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No, this post will not be about which queens in Kauai’s history were known to use bubble bath. ☺ In fact, this post isn’t about a real bath at all. Rather, it is about a beautiful spot on Kauai that is rather dangerous. While I would normally write a post encouraging travel to lovely spots on Kauai, this blog will be more of a warning.
The Queen’s Bath is actually a tide pool in Princeville. It’s about the size of a swimming pool and is listed on many blogs for tourists as a beautiful spot to hike, swim, snorkel, and watch the surf. According to these other posts, the path down to the pool itself is a bit steep, but the walk is only about 10 minutes long and the view is worth it.
Well, this particular blogger disagrees with what is said on the other blogs. You see, anyone living on Kauai knows that this is a dangerous area, even if it is lovely. Every year, people die while trying to get down the slick, water-covered path to the tide pool, and even more drown as a result of swimming in and near this pool. While some websites will just tell you to wear grippy shoes and avoid high tide, I think this place should be a no-visit spot on Kauai for everyone, including those with grippy shoes.
The last time I visited the Queen’s Bath, I was much younger than I am now. I wore my swimsuit and got into the water. As always, the water was a perfect 75-80 degrees, so swimming was comfortable. Some friends and I went together and we laughed, talked, swam, and played in the water. The problem came when we were leaving.
A good friend of mine slipped from the rocks and fell into the water. She almost drowned. The tide was pulling at her and slammed her against the rocks. She was under for a while. Luckily, we had a trained lifeguard with us (a bonus of having such amazing friends) and he dove into the water after her. When we all made it back up to our cars, we made a pact: no more visits to the Queen’s Bath.
And I’m not the only one who has experienced problems with this area. Over 30 people have died there in the past several years, both from rouge waves and from slipping on the rocks. In fact, Queen’s Bath has been labeled one of the three most dangerous places to visit on Kauai. So, to put it plainly, don’t go there.
I bring this up because we have had a string of tourists visiting this swim spot in the last few months, and not all of them have come back unscathed. And while I want you all to experience everything Kauai has to offer, I also don’t want to see anything happen to you. So please do me a favor and take the following advice:
1. Don’t ever swim without a lifeguard present.
2. Don’t go to the Queen’s Bath and expect a fun day with no problems.
3. And never assume the water is safe and couldn’t hurt you just because you’re a strong swimmer at home and the waves look calm at the moment.
Okay guys, I’m sorry to be so fervent with this post, but I have lived here a long time and want everyone to stay here in safety. There are many beautiful beaches with fun tide pools, white sand, and calm waters that you can visit while on Kauai. And if you need information about any particular beach, just ask me! I would be glad to talk to you about everything you need to know.
Okay, there is so much more to do before the Prince Kuhio Day celebration ends. But I don’t have enough time to blog about all of it. ☹ (Sometimes it’s hard when the rest of my life interferes with my blogging.)
SO… I’ve decided to give you a brief overview of everything else you can do during this month. Hopefully, you will see something you’re interested in and you can contact the venue for more information. Okay, are you ready to quickly learn about your options? Good!
Cultural Demonstrations (FREE) – Did you miss the crafting sessions and cultural lessons last Friday? Well, good news! There will be more sessions today (March 24) from 9:30am to 3pm. Plus, in addition to the previous lesson choices, you can take ancient hula lessons at 10am! Awesome, right? For more information, contact Stella Burgess at 808-240-6369.
Talk Story (FREE) – A talk story (if you haven’t read this blog before) is an oral account of Hawaiian history. And at this Talk Story, you will have the opportunity to listen to our eastside kupuna tell the histories of Kauai. This is also a great chance to ask questions about Kauai and a good chance to get your children some extra credit in their history classes. The talk story is Thursday (March 28th) at 10am. For more information, call 808-632-8202 and talk to the front desk. (This Talk Story will take place at Kauai Lagoons in Lihue.)
Birthday Party – You knew that was coming, right? Okay, so this party will take place at Smith’s Tropical Paradise in Wailua on Friday (March 29). From 5-6pm, the life of Prince Kuhio will be showcased, pictures will be shown, and history will be given. Then at 6pm, there will be an abundance of food! So come hungry and bring your wallets, because this will cost money. You can call Smith’s or check their website for more information.
