Makahuena 2202 is a beautiful ocean view luxury condo on Kauai’s south shore, perfect for families or a small group. An update of the unit has just been completed, to include a new dryer, new televisions throughout (including a GIANT flat screen in the living room), all new living room furniture, a new entertainment center, new night stands, new bedding, new lanai furniture, and new artwork throughout. All of this is in addition to the already fantastic Bose stereo system in the living room, hooked in to both CD and DVD players, and a recent remodel that included hardwood floors, new cabinetry, and granite countertops. Enjoy fabulous sunset and sunrise views while relaxing on your private lanai, or head down to the pool to cool off after a long day of exploring the island (or enjoy a in the jacuzzi after a hard day of traveling). Both Brenneke’s Beach (which includes a protected area, perfect for snorkeling) and Poipu Beach State Park, where you may encounter a variety of marine life, are only a short walk away. Summer dates still available, click here to book now!
Water Restoration to the Waimea River
Finally, after a period of more than 100 years, the Waimea River will be restored to continuous flow. In a historic decision announced on April 18, 2017, the Hawaii Commission on Water Resource Management approved a settlement to restore year-round flow to the Waimea River with a focus on adequate water supply for sustainable agriculture and renewable energy, while establishing a framework for the balanced and sustainable use of water on the western side of Kauai. Provisions were also put in place for real-time monitoring of water flows, to be made available to the public.
Originally, the Waimea River was diverted in the early 1900s by the Kekaha Sugar Company to feed the Kekaha and Kōke’e ditch systems, which required approximately 50 million gallons of water every day, to satisfy the needs of a 7300 acre sugar cane plantation. Though the sugar mill ended operations in 2000, millions of gallons of water continued to be diverted through the plantation’s ditch systems daily, an action that prompted local taro farmer John A’ana to help found Po’ai Wai Ola, a group dedicated to the protection and restoration of the Waimea River. In conjunction with Earthjustice, Po’ai Wai Ola filed a legal petition to restore the Waimea River to continuous flow in July of 2013.
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Cupid has flung his arrow and it’s official, we’re in love with Kauai.
Lovebirds’ strolling hand-in-hand along our gorgeous beaches is just one of the many things here that can make the heart go pitter-patter here on the island of Kauai. With that in mind, it seemed only suiting that we let you in on a few romantic excursions and locales that are sure to put the spark into your heartfelt Kauai getaway (or any other time the mood strikes for that matter).
Sweet Secluded Sands
Poipu Beach is notably the most well know beach in Kauai, attracting visitors of all ages from all around the world, however it may not be the best location for a secluded date night with your significant other.
As an alternative, why not visit Kauapea Beach. Only a half mile long with no road access, you are sure to find a bit of privacy to whisper sweet nothings and enjoy each other’s company.
A (Love)Bird’s View
If you are looking for a little more heart-pumping action for you and your sweetheart, don’t worry – there’s plenty of options around the island up for offer.
How about a plane or helicopter tour over one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world – Done!
Departing from the Lihue Airport, you can find a number of providers such as Blue Hawaiian Helicopters and Wings Over Kauai who would love to take you an aerial tour.
Cuisine for Your Cutie
In the restaurant world, Valentine’s Day is the biggest night of the year. Food providers united worldwide to provide the best of the best for every couple celebrating their love on this day, and Kauai cuisine is no different.
Whether it is a dinner cruise out of Port Allen with Captain Andy or Holo Holo Charters, a festive luau with Luau Kalmaku or Smith Family Garden Luau, or a quiet dinner for two at any number of our local restaurants, there are plenty of options to satiate your romantic appetite. If you haven’t already, due to the popularity of this restaurant holiday, just to be safe call ahead for reservations to ensure you have a table with you and your Valentine’s name on it.
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Happy Valentine’s Day from Kauai Vacation Services!
Winter or Spring, it’s Always Paradise in Kauai!
While Punxsutawney Phil may or may not be seeing his shadow bright and early this morning, rest assured that in Kauai, spring is right around the corner!
But then again, here in paradise the weather is pretty much always picture perfect. February has a habit of bringing a decent amount of rain to the island, however it’s these warm showers that make Kauai the “Garden Isle.”
A perfect time of year for whale watching, fantastic surf, and numerous events, festivals and fairs up ahead, we certainly won’t let six more weeks of winter get us down!
Here’s a couple upcoming Kauai events to hold you over until it’s Cupid’s turn to dance across the holiday stage:
- 2/2: Kauai Food Tour – North Shore
Coined a “culinary romp through paradise,” this four hour tour is a tasting adventure through Kauai’s North Shore, highlighting traditional Hawaiian food, Tiki cocktail culture, local farmers and food artisans, and so much more. Read More ➤
- 2/10: Kauai Food Tour – South Shore
Like its North Shore counterpart, this four hour tour takes you on a culinary adventure, this one celebrating street food inspired by Hawaii’s diverse cultures including Japanese food, exotic ingredients and so much more. Read More ➤
- 2/6: Kauai Island Crafters Fair
Whether you are looking for the perfect gift or souvenir, the Kauai Island Crafters Fair is the place to find it. With countless local artisans displaying their quality craftsmanship through fine products such as jewelry, carvings, paintings, prints and more, you’re sure to find the perfect item here. Proceeds benefit the Kauai Veteran’s Club. Read More ➤
- 2/5 & 2/6: Kauai Steel Guitar Festival
Workshops, jam sessions, performances and featuring a number of steel guitar masters, the Kauai Steel Guitar Festival is one of the largest – can’t miss – gatherings of Hawaiian steel guitar players. Read More ➤
Sun, sand and surf year round – who could ask for better?
As it should be in paradise, the weather is ideal. In Kauai during the winter months daytime temperatures rarely dip below a comfortable 70 degrees, plenty warm enough to still lounge on the beach with your toes in the sand.
The surf this time of year is impressive, calling those who live for adventure from around the world. Unforgettable waves claim the Kauai coast as their own winter wonderland that even Santa can get on board with (err… surfboard that is) and it’s a favorite time of year for both visitors and locals.
Festivities During Your Christmas in Kauai
While palm trees may always outnumber Christmas trees in Kauai, we are far from being short on festivities for Christmas in Kauai. We’ve scoured the web looking for events that just may tickle your fancy this holiday season and compiled a list of those there’s still time for.
- Kauai Festival of Lights at the Historic County Building in Lihue
12/18-20, 12/24 & 12/26 – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. – FREE!
See www.KauaiFestivalOfLights.com for more details.
- 20th Annual Waimea Lighted Christmas Parade
12/19 – 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. – FREE!
See www.WKBPA.com for more details.
- A Christmas Luau in Wailua at Kamokila Village
12/19 – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Keiki $5 (3-12yrs); Adults $15
- Kauai Chorale Presents “Christmas Wishes”
12/20 – 5 p.m. at St. Regis Hotel Ballroom in Princeville – $12-$15
See www.KauaiChorale.com for more details.
- Island Grown Artisan Fair at the Princeville Community Center
12/20 – 11:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. – FREE!
- Live Nativity in Kalaheo at Kalaheo Missionary Church
12/22 & 12/23 – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. – FREE!
For more information on these events and more, visit the great resource of www.KauaiFestivals.com.
Celebrating the Kauai Way
We’ll never have a white Christmas in Kauai, but that has never stopped Santa and his reindeer from finding their way here for a little well deserved fun in the sun.
In conclusion lovely vacationers, celebrating a Kauai Christmas is a special experience that we’re proud to share with you during your holiday visit.