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Monday, August 4, 2014

Your Kauai Adventure!








Every day we feel Joy the moment our guests book their Kauai vacation. We actually hear the Joy in their voice! A feeling of accomplishment. Working hard all year, thinking about when and where to take a vacation, and then the planning! Who has which day off… who will water the plants… where should we go… where should we stay? Then they call us!

Thinking about these phone calls gets us excited every time the phone rings! We know the moment our guests land on the Garden Island, their focus turns to REST, RELAXATION, and ADVENTURE!  Those magic moments when they let go, unwind, and let their mind embrace the “idea” of being on vacation – and oh, there are so many ways to have on Kauai!

A relaxing day at the beach. A hike along one of Kauai’s many scenic trails. A morning seaside Yoga session. Watching the tranquil sunset. A deep, calming massage. And capping it all off with a night on the town. Yes, that is what vacation is all about and that’s what we help our guests achieve.

In this new Feature story, we are happy to share another chapter in our Spectacular Summer Countdown! This time it’s all about Adventure! Being active, being outdoors, having as many great laughs and smiles as possible.  :- )   

So start thinking about your bike-riding gear, where you left your tennis racquet, and see yourself doing stand-up paddle boarding. Now is a great time to come to Kauai – and remember: your Friends at Kauai Vacation Rentals & Real Estate, Inc have over 35 years of experience helping guests create vacations they cherish forever – and we here ready to help get your vacation plans started, too! 

Now… are you ready for Adventure?  Great!! Let’s get started!

Grab a Bike and Explore the Garden Island!

Many of our guests Enjoy spending the day outside, riding bicycles along Kauai’s East Side! Ke Ala Hele Makalae (The Path that Goes by the Coast) is a picturesque, multi-purpose path trail that runs 4.1 miles between the Lihi Boat Ramp in central Kapaa and Ahihi Point in Kealia.

The trail also has 2.5 miles that run through Lydgate Beach Park, letting everyone have a wonderful day while peddling through paradise! Many people talk about the path being a wonderful way to walk, ride bikes, and explore Kauai’s breathtaking Royal Coconut Coast with Friends and Family. Let us know how you like to use the path!

For a more challenging ride, take a look at the Waimea Canyon Bicycle Downhill Tour presented by Outfitters Kauai!  The half-day exhilarating ride begins at an altitude of 3,600 feet and goes all the way to sea level. The website says the tour stops to “marvel at the dramatic canyon cliffs and dazzling Pacific,” and says the tour includes “the best views you can get, without even breaking a sweat!” 

That sounds Fun – and look at the view in the photo on the right! Looks like another beautiful way to spend time outdoors. Just remember to always be safe, wear a helmet, and bring water and snacks to sustain your energy!
Outfitters Kauai provides single-speed cruisers for their tours, with wide, comfy saddles (seats), high-rise handlebars, and disc brakes that are Fun and Easy to ride. On the East side, you can find bike rentals, safety gear, tips, and more fun ideas at Coconut Coasters!

Images courtesy: GoHawaii and Outfitters Kauai.


Grab Your Racquet and Head to the Tennis Court!

Wake your Friends and tell them to meet you on the court! Kauai has many tennis courts where you can have a rousing game of singles or doubles. Options include public courts, private lessons, and some of our accommodations have courts on site! Be sure to ask when you call!

Tennis is a great way of being active during your vacation. Lush tropical landscapes provide a stunning backdrop and the Kauai breeze helps keep you energized while scoring points. Tennis is also a Fun way to bond with Friends before having a wonderful dinner at your amazing Kauai Vacation Rentals & Real Estate, Inc accommodation!

Photo courtesy KauaiTennis
  

Explore the Ocean on a Stand-up Paddle Board!

Stand-up paddleboarding, or SUP for short, is an ancient Hawaiian tradition that is catching on all over. In the picture to the right, you can see it is the art of “Balance” and “Adventure” as you cascade across the Pacific Ocean!

Kauai is unique because you have the choice of practicing in the ocean or in calmer bay waters.  Hanalei Stand-Up Paddle offers boarding lessons for both beginners and experienced riders seeking to brush up on their skills. Lessons are available Monday through Saturday and fees range from $100 for one person, up to $260 for (4) students with an instructor included!
Want to learn more? Visit the information page, here

“Your kids might look at you differently when they find out you can walk on water!” That’s the catchy tag-line offered by the Jungle Stand Up Paddle Board Adventure from Outfitters Kauai! After receiving instruction on how to paddle, your tour begins with a hike to the “blue pool.” The web site says “Paddle and glide as we cruise downwind 2 miles along a tranquil jungle stream. While you’re perfecting your technique, Enjoy the spectacular scenery of the Hule’ia National Wildlife Refuge, ringed by the majestic Hau’pu Mountains.”

