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Getting Married on Kauai

Fri, September 05, 2014

Hawaii is undeniably one of the most romantic places on earth, and the ideal place to exchange your vows this fall—or any time of year. At Hanalei Colony Resort, our on-site wedding coordinator enjoys working with each couple to create the...

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Find The Perfect Makana!

Fri, August 01, 2014

Gift-giving is a common custom in Hawaii, particularly when visiting a friend's home or returning from a trip. Our Japanese guests refer to these kinds of gifts as "omiyage" and this term is also known and used in the islands. Here are some gift...

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4 Tips for a Spectacular 4th of July on Kauai

Fri, June 20, 2014

Like our mainland neighbors, we celebrate Independence Day by lighting up our night sky and coming together with friends and family for picnics and entertainment. Although Hawaii is the youngest state of the Union, admitted on August 21, 1959, we...

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5 Common Hawaiian Phrases

Fri, June 06, 2014

The state of Hawaii is unique not only because of its rich cultural heritage, beautiful scenery, and multi-island composition; Hawaii is also unique in the United States because its two official languages are English and Hawaiian. The Hawaiian...

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Celebrate your Makuahine and Makuakane

Fri, May 02, 2014

'Ohana means "family" and as Lilo and Stitch taught us, that means no one gets left behind or forgotten. Often, we get caught up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life and forget to really appreciate our family for the joy they bring to our...

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5 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day on Kauai

Thu, April 17, 2014

It's no secret we value the serenity and stunning natural beauty of Kauai's north shore. We want to keep our island paradise enjoyable for generations to come and thought of five fun and green ways to celebrate Earth Day this year...

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The Hawaii International Film Festival

Hawaii International Film Festival

Fri, January 03, 2014

Did you know that Hawaii has its own annual film festival each fall, with many of the key showings taking place on Kauai?;

Since its inception in 1983, the Hawaii International Film Festival has brought a new round of quirky picks and...

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Famous Hawaiian Musicians

Fri, November 01, 2013

Hawaii’s heritage of musicians begins with traditional innovations like slack-key guitar playing and the ukulele, and stretches all the way to several headlining acts and performers today.

These include names like Jack Johnson and James Mercer...

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Botanical Gardens on Kauai

Wed, May 15, 2013

When you arrive on the island of Kauai, you'll immediately notice the lush tropical foliage and vibrant flowers that make our island one of the most beautiful destinations on earth. Kauai’s mild weather conditions and tropical climate allow our...

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What is a Luau and Where Can I Attend One?

Tue, April 09, 2013

Have you ever been to a luau? We’re not talking about the mainland version with the flower print decor and tiki torches. A traditional Hawaiian Luau is an experience you’ll never forget, featuring a taste of Hawaiian culture and entertainment. A...

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9 Interesting Facts You May Not Know About Gardenias

Tue, February 05, 2013

When we posted this lovely image of a gardenia on HCR’s Fan Page, hundreds of people saw it, many commented and still others shared it. So we thought we’d share 9 facts you may not know about this fragrant white blossom.

Did you know that the...

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