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The Original Magazine of the Garden Island

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  • Palm Royale at Kilauea BayUltimate Estate Living $14,950,000

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  • publisher H&S Publishing, LLC

    Robert M. SELF

    information systems Tylar SELF

    distribution H&S Publishing

    c o n t e n t sA p r i l / M a y / J u n e 2 0 1 2

    splashing in paradiseKauais countless ocean and river experiences.

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    scenic north shore KauaiExploring the rural communities from Moloaa to Haena.

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    flying in paradiseDiscovering Kauais hidden wonders from above.

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    K A U A I M A G A Z I N E E s t A b l I s h E d 1 9 8 0Kauai Magazine is published by h&s Publishing llC. Copyright 2012. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written consent of the publisher. Publisher is not responsible for any liability associated with any product or service offered by advertisers. All editorial information is deemed reli-able but not guaranteed. Editorial, advertising and business offices are located at 4330 Kauai beach drive, suite G21, lihue, hI 96766. telephone: (808) 212-0100

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    taste of hawaiiThe Ultimate Sunday Brunch. June 3, 2012

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    hawaiian monK sealMystique of the Endangered Monk Seal.

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    waterfalls of KauaiThe allure of a tropical waterfall cannot be denied.

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  • touring in paradise

    Scenic North Shore KauaiExploring the rural communities from Moloaa to haena

    Kauais North Shore begins where Kuhio Highway (Route 56) gradually ends its northward drive and begins to turn West at Moloaa. To find Moloaa, traveling north from Kapaa, take Kuhio Highway (Route 56) for about ten minutes (you will pass through Anahola), then drive past King Kongs profile (the big gorillas look-alike mountain used in the opening scene of the film Raiders of the Lost Ark). Within another few minutes, turn right on Koolau Road and then right again on Moloaa Road. This trek off the beaten path takes you to Moloaa Bay, located in a secluded valley about two miles off the highway at the end of Moloaa Road (which follows a creek bed). This bay, most famous for the filming of the original pilot of the Gilligans Island television series, is one of Kauais many isolated beaches, with only a few homes and cottages (many

    for vacation rental), and exquisite views of surrounding emerald bluffs, teal seas, and golden beaches. Also filmed here were parts of Seven Women from Hell (1961) with Cesar Romero, Lt. Robin Crusoe (1966) with Dick Van Dyke, and Castaway Cowboy (1973) with James Garner and Vera Miles. Filmmaking aside, Moloaa Bay is great for swimming, snorkeling, relaxing on the beach, and getting away from it all.

    Farther along Koolau Road, after the drive out of Moloaa Valley, a road turns off to the right and will lead you to a parking area above Larsens Beach. The beach is long and protected by a reef.

    The town just north of Moloaa is Kilauea, a former sugar plantation, where owners, managers, and workers once lived and worked. Their descendants live there still. Also surviving

    The uninhabited cliffs and valleys of the world-famous majestic Napali Coast are the focal point of Kauais scenic North Shore. Beautiful, curving crescents of sand, towering, misty mountains, and rivers wind-ing through expanses of green, fertile land present a perfect portrait of paradise. The North Shore receives more rain than other accessible parts of the island, which gives this area its lush, almost prehistoric jungle appearance. Exploring the rural communities of Moloaa, Kilauea, Kalihiwai, Hanalei, Wainiha, and Haena is like taking a step back in time. In contrast, the luxurious Princeville Resort and environs welcome you back to the upscale present.

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  • from those days are the old church, several homes, the former school, plantation office building, and general store -- all built of lava rock. The Kilauea Lighthouse and the Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge are major attractions here. The Kilauea Lighthouse, the northernmost point of the inhabited Hawaiian Islands, was first illuminated on May 1, 1913, producing a double flash every ten seconds. The original tower with its clamshell lens (the largest of its kind in the world) is still intact, but now turned off, replaced by a low-maintenance, more efficient light beacon. This landmark lighthouse was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on October 18, 1979 and now houses a museum.

    The adjacent Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge shelters albatross, boobies, shearwaters, and other seabirds. The views here are of an ocean and coastline whose awesome beauty has been virtually untouched by man.

    Fruit, however, is gladly touched by human hands. Guavas and papayas grown in Kilauea and nearby Moloaa are sold at roadside fruit stands, where you will also find sweet corn and homemade macadamia nut brownies.

    West of Kilauea, there are two Kalihiwai Roads leading to the ocean. They were once connected and formed a loop, but the bridge was washed away in a 1957 tsunami. The south Kalihiwai Road leads to beautiful little Kalihiwai Bay (and so-called Secret Beach), perfect for beach walking and summertime swimming. The north Kalihiwai Road leads to Anini Beach, with its calm, shallow waters, miles of white, sandy beach and expensive, upscale homes. At Anini Beach Park, you can camp under spreading trees and let the kids swim in the shallows while you snorkel around the reef.

    Continuing west, the resort area of Princeville comes into view. After the pastoral scenery of Kilauea, you may be surprised to see an ornate, European-style fountain with elaborate sculptures at the entrance to Princeville. Condominiums, homes, and the luxury Princeville Hotel are built on high bluffs overlooking the ocean. The resort also boasts two excellent golf courses with some of the most exquisite scenery in Hawaii. One way to enjoy the spectacular mountain and ocean views is on horseback or by hiking. Princeville has its own airport and shopping center. There are beaches here, but you must hike down the cliffs to reach them. Hideaways is a pleasant little pocket beach and Queens Bath is a natural pool formed by a lava bench. Below the Princeville Hotel is Puu Poa Beach.

    The scenic lookout above the Hanalei National Wildlife

    Sanctuary (across the highway from the Princeville Shopping Center) is a visual feast of 140 acres of taro fields. This geometric expanse at the entrance to Hanalei is a patchwork of deep green, bright chartreuse, and chocolate brown, and is the most tangible direct link to native Hawaiian life from the past.

    The physical beauty of the North Shore has a dramatic impact on all who are lucky enough to experience it. Sun and rain yield luxuriant vegetation, from the tops of jagged mountains to rolling pastureland and plateaus. Clouds blown against the mountain ridges release their moisture into waterfalls gushing and tumbling hundreds of feet into rivers and streams, and ultimately into the glorious blue Pacific. The beaches are postcard perfect and have been an inspiration to many a songwriter, poet, and artist. Filmmakers and photographers have fallen under the spell of the North Shore, and you will, too.

    The North Shore of Kauai holds tight to its Hawaiian history and heritage. Its little communities and families treasure the quaint and quiet lifestyle, yet there is enough room to coexist with a modern luxury resort. The magnificent mountains and ever-changing sea overcome all differences on the North Shore, Kauais island on an island.

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  • hanalei RanchIncredible offeringRare opportunity $15,000,000

    PRinceville acReageKapaka Road ranchettes $695,000

    hanalei colony