Posted by: kauaikolea2 | May 3, 2012

A Year of Blogging About Kaua’i

We started blogging about Kaua’i, our most favorite place in the world, in May 2011.  A year later, we can look back fondly and remember all our great posts, great comments, and great new friends we have made.

When looking at our statistics, we note that our readers are interested in several main topics:

  • where to stay on Kaua’i
  • where to eat on Kaua’i
  • what to do on Kaua’i
  • general information about Hawaii and its culture

We like to think that we have been a good source of answers for your questions about Kaua’i and Hawaii in general.

Where to Stay on Kaua’i

Many visitors to Kaua’i want to steer clear of large impersonal hotels and really enjoy old, plantation-era Hawaii.  Our condohotels are housed in low-slung (only 3 stories high), lanai-fronted, plantation-style buildings directly on the ocean.  The entire resort is open and tropical and you do not feel hemmed in by tall buildings.  The ocean is always the focal point, along with our swaying palms, tropical flowers, trade winds, and sunshine!  If you have not been to Kaua’i, you may not realized that the island is quite small and that the north, south, and west sides are very short and easy drives from our east-side location.  We are approximately 15 minutes from Lihue Airport, so once you pick up your rental car, you are only 15 minutes from the start of your tropical vacation.  Our units are privately owned, so you know what your unit looks like before you arrive (no wondering where hotel management will assign you!) and you have the lockbox code so you can immediately proceed to the room and relax.

Because we are privately owned, you do not pay resort fees and our condos have far more amenities than other units at the same hotel: thick fluffy towels, spa robes, organic toiletries, free coffee and decaf coffee, free tea, free creamers and assorted sugars, free in-room safe, free WiFi in the room, and a wonderful welcoming customized gift bag for every reservation.

And if you are a new traveler, we have provided information about what to pack for  your vacation and what to do at airports on Kaua’i, Oahu, and Maui.

Where to Eat on Kaua’i

We love good food, eschewing fast food that can be had every day at home, and eat organic and natural whenever possible.  When we find a place we like, we blog about it or add the information to our in-room guide books.  We love lunch at Gaylord’s, burritos and wraps at Mermaid cafe, tacos at Kilauea Fish Market, pupus and cocktails at sunset at St Regis, Lappert’s ice cream, and the fresh fruits at the daily farmer’s markets.

What to Do on Kaua’i

One of our most popular blogs is our Waimea Canyon day trip blog. Blog visitors also enjoy our quarterly fetes and fairs blogs.  We cannot emphasize how much there is to do on Kaua’i — swimming, snorkeling, beach combing, music, dinner, yoga, zip lining, luaus, sea glass hunting, hiking, trying new foods, whale watching, etc.  But we also want to emphasize that doing nothing, sitting on the beach (with the beach chairs we provide) is one of our favorite Kaua’i past times and we strongly recommend it!

General Information About Hawaii and its Culture

We love the quiet beauty, long-held traditions,  and overwhelming spirituality of Hawaii. We are pleased to see others searching for information on leis, heiaus, Aloha shirts and muumuus, sand castle competitions, Hawaiian gods and myths, and the local flora and fauna.   We have blogged about all of these topics and more.

We hope that you have enjoyed our blog about Kaua’i and our efforts to help you have the Vacation of a Life Time Every Time.  We look forward to welcoming you as our guest and showing you a true Aloha spirit of our beautiful Kaua’i.



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