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Sunday, August 18th, 2013
If you’re planning a trip to the Hawaiian Islands for the first time, you may be feeling a bit overwhelmed as to which island, or islands, to vacation on. Consider that the Garden Isle has a habit of stealing travelers from other islands once they’ve discovered it.
With 97 percent of Kauai undeveloped, it’s filled with incredible scenic beauty sans the skyscrapers. The island has frequently been named the very best in the world to visit, including Travel and Leisure magazine with “World’s Best” recognitions chosen by their readers.
Here are just five of the reasons to choose Kauai over the other islands to help make that decision a little easier.
The only island with a navigable river
The Garden isle is the only one of the Hawaiian Islands with a navigable river. Join experienced guides who bring paddlers by canoe or kayak on the Wailua River that meanders through lush, tropical jungle filled with waterfalls and large rocks with ancient petroglyph carvings.
Many travelers visit the islands expecting to try their hand at surfing, forgetting that the surf throughout Hawaii can be rough. In Kauai, beginners will find Kalapaki Beach at the Nawiliwili Harbor ideal with its shallow left and right sandbar break.
Experienced surfers can also find a great spot with the challenging waves at Hanalei Bay or Lawai Beach, depending on the time of year.
The most beaches
Choose Kauai for its over 50 miles of picturesque sandy shores, more than any other Hawaiian Island. It’s also home to a beach that was named the best in the entire nation, Hanalei Bay Beach Park. With a long, crescent-shaped beach that is remote, pristine and left untouched by development, many refer to it as “heaven on earth.”
Hiking the Na Pali Coast and Waimea Canyon
Another reason to choose Kauai is the incredible opportunities for hiking. Na Pali coast can only be accessed by hiking, sea or air tours, decreasing the odds for bumping elbows with others on its 45 miles of trails. Wander through rainforests, past scenic falls and up to mountain peaks.
Trails bring hikers to 4,000-foot cliffs towering over the Pacific as well as into Waimea Canyon via the Waipoo Falls Trail. Visiting this “Grand Canyon of the Pacific” is only possible on Kauai. The magnificent canyon features an ever-changing array of colors that are illuminated at sunset.
Choose Kauai for its botanical gardens with three of four botanical gardens in Hawaii found here. Stroll through a brilliant landscape of flowers and lush vegetation, featuring an unparalleled diversity of native and exotic plants.
Discover towering palm trees skyrocketing 60 feet in the sky as well as bronze sculptures and tropical flora at Na Aina Kai with its fairy-tale book-like setting or walk through Allerton Gardens with its expansive ocean views and stunning landscape that includes the giant Moreton Figs made famous in the film “Jurassic Park.” Hollywood chose the location to film several scenes in “Pirates of the Caribbean on Stranger Tides.”
It’s no wonder that so many choose Kauai. Are you ready to pack your bags?
Tuesday, August 6th, 2013
Our Royal Palm Two Bedroom Two Bath Kauai Vacation Rental is unique because it is our only accommodation that is single story–there’s no one above or below you. So, although it has one connecting wall with our Beachcomber Studio, it’s in the dining room. And the second connecting wall is from the bedrooms to our office. And last we knew, there wasn’t very much noise coming from the office in the evenings.
If you’ve stayed in the Royal Palm more than two years ago, you’ll see almost everything new, including a new dining room table, new couch, new fifty five inch HDTV with accompanying entertainment center, new casual seating chairs on the lanai plus new outdoor dining table with a large umbrella
This is our second furniture replacement in eight years and we think you’ll like the results. Also, that candid shot of the newlyweds in the large Jacuzzi tub, is really something isn’t it? Just kidding. Click here to see the Royal Palm video.
Sunday, July 28th, 2013
Travelers looking for the ultimate tropical escape often choose the island of Kauai as their destination; in fact, the Garden Isle has frequently been named as the number one island in the U.S. to visit by readers of Travel and Leisure magazine. It’s hard to beat with its awe-inspiring beauty and peaceful, tranquil atmosphere.
