Kauai Journals

The Breathtaking Island of Kauai

A February 2004 trip to Kauai by jacque7

Quote: It is truly paradise. Looking in one direction from our lanai, you could see the crystal blue ocean with waves crashing against the cliffs. In the opposite direction, you could see the rain forest with mountaintops encased in clouds and rain trickling down the mountain side forming waterfalls.

Pahio at Shearwater

Hotel | "Pahio at Shearwater & Pahio at Bali Hai"

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Our condo was clean and very roomy. The staff was friendly and accommodating. The view at the Shearwater was spectacular. It is located on a cliff over the crystal-blue ocean. From your lanai you can watch the whales with their calves depending on when you visit. The grounds at both locations were well manicured.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 19, 2004

Pahio at Shearwater
Princeville
Kauai, Hawaii

Duke's Waikiki

Restaurant | "Duke's"

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This is a fun place for outdoor dining overlooking the beach and ocean. The appetizers, cocktails (if you like vodka, coconut milk, strawberries, and fresh pineapple, you have to try a Chi Chi Lava Flow. . . outstanding!), and dinner entrees were very good. I had Uno, which is wahoo (a fish) encrusted with parmesan cheese and pecans -- excellent. The Uno melted in your mouth. My husband and nephew had a filet that was prepared to perfection.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 26, 2004

Duke's Waikiki
2335 Kalakaua Avenue At The Outrigger Waikiki
Honolulu, Hawaii 96815
(808) 922-2268

Princeville Golf Course

Attraction | "Prince Course"

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Beautiful views of the ocean and the rainforest. The course is difficult and requires skill in placing shots. Definitely a shot maker's course. #1 course in the Hawaiian Islands. A must for the avid golfer.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 19, 2004

Princeville Golf Course
5-3900 Kuhio Highway
Princeville, Hawaii 96722
+1 808 826 5000

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The helicopter ride over Kauai is well worth the money. You see where the island formed, numerous waterfalls, the rainforest, where movies were filmed, and the picturesque Napali Coast. You won't experience any of this unless you are a devoted hiker and in tip-top shape. None of this is accessible by car. We also island hopped. We were not impressed with Honolulu (too commercialized and fast paced). We wanted to see the infamous Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head. Once and done. We would not return. The bus ride was an experience from hell. It is an eight-mile trip that took 1.5 hours. We ventured to the main island of Hawaii to explore Kilauea -- a must see. We took a helicopter...Read More