While I live in Las Vegas, my heart and soul are always in Hawai`i - especially the island of Kaua`i. Without a doubt it is the most beautiful island in the world. For such a small island, it has so many micro-climates, fron Mt. Waialeale which gets over 400 inches of rain each year to Kekaha - only about 8 miles away the way the tropic bird flies, which is a desert, almost like Las Vegas, where they only get about 4 inches of rain. There is no place I feel more centered. Whether enjoying the monk seals and honu (turtles) at Poipu Beach, or heading up in the morning to Hanalei Bay where you may see 7 waterfalls. But just wait until the rain clouds come over the mountains, look up - and magically, there are now 30 waterfalls visible. What a truly magical place this island is. If you love outdoor activities the way I do, whether snorkeling or hiking, sightseeing or just chilling, Kaua`i has it all. And who can resist all the fresh fish (definitely check out the local fish markets - Koloa fish market has an amazing sesame encrusted seared ahi - and other fresh fish as well as plate lunches - beware cash only here) and the farmers' markets - you really don't need to go out to eat. If you do, the restaurants are amazing - including merriman's, roy's, josselin's, keoki's paradise, and for a great happy hour check out kalipaki joe's. My favorite restaurant on the island is up on the Coconut Coast - Kintaro's is an institution on the island - please make reservations.
My husband, Greg and I have owned our condo for 8 years. We have recently remodeled the kitchen and bathroom - and the unit is fully stocked with all the kitchen items you could need - as well as all linens including beach towels.
There are many festivals on the island, as well as entertainment at many of the island's hotels. We frequently enjoy seeing Darryl Gonzalez at the Kaua`i Beach Hotel on Friday nights. Also on Friday nights, there is free entertainment at the Kukui Grove Shopping Center in Lihue,
Obviously, I could talk story about Kaua`i all day long. But the best thing about this incredible island is the people who live there - who truly live aloha. Please come and experience this beautiful place for yourself. One trip will never be enough!!