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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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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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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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Hiking Kauai’s Trails

Tue, May 22, 2012

If you like to explore on foot, here are some of Kauai's more popular hiking trails. Put on your walking shoes and get ready to immerse yourself in nature.

Kalalau Trail – This is probably the one trail that draws many visitors to the north...

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Kauai’s Bridge Etiquette

Fri, May 11, 2012

As you travel along the scenic north shore, back & forth between the Hanalei Colony Resort and the rest of Kauai, you’ll come upon a number of one-lane bridges (that's the historic Hanalei Bridge pictured on the left).  If you are unfamiliar with...

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Practice the Spirit of Aloha

Fri, April 27, 2012

The “aloha spirit” is a phrase you’ll hear about Kaua`i (and Hawaii) long before you arrive. Get on the plane to fly here and you’re probably already feeling the spirit.

"Aloha" is one of the most commonly used Hawaiian words throughout the...

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Protecting Kauai’s Coral Reefs

Fri, March 16, 2012

You might be surprised to learn that corals are not plants, they’re animals.  While often mistaken for rocks, coral reefs are made up of tiny animals that are related to jellyfish and anemones.

According to NOAA (National Oceanic & Atmospheric...

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Ocean Safety on Kauai

Fri, February 24, 2012

Ocean Awareness:

Kauai’s ocean is both beautiful and powerful.  Please exercise caution and common sense at all times in the water (and even walking along the beach during high surf). 

Our advice for those unfamiliar with the ocean is to...

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