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Mahalo to Our Wonderful Guests

Friday, November 21, 2014

The holiday season is a great time to reflect and give gratitude for the memorable experiences we shared with our guests this year. As this is the time for giving thanks, we want to say a heartfelt mahalo (thank you) to our guests. You are the reason we love what…

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The Legend of The Night Marchers (Huaka’i Pō)

Friday, October 3, 2014

A common Halloween costume among children is a ghost, as every culture around the world has its share of spooky legends of ghosts, goblins, and spirits. Hawaiian folklore also has its own ghostly beings, with the most well-known being the night marchers, or "huaka'i pō." The night marchers are ghosts…

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Getting Married on Kauai

Friday, September 5, 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 destination wedding of their dreams. But if you’re just…

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Find The Perfect Makana!

Friday, August 1, 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 ideas from Kauai that you can…

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4 Tips for a Spectacular 4th of July on Kauai

Friday, 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 enjoy many of the same celebratory traditions as our sister…

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5 Common Hawaiian Phrases

Friday, June 6, 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 alphabet only contains 13 letters—five vowels and eight consonants—and is the language…

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Celebrate your Makuahine and Makuakane

Friday, May 2, 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 lives. In May, we…

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5 ways to celebrate earth day on kauai

Thursday, 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. E – Enjoy nature's simple pleasures at the beach.…

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10 things to do on your spring break in kauai

Monday, March 24, 2014

Spring Break isn't just for kids! If you're looking for the ultimate escape in a tropical destination, look no further than Hanalei Colony Resort. Unwind, unplug, and let out your inner keiki (the Hawaiian word for "child") with these fun activities: Surf & SUP Ride the waves and hang ten…

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Hawaii International Film Festival

Friday, January 3, 2014

Hawaii International Film Festival 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 award-winners to our shores…

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