds benefit The Church of the Pacific – and gifts benefit all your Friends who are waiting to hear about your vacation!

Enjoy a Vegan Alternative to Thanksgiving

If you prefer a Vegan Thanksgiving, Bhakti Yoga Shack is hosting a 5:30 PM dinner with vegan food and spiritual delight! The night begins with an uplifting mediation circle set to live music that concludes with your 2014 vegan feast.

Bhakti Yoga Shack says to bring a Vegan feast to share at this Family-style gathering! For more information contact Radha at (808) 551-6610.

Coming in December!

Get ready for Auntie Josie’s and Kauai’s Festival of Lights, the Waimea Lighted Christmas Parade, and a special visit by Santa Claus himself! Are you excited for the holidays? Come join the Kauai Fun!

Special Thanks and Photo Credits: Hawaii Magazine, The Beach House Restaurant, St. Regis Resort in Princeville,, Church of the Pacific in Princeville, and the amazing collection of vacation accommodations of Kauai Vacation Rentals & Real Estate, Inc. Come stay with us!