Sound like Fun? This unique Kauai experience is offered Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The cost is $126 per adult and $96 for kids. You can book your tour and get more information, here!

Photos: Courtesy AdventureInHawaii.com and Outfitters Kauai

 

Hang 10 and Surf Kauai!

Now it’s time to grab our surfboard, wax it up, and hit the surf! If you are a beginner and have always wanted to learn how to hang ten, check out Kauai Surf School.  Located in Poipu, they offer private lessons, group lessons, and private 3-day clinics for groups of 3 to 6 people.

Established in 1999, Kauai Surf School is a GREAT place to learn the “ins and outs” of surfing, with tips on how to catch great waves.  Small class sizes ensure all attendees receive personal instruction in a Fun environment. Imagine the JOY you and your family will feel when you catch your first wave together.  : - )

When you are ready, Kauai has many GREAT places to catch waves.  From the South Shore beaches of Poipu to the North Shore and Hanalei, each beach has varying degrees of difficulty. Just remember: always be safe, stay in sight of lifeguards, and bring a Friend! Learn more about surfing on Kauai, here!

Photo: Courtesy KauaiSurfSchool


Run the Kauai Marathon!

Sunday, August 31st, the Kauai Marathon is coming to Poipu on the South Shore! Run past hula dancers and Taiko drummers who cheer you on while you run through Kauai’s beautiful countryside. The marathon and half marathon offer some of the most picturesque views of the Garden Island.

Look at the smiles on the faces of the runners shown below! They want YOU to share the Joy of accomplishment when you cross the finish line!  Want more information?  Great! Click here!



Photo: Courtesy KauaiMarathon

Relaxing After an Active Day!

After a fun day of playing tennis, paddleboarding, biking and/or surfing… grab a tropical beverage and relax! You earned this vacation, and August is the time to share Kauai with your Family and Friends – before everyone goes back to school in the fall. Great thing is… many of our accommodations have private lanais where you can lounge, admire the view, and reward yourself for a great year!

You ready to make your Kauai dream a reality? All it takes is a click over to our website where you can choose a home, villa, condo, cottage, or estate. Then, drop us an email or call us at (808) 245-8841 and toll-free at 800-367-5025 – and we will help you get your vacation plans confirmed!

We look forward to seeing you! 

- Aloha!


For more great inspiration, see our earlier Feature stories on Blogger: Water Adventures on KauaiHiking the Great Outdoors on Kauai, Relax and Unwind on Kauai, and Kauai Nights!

Things to See and Do on Kauai During the Next Few Weeks!


See Works of Art at the Kauai Sand Festival!

Saturday, August 2nd, head down to Black Pot Beach and join the Fun at this year’s Kauai Sand Festival.  See the finest sand/art sculptures made by Fun-loving guests and residents!  Want to participate? Great!  

Everyone is welcome to join in the day of activities!
Learn more, here!

Photo: Courtesy KauaiFestivals.com  


Enjoy Moonlight & Music in the Garden!

On Saturday, August 9th, dine under the stars “old Hawaii” style at Moonlight & Music! Starting at 6 PM, Enjoy a fabulous Poi supper while sipping tropical beverages!

This year’s event celebrates the National Tropical Botanical Garden’s 50th Anniversary of the Congressional Charter. Scheduled performers include Grammy-nominated group Ho‘okena, world-class ‘ōlapa hula (hula stylist) Nani Dudoit, two-time Nā Hōkū Hanohano winner, Brother Noland, Kaua'i favorites Wailoa, and a Special Appearance by Miss Hawai'i 2014 Stephanie Steuri.
Tickets are $150 and you can get more info here.

Photo: Courtesy KauaiFestivals.com 

Check out the Waipa Music and Mango Festival!

Join the Waipa Foundation on Sunday, August 17th for their 2nd annual Music and Mango Festival. Starting at 11 AM and running until 5 PM, the Festival features amazing music and yummy treats inspired by the summer mango harvest. 

Believe us, you will taste some of the freshest, juiciest treats on the island! Admission is $10 for adults and just $1 for children.

Photo: Courtesy KauaiFestivals.com 

 

Join the Island’s Biggest Event: The Kauai County Farm Bureau Fair

Yes, it’s that time again! Starting Thursday, August 21st and running until Sunday, August 24th – come have FUN at The Kauai County Farm Bureau Fair! This year's celebratory theme is “Back To Our Roots" and the event kicks off at Vidinha Stadium in Lihue.
The Kauai County Farm Bureau Fair consists of 4 FUN-FILLED days with rides, farm animals, a bonsai display, and lots of yummy Kauai food!  :- )    To see a clip from last year’s Hula Hoop contest and to get the Entertainment schedule, click over and see the official schedule, here!

Entry is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, and $2 for keiki (children) and complete event activities are here on the official site!

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 Thanks for visiting us today!  We look forward to seeing you soon here on the Garden Island!