Another Birthday Party (FREE) – This will be a town-wide celebration in Anahola on Saturday (March 30) and will take place mostly at Anahola Beach Park from 11am to 5pm. There will be stories, dancing, art, games, crafts, food, and more. For more information, call 808-639-1754.
Easter Egg Hunts – In all of this celebrating, we can’t forget Easter, right? So, you have options! I have heard about two egg hunts so far: one in Anahola and one at the Prince Clubhouse. The Prince (golf course in Princeville) will be hosting an egg hunt, meet the bunny, and refreshments event from 9-11am. This event is FREE but food will cost money. Anahola’s Easter event will take place at Anahola Baptist Church from 1pm-1am and will include a live bunny petting zoo, games, songs, stories, snacks, an egg hunt, prizes, and more. Free for all ages. You can call 639-9675 for more information.
Okay, that is just a few of the things happening this week. Crazy, right?! And the funny thing is… there is so much more I could have told you about! So if you don’t see something here that sounds like fun, just look around you and ask a resident. We’ll be happy to help you find a concert, craft fair, water sport, rental company, or luau that interests you. ☺
When my brother moved to New York, he was so impressed with the buildings, the city life, and the play options. Being raised on Kauai, he grew up loving live entertainment. So moving to New York was a great thing for him. In a big city, there is always something going on and always a play to go and see.
Well, being on Kauai is similar to that. We always have something going on. There are carnivals, street fairs, cultural exhibits, craft shows, luaus, parties, plays, concerts, and more. There is always something to do, especially if you love live entertainment.
So every now and then, we get the opportunity to go to a unique dance show or concert, and I call my brother and brag about it. After all, there is a lot to do in New York, but you just can’t beat a good performance on a tropical island, right? And the upcoming Silence of the Nile show is one of the reasons why I called my brother this week.
I have always wanted to know how to belly dance. It was something that I tried as a child, and I was okay. I never really had the coordination for the more complicated belly dancing, but it was fun to learn and to perform. I read once that belly dancing is great for exercise, stretching, building the right muscles prior to childbirth, fun, and presentation. And with all of the good that comes from it, why not give it a shot!
And perhaps that’s why the Garden Nile Belly Dancers decided to learn as well. But, not only did they learn and find it fun to do, they also became very good and decided to put on shows. And this upcoming show features a prominent belly dancer from Germany: Khalida. (Other performers include Gypsy Rose, Sudeeka, Al Farashat, Cheryl, Sweih, and Laura from the Big Island. So there is sure to be a lot of talented people at this show.)
So here is my question for you: have you ever wanted to belly dance? And what about you men… have you ever wanted to watch a belly dancing show? Well, if you answered yes to either of those questions, then visit Church of the Pacific in Princeville on Friday, March 15, from 7pm-1am for Silence of the Nile! The show costs only $15 at the door ($10 in advance from their website) and will be well worth the minimal cost. Plus… BELLY DANCING!! Awesome, right!?
If you enjoy craft fairs and are staying on the North side of the island, you should visit Church of the Pacific tomorrow. At least once a month, Church of the Pacific holds a craft fair for the whole neighborhood, featuring crafters from all parts of Kauai. And this Saturday (February 2nd) the next craft fair will be taking place.
So what can you expect? Well, I don’t know exactly. Each craft fair is a bit different. But the last time I was there, I shopped for an eclectic collection of things, mostly gifts for friends and family. There were wood workers, jewelry booths, paintings, home made jams and organic vegetables, things sewn and things crocheted, shirts, gadgets, and more. In other words, there was a TON of stuff to look through and choose from and I enjoyed every minute of it.
Do you know my favorite part about craft fairs? Well, typically the artist themselves man the booths. So, if you see a painting you particularly like or a wood carving, you can ask the artist directly about it and how it was made. If you like the produce or the candles, the same rules apply. While a few vendors have a friend or family member in their booth for the day, most local crafters come out themselves for a chance to get to know the community and answer any questions you might have.
You know, many times throughout my life, I have wished to be craftier. (Okay, maybe not “crafty” as much as “talented.”) I have tried to make sweaters and scarves. I have tried painting in a variety of mediums. I have sculpted, glued, beaded, and boiled (for home made preserves), and I failed just about every time. The times I succeeded were typically times I had a friend over, and that friend did a large majority of the work. I’m just not a talented person in most situations.
