Saturday, July 30, 2011

Kauai, Hawaii, Land of Puff the Magic Dragon

How can I even begin to tell you how absolutely incredible our trip to Kauai, Hawaii was?! From the Wyndham Bali Hai vacation resort in the northeast of the island, to the incredible beauty of the entire island and the fabulous island people, who I can say were the friendliest people I have ever met.
The security personnel at the Honolulu airport went out of her way to reassure me that the water bulbs I purchased at Pearl Harbour will be mailed to me at home if I guaranteed her she would get her $12.00  back.  Where do you find people like this? In Hawaii!  Even the Hawaiian airline people were outstanding in their friendliness.  You really were made to feel at home everywhere you went.
The little community stores, the hand made items and the feel of Hawaii was evident in the buildings, the store layouts, but mostly the staff.  Wonderful people, I can't say it enough.  I love them and hope to go back some day.

The six of us women had a fabulous unit at Whynham Bali Hai with 3 full bathrooms & bedrooms and two had jet tubs!  The pool and surrounding grounds were breathtaking.  I loved it here so much.  The decor of the unit & rooms with a full complete kitchen (some things I don't even have home here), made it all the more comfortable for all of us and we called it home. 
Our large L shaped deck was a place we loved to eat breakfast and diner.  We were so hungry when we got there late Friday night, we shopped the next day and all bot too much food and drinks! 
The jewelery is pretty cheap there.  We found some great buys for gifts and clothes.  We loved the ABC store and they had a great K-Mart.  We loved K-Mart. I found some beautiful jewelery there so I bought a beautiful ring & bracelet.  The girls gave me the most beautiful necklace with the Island's flower in gold, to thank me but it is I who should thank them.  Six women together in one unit and we all got along great.  What a trip.  Well I'll put some pics on and tell more stories later.  Please enjoy.

Our pool




we swam here

we swam here





Breathtaking canyon

Drive down from Canyon on West side.  Actor Ben Stiller lives on this side

Canyon on West side





Na Pali coast

More interior from plane


Interrior of Na Pali & Canyon with waterfalls

Na Pali coast beach where they shot the scene with Johnny Deppe in 3rd Prirates

Beautiful coral from the plane

Na Pali  south Pacific beach movie location


Beach where they made South Pacific movie on Na Pali Coast

West side of Kauai from plane, coral in sea.

Na Pali coast

Na Pali coast from our tour boat

Na Pali coast from our tour boat

Na Pali coast line

Na Pali coast
two lane roads we drove, so lovely, beaches on one side, mountains on the other
Beauty from our plane tour on the west side
See the large green section, it's two football stadiums & so green- on the west side
beaches all along the roads
The flat level trees are so common here

One of many Water fall in Na Pali coast