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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





Tips To Eating Healthy During The Holidays

It’s that time of year again. The holiday season is filled with parties, gatherings, and lots and lots of food!  It’s tough to stick to healthy eating habits you’ve worked so hard to follow all year.

With all sorts of food around you, it can be a bit challenging to avoid temptation.  Here are some of our tips to help you avoid the unnecessary weight gain during the holidays.

  • Never go to a party hungry.  Eat a healthy snack before so that you don’t indulge.
  • Your best bet is to stick to the dishes that look the most appetizing to you. This way you can enjoy the foods you like, and still leave room for dessert.
  • Remember to watch your portions.  Grab a small plate instead of a big one.  Try to fill your plate with fresh, healthy vegetables, which will pack the punch.  In other words fill you up quicker, without adding too many calories.  Think small portions.
  • Watch out for the extra sauces, gravies and dips. These items tend to contain a lot of fat and calories that will quickly add up.
  • Take caution with alcohol at parties.  Holiday drinks contain a lot of fat and calories that will add unwanted pounds .  Try to stick to a small glass of wine, or a small cocktail made with fresh squeezed juice.  Forget about all the concentrated juices.
  • Work out and exercise at least 30 minutes a day.  If not, try to get in some type of exercise the day of a holiday party.  Even if you can only find 10 free minutes, it will be beneficial to burn some extra calories before you consume a lot of them.  Exercise is fun, and it will make you so happy!

Tis’ the season to socialize, and celebrate good times with friends and family.  It is important to keep a healthy mind plan, so don’t splurge on things that will leave you feeling yucky.

We wish you and your family safe, healthy, and happy holidays!

Top 10 Restaurant Recommendations

We all love to eat, especially while on vacation.  Here are some of my favorite recommendations that I feel you will absolutely love.  I guess it all depends whether you’re taste is Mexican, Pacific Rim, Asian, Hawaiian, or whatever your desires are you will enjoy!

1) Monico’s Taqueria

2) Kauai Pasta

3) Dolphin Restaurant Sushi Bar

4) Mediterranean Gourmet Restaurant

5) Brick Oven Pizza

6) Kauai Grill at St. Regis

7) Hamura Saimin

8) Post Cards Cafe

9)  Yum Cha

10) Josselin’s Tapas Bar and Grill

Prince Course on Kauai Closed For Renovation

Prince Course, Kauai

Prince Course, Kauai

Many Kauai residents and visitors were saddened to hear the closing of the Prince Golf Course.  As of January 29, 2011 the Prince Course shut down business to undergo several months of renovation.  A complete renovation of the bunkers began in September 2010, and the course is now closed to allow completion of the project along with other planned upgrades.  Reopening is planning for October 2011.

The Tavern Retaurant by Roy Yamaguchi and the Prince Golf Shop, both located in the 60,000 square foot Prince Clubhouse, will continue to operate during the renovation.  The Tavern is open for lunch starting at 11 am and dinner from 5 pm to 9 pm daily.  If you enjoy rich comfort food, you’ll absolutely love it.  Unique dishes, wonderful ambiance, and great service.

The Golf Shop’s operating hour are 9 am to 5 pm Monday through Saturday and closed on Sunday.

For all of you who love to golf on Kauai, there are many amazing golf courses to choose from.  So if you’re vacationing in a Poipu beach rental or a Luxury Kauai Vacation Rental on the north shore be sure to play the golf courses near you.

Common Ground on Kauai


Common Ground in Kilauea is a great place to visit while staying in Kauai.  A group of committed individuals with ideas towards contributing deep health and economic growth.  If we all put our part in and believe in creating sustainability and the environment, we can all make a difference together.  Malama Kauai!

Treat yourself to a very healthy and organic meal at Common Ground. The Garden offers fresh, healthy, local food.  It’s so yummy, you’ll find yourself going back for more.