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Happening on Kauai 4th of July week

Allure Kauai rental guests can enjoy a tropical 4th of July by partaking in Kauai activities and events.

Friday, July 1, 2016 – Traditional Hawaiian slack key guitar & ukulele concert featuring songs & stories telling its history.

#1 BEST LIVE SHOW – 2014 Hawaii Magazine Reader’s Choice. Gift Drawing. Tickets $25 ($20 Ages 13-19 & 50+; $10 Ages 6-12).

This concert will ‘tune your world to Aloha’! Award winning concert artists Doug & Sandy McMaster have 10 CDs to perpetuate the knowledge and experience of the endangered artform of traditional Hawaiian slack key guitar and ukulele. Guided by the kupuna (elders), they have dedicated their lives to continuing the family tradition of slack key music.

The Hanalei community center is easy to find. In Hanalei, just a block past the shopping center, turn towards the mountains at Malolo Rd. A small Hanalei Community Center sign is on the edge of Waioli Park soccer fields. Go twenty yards & turn left into the gravel parking area. The concert is in the brown building – Pohai Aloha (Circle of Aloha).

Tickets and more information can be found at www.McMasterSlackKey.com/liveshows.html
or call (808) 826-1469.

Saturday, July 2, 2016 – Honoring Raymond Kane
Raymond Kane was one of the all time great ambassadors of ki ho’alu (slack key guitar) and the Aloha spirit. He and his beautiful wife Elodia shared their aloha and the spirit of slack key worldwide. Inspiring new fans and slack key guitar player, they were instrumental in the continuation of this beautiful Hawaiian family music tradition. They rooted our feet to the slack key path.

This concert will ‘tune your world to Aloha’! Award winning concert artists Doug & Sandy McMaster have 10 CDs to perpetuate the knowledge and experience of the endangered artform of traditional Hawaiian slack key guitar and ukulele. Guided by the kupuna (elders), they have dedicated their lives to continuing the family tradition of slack key music.

The Princeville community center is easy to find at 4334 Emmalani Drive in Princeville, Kauai. Turning into Princeville community, take the roundabout around and turn right on Emmalani Drive. The center is the first on your right and is located right next to Prince Albert Park. The concert is held in the Aloha Room.

Tickets and more information can be found at www.McMasterSlackKey.com/liveshows.html or call (808) 826-1469.

Sunday, July 3, 2016 at PMRF -“America’s Most West Freedom Fest 2016” at PMRF (Pacific Missle Range Facility)

Gates will open at 4 p.m. and the event will start at 5 P.M. Admission is free and will take place on the beach adjacent to Shenanigans restaurant

Rides, food, games, craft vendors, live music by Hawaiian bands, KaVibes, Rebel Souljahz, Greenstone Project and a live fireworks display will highlight the celebrations. Mobile ATM facilities will not be available on festival grounds and guests are highly encouraged to bring cash currency to enjoy the many food, refreshment, game and craft booths available at the event.

For more information: (808) 335-4446

July 4th – Kauai Hospice 27th Annual Concert in the Sky in Lihue from 4pm to 9:30pm. Fireworks at 8:30pm.

An annual event hosted by Kauai Hospice at the Vidinha Soccer field in Lihue, featuring popular Hawaii musicians.
Tip: Purchase tickets in advance and save money! Available at all Times/Big Save Markets. Advance tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for keiki (free under the age of 5). Tickets at the gate will cost $15 for adults and $7 for keiki.

Driving Directions: Vidinha Soccer Field is located in Lihue next to the Vidinha Stadium off of Highway 51 (near the airport) between Rice Street and Ahukini. Turn “mauka” towards the mountain on Halau Street. Convenient Kapaa condos may be a viable option for you, or choose to stay in a Poipu vacation rental.

4th of July Celebration in Kekaha
Celebrate the 4th of July on the sunny West Side of Kauai in the beautiful town of Kekaha. Bring family and friends to enjoy cultural demonstrations, a variety of crafts, a plantation museum along with games and rides galore for the keiki. Local entertainment is featured throughout the day along with contests, a talent show and much more. Booths provide plenty of ono food and cold refreshing water and soda. Finish the day with a spectacular “OMG” fireworks display accompanied by live music in honor of our Hawaiian military men and women who protect our liberty of our country. This is a non- alcoholic and drug free event so we appreciate no coolers, however you can bring your mat or beach chair. Parking is available adjacent to Faye Park in Kekaha. For more information, please contact Lyndon at 808-634-5248. Allure Kauai Poipu rentals offers convenient accommodations.

Valentines Day in Paradise

Valentines DayThinking what to do on this Valentine’s Day?? What better way to treat your special someone to a relaxing vacation in paradise….Kauai.

The Garden Island of Kauai is a favorite for many.  You have the option to experience the lush and tropical north shore, and the magical Napali Coast.  Here you will find long white sandy beaches great for snorkeling, swimming, shelling, and basking in the sun.  On the South Shore you will find awesome beaches lined with lava rocks, beautiful sunsets, and great Poipu rentals.

Valentine’s Day should be spent with the ones you love.  Here are a few tips to making your Valentine’s Day a special one to remember:

1) Kauai Beach Rental

2) Napali Coast boat tour

3)  Dining – your choice or hire a private check for a romantic seaside dinner.