However, the people at North Shore craft fairs are extremely talented. They make their own instruments, they take photographs, they paint, they bead, they sew, they quilt, and they are awesome. I love perusing their wares and chatting with each individual artist. And, this Saturday at Church of the Pacific, you can to!
So, if you get the chance, drop by and visit the craft fair. You can click here for directions to the church grounds.
Marlin. Yellow Fin Tuna. Wahoo. Mahi-Mahi.
Kauai is a tropical island, right? We are located out here in the big blue ocean, surrounded by warm waters, deep sea reefs, and fish. Lots and lots of fish.
And do you know what else we have? Boats. Yep, we have boats, fishing equipment, and lots of bate options. So if you want to catch a large Marlin or some Mahi-Mahi for dinner, why not come to Kauai?
Around here, fishing is a major sport. And if you want to go sports fishing, there are several companies on Kauai who specialize in taking tourists out for a day on the water, places like Captain Don’s in Princeville. All you have to do is pay the fees and they do the rest for you, from providing the equipment to sailing the boat.
Of course, that leaves you with the hard part: you have to catch the fish.
Now, if you are an avid fisherman, you have probably investigated the best fishing waters, planned a full few days of fishing into your vacation, and are currently looking to take in the maximum fish allowance. However, if you are new to fishing, here is my advice: put your line in the water, sit back, and enjoy your trip. And if you catch something, consider that a bonus.
Foodland, right here in Princeville, will be collecting used and unwanted eyeglasses and sunglasses this Saturday (January 26th) from 8am to 2pm. These glasses will be sent to those in need in developing countries. Why? Well, in many countries today, there are no eye doctors that a seeing-impaired person can turn to for help. And even when there are optometrists to visit, often times the local population doesn’t have the financial resources necessary to buy glasses or pay for the appointment.
But here on Kauai, we want to support those who might not be able to support themselves. And one way that we do this is to send our used eyeglasses and sunglasses to those who need them! It’s a wonderful system, and we would love it if you were able to participate.
Of course, while you are in Princeville dropping off your glasses (or hearing aids – I hear they are expanding and accepting used hearing aids as well this year), there are many things you can do. For instance, Princeville is home to two of the best golf courses in the world! (Okay, that’s a personal opinion, but they are world renown.) And the Princeville spa is there to relax and comfort you during your time in town. Plus, there is an epic shopping center, some great beaches, and quite a few water sports rental equipment companies. So you will have plenty to do!
So, if you are interested in helping the needy and you find yourself already participating in an activity in Princeville this Saturday, please stop by Foodland and donate your old glasses or hearing aids. Again, the drop off times are between 8am and 2pm. Thanks!
If you are coming to visit Kauai for the holidays, then you need a place to stay! And if you want a beautiful 3 bedroom/3 bathroom condo in one of the best towns on Kauai for under $1100/week, then I have the place for you: Villas of Kamalii 11.
The Villas of Kamalii are a group of villas right in Princeville near the world famous Makai Golf Course, Princeville Resort, Princeville Center, and some of the best beaches on the island. And the best of these villas is Unit 11. Why? Well, for one thing, it’s nice.
Talk about elegant design and good use of space. This villa has everything you need, and several things you probably don’t need that are used for accent pieces. There is a fully decked out kitchen, dining room, living room, three large bedrooms (two of which are master suites), three bathrooms, and more space than you can shake a stick at! (Pardon my odd wording choice, but I grew up hearing the stick thing and it kind of stuck.)
The master suites have it all, from large beds to private bathrooms. Each of the suites has its own flat screen television and a private lanai (patio) as well. So, other than needing to come out for food, you can be pretty well set in one of these suites. Of course, if you are visiting the island with another couple, you will have to fight over the King sized bed. The second master only has a queen.
And then there is the amazing amount of amenities this villa has. The living room has a flat screen TV and DVD player. The garage (yes, it has one for your rental car) has an assortment of beach toys for the kids. There is a washer/dryer unit as well and a nice BBQ on the back patio for grilling up burgers, some nice deep sea fish, or even a sausage or two. And there is Internet access, so everyone can surf their favorite websites or check in on work if they want.