Many of those same travelers expect the same when it comes to lodgings on the island. What are some of the top amenities they look when making a decision on which Poipu Beach vacation rental to choose?
Wi-Fi is an obvious choice for business travelers, but some may be surprised to find that it’s ranked number one as the most important amenity for all types of travelers and a variety of accommodation options including Poipu Beach vacation rental, hotels and resorts.
Even travelers on a romantic vacation want to be able to stay in touch with family and friends, upload photos, get travel updates and more. At Hideaway Cove, high speed wireless internet is available property wide. If you didn’t bring your laptop, you’ll even find a staffed Business Center with a computer, fax, copier and printer available for guests at no charge.
Outdoor living space
An outdoor living space such as a porch, patio, lanai or balcony with a view is also highly desired. Travelers want to be able to enjoy the warm climate, watch the birds or even glimpse dolphins as they leap from the water.
All of the vacation rentals at Hideaway Cove offer an outdoor dining area on covered lanais that even include a stainless steel gas barbecue; some also included that coveted ocean view while all offer a lush garden setting.
Private hot tub
A private hot tub is also an important amenity to many travelers. The ability to soak your cares away, or soothe sore muscles after a long day hiking, surfing or taking part in other outdoor pursuits greatly enhances any vacation experience.
Can you imagine enjoying a magnificent ocean view while relaxing in your own hot tub? A Poipu Beach vacation rental at Hideaway Cove can make this dream a reality too.
High-quality bed linens
It’s hard to have a truly enjoyable experience if you don’t sleep well at night. When it comes to a comfortable stay, linens with high-thread counts are a must for many travelers. You’ll find all the luxurious beds in the vacation rentals at Hideaway Cove feature super comfy pillow-top mattresses and high thread count Egyptian cotton linens.
Concierge services are an important yet often-missed amenity in even some of the finest establishments. Even if you are vacationing in paradise, there are times you might want to spend the day indoors and have delicious meals delivered to your door. Are your muscles craving a massage after a challenging hike on the Nepali Coast or other thrilling adventure?
Hideaway Cove offers concierge services that include an option for a private chef as well as an in-room massage. They can make recommendations as to activities, restaurants, entertainment and shopping or even help make that hard-to-get reservation.
If you thought staying in a Poipu Beach vacation rental meant having to go without some of your favorite amenities, think again. You’ll have everything you want and much more by choosing Hideaway Cove.
Sunday, July 28th, 2013
Our Seabreeze Two Bedroom Two Bath is Hideaway Cove’s most popular accommodation, so reservations should be made at least six months in advance. Enjoy ocean views from your spacious 1600 sq. ft with everything you’ll need for a relaxing stay. Your two lanais offer options–one for relaxing and outdoor dining and the other for your private hot tub. The Seabreeze is a favorite of honeymooners, who enjoy the ocean views, hot tub and private hot tub. New additions include a fifty inch HDTV and entertainment center plus HDTVs in both bedrooms.
Seabreeze Poipu Beach Vacation Rental Photos & Video
Monday, July 1st, 2013
The 2300 sq. ft. in the Oceanview seems even larger due to the fourteen foot open beam ceilings in every room. There are eight foot tall sliding glass doors (most sliders are six feet) in two different directions, which really opens up the ocean views. Hardwood oak floors in the living room, dining room and kitchen compliment the wood ceilings. Bedrooms are carpeting with berber carpeting.
This is a great accommodation for large groups. Since we first started in business in 1999, we have hosted a large number of family reunions and wedding parties in the Oceanview. We’ve recently added (2013) a fifty inch HDTV in the living room and HDTVs in all three bedrooms. There is also a new dining table and chairs for six on the lanai, which together with the main dining table inside that seats eight, provides ample seating for guests.
Thursday, June 13th, 2013
Top Things to Do at Poipu Beach: The Options are Nearly Endless
Kauai’s stunning South Shore offers visitors nearly endless options for things to do at Poipu Beach. Its breathtaking coastline and expansive climate often lures travelers from other islands. Here you’ll find everything from heart-pounding adventures to more gentle pursuits, with activities to suit the tastes and requirements of nearly all.
