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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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The Lovely Language of Hula

Tue, June 26, 2012

Hula. Just the word itself conjures up images of Hawaii, enchanting women, and fluid movements. For centuries, this beautiful dance form has spread the message of love, beauty and the spirit of aloha.

Unlike any other dance, hula is more than...

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Save the Hanalei Pier

Fri, June 01, 2012

The famous Hanalei Pier was built in 1892.  During  its 120-year history, the pier served as a major port between the Hawaiian Islands for the transportation of rice and sugar. Today, it serves  as a recreational resource and, most recently,  as 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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Morning Stroll Along the Beach

Fri, April 06, 2012

Here's a short little video (below) to remind you of our little piece of heaven on earth, here on Kauai's north shore.

Sip your morning coffee (or tea) then take a stroll along the beach as you dip your toes in the ocean and absorb the beauty...

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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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Paradise Soaked - March 2012

Fri, March 09, 2012

On the evening of March 3, 2012, heavy rains began to hit Kaua`i, lasting for several days and virtually shutting down the island.  This unusual storm was one of the largest reported on Kaua`i since the early ‘70s.

While it was not easy for our...

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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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Farm Tour Features Goats on Kauai’s North Shore

Fri, February 03, 2012

While you may associate a visit to Kaua`i with beaches, snorkeling and surfing, consider a new adventure with your kids.

A farm tour at Kaua`i Kunana Dairy is a unique experience – sample goat cheese, interact with the goats, check out...

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Have you met the 4 great Hawaiian forces of nature?

Tue, January 17, 2012

“All over the South Pacific, ancient traditions woven into songs and stories speak of gods who had the strengths and weaknesses of men and controlled nature’s forces,” wrote Rene Thompson, a lover of tikis, Hawaiian and Polynesian culture.


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Kids’ Adventure Center Opens on Kauai’s North Shore

Fri, December 16, 2011

On December 10th, Princeville Ranch Adventures excitedly announced the opening of their Kids’ Adventure Center (KAC). 

Just past the 27-mile marker on Kuhio Highway (Hwy 56), the former Princeville Stables area has been refurbished and...

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