But even with all of that, you are only scratching the surface of why this villa is so great. You see, this villa is in an area of villas, all sharing some great community property. So, do you love the ocean but don’t like to swim in the salt? Well, there is a community swimming pool and a hot tub for anyone staying on-site. Plus, this neighborhood is close to many of Princeville’s main attractions, ensuring that you will always have something to do. Combine that with the nearby Hanalei Bay and you have a trip made in heaven.
So come and visit us for the holidays and bring your friends. Believe me – Villas of Kamalii 11 has room for them.
If you have wanted to visit Kauai and stay directly on the beach, but you weren’t sure you could afford it, I completely understand. Hotels directly on the beach are SO expensive, and you only get one small room for your expense. But what if I told you that there is a vacation condo directly on the beach, just steps from the water, that will only cost you $900/week? Would you like to see it? Well, if so, check out Sealodge A6 in Princeville!
This particular Sealodge is part of a larger condo unit. However, each lodge is a private oasis for travelers, with peaceful beachfront surroundings for each member of your party to enjoy. It’s great for a small family with older kids or for a group of friends. However, I would caution families with young children to avoid this particular condo. Condos on the beach are wonderful, unless you have children who like to wander and are bad swimmers. Since there is no fence between this unit and the beach, it’s important that, if you do choose this condo for your trip, you watch your young children at all times.
The configuration of this house is simple, designed for comfort but not as a large house. There is one bedroom with a Queen-sized bed that is set apart from the main living area. However, the other beds are directly in the living room, off in their own nooks and crannies. The sofa turns into a bed, which can sleep two, and there is also a daybed that sleeps one. So, in total, you can have up to 5 people sleeping comfortably in this condo.
Of course, since this is a home and not a hotel room, you will have a living room, dining area, and a kitchen full of gadgets, equipment, and utensils. In fact, other than the food itself, your kitchen should have everything you need to make your stay an enjoyable one. In addition to the regular household amenities, there is also a pool onsite, as well as a shared washer/dryer room for condo visitors. But you didn’t really choose a condo on the beach in order to sit around in your house doing laundry, did you?
So let’s face it – the best part of this condo is its location. It is literally a short meander down to the water. You could go swimming several times a day and watch the waves when you’re in the house. You don’t have to drive anywhere. You don’t need to pay to visit a private beach. You have one right in front of you for your entire stay. Enjoy it.
Stainless steel appliances. Comfortable furniture and beds. Fully stocked kitchen. Large master bathroom with shower and bath. Outdoor patio. Tropical island. Sound good? Well, why not come and stay at Plantation at Princeville 1111 then!
I talk about vacation rental condos a lot on this blog. Honestly, that’s mostly because hotels are overpriced for what you get. Hotels give you one bedroom with a small bathroom. Sure, you can use the lounge downstairs and there are sometimes restaurants on site. But you have to pay extra for the food and anyone (regardless of where they are staying) can use those facilities.
Wouldn’t it be better to have an entire house with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a living room, a kitchen, and a dining room all to yourself and spend less money doing it? And what if that house was in Princeville, right at the center of the action where you can find restaurants, spas, a children’s park, a library, great beaches, rental gear for water sports, grocery stores and souvenir shops, and much more. Epic, right?
Plantation at Princeville 1111 is a rental condo with so much going for it. To put it frankly – this place is nice. I mean, you get an entire house that sleeps 4-6 comfortably plus the added comforts of air conditioning, cable tv, a DVD player, a full-sized washer/dryer, a fully equipped kitchen, and beach toys in the garage! It’s walking distance to Princeville Resort, so you can enjoy the restaurant there, as well as the local entertainment lounge. You are also right by the world famous Makai and Prince golf courses, so you can set a tee time and play a few rounds while you’re here.
Now, I know that you might be sick of me saying so, but you should get a vacation rental when you come to visit us on Kauai. And if you have a family of 4-6, choose this place. It’s much nicer than a hotel room and only costs %980 a week! Seriously, You can’t find hotel rooms for your family of 6 for less than that, and typically you’d have to spend a lot more. So come and visit, and enjoy some of our beautiful local rental homes while you’re here.
Wanna do something fun with your family tomorrow night (Sept 15)? How about joining us in Princeville for a showing of The Lorax at Prince Albert Park? That’s right, we’re watching the movie outside in the park! And if you have active kiddos that was something fun to do, this is the spot for you.