Consider these top things to do at Poipu Beach as a great start for creating your “must-do” activities list.
The island’s only oceanfront luaus can be found right at Poipu Beach via the Grand Hyatt and Sheraton Kauai Resorts; both are excellent. When the White House put together a luau, they called in the performers from the Grand Hyatt Luau as the evening’s entertainment.
A luau is a must experience for travelers to Hawaii and an ideal way to delve into the rich Hawaiian culture and traditions. Enjoy music, dance, incredible traditional cuisine like kalua pig, poi, fresh fruit and lomi lomi salmon, and of course, most importantly, the Aloha spirit.
The amazing hula performers and fire dancers make for what many refer to as the best luau throughout all of the islands – with the unsurpassed sunsets of Kauai and the dazzling Pacific as the backdrop.
Swimming at Poipu Beach
The Garden Isle’s alluring southern coastline offers some of the most pristine white sand beaches in the islands. Some of the best swimming, surfing, stand up paddle boarding, snorkeling and boogie boarding can all be found within a one mile stretch of shoreline. Poipu Beach has a large protected area and is the only beach on the south shore that is lifeguarded seven days a week. This ideal place for young children and infants is sometimes called “baby beach.”
Poipu Beach was also named “America’s Best Beach” by the Travel Channel as well as Dr. Beach with its series of golden sand crescents that are strung together to create an idyllic place to advantage of the many water activities available. A lifeguard keeps a watchful eye here seven days a week.
One of the best ways to enjoy the crisp ocean breeze and spectacular beauty of Poipu Beach is to get out on a bike. Outfitters Kauai, located at the traffic circle (look for the yellow submarine) has bicycles and helmets available for rent.
For a heart-pounding thrill, join Outfitters Kauai on their guided downhill bike ride through nearby Waimea Canyon. They’ll drive you there in an air conditioned Mercedes van while your bikes are towed in a trailer behind. At the top, your guide takes the lead on her bike while the van follows the last rider in line, blocking traffic and making this a very safe ride. You’ll take in the magnificent views of “The Grand Canyon of the Pacific,” a breathtakingly beautiful canyon that is ten miles long, a mile wide and over 3,500-feet deep.
Koloa Landing at Poipu Beach is an excellent location to shore dive. Rent gear and tanks from Seasport Divers (located next door to Outfitters Kauai. Remember the yellow submarine just after the traffic circle. If you prefer a boat dive or would like lessons, Bubbles offers both plus a certification program.
Surfing and Stand Up Paddle Board Lessons
Poipu Beach is a great spot to learn to surf and stand up paddle board (SUP). Charlie, a former professional surfer, is one of the most patient instructors we know. With an hour to cover the basics, you’ll be “hanging ten” in no time. Nu Ka Moi Surf Shop, right at Poipu Beach, also rents surfboards and offers lessons.
Dine Alfresco at Brenneckes Beach Broiler
Enjoy open air dining with a fabulous view of all of Poipu Beach at this popular restaurant. It features a varied menu with everything from burgers to fresh fish. Speaking of fish, you can’t go wrong with the fish tacos. There is also a large bar area with lots of HDTVs for sporting events.
Eat a Shave Ice
One of the most popular taste treats in the Hawaiian Islands is shave ice and it’s available right at Poipu Beach at Brenneckes Deli. Located downstairs from the restaurant, the deli also has sub sandwiches, sodas, potato chips and beer. What more could you ask for? Try one of the giant brownies at the counter where you pay for your purchases; homemade and very good.
Watch the Sunset by Land or by Sea
The best place to watch the sun set into the water is at The Beach House Restaurant. You can sit in the newly redecorated bar, have a pupu (appetizer) and a glass of wine and watch the sun sink into the sea. If you’d like to stay for dinner, be sure and call for reservations first. Or you can bring your beach towel and sit on the grassy area in front of The Beach House. If you’d like to watch the sunset from the sea, there are sunset sailing trips that depart from the Kukuiula small boat harbor in Poipu Beach.
With nearly an endless number of things to do at Poipu Beach, you’ll likely be planning your return trip before you embark on your journey back home.