4) Shopping at Kukui Grove Shopping Center

5) Couples massage in private on the beach

6) Shopping at Thebarn808.com – A lifestyle store.  Great gifts.

7) Photos with Keani Estrella Photography





Pine Tree Villa

Pine Tree Villa is back in action!!! This wonderful 3 bedroom/3.5 bath oceanfront home offers panoramic ocean views of Hanalei Bay.  We are offering a special discounted rate for booking dates 4/4 – 4/15/14 and 15% off of the weekly rates for booking dates 9/6 – 10/31/14.  North shore Hanalei vacation rentals are very popular all year round.  Call us today to book your reservation!

Hanalei offers convenience and the opportunity to explore Kauai’s beautiful north shore.


North Shore Fishing Tourney

Clay Abubo and his crew watch as their ahi tips the scale at 199.2 on Saturday, July 16, 2011

Clay Abubo and his crew watch as their ahi tips the scale at 199.2 on Saturday, July 16, 2011

Source:  Garden Island Newpaper

HANALEI — The crowd screamed when an ahi brought in by an angler known as Ziggy settled at 192.2 pounds, Saturday at the Hanalei Pier.

“They’re going to go nuts when the other big one comes in,” one of the weigh crew said, smiling at the reaction of the spectators who pushed their way to the yellow caution tape, working their cell phones for a photo while others simply wanted a better look at the big boy.

Two early entries tipped the scales at 134.2 pounds and 136.4 pounds leading spectators to comment about how people already missed a lot of the action.

But that was not the case at the 3rd annual North Shore Fishing Tournament as Eddie Abubo eased his way to the front of the taped off area.

Waiting on the outside, Clay Abubo and his crew were unassuming, working their boat to the floating dock and working the fish box, extracting gasps from the audience as a big tail tumbled onto the deck.

The hitch was fastened and Wayne Tanji worked the remote to hoist the catch.

As predicted by the weigh crew, the audience went wild with screams and cheers as Gary Pacheco, manning the microphone, announced the weight of 199.2.

That proved to be the winning entry in the ahi category.

It was followed just minutes later when a shuttle brought in another ahi and an ono by Stan Morinaka, the ono soaring to the top with a reading of 41.2 pounds.

Jordan Kahananui topped the aku category on a 28.4-pound fish and a 16.8-pound mahimahi topped that category for Jim Spencer.

But the top fish in the categories were not the only thing going home with the 50 boats entered in the tournament.

Chad Pacheco, chair of the tournament for the third year, said the purpose of the tournament is to build camaraderie among the fishermen and the community.

“Every boat which checked in received either a pair of binoculars or a lure head, courtesy of an anonymous donor,” he said.

“In addition to the prizes at this tournament, there is the Mike Sakamoto Challenge, a state competition where the grand prize is a trip for four to Las Vegas. The category in that Challenge is aku.”

Chad Pacheco said the Garden Island Trollers also put up a side pot for a random pull following the tournament as a surprise prize.

Another fun prize was the bouy, signed by all of the committee members and released by a boater, the finder of that bouy earning a special prize.

Nine hours after being released, one of the boats called in the find.

“We’re always looking for ways to improve the tournament,” Chad Pacheco said. “This year, the committee decided on the fun prize as kind of a scavenger hunt for fishermen.”

He said over the years, they’ve had dialog with the fishermen, resulting in the introduction of the floating dock at this year’s weigh in.

Another aspect for this year’s tournament was longer fishing times.

“This is what they wanted,” Chad Pacheco said, announcing additional minutes of fishing via the radio. “But I’m only the captain. The crew (committee) makes it easy for me because they want to build this tournament to be known as ‘the tournament to be in.’”

This year’s tournament featured 50 boats, an improvement over the 45 boats in the first tournament and 38 boats from last year’s tournament.

Celebrate 4th of July on Kauai

IMG_0168Imagine  a fun day in the sun, with gentle trade winds, palm trees swaying, blue skies, and a turquoise blue ocean to jump in to.  Just beautiful!  Celebrate the 4th of July in Hawaii.  So you might just plan a spur of the moment vacation and start booking your trip over to the Garden Island of Kauai.  If that’s your plan consider staying in a Kauai vacation home or condo.  There are a few Kauai accommodations I recommend.  A private home on the beach in Hanalei Bay.  The Pine Trees Beach Villa is a wonderful oceanfront choice .  Otherwise, a great home located in Haena called Hale Manoa is a wonderful option as well.  It is located within a short walk to Tunnels Beach Kauai.  So it really depends on what is most important to you.  If you’re lucky enough to jump on a plane and head right on over, great!

Locals and tourist alike enjoy the 4th at the beach, while grilling up some fresh island fish, surfing, swimming, and simply relaxing.  If you like firework shows, The Concert in the Sky is worth checking out.  There are Kauai festivities happening in the month of July.  So be sure not to miss out all all the good events happening.  There are there aren’t much of that going on here.  If you like Your options are endless, if you truly love the outdoors.  Kauai may just be your favorite destination spot.  So why not treat yourself to a last minute vacation to Hawaii.  It is worth it.  The weather in July is amazing, rain or shine.

Happy 4th of July!  Have fun and be safe…