Starting at dusk, the Princeville community events committee will start the movie. So if you want to come, come early and set up your spot on the lawn. Bring a blanket or some lawn chairs earlier in the day and stake your claim on your movie spot. And while you’re bringing things, how about a picnic dinner and drinks for you and your family? This will be a family-friendly event, so no alcohol please. We’ll all watch the movie together and enjoy the story and the community around us.
Some safety tips for visitors: bring a flashlight! It will get dark before the movie ends, and you do have to make your way back to your hotel, condo, or car. ☺ Also, it’s a good idea to dress your whole family in the same color, so you can easily keep track of them in a small crowd.
This event is free for anyone who wants to come, so I do hope you can join us for our movie in the park. The official times for the event are 6:30 to 9:30, so come a bit before than to reserve a place.
Looking for a place to get ice-cream with your family? Need a special treat after a long day of water sports, hiking, biking, surfing, and fun? Want to try something unique that you might not be able to find at home. Well, do I have the place for you!
I went to Lapperts Ice Cream yesterday and have been craving their Coconut Sorbet with Passion Fruit ever since. It was amazing! Seriously, this is the place to go if you want a frozen treat. They are close by if you are staying on the North Shore. In fact, they are right in the Princeville Shopping Center. And their prices are good. They don’t overcharge and they don’t skimp. (Maybe that’s why I liked them so much.)
And, of course, who would get ice-cream and not have some coffee with it? Lapperts is also a coffee shop and their coffee is good. They use Kona coffee blends and have some unique cups for you to try. I admit that I have to work to keep myself away from here during the day. Otherwise, I’d spend for too much money and get fat really fast! But, for this reason, I truly feel I can recommend them without any reservations.
So if you are in the mood for some ice-cream (or even some yummy coffee), head to the Princeville Shopping Center and look for Lapperts. Considering how much I’m still craving that sorbet, I’ll probably see you there.
Okay, now many will argue with this, but I think the best way to see the North Shore of Kauai is on a bike. Go ahead. Call me crazy. But if you think about it, I’m right. Helicopters are awesome, but they cost a fortune. Horses are nice, but they poop. Cars go fast, but you can’t fully appreciate the sights and smells around you from a car. And walking isn’t any fun at all. So why not bike?
If you are staying on the North Shore, there is a bike rental place called Coconut Coasters that can give you a good deal on a bike rental. They have several options, including renting by the hour or rental by the day or half day. Plus, you can get any type of bike you need.
My fiancée and I love to bike around the area, and before we had our own bikes we would rent a tandem bike (aka. a bicycle built for two). We could be gone an entire day for only $45. We would pack up a picnic and bike to a deserted beach, spreading out a blanket and enjoying the tropical sunshine. But you might be more practical than romantic, so it’s important to note that they have single rider bikes as well. ☺
In fact, they have many different designs and styles from mountain bikes to classic beach cruisers. And they have several sizes for each type of bike, so you can find something to fit your height. They also have kids bikes and those little trailers that parents use for infants and toddlers. So you can take your whole family out for a bike ride if you want to.
Honestly, I’ve seen many families pile into rental cars and drive around the island to different points of interest. And while the destinations might be fun, the kids typically hate being in the car. So why not take the boredom out of your adventure and ride some bikes? The kids will love it and you’ll get some exercise while you’re at it.
Do you like to golf? Is it a strong passion of yours? Are you any good? Would you like to test your skills against other players? Do you want a vacation? Have you considered Kauai?
Okay, enough with the questions! This blog post is to let you know that on Saturday and Sunday (July 28-29), there will be a tournament for the golfers out there. Does this sound interesting? (Sorry, that was another question.) Well, let me tell you about it and you can decide.
The Prince Invitational Golf Tournament will take place on Saturday from 10am-2pm and on Sunday from 7:30am-1pm. This two day golf tournament will be 36 holes of awesome! For one thing, it will be held on the newly renovated Prince Course, which is one of the best courses you will find. AND this will be the only competitive golf tournament for 2012 at the Princeville Prince Golf Course.
There will be four categories of players, each competing to win in their flight: Professionals, A-Flight, B-Flight, and Women. (Yes, apparently the women all get stuck together instead of being categorized by ability. However, that is because not many women have signed up yet! So if you join me, maybe we can convince them to expand next year and, since the newbies will be placed with the experts, you’ll have a good chance to win.) At the end of this event, the best golfers in each of the four categories will be awarded prizes and bragging rights.
