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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





Kauai Survives Tsunami

Has my Kauai vacation rental been affected by the Tsunami?  Kauai experienced very little damage, considering what has been reported on the neighboring islands.

It was approximately 7:30 pm on March 11, when I turned the TV on and got the news that Japan was hit by an earthquake and Tsunami.  It was not too long after that Hawaii was under a Tsunami Watch.  Talk about scrambling.  Well that lasted for a short while before the Kauai Civil Defense called it a ‘Warning’.  We now had only a few hours to pack up all of our valuables and evacuate.  So things got a bit crazy around here.  The roads got busy, everyone working very fast to protect their property.  Thankfully, everyone is okay.

Kauai was hit first with 6 foot+ dangerous waves.  The areas that were affected mostly by the Tsunami were the unprotected beaches.  Freak surges and currents remained in our waters days later.

Kauai residents in the low-line areas were evacuated on Thursday night and early Friday morning.  The sirens were ear piercing loud, every hour, until the first waves hit around 3 am.  We were fortunate that the evacuation didn’t last too long. While several of the harbors were flooded and a few homes and businesses, the cleanup wasn’t bad, and most businesses are back open.  Fortunately, no real damage was done.  Kauai experience minor inconveniences and some bad weather, but our island held up pretty well I’d say. Within a day, almost everything was back open again and day-to-day activities commenced.  My heart goes out to the people of Japan.  May you be blessed with all the love and support during these difficult times.


Hawaii: One of the most popular vacation destinations in the world…

Are you interested in taking a trip with your friends, a family vacation, or a romantic getaway? If so, have you decided where you would like to travel to? If you have yet to choose a destination for your next trip, you are advised to discover Hawaii. After a close examination, you will likely see exactly why Hawaii is considered one of the most popular vacation destinations, in the entire world.

As you may already know, Hawaii is composed of a number of islands. Six of those islands are considered popular vacation destinations. Those islands include the Hawaiian islands of Maui, Oahu, Kauai, Lanai, Molokai, and Hawaii’s Big Island. In fact, the choice that you have, as to where you want to visit, is one of the reasons why Hawaii vacations are so highly sought after. In fact, you don’t even really have to choose just one island. Over the past few years, the popularity of inter-island vacations has skyrocketed. This popularity has lead to the addition of more inter-island flights, as well as affordable prices.

In addition to having a wide variety of different choices, island wise, the beaches are also one of the reasons why Hawaii is considered one of the most popular vacation destinations in the world. Hawaii is most well-known for its beautiful beaches, many of which have white sandy beaches and clear waters. With Hawaii being a collection of islands, no matter where you travel, you are almost always given the opportunity to enjoy those beaches. In fact, in addition to the views that come along with them, the beach activities that you can enjoy are another one of the many of many reasons why Hawaii vacations come so highly recommended. Those activities include, but are not limited to, fishing, swimming, boating, scuba diving, and surfing.

Hawaii is also a popular vacation destination because of the wide range of overnight accommodations. As previously mentioned, the beaches are what often lure vacationers in. That is why beachfront vacation rentals are so popular in Hawaii. These rentals often include Hawaii beachfront vacation homes and beachfront vacation villas. If you are looking for something a little bit more affordable, you may enjoy a stay at a beachfront hotel or resort. Although Hawaii beaches are part of the attraction, there is also a chance that you may like to stay inland, at a more centralized location. If so, you can also find hotels, resorts, villas, and vacation homes that are not located along the beach, but inland.

The costs of Hawaii vacations are another reason why they are so popular; they can be affordable. Of course, it is always possible to schedule an expensive Hawaii vacation, but it is also possible to make affordable reservations. The cost of a Hawaii vacation will all depend on the reservations that you are interested in making. For instance, if you are looking to book a stay at a vacation villa, you should expect to pay more for your vacation than you would if you wanted to stay at a vacation hotel or resort. The cost of a vacation will also depend on how you make your reservations. If you would like to save the most money, you may want to think about booking your Hawaii vacation reservations through an online travel website or with the purchase of a Hawaii vacation package.

With all of the benefits, you can easily see why Hawaii is known as one of the most popular vacation destinations, in the entire world. If you are interested in taking a Hawaii trip, you will need to start making your vacation reservations. As previously mentioned, these reservations can easily be made online, through an online travel website. For the largest selection of overnight accommodations, you may want to use a Hawaii travel website. These websites are online travel websites that deal specifically with Hawaii vacations.

Kauai Travel Tips

Kauai (or, more properly, Kaua’i)  is the northwestern most and oldest of Hawaii’s major islands. Called the Garden Island, it is covered with lush greenery and tropical plants, watered regularly by abundant rainfall. As the oldest of the islands, it has been changed the most by the forces of erosion, and this has resulted in natural wonders such as Waimea Canyon and the Na Pali Coast. It is also home to more sandy beaches than any other major island in the Hawaiian chain.


Convenient Kauai Vacation Rental Travel Guide


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