Monday, May 13th, 2013
If you’ve made the decision to visit the Garden Isle for your romantic escape, you probably already know that the breathtaking isle is often referred to as the best when it comes to a tranquil, romantic setting filled with spectacular scenic wonders. From awe-inspiring sunsets to cascading falls, translucent freshwater pools, picturesque beaches and emerald colored-mountains that dip dramatically down to turquoise waters, the scenery is hard to beat.
When it comes time to choose the idyllic place to stay, there is no doubt you’ll want accommodations that meet or exceed the best of what the island has to offer for the ultimate Kauai romantic getaway, including a blend of the ultimate in relaxation as well as romantic activities and more thrilling adventures.
We believe Hideaway Cove is the ideal answer for honeymooners, those who are celebrating an anniversary, or any type of romantic holiday – here is a look at just four of the reasons why.
A special vacation deserves special treatment and the ultimate in pampering. We’ll go out of our way to ensure each guest has an unforgettable, fantastic experience by providing the services that will help you to do just that.
Looking for the best beach to view the most gorgeous sunsets on the island? Do you desire an intimate, upscale dining experience? Want to know where the best tours or activities can be found? Our concierge services will make recommendations based on your needs and even make the reservations for you so that you can spend your time enjoying each other’s company and your ideal Kauai romantic getaway.
Have you ever fantasized about having a private chef? You can make that dream come true at Hideaway Cove – what better time to utilize this incredible amenity than on a Kauai romantic getaway? Concierge Services will make all the arrangements while you indulge in Hawaiian-inspired cuisine featuring fresh, local ingredients without having to leave the comfort of your home away from home.
A couples’ massage is an especially enjoyable way to spend time relaxing together, allowing your cares to melt away in the presence of each other’s company. If you don’t want to head out to a spa, an in-room massage is another option you can choose at Hideaway Cove. A side-by-side massage is a wonderfully romantic experience.
Of course, your ultimate Poipu Beach romantic vacation must include a luxurious room to come back to after a day of enjoying what the island has to offer. Elegant furnishings here are top of the line including four-poster carved pineapple, canopy and sleigh beds with high thread count Egyptian cotton linens. Baths offer Jacuzzi tubs and rainfall showers, just right for two.
Enjoy the endless sunshine by dining outdoors in your covered lanai, or cuddle up together indoors and enjoy the entertainment center featuring a large cable television, cable radio, CD player and DVD player.
We think you’ll agree that Hideaway Cove is the best choice for a romantic getaway on the Garden Isle.
Friday, April 19th, 2013
For some time we’ve been told by our Hideaway Cove guests that stayed with us that their accommodation was even nicer than they thought it would be. Although we always took that as a compliment, a friend of ours commented in passing “Did you ever stop to think that maybe your photos don’t tell your whole story”. Well we hadn’t ever thought that because we had one of the top two or three photographers on the island, Ken Posney, do all of our interior and exterior photography. We were pretty confident that those photos did as much as they possibly could to convey the comfort and quality at Hideaway Cove.
Her comment did cause us to stop and think, however, that in this age of YouTube, videos might do a better job of giving our potential guests a sense of what we’re all about. With that thought in mind, we found two talented videographers Derek and Kat, willing to take on the project. Their concept was to do a combination of still and video photography with captions to convey key facts to the viewer. When I saw the finished product, I thought something was missing but didn’t really know what it was. Then I realized that a voice over introduction to “set the scene” was the missing link. Derek convinced me that my voice was better than his, so that’s who you hear in the introduction. We also found that the ending of the video was vastly improved with another voice over, so that’s what we did.
I’m very happy with the results! Hats off to Derek and Kat for a great job! From time to time we’ll be featuring another of the videos we produced but without all this explanation.
I hope you enjoy watching this first video of our Dolphin Studio as much as we enjoyed making the videos and that you’ll come away thinking of Hideaway Cove as a very special place. I know it is for us. The Dolphin Studio is a studio vacation rental in Poipu Beach Kauai – view the Dolphin Studio video now.
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