The entrance fee is $225 a person (plus tax) in order to cover the entry fee, green fees, prizes, tee gift, Sunday’s breakfast, and the awards lunch. Plus, the entrance fee will discourage the lesser golfers from playing, which should give us one heck of a game! So if you want to join us in this open event, please do! You can find out more information by contacting the Princeville Prince Golf Course at (808) 826-5065.
When you come to Kauai, you want to spend your money on important things like time with your family and activities you can do together. So spending a few thousand dollars just to rent a hotel room or two for the week is a tragic waste. What if you could rent an entire 3 bedroom home for 7 days and only pay $900? Would that be worth it to you? Then how about you check out Hale Honu 8B in Princeville.
Hale Honu 8B is a lovely, two-story condo featuring an updated kitchen and almost new living room furniture (purchased in 2009). With 2 queen-sized beds and 2 twin beds, there is enough room in this home to sleep 6 people comfortably. Plus, there are several important amenities that many other townhouses do not have.
While there are several vacation rental options on Kauai, Hale Honu 8B has free high speed internet, 3 televisions, a DVD player with a large selection of movies for you to enjoy, a fully equipped kitchen, a working record player with an assortment of music on real vinyl, a washer/dryer in the condo, ceiling fans in every room for use on humid days, and beach equipment in the garage. In other words, this condo was literally designed with your family’s comfort and enjoyment in mind.
Do you like storage space? Well, this townhouse has plenty of closets and storage space throughout the two floors. There is even a workspace in one of the bedrooms, so work can get done while you enjoy your vacation. Plus, the kitchen has everything from cookware and appliances to dishes and silverware for eating meals at home. And with the location of Princeville as a backdrop, you can explore some of the best beaches, restaurants, hiking trails, and spas on Kauai without traveling more than a few miles from your home-away-from-home.
So if this sounds like a good place to stay, then check it out today!
If you have kids, then you understand that they rarely eat new foods well. Sometimes, if it is covered in chocolate or if all of their friends are eating it, they will at least try it. However, if you go out to eat at a nicer restaurant, it’s hard to find something they will like or be willing to try.
But there is a place here on Kauai that serves wonderful pizza and burgers that kids will love. Unless you request something odd, there will be no seafood, no kale, no wine sauces, no green vegetables, and no other odd foods your kids hate. There will simply be some of the best pizza and burgers you’ve ever eaten.
Sound good? Well, then I’ll tell you more!
The North Shore General Store has the best Pizza in Princeville (there was an official vote) and is world-class all the way. The pizza is hand made right there in large pizza ovens, coming out hot, bubbling, and cheesy. And the burgers they make are big (called Hefty Burgers actually), allowing you to get a good-sized meal for not a lot of money. The beef comes from our own Princeville free-range ranches and, unless you request otherwise, will be served with lettuce, tomatoes, and onion.
Of course, pizza isn’t the only thing the North Shore General Store does right. There is also a wonderful breakfast menu, espresso bar, salads, and some local favorites. And, to top it all off, there are freshly baked cookies everyday. So if you want to vacation on Kauai, don’t worry about your kids avoiding the strange, tropical food. We have the perfect place for them to eat. Plus, you can shop for t-shirt, souvenirs, drinks, snacks, and other general goods while you’re there!
Okay, can I be a girl for just a minute? I have been wedding planning for a while now, slowing since our date is still out a ways. Anyway, I stumbled across this wedding and event design company (aka florist) and was wonderful if any of my Kauai buddies had ever used them.
The company is North Shore Buds & Blooms, and I really like what I’m seeing so far. They did a wedding my friend was in a little while ago, and she said that all of the arrangements were beautiful. But she didn’t know much more than that. I know that the flowers were on the tables, in the bouquets, and even on the cake! And the pictures were lovely.
Their website has a lot of great pictures featuring the arrangements they offer, like wedding arches for the ceremony and bouquets for the bridesmaids. And I like the fact that they use native plants, making each space look elegant yet simple. That is kind-of what I’m going for. But I want more information.
