Are you excited to see The Descendants starring George Clooney? I am but I’ll have to wait. Even though the movie was filmed close to our Hanalei vacation rentals, it’s playing everywhere across the country except here. If you’ve had a chance to see the movie, tell me your favorite scenes. I plan to write about the locations […]
Kauai Life and History
The best of Kauai life includes finding a Hawaiian Monk Seal on our Kauai beaches. See our latest post about this endangered mammal and ways that you can help protect it on your Kauai vacation.
Only ten minutes west of our Poipu vacation rentals is the quaint upcountry town of Kalaheo. There you’ll find fabulous food and home cooking at the Kalaheo Cafe and Coffee Company. This neighborhood gem uses local ingredients whenever possible and their coffee is estate roasted here on Kauai. I recommend going early for fresh pastries that sell out […]
“In Shades of Green,” a new CD with Hawaiian music and Celtic influences, has close ties to our Kauai vacation rentals. The vocalist, musician and composer is the talented Madeleine Brandli who owns House of The Cherished Seacoast managed by Parrish Kauai. If you watched our Kauai wedding video you heard Madeleine’s beautiful voice in the […]
Five helpful tips for first time visitors to Kauai looking for the right location.
As a child, I learned from my grandma and my parents how to work the salt beds (flats) of which my Uncle and his family continue to preserve today. It is located in the western side of Kauai in an area called Salt Pond Beach Park, named for the traditional Hawaiian sea salt produced in salt […]
As the last accessible, undeveloped coastline on the south shore of Kauai, Maha`ulepu still remains a quiet and unique refuge. Kauai residents and their families come here to relax, picnic, hike, fish, dive, surf and windsurf and to observe the sea life along the coast. Visitors say that the area – pristine, inspiring and still […]
The Hawaiian taro fields (kalo lo’i) of Hanalei are one the main sources of cultivation for Hawaii’s favorite starch, the taro (kalo) root. This respected plant can be prepared many ways and is eaten in its entirety. The lo’í or irrigated terrace is the vast paddy that feeds and nurtures the kalo. These colorful paddy’s […]
The island of Kauai is home to a wide variety of endemic (natural to a specific place), indigenous (native to a particular region including Kauai), migratory, and introduced birds. More than 80 species of birds are present on our Garden Island. Whether a casual or expert bird-watcher, you are certain to find Kauai a captivating […]
Just an hour from Poipu on the South Shore of Kauai is museum, a lodge serving delicious Koke’e chili and cornbread, and rustic cabins for rent. The park is just north of Waimea Canyon State Park and includes 4,345 acres of mountainous terrain. The main attractions of Koke’e’s hiking trails are the native vegetation, native forest […]
That is a question that The Parrish Collection office at Nihi Kai Villas is asked daily. If you have ever been around a coconut tree when a coconut falls off the tree you know it could really hurt you if it hit you. So for liability reason the coconuts are cut off the trees.Here at […]
Outrigger canoe paddling began in the Pacific Rim region about 30,000 years ago, with canoes playing an integral role in the ultimate survival and transmigration of ancient cultures. It was thousands of years before outrigger canoe racing became a competitive sport and canoes evolved into the sleek racing boats we see today all around Kauai, […]
Poipu Resort located on Kauai’s South Shore is the destination for visitors looking for the perfect place to base their Hawaiian vacation while on Kauai. Sunshine is abundant in Poipu and the spectacular coastline features many wonderful beaches, hiking trails and scenic bays. There are endless activities all within walking distance or a short drive […]