Posted by: kauaikolea2 | May 6, 2016

Lights, Camera, Action: Movies Made Near Our Kauai Vacation Rentals


Love movies?  Kauai is home to many of your favorites, all within each drive of Hula Now Kauai vacation rentals.  You bring the popcorn….

Many of our guests are intrigued by blockbuster and other movies and want to see where some of their favorites were filmed on Kauai.  Many movie locations are off the main roads, some on private property.  A helicopter tour or the movie tour by ATV often offer closer looks, but when you are driving around the island, keep your eyes open for some of these famous sites.

Lihue AirportHoneymoon in Vegas featured the ticket counters at Lihue Airport.  As your plane approaches the airport, you can see the Nawiliwili Harbor and the  breakwater and docks where John Wayne paddled out to meet the yacht in Donovan’s Reef.  In the first Jurassic Park, you can see a bit of breakwater, filmed during Hurricane Iniki!

Kapaa: Another spot highlighted in Honeymoon in Vegas, you may remember Nicholas Cage talking into a phone (“Kapa ah ah ah a”).  On the north side of Kapaa, look for Otsuka Store, the stand in for Ramona’ oceanfront café in Jurassic Park.

Coco Palms: This famous hotel is in the process of being restored and is well known as the site of Elvis’ Blue Hawaii.

Anahola:  If you park in the Anahola post office lot, look at the towering peak used for the opening shot in Raiders of the Lost Ark.

These suggestions are just a few of the many locations used in films  for decades.  What a fun vacation to visit as many as you can — contact us and we can offer suggestions — and star in your own movie.

Hula Now has affordable luxury Kauai vacation rental units that sleep 1 to 6 people: full beds, queen beds, king beds; kitchenettes to full kitchens; oceanfront, ocean view, or garden/resort view.  Find your perfect Kauai vacation rental and book anytime on line at  Hula Now looks forward to greeting you and helping you make memories….

Wishing you warm Aloha!


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