So, if someone on Kauai wants to post a comment or two about this company, that would be great. And if someone else who is planning to get married before me (unofficial date is January) and needs a florist, can you check out their site, hire them, and then tell me how they did? That would be great. Thanks. ☺
Now, I’ve talked about the Cliffs before, stating that they are some of the best condos to rent on Kauai. And if you want a home away from home in Princeville, the Cliffs complex is a wonderful choice. However, most of the condo units are 1-2 bedrooms, meaning that only smaller parties can rent them. This is limiting. But what if there was a Cliffs unit that was 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms? Well, that is Cliffs 8204 for you!
As I’ve mentioned before, the Cliffs complex is up on a high cliff overlooking the ocean. There are beautiful views of the beach, the mountains, and the water, and these homes are comfortable and spacious. Cliffs 8204 is even more so, with lots of space for you to relax in comfort.
The interior is modern with bright, bold colors that complement the beauty of nature perfectly. The upstairs has a master suite with a King-sized bed, private bathroom, and private garden patio. The downstairs has its own master suite with a private bathroom and patio, a secondary bedroom with a Queen-sized bed, another full bathroom, a patio overlooking the ocean, a living room with a Queen-sized sofa bed, and a fully-equipped kitchen. In short, this vacation rental is perfect for a large family or any party of 8.
Every bedroom in this home has a TV and DVD player. Plus there is a washer/dryer unit on site so you can pack light. And with high speed internet flowing through the house, this is the perfect site for a relaxing and luxurious get-away, especially if you want to stay in one of the island’s hot spots.
Princeville is the best place to stay in the North. And, in my humble opinion, it is the best place to stay on the whole island. Period. So come and check out Cliffs 8204. If you want the best, this is it.
Are you staying in Princeville and want a fun and interesting show to attend? How about some belly dancing awesomeness? Well, if you are planning on being on Kauai on Saturday, April 21st, then you can see The Mirage staring Kalae of Shakti Dance Movement.
Kalae is a talented and beautiful artist with amazing moves. Her dances are like fluid motion set to light on the stage. Plus, she’s really nice. You will truly enjoy this show and you’ll get to see many of the other belly dancers on the island (who happen to be in the Garden Nile Belly Dance Troupe) as well.
The show starts at 7pm at the Church of the Pacific in Princeville. If you want a good seat, however, you should come by 6:30 when the doors open. Tickets are available on the Garden Nile Belly Dancer’s website for $10 apiece, though the price will be $15 at the door.
And, if you really enjoy yourself and want to try some great dance moves yourself, Kalae will be giving a Belly Dance Workshop the next day: April 22nd! You can register for that class as well on the Garden Nile website.
Last month, I talked about Alii Kai and it’s great location and amenities. However, that was Alii Kai 8E. Today, I want to talk about another great Alii Kai rental that is sure to be the perfect place for you and your family: Alii Kai 5103.
For one thing, Alii Kai 5103 is in Princeville, which is one of the most popular towns on Kauai. In Princeville, you can find concerts, nice restaurants, crystal clear waters, the best beaches on the island, water sports, equipment rentals, hiking trails, shopping centers, and even a few friends. And if you stay at Alii Kai, you will be right in the thick of things.
And Alii Kai also has a great view of the water, located on a bluff overlooking the beautiful waters surrounding the island. Not only that, but there is a large lawn where your family can play touch football or enjoy an evening picnic underneath the stars.
Of course, the house itself is also lovely. With 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, there is enough room for a family of four or two couples vacationing together. And each room of the house has a beautiful ocean view, so you don’t have to argue over who gets which bedroom. The lanai is a great place to relax and have a cold drink at the end of a busy day spent enjoying all that Kauai has to offer. And, let’s be honest, at only $900 a week, this place is a steal.
So if you need a place to stay for your Kauai vacation, consider Alii Kai 5103.
Have you ever wanted to learn how to hula? Well, if you aren’t from Hawaii, chances are that you haven’t gotten the chance to learn. But you’re in luck! I know of quite a few hula classes on Kauai and, if you’re staying in Princeville, this one is for you.
The “Halau Hula Na Lei Kupua” class meets every Tuesday night from 7-8:30pm at Church of the Pacific. This class is an entry level class for new hula students and visitors alike, and it will go over the finer points of hula as well as the moves necessary to complete a basic hula dance. You will also learn some chants, some basic language lessons, and some legends.
If you’re interested in joining the class for the day or even for a few weeks, you can call Fern at 828-1342 or 639-0964 for more information about the class, class costs, and what sort of lessons will be learned.